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3 businesses that don’t need fleet management technology

By Holly Dempster June 4, 2024

Naturally, we have a lot to say about fleet management technology. We’re passionate about how it can help businesses of all shapes and sizes reduce fuel consumption, promote safe driving, increase efficiency and create happy customers.

That said, we’re the first to admit that it’s not for everyone. Believe it or not, there are some businesses out there that would struggle to benefit from the latest fleet tech. So, in the interests of greater transparency, here are three that don’t require our services.

The Stanley Motor Carriage Company
The Stanley Motor Carriage Company ceased trading in 1924, meaning our paths were never destined to cross. But had they, we’re unlikely to have had much success convincing its twin founders, Francis and Freelan Stanley, of the benefits of our numerous fuel-saving features.

While the company’s signature vehicle, the Stanley Steamer, needed a little gasoline to keep its engine burning, it was primarily fuelled by water (well… steam, technically) – a much cheaper and readily available resource both then and now!

Great Barrier Island Pigeongram Agency
Verizon Connect’s portfolio of fleet management tools can help monitor and manage much more than vehicles. Our asset tracking devices can be fitted to almost anything, from trailers and plant equipment to refuse and storage containers.

However, we’re not sure we could safely install a device on a pigeon. Unfortunately, this is just one of many reasons why our technology would struggle to be helpful to the Great Barrier Island Pigeongram Agency. (Another being that its fleet of pigeon post carriers was replaced by a telegraph cable in 1908.)

Banger racing teams
There’s no doubt Verizon Connect can help banger racing organisations transport their vehicles to and from races.

Our live map, route replay and geofence features would help staff keep tabs on trailers and transporters – potentially mitigating delays and keeping those at the track up to speed on their racer’s ETA.

However, once the bangers cross the line onto the track, our services may be less desired.

In-cab alerts warning of excessive speeds or harsh driving would almost certainly be ignored, while our AI-powered dashcams would have their work cut out classifying crash after crash as ‘critical’, ‘major’, ‘moderate’ or ‘minor’.

Not on this list? You probably need fleet tracking

It’s true. We can’t definitively say that every fleet-reliant business on the planet would benefit from GPS tracking solutions. But we’re still confident our suite of applications can help the majority increase efficiency, drive greater productivity and profitability, promote safety and potentially save money.

Whether you have a fleet of cars and HGVs or your business is primarily powered by site equipment and plant machinery, our technology can help. With devices suitable for almost all powered and non-powered assets, we can give you actionable insight into the goings-on in your mobile operation, whatever its makeup.

Learn more about our fleet tracking, asset tracking and dashcam solutions to see how we can help your business. Or, arrange a free demo to see our technology in action.

Holly Dempster

Holly is the Marketing Specialist for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With 5 years' experience in the IT Sector and a Journalism degree, her passion lies in the power of content. Holly's focus areas to date include, Digital, Channel and Consultative Marketing.

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