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Is Your Rental Equipment Ready for Hurricane Season?

  • September 20, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Rental Equipment & Bad Weather

When disaster strikes, heavy equipment gets called into action to aid in the recovery efforts. Some types of disasters are unpredictable, but weather like hurricanes can be relied on to show up year after year—and luckily you can see hurricanes coming days away. The storm report information helps give you time to prepare to make …

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How the Connected Car is Transforming the Connected Economy

  • September 14, 2018
  • Steve Manzi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CA-Blog_Connected-Car

The age of the connected car is solidly upon us. Both OEM and aftermarket connected car technologies are changing the driving and car ownership paradigm: creating immersive experiences, providing new kinds of convenience, helping dealerships build customer relationships and enabling car owners to stay connected with their loved ones. The automobile can make life for …

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7 Facts about the Open Road for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

  • September 10, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
2018 Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck drivers are an important part of the connected economy. Most of the goods that you own or buy were carried or delivered by a truck. If it were not for these stalwart modern riders of the open road, the day-to-day operations of commerce would grind to a halt. Technology helps keep drivers and their …

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Safer Vehicles: Employing Technologies in Vehicles to Optimize Road Safety

  • September 06, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Together for Safer Roads

By: David Braunstein, Together for Safer Roads, President Every year, the trucking industry faces legislative and regulatory activity that impacts the way they operate. Looking at the past year alone, we have especially seen our coalition members and other fleet operators working hard to understand and implement the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for both …

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Why the Connected Economy Needs Microservices to Grow

  • September 04, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Microservices Blog

Building a giant monolithic application is proving not to be the most efficient approach for software solutions. The new thinking in software architecture is based instead on microservices, individual components that work together to provide the capabilities of a full-featured application. Microservices make it possible to build applications that would have been impractically large and consuming …

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5 Simple Ways to Manage Fleet Speeding

  • August 29, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp Fleet Speeding Blog

In the short term, speeding seems like a great tactic—as a driver, you get the delivery there faster, demonstrate responsiveness to a service call and rack up more mileage per hour of work. In the long term, it is a terrible idea. The aggregated risk is simply not worth the purported benefits. This is especially …

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CalAmp’s Versatile and Improved TTU-1230 Complete with LTE

  • August 28, 2018
  • Gregory J. Hill
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
TTU-1230-Blog-CA

  Asset tracking and its application have come a long way since 2010 when we launched our first TTU-1230™ to enable simple trailer tracking. With improved technology brings greater versatility and new use cases for companies to apply smarter asset tracking devices in the field to spur new innovative IIoT applications for remote monitoring. CalAmp …

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How Technology Connects Public Works to Their Cities

  • August 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp for Government Fleets

Public works departments and other local government agencies increasingly rely on a mosaic of information management systems to improve operations, meet demand and plan more effectively. Three technologies in particular work well together to keep information and public works processes moving: vehicle telematics, geographic information systems (GIS) and work management software. Vehicle telematics solutions combine …

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Transforming the Global Connected Economy: What We Look Forward to at MWCA 2018

  • August 23, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp 2018 MWCA Blog

As the summer comes to an end, we are getting excited for Mobile World Congress Americas this September. After attending last year’s event in San Francisco, mobility clearly continues to evolve rapidly. As manufacturers and consumers drive momentum, it’s up to us to remain ahead of the curve, and what better place to stay informed …

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Checklist for New BHPH and Vehicle Finance Companies

  • August 16, 2018
  • Bill C.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
BHPH-Blog-CA

Buy-here-pay-here (BHPH) and lease-here-pay-here (LHPH) programs are two important ways to serve markets and capture revenue that might otherwise go untapped. The ability to offer vehicles to people with credit blemishes can be very productive to both sides, but you must make sure you have structured your company and lending procedures in a way that …

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