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Wheels, Inc. Announces New Telematics Service for General Motors Vehicles

May 21, 2010 - Press Release

DES PLAINES, IL - Wheels, Inc., a leader in the multi-billion dollar fleet-leasing industry, recently announced the development and introduction of the latest addition to its vehicle telematics services, offered in partnership with Business Bridge a new service announced this week by General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations. The new service collects and integrates specific vehicle-health data for General Motors vehicles in company fleets for future analysis, helping to make decisions on a wide range of critical program elements.

A key problem for fleets is poor access to accurate data like odometer readings, which drive virtually every strategic cost-oriented decision, from replacement planning to driver risk assessments.  Inaccurate data can lead to costly errors in those decisions.

"Today's telematics solutions like our own program are designed for company fleets that need detailed data to drive revenue and make decisions on how their vehicles are used and deployed in real time.  However, company fleets whose business needs do not require that level of service or data still need a subset of it for effective program management," said Stratford Dick, Senior Director of Product Development and E-Commerce Strategy. "This innovative solution provides companies with that core set of data that gives them the highest leverage in managing their assets and making it easier to take action on that information."

Wheels Telematics program now offers the best of both worlds. Data such as odometer and tire pressure are integrated with Wheels online fleet management tool FleetView® and will serve to help with key strategic priorities including driver safety, environmental programs, job productivity and cost management.

 About Wheels, Inc.

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. Its holding company, Frank Consolidated Enterprises, at $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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