Latest InSight Mobile Data News
May 25, 2021
There’s still plenty of time to register We’re hosting a free webinar with Slingshot on May 26 beginning at noon EST. Seasonality, hold times and missed calls are all challenges for lawn care and maintenance companies trying to efficiently manage sales and support. During this free, educational opportunity, you’ll learn about the following: • Common call center challenges in the modern economy • Qualifying, selling and taking payments with a third-party contact center • Improving customer experience with notification workflows for preferred customers and emergencies • Reducing cost with overflow, after-hours and weekend support, 24/7 Click here to register for this event, and tune in from your truck, home or office! Beehive Brick & Stone joins Heritage Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Beehive Brick & Stone is a family-owned distributor of pavers, natural and manufactured stone, brick and other products. MCKINNEY, Texas – Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc., has acquired Beehive Brick & Stone, a family-owned distributor of pavers, natural and manufactured stone, brick and other complementary landscape products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Beehive is owned by Paul Nipper and his family and is currently run by the company’s President, Brad Fairbanks, and General Manager & Vice President of Operations, Tyler Rast. Beehive operates two locations: a showroom in Sandy, Utah, and an inventory yard in Salt Lake City. Fairbanks and Rast will continue to lead the company’s employee base under the Beehive banner. “We are thrilled to be entering the Utah market (our 25th state) through our new partnership with Beehive. Beehive’s commitment to excellence, integrity, and safety aligns well with our core values and we are excited to welcome the Company’s entire team to the growing Heritage family,” said Matt McDermott, president of Heritage. “Our family has always operated with a focus on putting the employees first, a shared value we recognized in Heritage from our first meeting,” Nipper said. “I am confident Heritage will be an excellent steward of Beehive’s legacy.” HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Pioneer Landscape Centers , which has been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in the western U.S. since 1968, announced it has purchased its truck fleet from Hub Group, Inc., who has owned and managed the fleet on Pioneer’s behalf since 2018. “The heart of our business is our logistics network that allows us to source, ship and deliver an unrivaled range of landscape products,” said CEO Mark Adamson. “Regaining control of our entire trucking fleet is something we have worked toward for a while now and we are delighted that today we have achieved that aim. “I am particularly pleased to welcome our new team members to the Pioneer family. Many of the drivers had worked for us previously and we are pleased to have them back in the fold,” he added. The initiative for the Pioneer-owned trucking fleet has been managed in parallel to enhancements to the company’s delivery management systems and further empowers Pioneer employees to deliver on their customers’ specific needs. “We think our customer service enhancements will be particularly valuable for small- to medium-sized contractors,” Adamson said. “Who must coordinate materials and staffing resources to maximize their profits. At Pioneer, we know that when our customers succeed, we succeed.” DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford has announced the new F-150 Lightning. The truck will roll off the line next year at a new high-tech factory using sustainable manufacturing practices at Ford’s storied Rouge complex in Dearborn just outside Detroit. "For both Ford and the American auto industry, F-150 Lightning represents a defining moment as we progress toward a zero-emissions, digitally connected future,” said Bill Ford, executive chair, Ford Motor Company. “F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 44 years, the backbone of work across the country, and a trusted icon for generations of customers. Now we are revolutionizing it for a new generation.” F-150 Lightning is a pillar of the company’s more than $22 billion global electric vehicle plan. Ford is starting with zero-emissions versions of its most popular franchises – Mustang, Transit and F-150. To read more about the F-150 Lightning, click here . Accel-KKR acquires GPS Insight; merges with IMD, Rhino Together, GPS Insight, Insight Mobile Data and Rhino Fleet Tracking serve over 11,000 accounts spanning more than 30 industries and over 225,000 vehicles. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & MENLO PARK, Calif. – Accel-KKR , a private equity, announced that it has acquired GPS Insight , a fleet management software. Founded in 2005, GPS Insight is a provider of SaaS-based fleet management software and complementary solutions for Class 3-6 fleets in the United States and Canada. Simultaneously, Accel-KKR announces the merger of GPS Insight with InSight Mobile Data and Rhino Fleet Tracking. IMD and Rhino are Accel-KKR portfolio companies focused on fleet management, field services and GPS tracking. Gary Fitzgerald, CEO of GPS Insight, will continue in his leadership role as CEO of the combined businesses. “Fleet owners continue to grapple with the need to optimize investments in their people and their fleet while providing a high level of customer service and ensuring driver safety and compliance,” Fitzgerald said. “The GPS Insight platform is bringing exciting changes to the industry such as video telematics, tighter integration to field service management and advanced analytics that transform what fleet management software is capable of doing. Partnering with an experienced software investor like Accel-KKR and combining forces with IMD and Rhino will give our company a broader platform to capitalize on these trends and give our customers new tools to manage their businesses more efficiently and save them money.” The global fleet management market is poised to reach $34 billion, according to industry studies. Together, GPS Insight, IMD and Rhino serve over 11,000 accounts spanning more than 30 industries and over 225,000 vehicles. Customers from national enterprise accounts, government entities, energy, utilities to small field services teams rely on GPSI, IMD and Rhino for a wide range of tasks including GPS tracking, fleet utilization, scheduling and dispatching, and driver safety and compliance. “We are thrilled to bring these businesses together with a unified vision of what the next best-in-class leader in fleet management can deliver in the marketplace,” said Dean Jacobson, managing director of Accel-KKR. “Fleet, field, cameras, analytics: these are all converging to provide actionable insights and deliver significant value to customers. We believe the platform comprising GPSI, IMD and Rhino will be poised to be a powerful, single-point solution leader in the industry.” “The combined businesses have the right scale, talent and resources to capitalize on a key industry inflection point – be it through organic growth and strategic acquisitions,” said Phil Cunningham, operating executive at Accel-KKR. “We look forward to working closely with the leaders and teams of all three businesses in the coming weeks and months to build the market-leading platform that brings together the best in fleet management and field services management. ” “The merger with GPS Insight accelerates a number of initiatives that would have taken great effort and time to achieve if pursued organically, and I am convinced that the combined company is poised for success,” said Steven Van Ooyen, CEO of both Rhino and IMD. DC Advisory served as financial advisor to GPS Insight.