New PARS Driver Mobile App Delivers Real-time Customer Order and Vehicle Condition Data

Gainesville VA, September 19, 2016 – PARS, the leader in fleet vehicle transport and logistics, has added a mobile app for its drivers giving PARS customers access to real-time order information and detailed vehicle condition reports through the PARS customer portal.
According to Erik Rasmussen, PARS Director of Strategic Operations, today’s fleet managers face much shorter decision time frames and more complicated moves involving large numbers of vehicles, coordination between multiple fleet service providers; varied vehicle services, and numerous logistical concerns.
“Our mobile app will not only provide important order details and tools optimizing PARS driver efficiency and accuracy,” notes Rasmussen, “but it provides customers with the most accurate and timely information about their orders and vehicle condition, allowing better decision making and optimized fleet management.”

Key mobile app customer benefits include:
• Real-time updates to orders available through the PARS customer portal regarding pickup and delivery
• Detailed electronic condition reports – emailed to the pickup and delivery party and available on the PARS customer portal – providing photos, documenting damages, confirming glovebox contents, ensuring accessory operations, and capturing pickup and delivery signatures
• Confirmation of services completion
Operational Efficiencies
The new mobile app, optimized for both iOS and Android smartphones, keeps our drivers in constant contact with our field offices.
The new PARS mobile app also provides a number of operational enhancements, including:
• Visibility into available orders to logistically optimize vehicle movement and avoid “deadhead” miles
• Assigned order details and management, including phone calls to pick up and delivery, services execution, and condition reporting
• Completion of pickup and delivery condition reports, including standard photos, damage photos, and customer sign off
• Access to PARS partnerships and discount codes for hotels and transportation
• Accident reporting including critical information and photos

“This new mobile app represents a key part of our continued technology leadership strategy,” adds Rasmussen. “It is the latest example of integrating our industry-leading order management system built upon Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Technology has been and remains a key differentiator for PARS, ensuring that we continue to make our fleet customers’ jobs easier in a very demanding industry.”

Highlights from 2016 AFLA Conference!

This year’s AFLA conference got off to an impressive start when PARS president Lori Rasmussen introduced the WIFM keynote speaker, Susan Lund. Susan spoke on the topic, Ignite Your Selling Potential, based on her best-selling book, Ignite Your Selling Potential: 7 Simple Accelerators to Drive Revenue and Results Fast. PARS sponsored the presentation along with LeasePlan.

PARS president Lori Rasmussen at 2016 WIFM meeting.

PARS president Lori Rasmussen at 2016 WIFM meeting.

PARS’ new driver mobile app made headlines in the AFLA-distributed edition of Fleet Management Weekly. You can read all about the benefits for PARS customers in the next post.

PARS' new driver mobile app made headlines in the AFLA edition of Fleet Management Weekly!

PARS’ new driver mobile app made headlines in the AFLA edition of Fleet Management Weekly!

PARS press contact also included Fleet Management Weekly’s Janice Sutton interview of Erik Rasmussen, director of strategic operations, who reviewed technology trends in the fleet industry as well as PARS’ new mobile driver app.

Erik Rasmussen is interviewed by Fleet Management Weekly's Janice Sutton at AFLA.

Erik Rasmussen is interviewed by Fleet Management Weekly’s Janice Sutton at AFLA.