Midwestern Locale to Serve as Launch Pad for Long-term Strategic Expansion
July 01, 2008 // Franchising.com // DEER PARK, NY — Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS), a leading provider of automatic vehicle location and fleet monitoring solutions, today announced the opening of its new Dallas/Ft. Worth corporate office that will enable the company to better serve the needs of the fast-growing Midwestern market. Industry expert Quin Waddell has been named VP of Sales for the Western Region and will lead the new office.
"With fuel prices on the rise, more and more companies are coming to realize the potential savings that can result from monitoring their fleet to better manage fuel consumption and labor costs, boost productivity and improve operational efficiency," said John M. Cunningham Jr., president of Vehicle Tracking Solutions. "We've seen tremendous growth in the market over the past year and the Midwestern region, the Texas market in particular, is leading that growth."
Expansion into the Dallas/Ft. Worth area will allow VTS to better meet the needs of clients west of the Mississippi and serve as a launching ground for the company's long-term strategic expansion goals. The new office will also provide corporate support for the VTS franchise in Austin. VTS is the only company in the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) industry to offer franchise opportunities, with several new prospects in position to acquire VTS franchises.
Waddell joins VTS from a leading global wireless hardware design and development organization where, as Director of M2M Sales, he drove M2M/Machine to Machine and Vehicle Location device solutions and sales. Under Waddell's leadership, sales revenue increased more than 300% in a four year period through partner development of the distribution/reseller channel. During this time he worked with hundreds of AVL companies, small businesses and corporate organizations to assist them in meeting their business and client objectives to increase productivity, manage assets and accomplish the fastest ROI possible.
Waddell has 20 years of experience in sales/sales management and consulting, having worked with organizations ranging from small private organizations to Fortune 500 companies. His experience and ability to meet business and sales objectives will be a valuable addition to the Vehicle Tracking Solutions organization.
"I've developed a great relationship with the entire team at VTS, as well as many clients, and I am looking forward to this opportunity to lead the company's expansion into this strategic market," Waddell said.
"Quin has been a trusted supplier and a key part of our growth to this point," Cunningham said. "It's a natural fit that he would come on board to help continue that growth, and we are pleased to have him on our team."
VTS customers report an average of 11% to 13% fuel cost savings with the implementation of a VTS system. In addition to fuel costs, VTS customers can also minimize overtime costs and lower insurance premiums, as well as realize improved service or delivery efficiencies – all factors that result in a fast return on investment.
VTS provides multiple monitoring options that allow customers to view fleet status and track moving vehicles in real-time with its FleetMinder® and VTS WebView™ services, and even check vehicle status via a web-enabled cell phone with VTS Mobile.
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 more than 10,500 vehicles 24 hours a day for clients in 32 states. Operating for more than six years, VTS has experienced double-digit growth over the past four years. VTS operates offices in New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas, and is the only company in the AVL industry to offer franchise opportunities