ARI has been ranked 63 on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year ARI has been named to the list and the seventh award it has received from InformationWeek in the past ten years, according to the fleet management company.

"The creativity, innovation and collaboration our team demonstrated to develop ARI Driver Excellence and bring to market was truly impressive, and I'd like to congratulate everyone on their hard work and on this tremendous recognition," said Steve Haindl, executive vice president for technology and innovation for ARI's parent Holman Automotive Group.

In 2014, ARI brought together members from its IT, business development and fleet safety services departments to collaborate on the product that garnered this award, ARI Driver Excellence.

This program combines online tools, vehicle telematics and other third-party data to improve employee driving techniques and thereby reduce fleets' accident-related vehicle costs and increase productivity. The program includes an online driver skills assessment tool that is also integrated with state authorities and agencies to validate drivers' licenses and pull motor vehicle records. The system automatically assigns targeted online training to drivers. It can also receive telematics data through connected vehicle technology for real-time data collection of driver behavior and in-vehicle coaching. Additional tools include driver scorecards, key performance indicators and actionable alerts.

This is InformationWeek's 27th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.