The company will provide a wide range of solutions, including the CDK Drive Dealer Management System, to all of Inland’s stores across the United States and Canada.
“CDK is committed to serving the needs of the trucking industry,” said Steve Larrimore, vice president of CDK Heavy Truck. “As one of the largest and most technologically advanced dealer groups in the industry, the selection of CDK by Inland validates our direction and investment in the solutions that benefit our clients. We look forward to this partnership. Our team is ready to work with their entire organization as they transition to CDK.”
“I’m excited about our new business relationship with CDK,” said Bill Currie, president and COO, Inland Group. “We performed an exhaustive search of all third-party dealer business software providers and we feel strongly that CDK is an ideal fit. Their commitment to the heavy truck and equipment market, financial stability, professionalism and complete package offering were key decision drivers. With over 1200 employees and 23 locations in both Canada and the U.S., we needed a provider who could meet all our needs.”
“Giving our customers a world-class service experience is our number one priority,” said Andrew Johnston, executive vice president and CFO, Inland Group. “When a customer comes into one of our dealerships, we want to provide consistent, complete and accurate information at a moment’s notice. Inland prides itself on over 65 years of strong customer relationships. That said, the expectation all of us have for the speed of accurate information is growing and we did not believe we could meet this expectation with our current business system. We entered into this partnership with CDK because we believe they are best positioned to help us meet these expectations now and into the future.”
In addition to the CDK Drive DMS, Inland stores will implement other CDK products and services:
• Integrated telephony solutions;
• Electronic filing of business documents using CDK Document Scanning and Archiving;
• ASP hosting and system maintenance;
• Network and data security;
• Hardware maintenance and support.
CDK Global Heavy Truck is the largest provider of integrated information technology solutions to the heavy truck retail industry. In addition to the DMS, CDK Heavy Truck offers a full suite of technology solutions for the industry, ranging from telephony and networking to data security. For more information about CDK Heavy Truck, please visit cdkglobal.com/truck.
About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (cdkglobal.com) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles.
Inland (inland-group.com) is a heavy truck and equipment dealership with 23 locations throughout British Columbia, the Yukon, Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. Founded in Penticton, BC in 1949, Inland is a dealer for Kenworth, Case Construction, Tigercat and Link-Belt products. Inland also offers parts, service and in-house financing options.