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With a history of innovation spanning over 40 years, Ward is a pioneer in the Fuel Management industry. Our forward looking philosophy positions us for an even more successful future; as we are committed to providing solutions that improve the productivity of fleet asset managers. Ward’s noteworthy accomplishments in include many significant achievements, product launches and customer acquisitions.

1974     Eddie J. Ward establishes E.J. Ward, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas

1975     Ward develops the first Automated Fuel Management System

1976     The City of San Antonio purchases the Ward Automated Fuel Management System

1978     The City of New York selects the Ward Automated Fuel Management System. Development of DataFleet 1.0 – the first dial-up Fuel Management System

1979     Development of DataFleet 1.5 – The first fuel management terminal (FCT) with front panel keypad and display screen

1981     Development of the Ward FCT MAB based system

1988     Unix system is introduced

1988     Unix system is introduced

1990     The Ward VIT was developed

1994     The second generation VIT was developed known as the Ward VIT-SX

1996     Ward develops the Ward FCT-RT fuel control terminal

1998     VDOT selects the Ward Automated Fuel Management System

1999     City of Los Angeles selects the Ward Automated Fuel Management System

2000     The Ward CANceiver was developed to monitor vehicle status, driver behavior, and automate fueling access and records

2007     Ward launches major marketing rebranding program

2008     Ward introduces the Ward ATS (Asset Tracking System) real-time and passive AVL solution

2012     Ward launches the W4 product line

2013     City of New York selects W4 as its citywide fuel management solution; the multi-agency deployment consists of over 225 FCTs and 27,000 CANcievers with passive GPS

2014     Ward deploys its first cloud-based W4 system for the County of Monterey in California