Zonar was founded in 2001 on the simple idea that electronic verified inspections could revolutionize the way pre- and post-trip inspections are conducted, increasing safety for everyone on the road, and minimizing the risk of on-the-road breakdowns. Since its inception, Zonar has grown in size and scope and is now the third largest provider of complete telematics and fleet management solutions. Zonar is a frequent winner of nationally recognized awards, including Frost and Sullivan’s North American Telematics Product Innovation of the Year, an Edison Award for Innovation, and Connected World magazine’s M2M Award for Innovation. We have also been named the second largest big data software company in the Puget Sound area for the second year in a row by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Learn more.
Zonar’s telematics solutions include electronic fleet inspection, tracking and fleet management for public and private fleets, as well as ridership visibility solutions for pupil and people transportation. Our platform keeps fleet owners and managers connected to their fleets and drivers to dispatchers. Zonar built the patented first Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system fourteen years ago, revolutionizing how drivers conduct pre- and post-trip inspections. Drivers use EVIR to conduct their state and federal-mandated inspections thousands of times every day, protecting themselves, their vehicles, and the people with whom they share the road. EVIR is exemplary of Zonar: it streamlines the inspection process, ensuring accuracy and verifying authenticity while raising the safety bar.
As a pioneer, partner and platform provider, Zonar delivers fleet savings in three important ways:
• Effective and Innovative Products – At Zonar we call it customer-driven ingenuity, because our products emerge from an effective partnership with our customers. Groundbreaking products that deliver fleets their next big savings are the result. That is Zonar’s payback.
• Affordable by Design – Zonar is the manufacturer of its equipment and the developer of its software. That means no middlemen and mark-ups between you and Zonar’s solutions. These savings are passed to you.
• Driven by Customer Satisfaction – You’ll work with a capable and motivated group of people. Zonar has earned exceptionally high customer loyalty by passing the toughest evaluations, exceeding expectations and demonstrating our staying power.
Zonar has always been about people, a core foundational value that hasn’t changed in the last fourteen years. Of the five founders, four remain actively involved in the company, while the fifth only recently retired. We invest in our employees because we truly believe in hiring the best so that we, in turn, provide the best possible products, solutions and customer care to our customers. Our transportation technology solutions also work every day to make the roads and your fleets safer for everyone on the road.
Zonar is privately held, but is excited and honored that Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) made a strategic investment in the company in June of 2015. Learn more.
Born and headquartered in south Seattle, Zonar also has offices in downtown Seattle and Cincinnati, as well as a distribution center outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
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: Zonar exceeds 300,000 subscribers.
2015: Zonar announces DTNA strategic investment.