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Ryan Enters into Strategic Partnership with Vusion

Press Release Jan 06, 2017

Ryan Enters into Strategic Partnership with Vusion to Unlock Motor Fuel Tax Refund Opportunities for Mid-Market Trucking Companies

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with Vusion, a provider of data analytics, including full-service fuel tax reporting for trucking companies. Vusion consolidates data from GPS coordinates, odometer readings, and fuel purchase data to create fuel tax returns and manage tax compliance for trucking companies. An estimated 50 cents per gallon in potential tax refunds exists for every gallon of fuel used, but most mid-market companies lack the resources or knowledge base to secure these refunds. Through this strategic partnership, existing Vusion clients will be introduced to Ryan’s industry-leading fuel tax experts to identify and secure millions of dollars of untapped fuel tax refund opportunities.

“Our Firm specializes in identifying and securing fuel tax recovery opportunities that drive greater client profitability and cash flow,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Aligning with a compliance and data analytics leader like Vusion supports Ryan’s ability to deliver innovative fuel tax savings to a broader industry audience.”

Ryan’s unique approach to identifying fuel tax refunds is widely recognized for driving value throughout entire industries. For example, Ryan successfully made the case that a tax credit applicable to auxiliary power units on aircraft should also be applied to trucks, resulting in significant savings for private and commercial trucking companies across North America.

“The dedicated tax professionals at Ryan leverage years of proven experience in securing fuels and excise tax refunds that will help our clients recover taxes they shouldn’t have paid in the past and keep more of what’s theirs in the future,” said Carl Robinson of Vusion.

“With the largest team in the country devoted to identifying fuel tax refunds, Ryan offers a wealth of understanding and expertise spanning multiple industries and many different types of tax,” said Bob Jones, Ryan’s Motor Fuels Tax Principal. “Our practice creates great client value because the taxes recovered help fund tax planning and compliance.”

About Vusion

Vusion, a Trimble company and division of PeopleNet, specializes in compliance and data analytics, providing operational metrics to help fleet management make better, more predictive decisions about equipment, vehicles, and people. Using proprietary algorithms and industry expertise, Vusion transforms raw data into meaningful, actionable analytics—streamlining fleet tax reporting, improving fuel efficiency and helping optimize operational profitability. Founded in 2009, Vusion has seen rapid growth, today serving more than 350 companies with a total of over 150,000 tractors. More information about Vusion can be found at

About PeopleNet

PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction, and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility, and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2015 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. PeopleNet’s ConnectedFleet™ was recognized as a 2016 Top 20 Product by Heavy Duty Trucking. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call 888.346.3486, or visit

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing