Mobile Thrones provides portable toilets and related sanitation services to businesses in North Texas, with a fleet of six trucks deploying and maintaining more than 400 toilets spread across thousands of square miles. The company's main business is long-term rentals for construction sites and oil field sites, but it also provides restrooms for major events.
‘We started Mobile Thrones six years ago and have built a very diversified business,’ says Gary Oliver, CEO of Mobile Thrones. ‘Our main service is toilet rentals, but we also offer septic tank pumping, sink rentals, holding tanks, anything required to service large groups of people or workers in rural and urban locations.’ The company is based in Jacksboro, approximately 60 miles from Fort Worth.
Mobile Thrones' new TomTom fleet management system has made it easier for the company's drivers to find customer locations in a wide variety of settings, from construction sites in the Dallas ‘Metroplex’ to oil drilling ‘pads’ miles from the nearest paved road.
Navigating to those oil drilling sites is a challenge, since the gates providing access to the private, fenced properties the oil companies often lease are usually unmarked. But Oliver said it was easy for his team to customize its TomTom maps with flags for every gate and notes for any off-road navigation, and estimates this has cut his total fuel and labor costs by up to $2,000 or 20% per month.
Mobile Thrones' ability to track and locate its equipment has even helped the company's oil company customers find their own drilling sites. ‘Sometimes when the oil companies hire new people, the new guy doesn't want to bother their boss to find a particular driller site, so he'll just call me to ask where it is. I'm happy to help.’