Trevose, PA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
The City of Bellevue, WA, has partnered with the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide accident management services for its municipal fleet of 700 vehicles, CEI announced today.
The agreement calls for CEI to provide auto body repairs for all of the city’s departments, including its police, fire, utilities, and parks and community services departments.
In naming CEI, Tom Wall of the city’s fleet management team, cited the company’s ability to streamline the fleet’s administrative processes by reviewing body repair estimates, tracking repair costs, and providing detailed invoices directly to the city’s risk management staff. He also noted that “all the body shops in the CEI network have gone through a stringent screening process that guarantees quality providers.”
The city’s agreement with CEI was facilitated by the contract the State of Washington awarded CEI after a competitive bidding process. The state’s contract enables governments and government agencies within the state to work with CEI without issuing their own request for proposals.
For the last four years, Bellevue’s fleet has been named one of the “100 Best Fleets in America,” sponsored by 100 Best Fleets and Governing magazine. Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, is the state’s fifth largest city, with a population of 122,000.
The CEI Group, Inc. is the largest integrated fleet accident, driver safety and risk management providers in North America. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.
Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Lake in the Hills, IL. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare™ line of services, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit http://ceinetwork.com.