Countrywide 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.
Since 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.”
Contact Stone’s today and let us show you how fleet management GPS systems can put you in control of your business.
R.J. Zavoral & Sons has been moving earth in the Red River Valley since 1951. Headquartered in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, they use a GPS system to track dump trucks, semi tractors and pickups. As the company has grown, it has become common to work many projects at the same time, sometimes over a huge geographic area. According to Dave Zavoral, “it comes down to improved safety and competitive bids. We experience fewer accidents because drivers are held accountable, and we are able to give confident, accurate bids because we can easily predict our fuel and maintenance costs. It actually helps a lot that we save money when our vehicles are driven correctly.”
Mobile Trailer Works lives by that motto, because that is the challenge its customers – shippers and trucking companies that service the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California – face every day. Mobile Trailer Work’s customers must be able to transport their heavy cargo quickly and efficiently.
The rugged environment of a seaside port is hard on trucks, and breakdowns are common and costly. The vehicles endure salt air, navigate uneven pavements, and withstand the vibrations of heavy equipment. They spend long hours waiting in line to receive or off-load containers. If a truck breaks down while waiting to get loaded, it loses its place in line. If a container doesn’t make it to port on time, the ship leaves without it. And, if a truck breaks down after it’s loaded, the shipment is stranded. So potential problems need to be caught early and repairs made quickly, wherever the trucks happen to be.
That’s where Mobile Trailer Works comes in. Its fleet of 13 mobile vehicles is staffed with highly skilled mechanics and state-of-the-art equipment. Dispatched from the company’s headquarters in Commerce, California, they are always on the move, doing inspections and repairs on containers and chassis throughout Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and parts of Orange County.
Until recently, Mobile Trailer Works used cell phones to manage its widely dispersed fleet. But, cellular proved to be a time-consuming and inefficient technology for communicating with the company’s far-flung vehicles. There were many dropped calls, drivers had to be contacted individually, and mechanics tended to leave their phones in the truck cab while working on a customer’s vehicle, so they missed calls. And with the recurring monthly charges per unit, cell phones were expensive.
Today, Mobile Trailer Works is profiting from the MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio system with the GPS-enabled SafeMobile® dispatch software. This solution streamlined and optimized their communications while significantly improving the company’s ability to manage their mobile assets.
According to Mobile Trailer Works, the new system has delivered:
- 20% higher efficiency
- 70% lower communications costs