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Zubie Selected by ProTradeNet to Offer Its Innovative Fleet Management Solution to Over 1600 Franchisees

Zubie Is Now a Preferred GPS Vehicle Tracking Partner for The Dwyer Group's Franchise Companies

CHARLESTON, SC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/15 -- Zubie, a leader in fleet management for small- to mid-sized fleets, today announced a partnership with ProTradeNet®, the vendor management company of The Dwyer Group®, and seven of its franchise companies including, Mr. Rooter®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Appliance®, Rainbow International®, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor® and Five Star Painting®. The partnership makes Zubie a preferred supplier for vehicle tracking and diagnostics solutions to franchisees of The Dwyer Group's selected brands.

"ProTradeNet is in the business of looking for strategic partners that add value to the lives of our members," stated Luke Stanton, VP, ProTradeNet. "Zubie has all of the qualifying factors when it comes to a strong strategic partner -- competitive pricing, great service, a strong platform, and straightforward technology. We are confident that Zubie's platform will make managing a fleet program more efficient for our members."

The Zubie Business service has gained significant traction since its early 2014 launch with small- and medium-sized fleets, as well as large fleets that are managed regionally and locally.

Zubie's low-cost fleet management service is tailored to the mobile nature of The Dwyer Group's brands, whose vehicles are constantly on the road. On-the-go franchise owners can view all of their company's vehicle locations on a live map via the Zubie mobile apps and web view.

Zubie also provides owners with conveniently summarized driving reports with insights for monitoring the driving behavior of their employees. Fleet managers and business owners can receive instant alerts for speeding and hard-braking incidents when they occur. In addition to increasing the safety of employee-drivers and other motorists, a branded vehicle is an SMB's most visible advertisement. Zubie's reports can help to eliminate damage to a business's reputation that result from the reckless driving of company-vehicles.

Zubie lowers fleet ownership and operation costs by reducing vehicle downtime by sending alerts triggered by low battery levels and engine health events. For example, a business owner would immediately receive a low battery notification if an employee leaves a service vehicle's headlights on the night before a full day of appointments.

To ensure that deliveries and service appointments are on schedule, Zubie allows for geo-fence notifications via text or email when vehicles arrive and depart locations important to their businesses. Further, Zubie's simple installation process -- smart device plug-in and activation via web or mobile app -- means business owners will not have to waste time and resources training managers and drivers on setup and operation.

"Zubie's low-cost, full-service solution has now made GPS tracking and vehicle diagnostics monitoring attainable for SMBs," said Tim Kelly, CEO of Zubie.

"The Dwyer Group is a particularly appealing partner for Zubie as its vendor management company, ProTradeNet, is actively committed to identifying, evaluating, and recommending best-in-class suppliers for its well-regarded brands," Kelly added. "The Dwyer Group is a great initial partner as we further establish our solution as a leader in the fleet management space, especially for SMBs."

The Dwyer Group's franchise owners can access exclusive discounts for Zubie Business and rebate eligibility information via their ProTradeNet accounts. Zubie Business is also available to all businesses directly via Zubie's site at www.zubie.com/business

About ProTradeNet®
ProTradeNet® serves as the vendor relations organization for The Dwyer Group® and their eight franchise companies including, Mr. Rooter®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Appliance®, Rainbow International®, Five Star Painting®, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor® and The Grounds Guys®. PTN is a platform in which franchisees are able to build and maintain relationships and programs with preferred vendors stronger than the franchisee would be able to establish and negotiate individually. By improving communications, providing promotions, rebates and special discounts, developing special payment terms and challenging franchisees to support the preferred vendor program, PTN strives to continuously provide franchisees with successful business opportunities.

About Zubie
Zubie is a leader in the fleet management and emerging connected car spaces. Zubie was formed in 2012 as a joint venture between leading retailer and Fortune 100 company, Best Buy, and OpenAir Equity Partners, a wireless, Internet and mobility-focused venture capital firm. Zubie is headquartered in Charleston, SC, with offices in the Minneapolis area. For partnership inquires, email [email protected].

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