Construction projects require good management to be successful. Project managers must deal with any number of problems that occur in the regular day-to-day organized chaos of a project site. Unexpected equipment breakdowns are one of those problems. In addition to impacts on project timelines, there is the expense of replacement equipment rental, repair or replacement. …

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Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

As the 2016 LoJack Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report notes, thieves like to target construction’s heavy equipment for parts, resale and even their own use. It is very lucrative given the average replacement costs for towables to wheeled and tracked loaders range from $11,309 to $77,404. For contractors, not only do they have to replace …

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A quickly approaching government mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) is coming to a head in December, but instead of dreading the red tape, trucking companies should be strategizing on how it can give them some extra green. By Dec. 18, the majority of heavy-duty commercial trucking operations that haul between state lines must log …

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Service-focused fleets use various systems to manage their appointments, routing and vehicles. Government fleets and public works departments have an added layer of the public wanting to know where their vehicles are and wanting to have issues resolved quickly. For both cases, a full-stack telematics solution provides data on vehicle health metrics, locations, driver messaging …

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Risk is a fact of life. Whether you’re a vehicle finance lender, a credit union, or a buy-here-pay-here car dealer, you must face the possibility that a borrower will not keep up with payments. Credit checks are a good safety measure, but they don’t always predict customer behavior. With talk of a bubble in the …

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Blind spots typically increase the risk of dangerous situations such as a blind curve, an unprotected quarterback or an unknown situation. We mitigate some of the unknown with mirrors, backup cameras or an offensive tackle for blindsides. When dealing with unfamiliar conditions, information is the key to reducing the chance of something going wrong. Telematics …

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This week is Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW), an annual campaign sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Safe driving should be a habit. However, in case issues do arise with your fleet staff, here is some data on how poor driving affects your bottom line. There is also a way to …

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Unfortunately, nature has taken aim at the United States this summer and it isn’t letting up. There are fires in the west, droughts in the middle and hurricanes in the south. Some of these conditions, luckily, are seasonal. For these situations, it is best to be prepared. And, in honor of National Preparedness Month, we’re …

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From AT&T’s 4G/LTE-enabled Honda Odyssey to Arrow’s Semiautonomous Motorcar (SAM) that can drive around people with paraplegia, this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas made it clear that vehicles as we know them are changing. This momentum is driven both by vehicle manufacturers and consumers. In fact, during Wednesday’s Connected Cars: Driving Safety and Innovation with …

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How Much Do You Know About Truck Drivers?

  • September 11, 2017
  • Kristy C.

The week of September 10-16, 2017 is designated by the American Trucking Association as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. It is a time to recognize and thank the 5.9 million commercial drivers who keep the U.S. economy humming whether they are delivering consumer goods, livestock, construction equipment, industrial supplies or other essential loads. We recognize …

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