SOURCE: Fleetmatics Group PLC

Fleetmatics Group PLC

November 13, 2013 08:00 ET

Fleetmatics Helps Boston Private Car Service Nab Stolen Vehicle Faster Than Theft Could Be Reported -- Can Your GPS System Do That?

Fleet Management Software Solution Provides Police With Timely Access to Information to Recover Car Within 15 Minutes

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for commercial fleet vehicles delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has come to the rescue in a big way for its customer, UnitedWorldwide, a Boston private car service committed to providing world-class ground transportation. On November 6, UnitedWorldwide experienced the theft of one of its fleet vehicles. Within 15 minutes, Terry Murtaugh, co-owner of UnitedWorldwide, was able to locate the vehicle, send police to apprehend the thief and get the car back to the driver so he could resume business as usual just over two hours later.

The brand new UnitedWorldwide SUV was stolen in front of the Boston Ritz Carlton Hotel at 7:30 am when the driver was making a routine drop-off/pick-up. Murtaugh was immediately notified of the theft and contacted Boston Police. Using the Fleetmatics fleet management software solution, Murtaugh was able to track the vehicle in real-time and provide Boston Police with its exact route, speed and location.

As the stolen vehicle pulled onto a sub-highway heading north, local police transferred Murtaugh to the Massachusetts State Police, and within a matter of 15 minutes they had pulled the vehicle over and apprehended the thief. The undamaged vehicle was returned to work by 10 am.

"When I was transferred to the state police, I was notified that I needed to file a vehicle theft report as soon as possible with the local police in order to justify the arrest," said Murtaugh. "We were able to track the vehicle down and the police were able to make the arrest quicker than the necessary paperwork could be filed."

"Every day that a vehicle is out of service, it's lost revenue for us," said Jason Dornhoffer, co-owner, UnitedWorldwide. "Our cars typically cost us between 40 to 50 thousand dollars and the fact that we were able to recover it and get it back into service within two to three hours is a miracle. It saved us thousands."

Founded by Murtaugh and Dornhoffer in January 2006, UnitedWorldwide has been using Fleetmatics to support its growing business since 2011. The company primarily uses Fleetmatics to ensure the safety and compliance of its drivers, reduce fuel consumption and day-to-day wear and tear of its fleet of 14 vehicles, train drivers, track where vehicles are in between jobs, and improve customer service through speedier dispatching.

"We use Fleetmatics daily to assist with dispatching, driving and fuel consumption reports, and for so many other reasons," said Murtaugh. "One of our employees actually said that this solution is one of the best things to happen to this company. It's the best investment we ever made as business owners and we never thought it would assist us like this. We wish we had made the investment sooner."

Fleetmatics helps large companies and SMBs alike to significantly increase mobile workforce and fleet productivity, safety and security, while decreasing costs related to fuel consumption, unauthorized use, payroll discrepancies and more. To learn more, visit www.fleetmatics.com.

About Fleetmatics Group PLC
Fleetmatics Group PLC is a leading global provider of fleet management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data.

Fleetmatics Group's intuitive, cost-effective Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. Fleetmatics serves more than 20,000 customers, with over 417,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide.

Fleetmatics Group's solutions are marketed both under the Fleetmatics and SageQuest brands.

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