Zonar announced it has been named in the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) list of the Best Places to Work in Washington. This recognition honors the area's leading employers by looking at current employee satisfaction surveys and award submissions.


Puget Sound Business Journal names annual list of the best companies in Washington state, based on employee survey

Best Workplaces in Washington

Seattle Wash. - August 20, 2018 - Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, today announced it has been named in the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) list of the Best Places to Work in Washington. This recognition honors the area's leading employers by looking at current employee satisfaction surveys and award submissions.

"At Zonar, everything starts with an inclusive culture and positive workplace. Our core values come from our employees and our customers—they're more than just placards on the wall and we live them every day," said Zonar's Chief People Officer, Paul Kemp. "Our people, focused on our customers drive the creative solutions that we strive for every day and help us forge new paths through innovation."

With over 17 years of experience acting as partners and trusted insights advisors to commercial fleets and operators, the team at Zonar makes business and development decisions all in the service of their customers – from the fleet managers to operators behind the wheel. With core tenets of improving every day, competing as a team, making a difference, making our customers successful, valuing one another, all while having fun, everyone at Zonar is passionate about helping drivers stay safe and drive smart on the road, and each day work together to achieve this common goal.

This year has marked a series of major achievements for Zonar due to the close collaboration within the team, including bolstering the compliance team by hiring commercial vehicle industry veteran, Ron Cordova, announcing new pupil products and grants in addition to helping managers coach drivers. This has also been a year of giving back— in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Zonar provided aid by partnering with Advanced Transportation, a school bus contractor serving Puerto Rico, to rebuild Puerto Rico’s school transportation system. Zonar’s commitment to the devastated island helped ensure that 345,000 students could arrive at their respective schooling locations as safely as possible.

PSBJ Best Workplaces entrants are companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. Companies are judged based on the results of an employee survey administered by Quantum Market Research. Hundreds of companies are surveyed each year to determine the region’s top 20 employers in each size category (Extra Large, Large, Medium and Small). Finalists received the highest score from employees in their respective size categories based on questions related to job satisfaction, relationships with their bosses, camaraderie with fellow employees, opportunity for advancement and more.

Companies that made the Puget Sound Journal’s prestigious list were honored during a special ceremony at Seattle Mariners Safeco Field on August 16.

For more information on Zonar, please visit: https://www.zonarsystems.com

About Zonar Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries. Zonar helps fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking. Cloud-based services with open API's drive Zonar's smart fleet solutions by making it easy for fleet owners and managers to stay connected to their fleets and drivers and operators to dispatch. Headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology company Continental, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. For more information about Zonar, go to www.zonarsystems.com

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Our History

2001: Zonar established.

2002: Grows to 11 employees.

2003: EVIR® patent awarded; First Student becomes customer.

2004: Approximately 30 First Student sites installed.

2006: Filed for Ground Traffic Control® patent.

2007: HQ moves to current building.

2008: 50 million verified visual inspections conducted in U.S.

2009: 100th employee hired.

2010: Introduced Z Pass™; Zonar featured on NBC's Today Show.

2011: Partnership with Daimler.

2012: V3™ and 2020® released.

2013: Virtual Technician wins Edison Award.

2014: Exceeds 300,000 subscribers.

2015: Announces DTNA strategic investment.

2016: Announces Continental's majority investment

2016: Launches Connect™ next gen tablet and software ecosystem

2017: Integrates with ContiPressureCheck™ tire sensors

2017: Introduces Zonar Coach™ an in-cab driver coaching solution

2018: Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year

2018: Puget Sound Business Journal Best Places to Work

2018: Launches Zonar Verify™

2018: Zonar Reseller Program announced