WATERFORD, Wis., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Runzheimer International and ZoomSafer announced today the availability of ZoomSafer's FleetSafer Vision™ and FleetSafer Mobile™ safe driving solutions through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Awards Schedule program. Through its partnership with Runzheimer International, ZoomSafer's FleetSafer Vision and FleetSafer Mobile are the first safe driving solutions to be available for purchase to federal, state and local government agencies through the program. These solutions will help agencies comply with the current Executive Order restricting government employees' cell phone use while driving.
Numerous laws and regulations have been passed in recent years in an effort to reduce the potential for the average citizen to engage in distracted driving activities such as operating a mobile phone while driving. In October 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13513 banning federal employees from texting and driving while using a government-provided car, or when they use their own car and a government-provided cell phone. The Order also requires each agency to provide a specific program on how they will implement the program, monitor and manage employee mobile phone use. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) each also have rules and regulations in place to mitigate the potential for government employees to engage in distracted driving behaviors.
"Regulations that have been passed to help prevent government employees from texting and emailing while driving, provide a solid foundation for promoting greater levels of safety," said ZoomSafer CEO, Matt Howard. "With the addition of FleetSafer Vision and FleetSafer Mobile to the GSA Schedules program, government agencies, local municipalities and state organizations will now have technology available to them for effectively monitoring employee mobile phone use. This will provide a missing tool to enforce these vital distracted driving policies and regulations."
FleetSafer Vision and FleetSafer Mobile are available through the GSA Schedules program via a partnership with Runzheimer International, an authorized ZoomSafer reseller, and Government Marketing and Procurement (GMP). Runzheimer also announced today that is offering its Mobile Watch Services™, a leading mobile device expense management service to government agencies through the General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology (IT) 70 Schedule.
"We are pleased that we can bring FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision to the GSA Schedules program through our partnership with ZoomSafer and GMP," said Kraig Rodenbeck CMC, NPDP, vice president, Government Services, Runzheimer International. "Government agencies now have access to important solutions that will enable them to effectively enforce their distracted driving policies and improve public safety."
FleetSafer Vision and FleetSafer Mobile are available through the GSA Schedules program via a partnership with Runzheimer International, an authorized ZoomSafer reseller, and Government Marketing and Procurement (GMP), a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. FleetSafer Vision and FleetSafer Mobile will be available for purchase by all federal, state and local agencies through GMP's Information Technology Schedule 70 contract, under Special Item Number 132-52, Electronic Commerce and Subscription Services, on p. 77 of GMP's product and service catalog.
To see how Runzheimer-powered FleetSafer solutions enable government agencies to prevent distracted driving, please visit http://zoomsafer.com/runzheimer-gsa-demo. For more information please visit www.fleetsafer.com.
ZoomSafer is a leading provider of enterprise software to prevent distracted driving. FleetSafer solutions enable employers to measure, manage and enforce cell phone usage policies to reduce crashes, risk, liability and expense. For more information, please visit www.zoomsafer.com.
About Runzheimer International
Founded in 1933, Runzheimer International serves 60 percent of the Fortune 500 and numerous government agencies. Recognized for providing innovative solutions relating to Total Employee Mobility®, Runzheimer is the global leader in workforce mobility programs including business vehicle, business travel, corporate aircraft, employee relocation and compensation, and virtual office. For more information, please visit www.runzheimer.com.
About Government Marketing and Procurement
Government Marketing & Procurement (GMP) is widely recognized as a government business development leader by technology and industry manufacturers as well as the public sector community. GMP provides unique market and sales strategies for each client seeking to build and grow a footprint in the government market space. For more information, please visit www.gmpgov.com.
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