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Food Distributor Increases Efficiency with Verizon Connect

The support that I’ve received from Verizon Connect has also impressed me...That just made it so easy for me to implement the system across the business. It’s been great.
Shane Alderice
owner of Midwest Foods & Liquor. 

Midwest Foods & Liquor are a Countrywide Food Service Distributor. Established over 25 years ago, they service around one third of New South Wales.

Midwest Foods & Liquor Implement GPS Tracking

Shane Alderdice, owner of Midwest Foods & Liquor, implemented Verizon Connect’s GPS vehicle tracking solution to gain visibility of their 23 vehicles. 

“We had gone down the path of vehicle tracking because we had vehicles that were in so many different locations” explains Shane Alderdice, owner of Midwest Foods & Liquor. 

With a reliable GPS fleet tracking system, Midwest Foods & Liquor now have near real-time visibility of their trucks via the live map. Shane has peace of mind knowing where his employees are and if any issues arise, they can quickly attend to them.

“Just the tyranny of distance and the isolated places that we go to creates challenges and I’m just very lucky we’ve got Verizon Connect in place to support it all.” explains Shane Alderdice, owner of Midwest Foods & Liquor. 

Excessive Idling Wastes Fuel 

Since implementing Verizon Connect’s GPS vehicle tracking system, Midwest Foods & Liquor have identified that excessive idling can have a significant impact on fuel wastage. They now have the tools to take action and reduce needless idling.

“Probably one of the most significant features of Verizon Connect’s GPS tracking system is that we can produce a report on wasted fuel linked to idle time.” explains Shane Alderdice.

Midwest Foods & Liquor have eliminated unnecessary idling through correcting poor habits and as a result, they are seeing fuel savings.

“After a little bit of education, the drivers are now turning the truck engine off and the evidence is very clear that we are starting to save fuel. This has a massive impact on cost cutting across the board.” explains Shane Alderdice. 

Vehicle Maintenance is Now Manageable 

Verizon Connect’s vehicle tracking solution helps Midwest Foods & Liquor keep their trucks regularly serviced. Midwest Foods & Liquor have setup alerts to remind them when routine maintenance is required.

“We can keep on top of maintenance now with Verizon Connect. Also, we can make sure that drivers are rotating vehicles so that we’re not using one vehicle to do all the hard yards.” explains Shane Alderdice.

Additionally, Verizon Connect’s maintenance alerts help Midwest Foods & Liquor prevent taking multiple vehicles off the road for servicing at the same time. Instead, they can stagger servicing.  

Midwest Foods & Liquor Are Glad They Chose Verizon Connect

The team at Midwest Foods & Liquor are glad they chose Verizon Connect as their GPS tracking provider. They are impressed with Verizon Connect’s customer support and would be happy to recommend their solution to fellow Countrywide Food Service Distributors.

“The support that I’ve received from Verizon Connect has also impressed me. I went down and had a face to face meeting with some of the staff at the office in Sydney and they were really helpful. That just made it so easy for me to implement the system across the business. It’s been great.” explains Shane Alderdice.

Find out how Verizon Connect can help your business. 


Tags: Revenue & ROI, Cost Control, Field Management, Team Management, Vehicle Maintenance, Productivity & Efficiency

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