Bloomingdale, Ill. (June 26, 2006) – In a constantly changing industry like the fleet industry, if you don’t stay up-to-date on the latest practices and technologies you’ll likely get left in the dust by your competitors. Fleet professionals at Firestone Complete Fleet Care want to make sure their customers stay ahead of the curve and on the road to better fleet service. That’s why they are hosting a two-day education workshop for their customers this week. “At Firestone Complete Fleet Care we not only want to provide the best, most convenient fleet maintenance in the industry, but give our customers the tools they need to run effective businesses,” said Jim Kelly, director, Firestone Complete Fleet Care. “We believe that the fleet industry will face many technological changes in the coming years. It is important to us to bring our customers together to provide education and discussion about the future of our industry. With the tools gained from our event, our customers will be better equipped to take advantage of the anticipated changes.” Firestone Complete Fleet Care operates as part of BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC (BFRC) and has been servicing fleet businesses for more than 70 years. As an industry leader, Firestone Complete Fleet Care services individual accounts and partners with major maintenance management programs to perform manufacturer recommended and fleet-scheduled maintenance, as well as provides a variety of tires to meet individual fleet needs. Firestone Complete Fleet Care customers have access to advanced equipment and expertly trained and skilled technicians found at nearly 5,000 locations across the United States. Firestone Complete Fleet Care with Bridgestone and Firestone retailers provide purchasing programs featuring competitive prices, centralized invoices and statements as well as nationwide warranties. Fleet customers consist of those businesses with fleets of more than 25 vehicles with the ability to accept centralized billing. With more than 14,000 service bays, Firestone Complete Fleet Care can serve the needs of these customers nearly anywhere in the country. About BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC: BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC (BFRC) is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill., and operates the largest number of company-owned automotive retail generalist stores in the world—more than 2,200 consumer and commercial vehicle service and tire locations across the United States and Canada—including Firestone Complete Auto Care™, TiresPlus™, ExpertTire, Wheel Works, and GCR Tire Centers store locations. Credit First National Association and Firestone Complete Fleet Care operations are also part of BFRC. BFRC is a member of the Bridgestone Americas’ family of companies.