GPS Fleet Management Solution Delivers Rapid ROI For Traffic Control Company

By PRESS RELEASE — December 03, 2008

Area Wide Protective Achieves Rapid ROI with GPS Vehicle Tracking by Fleet Management Solutions

Implementation of Fleet Central GPS Tracking and Reporting software delivers mission critical mobile asset data, reducing operational and maintenance costs.

San Luis Obispo, CA -- Area Wide Protective (AWP) provides traffic control with more than 500 employees and 425 vehicles operating in 12 states on a daily basis.  AWP provides flaggers, sign rental and setup and 24/7 emergency service. AWP recently tripled its use of Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) GPS vehicle tracking and location products.  Return on investment was so rapid that it was an easy decision to roll out the same solution across their entire fleet.

In one particular area of operation, AWP found that trucks in the field would idle more than half the day, while workers did their job nearby. Flaggers and other field staff would tend to keep trucks running to maintain a comfortable temperature in their cabs, especially during extreme heat and cold seasons. FMS delivery of OBD-II data directly from the engine enabled AWP to monitor idle time, implement appropriate employee policies for breaks and achieve extensive savings on fuel costs.

"The primary benefits realized by AWP include more efficient maintenance scheduling, reduction of unauthorized use and fuel savings. These were so compelling that FMS has become a mission critical component in our operations." Bill Fink, AWP President went on to say, "Fleet Management Solutions has exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend FMS to any company seeking to achieve greater control and savings in fleet management."

Cliff Henley, FMS CEO said of AWP, "We thoroughly enjoy seeing our clients achieve their ROI goals.  Area Wide Protective is an excellent example of the cost-benefit return achievable by any company that critically depends upon its mobile assets for day to day operations.  FMS GPS tracking products and services are proving to be more essential than ever in the current challenging economy. When it comes to business optimization, fleet operations is truly the next frontier."

Fleet Management Solutions, a recognized leader in GPS vehicle tracking and All-Satellite Mobile Resource Management Solutions, is noted for its success within the natural resources, government, military, construction and mining, and logistics industries.  FMS provides an end to end  solution, from manufacturing product to development and hosting of the web application that delivers critical fleet information through Fleet Central, the proprietary hosted web application that enables fleet managers to efficiently conduct and coordinate their operations. 

FMS products are built to handle rugged environments and use satellite communications for delivery of vehicle data and messages with no dependency on cell tower signal availability or quality. This insures immediate and accurate information for fast decisions on resource allocation, direction and security.

About Area Wide Protective
Formed in 1993, Area Wide Protective, Inc. (AWP) has become the largest traffic control operation in the United States.  AWP deploys over 500 associates daily throughout 10 states, and ensures on-time performance through an investment in a fleet of 425 late model full size pick-up trucks.
http://www.awptrafficsafety.com/HomePage.aspx

About Fleet Management Solutions -- All Satellite GPS Vehicle Tracking Systems
Fleet Management Solutions, Inc. (FMS) combines GPS technology with two-way satellite communications to design, manufacture and deliver complete fixed and mobile equipment tracking and GPS management systems. FMS provides customers with turnkey solutions, measurable improvements in asset utilization, safety and security, and labor productivity while reducing the risk of theft and cost of recovery.  FMS products primarily benefit medium to large fleets within natural resources, government and military, construction and mining, and logistics industries
Founded in 2002, FMS is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, and has customers and distribution partners in more than 60 countries worldwide. www.fmsgps.com

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