When Ford Motor Company decided to phase out the Ford E350 Cargo van (utilized exclusively across their fleet of vehicles) last year, Jones used the opportunity to optimize their fleet program to better support their staff. Having partnered with Zeemac for over 40 years, Jones relied on Zeemac’s analysis to oversee the upgrading of their entire fleet.
Emphasis was placed on the suitability of upfitting for commercial refrigeration and HVAC needs, safety features such as back up cameras, sensors and hands free capability to ensure that the fleet operates “safety first”, fuel-economy, modular part design for reduced repair costs, supply-chain availability, vehicle tracking, and overall total cost of ownership.
Jones technicians are on-call 24/7 ensuring supermarket refrigeration equipment continues working to their full capacity. Teams are dispatched to remote as well as urban locations to respond to emergency calls. As part of the fleet evaluation, the current GPS Telematics system was also reviewed with Jones to determine if new advancements in GPS technology and real-time systems would facilitate dispatch efficiency.
System trials highlighted that real-time mapping of fleet movement, improved analytic data and new advanced GPS reporting made a change of provider advantageous. Jones provided Zeemac the green light (March 2016) to implement the new Geotab system fleet-wide with their new Transit Cargo roll-out and have already seen improvements operationally.
To deliver unparalleled service—keeping commercial refrigeration equipment running across BC—Jones continually seeks solutions to equip their technicians to do their best work. Zeemac supports their team through the Geotab Fleet Management tools, our Customer Care services, and a fleet of customized work-ready vehicles.
Zeemac President & CEO