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FULLBAY LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO GIVE BACK TO HEAVY-DUTY COMMUNITY


[Phoenix, AZ – May 13, 2020] Fullbay, the leading shop management software for heavy-duty repair shops, is pleased to introduce Fullbay Cares, the company’s new initiative designed to give back to the heavy-duty repair community. The ongoing program will provide assistance via charitable donations, educational resources, employee volunteering, and more. To kick off the program, Fullbay Cares is currently hosting a month-long contribution to help those who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Throughout May, every time a U.S.-based shop signs up with Fullbay, Fullbay Cares will make a donation to Feeding America; for each Canadian-based shop that signs up, they will contribute to Food Banks Canada. Both hunger-relief organizations stock hundreds of food banks across North America, helping to feed hungry families and raise awareness.

“This isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the only thing to do,” said Jacob Findlay, CEO and co-founder of Fullbay. “Those in the heavy-duty community continue to put themselves on the front lines to ensure trucks keep running and people keep receiving food and supplies. We knew we had to do something. Too often we see something going wrong and say, ‘Why doesn’t somebody help?’ This is our chance to help – to do something.’”

Interstate Billing Service, American Diesel Training Center, and Find a Wrench have also jumped aboard, partnering with Fullbay Cares to support its mission to give back.

“Interstate Billing Service is proud to participate along with Fullbay in this campaign to give back to the charitable organizations serving our communities and feeding families in need,” said Jason Windham, president of Interstate Billing Service. “Our mission is to help our customers and team members prosper, and that is only possible when our communities prosper. We have been amazed to see how our customers and team members are giving back during this time, and we are proud to do our part.”

Fullbay Cares is a long-term initiative to bring together the heavy-duty repair community, connecting partners and providing assistance to the essential workforce keeping commercial fleets operating in good times and bad.

About Fullbay
Fullbay provides heavy-duty repair shop management software to streamline workflows and improve efficiency. Launched in 2015, Fullbay helps shops increase technician productivity, invoice faster, better manage parts, connect with other applications, and more. By reducing administrative and management tasks that have slowed down shops for years, Fullbay customers have better-run and more profitable businesses. For more information, visit fullbay.com.

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Open Transport Initiative launches New Standard for Transport and Mobility Interoperability


“Open Transport aims to do for the transport sector what Open Banking has done for the Financial Services sector.”

Today, International Standards Day (14th October) sees the launch of a new standard in the transport and mobility sector. The publication of a draft Open Standard for Transport Account Interoperability by the Open Transport initiative, a team of transport and technology specialists who saw the need for transport accounts to work together.

Since early 2018 the Financial Services market across Europe has been adopting Open Banking. An approach that allows secure interoperability of personal accounts between banks, which puts the customer more in control of their finances. This new transport account standard has been created to achieve for Transport what Open Banking has achieved for Financial Services. It facilitates peer-to-peer transport account data sharing and interoperability, allowing the customer to view all their transportation, mobility and associated data in one place. No searching across various apps and websites to join-up journey, ticket and discount data. This collaborative account and data standardisation will produce the best experience for the travelling customer.

This initiative was started earlier in 2019 by Ideal Interface, a strategic and digital consultancy based in Glasgow Scotland. It has since been steadily gathering interest by mobility industry vendors, public transport authorities and operators around the UK and Europe, plus has had wider input from rail, ferry, subway, bus, parking, & taxi organisations, as well as academia. It is now ready for review and input by all transportation practitioners and observers.

“This is the right time to put the draft standard out to review. For us, this is the next step in getting the Open Transport accepted as a ratified standard. This is an enabler for true Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) schemes.” Hayden Sutherland, Ideal Interface
If you are interested in reading more or taking part in the review, contact the Open Standard Initiative https://opentransport.co.uk/

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