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George Carson Joins TTN as Executive Vice President, Marketing

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George Carson Joins TTN as Executive Vice President, Marketing

April 28, 2021

ARGYLE, TEXAS — Todd Neiberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, announced today the appointment of George Carson to Executive Vice President of Marketing for the company. Reporting directly to Neiberger, Carson will provide strategic leadership over marketing, advertising, and communications. He’ll also contribute to efforts at interface design and digital transformation of the company.

“George has served as a mission-critical vendor to TTN Fleet Solutions for nearly a decade,” Neiberger said. “He understands our company and target market, and he has tremendous transportation industry experience. He’ll help align our marketing activities with the promise of our brand, and his longstanding relationships with members of our executive management team will allow him to make an immediate impact. He also has deep experience helping companies through digital transformation, an ongoing theme at TTN Fleet Solutions.”

Prior to accepting this role at TTN Fleet Solutions, Carson served as managing partner of The Carson Group, a business-to-business advertising agency he co-founded in 1994.

With nearly three decades of experience in transportation marketing, he has worked as a consultant to a long list of the nation’s most trusted and best-known transportation companies. Carson will continue to be involved with the company he founded; however, others at The Carson Group will pick-up additional responsibilities as Carson moves into his role with TTN Fleet Solutions.

“TTN Fleet Solutions is a technology company poised for continued growth,” said Carson. “The company has been an important client of mine for nearly a decade, and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about stepping into a closer relationship with Todd and his team. Among companies I know well, this is the one I think is capable of exponential growth, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the management team that will make it happen.”

Carson resides in Hudson, Ohio with his wife of 27 years, Lisa Carson. They have five children, including Oliver, Gwen, Elliot, Sullivan, and Finn.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading, on-demand, fleet maintenance technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, software, and call center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com.

TTN Fleet Solutions Weathers Texas Cold Spell

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TTN Fleet Solutions Weathers Texas Cold Spell

February 24, 2021

ARGYLE, TEXAS — Todd Neiberger, Chief of Executive Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, issued a statement today regarding his company’s service during recent, extreme Texas weather.  The statement commended employees for keeping the emergency roadside assistance provider open during the cold spell.

“Because we provide emergency roadside assistance to so many trucking companies and their drivers, it’s important that our service remains open and available even during the recent, uncharacteristic weather event in Texas,” said Neiberger.  “Our employees did exactly that.  We never closed.  We never left a single driver stranded.  And we accomplished all of this, notwithstanding the notion that many of our employees were working from home due to COVID, and their homes were stricken with no power, no heat, and in some cases, no water.”

“I’m proud of our teams for remaining open and available to drivers during what have been described as ‘snow-vid-like’ conditions,” he continued.  “I’m also grateful to the many customers who actually called to check on the wellness of our employees.  After years of us doing ‘wellness’ checks on their drivers, our customers were actually calling to check on us.  It’s very gratifying, on many levels.”

TTN Vice President of Operations Caleb Dill added, “My biggest take away is the resiliency of the team. Despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances, TTN was able to rally and continue to service our customers and drivers.  When it would have been easy to give in to the circumstances or call it quits, our people kept going.”

Even as staff members were attending to personal, weather related emergencies, executives at TTN Fleet Solutions manned phone lines to ensure the company’s roadside service commitments were met.

“People with and without power in their own homes have been working long hours, sleeping in the office or at coworker’s houses, and giving it their all to help the fleets and drivers we serve. We have executives, directors, and managers who have engaged to help TTN face these challenging times; this has been a complete team effort in the face of this storm, and we made certain that we did not keep drivers stranded,” said Dill.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.

Tech Company or a Towing Company? And Why Does It Matter?

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Tech Company or a Towing Company? And Why Does It Matter?

50+ years ago, there was one tech company — IBM. It made the hardware. It made the software. It sold the services. And if you were a beneficiary of IBM’s technology, you understood you were a service provider, not a tech company.

Once IBM unbundled its software from its hardware, the lines began to blur. The Internet boom made the moniker even more difficult to apply. And the answer to the question, “What is a tech company,” became more difficult to answer, over time.

Quick… name a company that provides an app to book, manage, communicate about, and update your travel plans.

If you named Airbnb, Expedia, Hotels.com, or Kayak, then you named a technology company, right? But what about Marriot? What about Hilton? United Airlines? Don’t they have apps? Don’t they fit that description? See what I mean? Tech companies can be difficult to define.

Why would anyone care? Isn’t it true that if you build an enduring company, a brand people trust, and a reputation for providing value, then does how you’re classified really matter?

Yes. As a practical matter, tech companies have an easier time attracting employees. They have an easier time attracting investment dollars and business partners. When they’re sold, tech companies achieve higher multiples. But here’s a better question, “Why would TTN Fleet Solutions care whether you viewed us as a tech company?”

Now, this is a question I can answer.

We believe tech companies lead the way for setting new customer expectations. They innovate. They build each new generation of products and establish new services. They disrupt industries, lower costs, enhance services, and — most importantly — they enable competitive advantage to those who adopt their technology, just like IBM did more than fifty years ago.

Tech companies create marketplaces where there are advantages to shopping. They give customers a reason to make purchases within the new marketplace rather than going direct to service providers. They don’t just offer technology. They use it to gain competitive advantage.

Airbnb offers greater choice. Uber offers more convenient service. Amazon lowers costs and enhances services with easy shipping and returns. At TTN, we offer each of these advantages, and we improve quality, by vetting the service providers in our network and ensuring that when you need towing or repair, you’re getting it from someone proven, someone you can trust, and someone who can quickly and efficiently help you access additional, related services.

But that’s not all… There’s a mindset that exists within technology companies. Within them, you’ll find CEOs and executives who are restless, leaders who are concerned with making underlying technology accomplish even more for customers…making benefits more obvious, more abundant, and more accessible.

Marriot can add whatever app it wants. Its focus remains on providing you with an incredible stay. The company is famous for it. Its app is a means to that end.

Companies like Airbnb, Uber, Amazon, and TTN — our focus is on changing the way our customers do what they do. At TTN, we love towing companies, but our focus is and always has been on making the experience of getting a tow (or any related service) easier, safer, faster, and less expensive. And like other technology companies who have created a superior marketplace — we insist on providers who are focused on providing you with a superior version of what they do, too.

Tech companies make decisions accordingly.

We build momentum for ourselves and customers. So everyone involved — providers included — can stay relevant.

Tips & Tricks: Use Your Call Center to Provide Exceptional Service to Drivers

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Tips & Tricks: Use Your Call Center to Provide Exceptional Service to Drivers

At TTN, we operate a world-class, industry leading call center staffed with agents who understand the maintenance and repair industry. We employ a set of best practices we’ve developed over the course of more than a decade. And we’re expert at not only getting trucks back on the road, but also keeping drivers happy and informed throughout the process.

If you want to know everything about that and learn how we can help you — either with full-time coverage or during nights, weekends, or periods of peak demand — I invite you to reach out to me or anyone at TTN to help you.

But if you want a few tips and tricks that will help you improve your call center operations immediately, keep reading.

Deliver a Solid First Impression

Drivers want to be able to believe in you. So when they call with an emergency, answer the phone within just a few seconds. Then, impress drivers the moment they answer with active listening. This involves demonstrating concern, paraphrasing what you’re being told, and providing verbal affirmation, such as, “I see,” “I understand,” or “I empathize and want to help you with that issue.”

Active listening is a skill. It can (and should) be developed with training. It’s way more than “just being nice.” It involves not only affirmation, but also confirmation of perfect understanding of why a driver is calling and what must happen next.

Done correctly, active listening will actually increase your agents’ understanding of problems and will help your call center increase driver satisfaction by ensuring faster and more accurate resolution of issues.

Shorten Resolution Time

Drivers deserve fast and knowledgeable support. Your call center can’t provide this unless it’s trained in how to solve the most common issues drivers call about. The less an agent knows about how to resolve important issues, the more likely that agent is to place a driver on hold.

Call center training should include not only skill and knowledge-based presentations, but also should be accompanied by documentation, quick reference guides, videos, and other tools agents can keep at their fingertips and use in real time.

What else will happen? Your agents will be more confident and have an easier time enjoying their jobs, because they will be better equipped to help people, faster. So you’ll reduce your churn of call center employees while you reduce driver turnover.

Track Driver Satisfaction

There’s an old adage that what you measure is what you’ll improve. At TTN, we’ve found that to be true about call center management.

The best bet is to automate measurement of key satisfaction indicators. Configure your call center software to automatically monitor call sentiments. Share results with call center staff and engage your staff in development of strategies for improving service.

In addition, pay close attention to these key metrics:

  • Average Speed of Answer (ASA)
  • Average Handle Time (AHT)
  • Customer Satisfaction Rate
  • Compliance/Quality Scores


Hire the Right People

This may sound obvious, but there’s a counterintuitive piece to this advice that some hiring managers may not realize. Specifically, TTN hires for attitude first, aptitude second.

Why? It’s much easier to teach a friendly person how to resolve breakdown issues than it is to teach a broken-down person how to be friendly. A call center agent who lacks empathy or compassion won’t provide great service to drivers, regardless of his or her knowledge of diesel engines.

Hire good people and train them as subject matter experts.

Use Technology with a Purpose

Chatbots and interactive voice response systems are not always for drivers. If applied incorrectly, they can be frustrating in an emergency where time matters and patience is scarce. Drivers sometimes want to speak with a person. And you should make sure that person is a well-trained agent.

If you do use an auto attendant, be sure to give drivers an “out,” such as pressing “0” to reach someone who can begin helping, immediately.

There’s plenty of technology available that can speed the transactional nature of a call for help. Don’t add technology that’s abusive or technology that slows the process.

Give Agents the Tools To Do Their Jobs

It takes more than Internet software and a Rolodex to make agents successful. Whether in the office or working remotely, your agents will benefit from easily accessible databases, phone system features that facilitate cooperation and teamwork, and a customer relationship management system that serves to let agents access basic information and the histories of trucks and other equipment.

Take care of your team, and your team will take care of your drivers.

View Calls as Opportunities

There was a time when companies encouraged drivers not to call their support centers. But today’s most successful call centers understand that any costs they incur from a call are usually far offset by avoidance of soft costs or hidden costs associated with drivers not getting help or with equipment not being serviced.

Every call represents an opportunity to improve something.

And organizations that view driver calls for emergency service in this regard will eventually view their call answering operations as money-saving organizations, rather than cost centers.

In fact, TTN estimates an annual savings of 15 percent or more — in soft costs related to roadside assistance, breakdown management, and maintenance — for more customers who use our services exclusively. There’s much you can do on your own; however, chances are we’ve already invested in what you need and can leverage our well-equipped and highly trained agents to enhance your team.

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Dana McFletcher-Hubbard Promoted to Vice President, Quality Assurance

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Dana McFletcher-Hubbard Promoted to Vice President, Quality Assurance

January 5, 2021

Dana McFletcher-Hubbard

ARGYLE, TEXAS — Todd Neiberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, announced today the promotion of Dana McFletcher-Hubbard to Vice President, Quality Assurance. Reporting directly to Neiberger, McFletcher-Hubbard will provide strategic leadership over in-house quality procedures, standards, and specifications. In addition, she will assess customer requirements against TTN processes and ensure requirements are met.

“Dana’s leadership experiences have led her to this position,” Neiberger emphasized. “It’s one thing to understand quality. It’s another thing to understand how quality processes and standards affect customers and to have the knowhow and capability to align how a company provides services with customer requirements. Dana has that experience, and she’s the right person to lead those efforts on behalf of TTN.”

McFletcher-Hubbard joined TTN in May 2018 as Regional sales manager and was later promoted to Director of Customer Service in January 2019. Since then, she has been responsible for leading the Client Experience team at TTN to ensure customer satisfaction and retention. In her new role, she will also lead the Training and the Vendor Relations teams to help optimize quality relationships with TTN employees, service providers and customers.

“I’m looking forward to making continued contributions to strategy, growth, and service excellence at TTN Fleet Solutions,” McFletcher-Hubbard said. “I joined this company because I could see its potential to create a competitive advantage for our customers with TTN’s emergency fleet maintenance solutions. And I’m pleased to have earned a role that will allow me to contribute to lead continuous improvement efforts and to lock-in those things that we know work well for us and our customers.”

McFletcher-Hubbard lives in Northlake, Texas with her husband, Carl Hubbard. She earned a Master’s degree in Business from Indiana University and has nearly 30 years of experience in emergency roadside services for the trucking industry.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.

TTN Fleet Solutions Names Todd Neiberger as Chief Executive Officer

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TTN Fleet Solutions Names Todd Neiberger as Chief Executive Officer

October 1, 2020

ARGYLE, TEXAS — In a letter to employees today Jeff St. Pierre, founder of TTN Fleet Solutions, announced the promotion of Todd Neiberger to the role of Chief Executive Officer.  St. Pierre will retain the title, “Chairman of the Board.”

“Our company has had tremendous growth, and we have emerged as the undisputed technology leader in the fleet maintenance space,” St. Pierre declared.  “Todd’s leadership has been vital to our success, and he has earned the opportunity to continue that success with greater autonomy.  As Chairman of the Board, I’ll remain engaged and available to Todd, but it is Todd who will lead the company now and into the future.”

St. Pierre continued, “Todd has taken on increasing responsibility for strategic leadership since joining us as Chief Financial Officer in 2019.  He’s led us through a phase of entrepreneurial and technological expansion.  The company has benefitted from his experience managing growth and developing teams, and — along with the rest of our management group— he’s guided the company to dominate the transportation maintenance and repair space with a technology-based competitive advantage.”

Prior to joining TTN, Neiberger served for seven years as Chief Financial Officer of Magpul Industries, headquartered in Austin.  Prior to Magpul Industries, Todd was the Chief Financial Officer of Kroll Factual Data for 16 years.  His experience includes managerial and executive positions at both private equity and publicly held companies ranging in size from $65 million to $455 million in revenue.  Neiberger has proven leadership in building high performing companies with strong EBITDA growth.

“I’m stepping into this role with market-leading products and services — and an industry-leading management team,” Neiberger said.  “We have an expanding customer base, and our services are in high demand.  I’m looking forward to this new role and to continuing our commitment to making TTN Fleet Solutions an even stronger company for employees and customers.”

Neiberger lives in Argyle, Texas with his wife, Lisa Neiberger, and their three daughters, Alyssa, Emily and Payton.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled maintenance, and contact center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.

Intrasourcing: A Model for Collaboration and Business Continuity

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Intrasourcing: A Model for Collaboration and Business Continuity

July 24, 2020

TTN to Provide Emergency Roadside Services to Mckinney Trailer Rentals

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TTN to Provide Emergency Roadside Services to Mckinney Trailer Rentals

September 25, 2019

ARGYLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jim Coffren, Vice president of Sales for TTN Fleet Solutions, announced today that the company would begin providing Emergency Roadside Services (ERS) to Mckinney Trailer Rentals, effective immediately. Specifically, TTN will provide overflow, night and weekend support to Mckinney’s internal maintenance team, which offers maintenance and ERS services to its customers.

“Mckinney Trailer Rentals is a growing organization,” Coffren began. “They’re emerging as one of the prominent trailer leasing and rental companies in the industry. As Mckinney expands, they will continue to provide exceptional support to their customers, and we are glad Mckinney selected TTN as a service provider.”

“The support of customers is at the forefront of our concerns,” confirmed Dave Tavares, President of Mckinney Trailer Rentals. “Our intention was to find the right partner to ensure that we met our customers’ needs. We were attracted to TTN Fleet Solutions due to the sophistication of their technology, the expertise of their people and their convincing response to our careful RFP process.”

TTN is an industry leader at ERS, managing breakdown events to ensure the right providers are assigned, services are performed as requested, and no more time, labor or materials are used than necessary. The company also ensures accuracy by auditing every invoice they manage.

“We were two weeks away from signing up with a different provider,” explained Dean Magistrale, Director of Maintenance for Mckinney Trailer Rentals. “What we saw at TTN truly stopped us in our tracks. Their people and processes, along with their unique approach to ERS event management resonated with us. We’re confident they can help us scale our business.”

Added Josh Dill, Director of Business Integrations for TTN Fleet Solutions, “Mckinney Trailer Rentals has an in-depth understanding of their ERS events which makes this relationship a seamless fit for TTN. That made it very easy for us to replicate their complexity and deliver a solution custom to their need. We’re excited about the relationship, and we’re honored that Mckinney allowed us to present our solution.”

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions. For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.

Mckinney Trailer Rentals, headquartered in Brea, California, is a leading provider of equipment rentals and leases in the Western United States and Texas. Mckinney has been supplying customers with quality equipment and service for over 30 years. With 15 branch locations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, California, Arizona and Texas, the company offers an extensive fleet of dry vans, refrigerated trailers, flatbeds, curtain vans, chassis and storage trailers.

For more information, visit MckinneyTrailers.com or call (800) 355-4973.


Contacts
Media Contact:
George Carson
PR Representative
TTN Fleet Solutions
(330) 342-8000

Anatomy of a breakdown: how one company manages all ‘touch points’

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Anatomy of a breakdown: how one company manages all ‘touch points’

The ‘gig economy’ is growing for fleet maintenance

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The ‘gig economy’ is growing for fleet maintenance

TTN Announces Marketing Partnership with Diesel Laptops

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TTN Announces Marketing Partnership with Diesel Laptops

August 15, 2019

ARGYLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tyler Harden, Vice President, Service Provider Network at TTN Fleet Solutions announced today that the company has entered into a strategic marketing partnership with Diesel Laptops.

“Diesel Laptops and TTN Fleet Solutions serve the same industries, and we’re leaders in our respective crafts,” Harden explained. “This relationship enables TTN to provide leading diagnostic tools and equipment along with related support and training to the towing and repair professionals within our network.”

“We recognized diagnostic equipment can be a challenge for our service providers,” Harden continued. “So we worked with the team at Diesel Laptops to create a special ‘TTN package.’ This kit will offer a comprehensive solution for over-the-road diagnostics and will serve as a huge value to providers by enhancing the overall customer experience. With this in the hands of our providers’ technicians, they’d be viewed as premier providers within our network.”

Tyler Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Diesel Laptops also commented, “TTN and Diesel Laptops have common goals in mind – To help our customers reduce costs, increase productivity, and increase vehicle uptime. We are excited to work with TTN and their service providers by giving them access to high quality diagnostic tools, service and parts information, technician training, and live diesel technicians to call for assistance.”

TTN Fleet Solutions will begin marketing and providing its Diesel Laptop tool and equipment packages to its provider network effective immediately. For more information, providers can contact Harden at (817) 380-3818, or by email at vendors@ttnfs.com.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions.


Contacts
Media Contact:
George Carson
PR Representative
TTN Fleet Solutions
(330) 342-8000

Shawn Houshmand Joins TTN as Chief Technology Officer

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Shawn Houshmand Joins TTN as Chief Technology Officer

August 6, 2019

ARGYLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jeff St. Pierre, President and Chief Executive Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, announced today the hiring of Shawn Houshmand as Chief Technology Officer. Reporting directly to St. Pierre, Houshmand will oversee technology operations, architecture, design and development at TTN.

“Shawn’s consulting background combined with his experience as a technology leader for some of the nation’s largest and best-known brands will help TTN elevate and enhance our position as an innovator within the transportation maintenance industry,” St. Pierre explained. “As our service offering becomes increasingly automated and technology enabled — and as we add self-service tools and options to our business model — Shawn’s expertise will be invaluable to TTN and our customers.”

“Like many industries, ours is transforming. It’s becoming more Internet-enabled and data dependent,” St. Pierre continued. “Shawn understands how to connect technology and data in a way that provides meaningful benefit to our customers. Technology has always been a strategic advantage of TTN, and the addition of Shawn will make us even more competitive in that regard.”

Prior to joining TTN, Houshmand served as Chief Executive Officer of H&H Consulting. Before that, he served in a variety of strategic, technology-based roles for companies including American Airlines, Capital One, and Kodak. His experience includes software architecture and design within a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, and financial services.

“I’m looking forward to developing, releasing, overseeing, and improving game-changing software in the transportation maintenance space,” Houshmand said. “What we’re working on today has the potential to supercharge our own operations and, eventually, revolutionize the way our clients manage processes surrounding breakdowns, maintenance, and repairs. It’s an exciting time to be with TTN.”

Houshmand lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Shokooh.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.


Contacts
Media Contact:
George Carson
PR Representative
TTN Fleet Solutions
(330) 342-8000

Tyler Harden Joins TTN as Vice President, Service Provider Network

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Tyler Harden Joins TTN as Vice President, Service Provider Network

July 8, 2019

ARGYLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jeff St. Pierre, President and Chief Executive Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, announced today the hiring of Tyler Harden as Vice President, Service Provider Network. Reporting directly to St. Pierre, Harden will guide the company’s efforts to maximize customer service by continuing to build and refine TTN’s service provider network.

“Tyler’s proven ability to lead and grow businesses in the transportation towing, repair, and maintenance space — along with the strong and valuable relationships he developed while creating and launching a first-of-its-kind captive insurance program for the heavy duty towing industry — will benefit TTN Fleet Solutions as we continue to strengthen what is already the nation’s most reliable network of service providers,” St. Pierre said. “He’s a proven entrepreneur, and we’re pleased to add his enthusiasm, energy, and expertise to our team.”

“I grew up in the heavy duty towing industry and learned old-school business principles from my father and grandfather,” Harden explained. “I started in the shop of my family’s business, Jim’s Towing Service. Eventually I became Vice President of the company and operated its three divisions — Towing & Recovery, Transportation, and Fleet Maintenance — under the brand JTS Truck Repair.”

St. Pierre added, “In a challenging market, Tyler grew the business by more than 40% in less than 36 months, building a leadership team on the ground that allows for the continued growth and operation of the company today.”

TTN Fleet Solutions partners with towing, repair, and maintenance businesses to serve the needs of its customers. The company negotiates with providers to establish fair and competitive rates and terms. Providers who perform well benefit from greater revenue, faster payment, and a consistent source of business opportunity as network members.

“There are exciting things coming soon from TTN Fleet Solutions,” Harden said. “I’m looking forward to being a part of it. We’re expanding rapidly, adding new technology, and continue to raise our profile in an industry that’s also expanding. I’m pleased to have this opportunity with TTN.”

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.


Contacts
Media Contact:
George Carson
PR Representative
TTN Fleet Solutions
(330) 342-8000

Todd Neiberger Joins TTN as Chief Financial Officer

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Todd Neiberger Joins TTN as Chief Financial Officer

June 17, 2019

ARGYLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jeff St. Pierre, President and Chief Executive Officer of TTN Fleet Solutions, announced today the hiring of Todd Neiberger as Chief Financial Officer. Reporting directly to St. Pierre, Neiberger will oversee strategic growth and mergers and acquisitions for the company — along with managing accounting, reporting, and financial planning for TTN.

“Todd’s diverse leadership experiences line up well with where we are in the lifecycle of our business,” St. Pierre explained. “Poised to enter a new phase of entrepreneurial and technological expansion, we’ll benefit from not only his financial background, but also his experience managing growth and developing teams.”

“We’re growing rapidly, expanding our services, and reaching more customers than at any point in our history,” St. Pierre continued. “We expect that to accelerate as we introduce new products and services over the next 12 months, and we’ll benefit from Todd’s strong, executive leadership as the needs of our business and the impact we have on our industry continue to intensify.”

Prior to joining TTN, Neiberger served for seven years as Chief Financial Officer of Magpul Industries, headquartered in Austin. Prior to Magpul Industries, Todd was the Chief Financial Officer of Kroll Factual Data for 16 years. His experience includes managerial and executive positions at both private equity and publicly held companies ranging in size from $65 million to $455 million in revenue. Neiberger has proven leadership in building high performing companies with strong EBITDA growth.

“I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of TTN Fleet Solutions,” Neiberger said. “When I look at what’s ahead for this company, I see an organization with the potential to dominate the transportation maintenance and repair space with a significant, technology-based, competitive advantage. That’s something I’m very much looking forward to being a part of.”

Neiberger lives in Argyle, Texas with his wife, Lisa Neiberger, and their three daughters, Alyssa, Emily and Payton.

TTN Fleet Solutions helps customers achieve better business results with industry-leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology and services. The company offers emergency roadside assistance, towing and accident management, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and call center solutions.

For more information, visit www.ttnfleetsolutions.com or call (800) 825-4138.


Contacts
Media Contact:
George Carson
PR Representative
TTN Fleet Solutions
(330) 342-8000

What Drivers Want Most

If you operate a call center -- or if you have a partner who does -- taking care of drivers is a top priority. Here's a closer look at how TTN lets drivers know they matter.

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Improving Your Call Center Is an Easy Way to Improve Driver Experience

Here’s What Drivers Want from Your Call Center

The transportation industry’s shortage of drivers reached a record high in 2018 and won’t be much different this year. So thoughtful companies are asking TTN, “What can we do to increase driver retention by enhancing the experience of our drivers?”

We’re glad you asked.

First, you should know that a majority of callers are dissatisfied with call center service. How many? According to a recent study from Forrester Consulting, that number is a staggering 54%.

What do they want?

When drivers call, they want to be treated like customers. According to the same study, callers’ priorities are to talk with a skilled agent and to have their issues resolved. Here’s what they asked for, specifically:

  1. “Resolve my problem quickly.”
  2. “Answer the phone quickly.”
  3. “I want to speak with a real person.”
  4. “I want access to information about my problem.”
  5. “I want an agent based in the country I’m calling from.”
  6. “I want to be treated with respect.”
  7. “Give me multiple ways to reach out for help when I need it.”
  8. “When I call, I want the agent to have access to all my information.”
  9. “Agents should be easy to interact with.”
  10. “I want my details recognized.”
  11. “Agents should have good communication skills.”

So how can you give that to them?

The solution requires a combination of automation, technology, and human interaction.

At TTN, we begin with the human element.

Our agents are qualified, knowledgeable diesel technicians and skilled, professional communicators. No one answers the phone in our call center without first completing a rigorous training program. Our training requires not only a sophisticated understanding of the industry and equipment we’re supporting, but also of our field-tested and proven methodology for customer service.

If you’re putting just anybody on the phones, your relationships with drivers are at risk.

Next we add call center management software engineered to speed interaction and automate resolutions. The ability to answer and resolve problems quickly allows call center agents to move on to the next caller, which is important for drivers who want to feel cared about, taken care of, and important. It’s also important for our client companies, who want drivers and equipment back on the road, quickly.

Here are a few more tips for improving call center service:

Avoid Repeats. When there is a problem, drivers want to tell their story just once. They don’t want to repeat it multiple times to multiple agents.

Personal Service. It used to be that a fast response was enough. But with all the improvements in customers service that people experience elsewhere in their lives, more drivers than ever expect their experience to be personalized.

If your call center is treating drivers like case numbers rather than people, then that must stop. If your call center can’t deliver both speed and personalization, then you’re losing the battle to give drivers what they want.

Skip the Voice Response System. Voice response systems are a significant source of frustration. If you’re using one to service drivers, then you’re doing the opposite of what drivers want.

Give Consistent Answers. Your driver service methodology should include a mechanism for ensuring that drivers will receive the same answers regardless of whom they speak with in your organization. Anything else is irrational and will result in poor driver service.

If you’re in the transportation maintenance business, it’s likely that none of this information will surprise you. Yet it’s also likely that demands on your time, resources, and personnel don’t always allow you to focus on driver service the way you want to. Meeting driver expectations for call center service, though, will lead to greater retention, lower costs associated with turnover, and keep your assets on the road, more often.

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Sources: TTN, Forrester Consulting, American Trucking Association