– For the second straight year, Donlen Corporation has been named an American Business Awards Finalist for its work in the fleet management industry. Donlen earned the distinction in the “Most Innovative Company” and “Best New Product or Service” categories for its introduction of the National Auction Index (NAI) and Lifecycle Optimization Tools. Donlen was also a Finalist in the “Most Innovative Company” category last year, receiving recognition for launching the interactive Vehicle Lifecycle Cost Calculator.Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are a national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. The NAI and the Lifecycle Optimization Tools is a collection of vehicle resale data taken from wholesale auctions throughout the United States and powered by AuctionNet. Using NAI data, the Tools accurately assess and balance the factors affecting total cost, identifying optimal selection and cycling opportunities. More than 1,500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select award winners this week from among the finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in March through early May.