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Protect Your Shipments: 5 Stats to Watch

  • July 19, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Supply Chain Blog

Real-time visibility into your supply chain is critical for effective logistics management—but without taking time to analyze this data, you might still be leaving yourself open to problems. Here are five important factors to monitor when your cargo is in transit. Real-Time Location The ability to track the location of containers or individual shipments—down to …

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How to Use Location-Based Analytics for Decision Making

  • July 11, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp's Esri Blog

Location data is an increasingly important part of business intelligence. Companies use trend analysis to determine where to open new franchise locations or factories based on local economies, demographics and other factors. Recently, maps with up-to-date geographic information system (GIS) data, coupled with real-time intelligent vehicle telematics, have enabled location-based analytics down to the extremely …

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Safer Roads and Mobility: Ensuring Driver Safety via Technology

  • July 09, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Together for Safer Roads

By: David Braunstein, Together for Safer Roads, President It’s no secret that our roads present many challenges to drivers, regardless of tenure, attitude or aptitude. Unlike many other workplaces, our roads are a dynamic environment where we cannot assume a “normal” workday. So as a matter of best practice, drivers and company leaders are encouraged …

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Why Your Fleet’s Fast Starts & Stops Matter

  • June 28, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Why Fleet Driving Matters

Summertime means more people are out and about – off from school, taking vacation, working around the house, etc. Fleet drivers need to be vigilant when they are driving, as they are your company. Driving a business vehicle isn’t always easy. Fleet transportation typically has a logo on the side, which means greater visibility on …

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Emerging Technology for Cold Chain Regulatory Challenges

  • June 13, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Emerging Technology for Cold Chains

Cool and cold chain management have their own layer of complexity on top of regular logistics. One focus area is quality management, which seeks to monitor and reduce freight spoilage during transit. There are also more regulations and good practices due to food safety and life sciences integrity concerns. Even indirect rules from other government …

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  Connected vehicles and assets are part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Using powerful, real-time data to direct asset management in areas including proactive maintenance, routing and getting the right size and mix of fleet vehicles. This next generation of telematics gateway offers a flexible vehicle interface technology that is compatible across multiple fleet types …

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The Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • February 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.” The article also notes that technology-enabled platforms will and are disrupting existing industry and operating structures. The benefits of this next development stage are clear. Improved productivity, …

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Roadside Inspections with an ELD: A Checklist

  • February 23, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The FMCSA ELD mandate went into effect in December 2017, and regular enforcement will begin April 1, 2018. With very few exceptions, truck drivers are subject to the FMCSA’s Hours of Service (HOS) rule and must have either an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) or an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) installed. The good news is …

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Customize Your IoT Solution to Fit Your Operations

  • February 20, 2018
  • Brian Burda
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The IoT industry is booming, and big data is a major factor in that growth. You’ve invested in a connected solution for your business to operate it more efficiently and stay competitive. To get the most value out of those system elements, you need to collect and use the data resourcefully.  Software is the tool …

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Plan for Safe Fleet Driving this Winter

  • January 31, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Winter road conditions present safety challenges that fleet managers can address through planning, tracking and driver training. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), “24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.” Your fleet operations depend on consistent performance from both your …

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