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Wheels, Inc. Named to InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America for 10th Consecutive Year

September 27, 2010 - Press Release

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.

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. 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

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow - from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like (security), (application architecture), (networking and communications) and (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT audiences, such as CIOs, developers, SMBs and IT Support Managers via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's, InformationWeek SMB, and HDI respectively, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy, and the network provides a deep and rich portfolio of decision-making tools and peer based research through InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis. IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.  The InformationWeek Business Technology Network is part of UBM TechWeb. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at


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