ARI Acquires Leading Online Driver Training Company Drivefleet

MT. LAUREL, NJ (February 13, 2014): ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Drivefleet, an industry leader in the provision of online driver training products and services.

“We’re incredibly pleased to have Drivefleet join the ARI family,” said ARI President Carl A. Ortell. “Their innovative suite of products and proven methodology of engaging and challenging drivers is unique within the marketplace and I think our clients are going to find enhanced value as a result of this acquisition.”

Drivefleet offers a comprehensive catalogue of web-based driver training courses that engages users in an interactive, two-way dialogue to promote knowledge retention and encourage more thoughtful, proactive drivers – which, in turn, leads to safer drivers as well. Modules are convenient and easy to access, as well as intuitive to use, and offer users the opportunity to apply the lessons learned to “real world” driving situations. Some newer modules even use high definition computer generated imagery to simulate possible driving challenges. Courses range from defensive driving practices and preventing distracted driving to eco-driving techniques, and are available for every kind of fleet, from cars and vans to light and medium duty trucks.

With this acquisition, Drivefleet’s online courses will be integrated with ARI’s systems to provide clients with a seamless safety solution. Fleets will be able to leverage this new portfolio to their advantage and will have the capability to provide a wider range of training options to their drivers. Additionally, as part of ARI, the Drivefleet team will be able to leverage the investments in technology the company has made in recent years, as well as the expertise and knowledge of ARI’s own Safety team, to rapidly develop new offerings that are responsive to client and marketplace needs. Global training solutions and training in multiple languages will allow fleets of every kind to offer comprehensive, one-of-a-kind training tailored to fit their fleet’s specific needs, which in turn will lead to safer drivers and lower fleet costs.