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Michelin to Acquire Telematics Provider

Michelin North America has acquired NexTraq, a U.S. provider of commercial fleet telematics. NexTraq provides solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity.

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Michelin North America has acquired NexTraq, a U.S. provider of commercial fleet telematics. NexTraq provides solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity.

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“Telematics and fleet management services are a rapidly growing category worldwide and an important area of Michelin Group’s overall business plans,” said Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “NexTraq represents a strategic acquisition that accelerates our growth in telematics with synergies that increase our scale, expand our geographic footprint and strengthen overall competitiveness in fleet management technology and services in the United States.”

NexTraq has 117 employees, approximately 7,000 fleet customers and 116,000 individual subscribers. The unit will operate independently within Michelin North America.

“NexTraq has technology that, among other capabilities, monitors reckless driving and stops texting while driving. This capability is an excellent cultural fit with Michelin’s purpose and long-standing commitment to road safety,” Dimenna said.

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The closing of the acquisition is subject to completion of certain customary conditions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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