MONARCH BEACH, CA - Wheels, Inc., a leader in fleet management and services, today announced that it was once again named to this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Wheels received this honor for the Driver Performance Service IT initiative that complements its Driver Safety First Program.
The Driver Performance Service provides corporate fleet clients with a comprehensive picture of all the safety issues, such as distracted driving, driver incidents, actions taken and the results thereof, that fleet drivers may face. Through a safety web console, Wheels integrates and categorizes information about individual drivers' behaviors and their potential safety risk, and provides a wide variety of tools for taking action to influence the driver's behavior over time to become safer on the road. The company's proprietary safety algorithms instantly identify and notify the corporate team of unsafe drivers.
"We encourage our drivers to log in and see their own personal safety profile, in real time, allowing them to take ownership and take action," said Steven Loos, Wheels CIO and vice president of Information Technology. "This initiative will provide more accurate and instant feedback to our clients and will caution drivers about risky behavior such as distracted driving that could cause accidents and injuries."
The Wheels fleet management platform is fully integrated across all service areas - from ordering to telematics to fleet financials. The inclusion of the Driver Performance Service increases the platform's effectiveness and reach.
"For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth-new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on companies, like Wheels, and business technology executives leading that charge."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Wheels, Inc., which pioneered the concept of auto leasing in 1939, provides a full range of specialized services to help organizations manage their vehicle fleets. Wheels manages more than 270,000 vehicles. Its holding company, Frank Consolidated Enterprises, near $2 billion currently ranks as the largest privately held fleet management company and one of the largest private companies in North America. For additional information, please contact [email protected].
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Originally posted on Automotive Fleet