March 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // - DEER PARK, NY – Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS), a New York based fleet management provider, has announced the signing of its first franchisee Mark Repella of Austin, Texas. Mark will develop the VTS brand in the Austin and San Antonio markets.
"After looking at many different business opportunities and franchise offerings, I decided to go with VTS," Mark Repella explained. "They have a great product and their commitment to their customers is second to none."
Prior to joining Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Mark Repella owned and operated two auto repair companies. His eleven years of experience in business ownership, in addition to his background in sales and management, make him an outstanding addition to the VTS network.
"When we implemented our franchise program several months ago, our objective was to use our successful corporate operation as a launching pad into new markets," said Ed Teixeira, VTS Chief Operations Officer. "This strategy will enable VTS to have a physical presence in key markets throughout the country."
John M. Cunningham Jr. founded VTS six years ago, and has watched the company grow exponentially during that time. He stated, "I am very excited to welcome Mark to the VTS franchise network. With the fleet management industry offering such tremendous potential, I am confident that Mark will soon be operating a thriving franchise. His B2B sales experience is a great asset for Vehicle Tracking Solutions, and we are happy to welcome him onboard."
Mark added, "After meeting with John and Ed, I know they are committed to my success as a franchisee. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with VTS."
The need for fleet management systems has grown tremendously in the past years. A recent study of the fleet tracking industry found that only 10% of the 20 million business vehicles in the United States are equipped with fleet tracking systems, and this number is expected to grow. In addition, industry sources report that by 2010, there will be 17 million GPS fleet management subscribers generating more than $2.5 billion in revenue in the fleet tracking industry. These findings ensure that VTS franchisees will have access to the fastest growing market in the B2B industry.
The VTS franchise is based upon years of experience and success in the fleet tracking industry and was designed to enable each VTS franchisee to focus on B2B marketing and sales. VTS franchisees have the choice of operating from a home based office or a business office. There are no royalty fees for VTS franchisees, and recurring revenue is earned for each sale made by the franchisee.
For more information about the VTS franchise opportunity, please visit www.VehicleTrackingSolutions.com or contact Ed Teixeira, Chief Operating Officer of VTS at (631) 586-7400 x31 or email@example.com.
Vehicle Tracking Solutions is a Long Island based company, and is a leading provider of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices and fleet management solutions. VTS tracks nearly 10,000 vehicles 24 hours a day for clients in 32 states. Entering its sixth year of operation, VTS has experienced double-digit growth over the past four years. VTS operates offices in New York and New Hampshire, and is the only company in the AVL industry to offer franchise opportunities.