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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For any technology to be effective in this connected age, it cannot be an island. The most effective and popular solutions hinge on their ability to thrive as a part of an ecosystem. From cellular carriers to telematics suppliers, from resellers to customer software developers, industry must work together to eliminate dead ends that can …

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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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For smart businesses with a diverse variety of IIoT devices, LTE Cat-1 technology brings reliable connectivity to fleets, heavy equipment, unpowered assets, utility meters and vehicle area networks. The enterprise network delivers critical data streams that need to leverage LTE networks, however it is essential these new solutions come with improved efficiency and value. LTE …

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Managing the Day-to-Day Cost of Crashes

  • June 15, 2017
  • Peter Byrne

For any given driver, a collision is a rare event. But in a large population of drivers, accidents happen every day. For insurers and large fleets, crashes are not unexpected peril, but day-to-day business costs that must be managed just like any other expenses. That’s why we are excited about the newest services of CrashBoxx™: …

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Byline: Chris Bursey, CEO of Direct Communications Solutions, a CalAmp value-added reseller Many reports indicate that small and medium sized business (SMB) owners expect their revenues to grow in 2017. It is reasonable to anticipate that those business owners would wish to take advantage of the latest technologies to advance their objectives, however it always …

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Previously we’ve discussed finding the right communication interoperability tools for the industrial IoT community. However, companies in every industry have to evaluate new solutions based on how they work with their legacy systems. The new application must have the ability to communicate with new and legacy systems, whether it be off-the-shelf ready or a customized …

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Finding the Right Size for Your Fleet

  • April 27, 2017
  • Kristy C.

The size of your fleet is important. It shouldn’t be too large or too small in regards to assets. If there are too many vehicles and equipment laying fallow on your lot or job site, it is costing you money. If you don’t have the right assets for a project, your estimate might be a …

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