Upgrade provides routing and price optimization to corporate fleets
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2016--
The Voyager® Mobile App, corporate
fleets’ newest ally in the quest for savings, is adding a
first-in-the-industry routing and price optimization tool that zeros in
on the most efficient path from point A to point B and finds the
lowest-cost fuel within a given route. Low-cost stations are shown on an
easy-to-use map that allows drivers and fleet managers to better plan
their routes and stops based on fueling costs. In addition to creating
maps within the mobile app, it can produce printable reports and maps
for fleets that do not issue or allow drivers to use mobile devices.
Unlike many “crowd sourced” tools, the Voyager Mobile App pricing data
is official, obtained in near real time from thousands of fuel and
service stations that form the proprietary Voyager Network owned by U.S.
Bank. The app offers the ability to filter for various amenities such as
maintenance and repair shops.
“With this upgrade, the Voyager Mobile App is the most advanced in the
fleet space,” said U.S. Bank Fleet Product Manager Ramel Lindsay. “It is
loaded with unique features, including a hands-free voice prompt that
can automatically announce a location, brand, distance and price. It
builds the lowest cost fuel choices into a driver’s daily route while
allowing for frequent price updates. It works especially well for fleets
that operate primarily around a central hub, but it handles longer
routes with equal dexterity.”
The application was built in partnership with Ignite Media, a
Houston-based technology provider focused on the Oil & Gas,
Transportation and Financial sectors. “Our deep relationships with many
of Voyager’s clients and partners enabled us to quickly grasp their pain
points and create solutions tailored to the specific needs of corporate
fleets,” said Ignite CEO Vladimir Collak. “The resulting Voyager Mobile
App breaks new ground, including many unique features not found in
The Voyager Mobile App is downloadable for free through the Apple
Play stores. Those interested in learning more can contact U.S.
Bank Voyager at 866.274.5898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, attendees at the upcoming NAFA
Fleet Management Association (NAFA) Institute & Expo in Austin,
Texas, April 19-22 are invited to stop by the U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet
Cards booth (#1406) for a demo.
About Ignite Media (www.ignitemediallc.com)
Media is a full-service management and technology consulting firm whose
clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging industry leaders.
Its deep capabilities in strategy, organization, process, analytics,
user experience and technology help clients improve performance and
increase revenue. Ignite is also a creator of Insight suite of products
including FuelInsight, DeliveryInsight and PriceInsight designed to
increase operational efficiency for downstream petroleum clients.
Founded in 2006, Ignite Media is headquartered in Houston and hosts
offices in Illinois, Florida and Europe.
About U.S. Bank (www.usbank.com)
U.S. Bancorp (“USB”), with $422 billion in assets as of December 31,
2015, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth
largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,133
banking offices in 25 states and 4,936 ATMs and provides a comprehensive
line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
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U.S. Bank Corporate Communications
Bill Brady, 612-303-0731