Cleveland-based fleet management company Fleet Response celebrated its 30th year in business in February.
To celebrate this milestone, Fleet Response employees participated in various fun filled 1980s-themed activities to highlight the decade that Fleet Response was founded. Fleet Response also revealed a new employee recognition wall, which showcases the pictures of employees who have been with the company for various year increments. More than 45% of Fleet Response employees have been with the company for more than five years, and more than 20% have been with the company for more than 10 years.
Fleet Response is a family-owned company that was founded by Ron Mawaka Sr. in Cleveland in 1986 as Rental Concepts, Inc. (RCI). The original focus of the organization was to manage temporary business rentals. However, as the needs of clients evolved, so did RCI, expanding in 1997 to include accident and maintenance management programs under the name Integrated Vehicle Systems (IVS), according to the company.
In 2003, Rental Concepts, Inc. and Integrated Vehicle Systems combined to create Fleet Response, one company that offers comprehensive custom fleet services. A full safety program was added in 2005, and in 2012 Fleet Response launched FleetSuite, an exclusive, proprietary, custom-built online tool offering access to real-time claims, maintenance and safety data.
Over the years, Fleet Response has steadily grown and continues to operate on the founding principles of innovation, professionalism, accountability and effectiveness. Clients include Fortune 500 companies with fleets ranging from 50 to 25,000 vehicles.
Fleet Response has been named a Plain Dealer Top Workplace and featured as a growing firm in Crain’s Cleveland Business. Fleet Response is a member of NAFA, RIMS and the National Safety Council and currently has more than 100 employees who provide support for accident, maintenance, and safety programs.