Fleet Complete, First Among Telematics Service Providers to Join Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA)

TORONTO, August 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Global commercial vehicle IoT solutions provider joins the alliance of commercial vehicle eco-system partners to advance the adoption of Blockchain in trucking. 

Fleet Complete has joined Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) - a consortium for the adoption, education and development of a standard framework around Blockchain in the trucking industry - as a service charter member. The consortium comprises a diverse group of partners that will work together to establish best practices and protocols around Blockchain applications. The group will also work towards educating the market and encourage Blockchain use in the trucking industry.

Fleet Complete echoes BiTA's belief that Blockchain is one of the biggest technological developments for the future of the freight transportation industry, delivering self-executing transactions to liberate accounting systems and create transparency for all parties involved. With Blockchain-capable transactions, the trucking industry will gain several benefits, such as immediate payments to drivers upon delivery, self-directing fuel and maintenance payments, complete automated settlements, and infinite recording of carrier history and safety.

"Joining BiTA was a natural decision for us," comments Tony Lourakis, CEO of Fleet Complete. "We are passionate about making complicated business operations simple and easy for our customers through innovative technologies and industry leading customer support. BiTA's goal to facilitate the adoption of Blockchain transactions in trucking coincides with our objectives. We believe our customers and partners will benefit from this collaboration, which will bring powerful fleet management innovations."

The global commercial vehicle industry is transitioning from a product-based business model to the one that relies on customer-focused services and solutions for growth. Enabled by digitization, this transition is disrupting and transforming all corners of the industry, where innovative use of technology, such as Blockchain, creates unique opportunities as well as challenges for the trucking industry stakeholders. With BiTA engaging the best minds in the transportation, finance, and technology sectors, the development of comprehensive standards is afoot to ensure smooth, effective, and efficient adoption of this transactional technology.

"We are thrilled that Fleet Complete has joined BiTA to help develop industry standards that global telematics and transportation technology companies will use for decades to come. Mobile IoT adoption of Blockchain standards is a major step in ushering in the world of self-executing smart contracts in the logistics and freight industries. Fleet Complete's leadership in the telematics space will help to set the market standard for Blockchain in trucking," states Craig Fuller, Co-Founder of BiTA.

Founding partners of this alliance include organizations such as McLeod Software, Triumph Business Capital, U.S. Xpress, Convoy, 10-4 Systems, and TransRisk, among others. Joining these industry leaders, Fleet Complete will bring unparalleled global expertise in telematics, mission-critical mobile resource management, and IoT communications to enable the creation of governing principles for the Blockchain's adoption in trucking.

Over the past two decades, Fleet Complete has been heavily invested in the advancement of its comprehensive IoT platform, planning for the future needs and business growth of its clients worldwide. The company has built a value-based business model, offering fleets and mobile workforces mission-critical telematics services and solutions that enable its global client partners and customers to not only reduce significant costs but also create efficiency and bigger income opportunities. Today, Fleet Complete takes yet another leap to be at the forefront of the digitized trucking industry.

About Fleet Complete(R) Fleet Complete(R) is a leading global IoT provider of mission-critical fleet, asset, and mobile workforce management solutions. Since 2000, Fleet Complete has been providing mobile resource management solutions to more than 8,000 businesses and 250,000 subscribers worldwide. The company maintains key distribution partnerships with AT&T in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, Telstra in Australia and T-Mobile in Europe, remaining one of the fastest-growing companies in North America that has won numerous awards for innovation and growth.

For more information, please visit fleetcomplete.com [http://www.fleetcomplete.com ]

About Blockchain in Trucking Alliance  Founded in August 2017, the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt Blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industries. BiTA's members are to participate, discuss, create, and adopt industry standard uses of Blockchain applications, providing clarity and direction for the development of Blockchain technology in the trucking industry in a manner that will create efficiency, transparency, and foster trust.

For more information, visit http://www.bita.studio

David Prusinski, EVP, Sales and Marketing, Fleet Complete, david.prusinski@fleetcomplete.com, marketing@fleetcomplete.com

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