WeDriveU, Inc., a provider of corporate transportation solutions, is expanding its operations to accelerate company growth in key U.S. markets. This investment scales WeDriveU’s infrastructure and client services as employers take advantage of new approaches to improve work commutes. Founded in 1988 and based in California, WeDriveU serves the clients with Commute Alternative Solutions (Last Mile and Intercampus Shuttles, Residential Bus Service and On-Demand solutions) and Managed Solutions (Meeting & Event Services, Field Data Collection and Outsourced Drivers).
WeDriveU has appointed transportation industry veteran Tim Wayland as its Chief Operating Officer. Wayland brings 30 years of executive leadership in operations, finance, and solutions experience to this newly created position. WeDriveU also promoted Erick VanWagenen as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer to lead sales, business development, and strategic partnerships, following 10 years establishing customer and partner relationships.
“WeDriveU’s mobility solutions help employers increase productivity, attract talent, and unlock value to grow their business,” said Dennis Carlson, CEO of WeDriveU. “Tim is a seasoned executive with a track record of scaling companies and is a tremendous addition to our leadership team, along with Erick driving growth in emerging markets. We’ve assembled a winning strategy, operational structure, and proven solutions to create the future of mobility.”
The announcement builds on WeDriveU’s recent momentum, including a 50% year-over-year revenue growth the past three years. Highlights include:
Customer adoption. New customer wins and expansion of current accounts in technology, apparel, automotive, home improvement, and real estate
5 million annual passengers. Strong ridership for WeDriveU Commute Alternative Solutions and Meeting & Event Solutions
Operational expertise. Added experienced leaders from the airline and motorcoach industries, including former Virgin America senior manager Matthew Streem, vice president of operations; and Kyle Carson, director of fleet management, former General Manager at Complete Coach Works
Expanded TDM offering. Enthusiastic response from customers and partners for WeDriveU Transportation Demand Management (TDM) services that enrich the planning, implementation, and promotion of employer-sponsored shuttle programs
New U.S. markets. Traction in key commute alternative markets such as Austin, Boston, Denver, and Seattle
Fleet Expansion. WeDriveU’s fleet has grown to more than 400 vehicles, ranging from motor coaches to sedans, including electric vehicles
Industry recognition. Three WeDriveU clients earned the “National Standard of Excellence” distinction in 2017 from Best Workplaces for Commuters(SM). WeDriveU also serves the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) 2016 “Employee Transportation Champion” winner and was awarded SmartTransit 2016 Project of the Year with partner LILEE Systems.