Area Wide Protective Achieves Rapid ROI with GPS Vehicle Tracking from Fleet Management Solutions, Inc.

Implementation of FMS Fleet Central GPS Tracking and Reporting delivers mission critical mobile asset data, reducing operational and maintenance costs

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. , Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Area Wide Protective (AWP) provides traffic control with more than 500 employees and 425 vehicles operating in 12 states on a daily basis. AWP provides flaggers, sign rental and setup and 24/7 emergency service. AWP recently tripled its use of Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) GPS vehicle tracking and location products. Return on investment was so rapid that it was an easy decision to roll out the same solution across their entire fleet.

In one particular area of operation, AWP found that trucks in the field would idle more than half the day, while workers performed their job nearby. Flaggers and other field staff would tend to keep trucks running to maintain a comfortable temperature in their cabs, especially during extreme heat and cold seasons. FMS delivery of OBD-II data directly from the engine enabled AWP to monitor idle time, implement appropriate employee policies for breaks and achieve extensive savings on fuel costs.

"The primary benefits realized by AWP include more efficient maintenance scheduling, reduction of unauthorized use and fuel savings. These were so compelling that FMS has become a mission-critical component in our operations," said Bill Fink , AWP President. "Fleet Management Solutions has exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend FMS to any company seeking to achieve greater control and savings in fleet management."

Cliff Henley , FMS CEO, said of AWP, "We thoroughly enjoy seeing our clients achieve their ROI goals. Area Wide Protective is an excellent example of the cost-benefit return achievable by any business that critically depends upon its mobile assets for day to day operations. FMS GPS tracking products are proving to be even more essential in the current challenging economy. When it comes to business optimization, the next frontier is fleet operations."

Fleet Management Solutions, a recognized leader in GPS vehicle tracking and All-Satellite Mobile Resource Management Solutions, is noted for its success in the natural resources, government, military, construction and mining, and logistics industries operating in rugged and remote environments. FMS provides an end-to-end solution, from manufacturing GPS tracking systems to development and hosting of the Fleet Central web application whereby critical vehicle information is provided to fleet managers, enabling much more efficient and coordinated operations.

About Area Wide Protective

Formed in 1993, Area Wide Protective, Inc. (AWP) has become the largest traffic control operation in the United States . AWP deploys over 500 associates daily throughout 10 states, and ensures on-time performance through an investment in a fleet of 425 late model full size pick-up trucks.

AWP safely provides a wide array of services to a diverse customer base. Whether it be a simple single lane closure on a two lane road or a complex detour, AWP's unparalleled experience, technical competency and unrelenting focus on safety allow its customers the peace of mind of the industry's safest work zones, that they may devote themselves to their own core competencies.

AWP prides itself on being a full-scale traffic control provider capable of handling a high volume of diverse requests with the same net result of making its customers' work less complicated. For more information on AWP, go to

About Fleet Management Solutions

Fleet Management Solutions, Inc. (FMS) combines GPS technology with two-way satellite communications to design, manufacture and deliver complete fixed and mobile equipment tracking and GPS management systems. FMS provides customers with turnkey solutions, measurable improvements in asset utilization, safety and security, and labor productivity while reducing the risk of theft and cost of recovery.

Founded in 2002, FMS is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA , and has customers and distribution partners in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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