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With Fleet Management GPS Services, You’re In the Driver’s Seat

IMG_1580Countrywide Sanitation has been serving the Grand Forks community since 2008, providing collection, transportation, disposal and recycling services to both residential and commercial customers. As a comprehensive waste company, Countrywide Sanitation’s fleet of vehicles is the lifeblood of its business. It operates more than 18 vehicles, and to help manage this impressive fleet, General Manager Bryan Krom looks to Stone’s.

Stone’s worked with Countrywide Sanitation to deploy a Networkfleet system, which merges GPS technology with reliable wireless coverage. Using this system, Krom is able to access information about location, stops, idling and mileage on any of Countrywide Sanitation’s many vehicles – from anywhere that has Internet access (including his office or even his smartphone). Krom has been especially grateful for the vehicle diagnostics that the system provides.

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IMG_03782Since Countrywide Sanitation started using Networkfleet in 2013, Krom has experienced very few issues. “We’ve been very happy with the system provided by Stone’s,” says Krom. “Their service has always been professional and personal. It’s nice to have the peace of mind that comes from working with a company that takes as much pride in their service as we do in our own.”

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Improving The Safety Of Those Who Keep The Public Safe

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Ironically, public safety jobs are some of the most challenging – and potentially hazardous – jobs in the country. They are also some of the most important. That’s why Stone’s works so hard to help law enforcement, police departments and ambulance services maintain public safety while staying safe themselves.

Bob Rost is the sheriff of Grand Forks County, North Dakota. He has worked in law enforcement since 1971, when he started as a deputy sheriff in nearby Marshall County, Minnesota. In every position he’s held, Rost has counted on Stone’s to keep him and his team safe as they’ve protected the people they’ve served. Today, his department works with Stone’s to provide virtually all of the organization’s two-way radios as well as light bars, sirens, push bumpers and even cages for deputy vehicles.

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According to Rost, reliable communication is critical for all law enforcement agencies but even more so in a rural area like Grand Forks County. “In the old days, if you left your vehicle, you were soon out of contact – which is dangerous, to say the least. Thanks to Stone’s, our cars act as repeaters which allow deputies to stay in radio contact.” That makes their jobs safer, which is why so many public safety organizations work with Stone’s for their technology.

With Stone’s, they’re able to get the latest equipment at a great price from a company that stands behind it with expert service.“We have a maintenance agreement with Stone’s so that if something goes wrong, they address it right away,” Rost says. “They get the parts they need and fix our problems very quickly.” In fact, according to Rost, it is dependability that sets Stone’s apart. “We stay with Stone’s because of the reliability of their products and their people. Our experiences are so positive, we see no need to change.”

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Mission Critical Austin/Travis County, Texas Regional Radio System

When it was time for the city of Austin, Texas, to build a new public-safety radio system, they agreed Motorola was the right choice.

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SITUATION
Replacing an aging network with a powerful resource for community safety.

Discussions with Travis County officials and leaders from other neighboring entities made it clear they had a rare opportunity to:

  • Streamline emergency operations when incidents require rapid joint response
  • Enable city and county personnel to communicate across organizational boundaries
  • Improve radio coverage throughout the metro area
  • Provide enhanced communications for schools, transportation, and public works to help them coordinate with public safety efforts

SOLUTION
Shared resources.

System: A new regional 800 MHz Project 25 network supports dependable and truly interoperable voice communications, while a new mobile data system supports CAD, RMS, and AVI applications to give people the information they need, when and where they need it.

Coverage area: Uses simulcast technology to cover 1300 square miles of rolling hills that include city, suburban and rural areas.

Users: Six governmental entities, approximately 50 departments, and 6,000 users, with expected growth to 10,000 users. More entities are expected to join the network in later phases.

RESULT
An advanced network at an affordable cost.

“Shared infrastructure was a great benefit because no one agency could absorb the cost for the entire system. We were able to take the combined center approach, leverage our dollars, and produce a very good outcome from it.” – Pete Collins

“By partnering with these other agencies, the city has gotten a much better system, with much more functionality and greater coverage, than we could have afforded ourselves.”
– Robert Turner

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