Wright Express Corp. and Networkcar, a provider of wireless vehicle management, announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, a strategic relationship to offer remote vehicle maintenance diagnostics and GPS vehicle location information to their common customers. In addition, Networkcar plans to offer a Wright Express co-branded fuel card to its commercial fleet customers. Wright Express will market hardware, remote vehicle diagnostic services and vehicle location services powered by Networkcar.
“This strategic relationship is an exciting opportunity for both companies,” says Paul Washicko, president of San Diego-based Networkcar. “Wright Express and Networkcar offer unique functionality to their respective customers. By combining the offerings of each company, we will be able to jointly offer relevant new services that simplify fleet management and save our customers time and money.”
The companies say the relationship will provide Wright Express customers with enhanced services and increased program value. In addition to the current benefits they receive from the Wright Express program, customers will benefit from accurate, real-time odometer capture, improved real-time alerts and maintenance data, and potential future data integration and additional data reporting. Combined with fuel cost savings, fleets will enjoy additional operating cost reductions through the elimination of unnecessary miles, route and dispatch optimization, and reduction in overtime costs, according to the companies. Safety will be enhanced through real-time remote diagnostics, GPS-enabled roadside assistance and speed alerts.
“The relationship builds on product synergies and complimentary value propositions,” says Michael Dubyak, president and chief executive officer of South Portland, Maine-based Wright Express. “Both Wright Express and Networkcar provide exceptional control and cost containment to businesses with vehicles. The information that Wright Express and Networkcar provide to their customers is also complimentary. We plan to combine the fuel, diagnostic and vehicle location data to provide extraordinary value to common customers.”
Wright Express chose Networkcar as an industry leader with a robust, easy-to-use product that is offered at a competitive price.