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Minorplanet Atlanta Helps Businesses Weather Economy

July 13, 2002
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ALPHARETTA, GA — Do you know where your service vehicles are?

Minorplanet Atlanta is helping local businesses increase productivity levels and decrease costs with its fleet management system, Vehicle Management Information (VMI).

Steve Ritchie, president of Atlanta-based Metro Mechanical, said he is seeing significant productivity gains with VMI. "VMI's minute-by-minute capabilities allow us to capture important vehicle data that makes us more efficient and gives us more time to complete additional jobs with the same resources. I expect to add an additional $600,000 in business this year due to the VMI system," he said.

Specifically designed for service companies and commercial fleets in metro markets, VMI is a global positioning system (GPS)-based fleet management system designed to help service companies of all sizes improve vehicle and workforce efficiency. The system monitors vehicles in real time and generates reports that display and calculate such statistics as fuel efficiency, productivity levels, and labor costs.

"Since opening the Atlanta office in January, we've helped more than 60 companies in a variety of industries cut vehicle expenses and improve employee efficiency," said Todd Felker, Minorplanet's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "VMI's extensive capabilities, combined with a high level of technological expertise and customer service, provides Atlanta companies of all sizes with a leading-edge solution to managing their fleets for greater profitability."

For more information, contact Melissa Berg-Baker, PR manager, Minorplanet Systems USA at

Publication date: 07/15/2002

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