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4 Ways Smart Trailer Technology Can Boost Trailer Utilization

  • December 07, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A stretched-to-the-limits supply chain has highlighted trucking’s essential role in transporting goods throughout the country. But a trailer shortage that’s forecasted to extend far into 2022 is forcing trucking companies to make do with the trailers they already have. As a result, improving trailer-to-tractor ratios by maximizing trailer utilization has become even more important than …

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Cold Chain Logistics: Monitoring the Most Sensitive Biopharma Cargo

  • November 18, 2021
  • Sopa Soun
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Shipping frozen COVID-19 vaccines, vials of blood, human cells or DNA is not like shipping a TV or even fresh produce. Ultra-sensitive pharmaceutical and biological shipments require more sophisticated packaging and more advanced cold chain monitoring technology to avoid the most feared outcome: degradation. Some of these precious goods must be kept very cold, often …

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Fleets Must Act Now in Light of the Looming 3G Sunset

  • November 09, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The 3G sunset is real, and it’s happening soon. AT&T plans to shut down its 3G network in February 2022, Sprint (now T-Mobile) in January 2022, T-Mobile in July 2022 and Verizon on December 31, 2022, as of this writing. For cellular network customers who don’t upgrade to 4G LTE telematics devices in time, whether …

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Using Smart Dash Cams to Improve Driver Retention

  • November 02, 2021
  • CalAmp
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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Fleet operators must do everything they can to attract and retain drivers, especially during the ongoing driver shortage. That does not mean foregoing dash cams, as conventional wisdom might suggest. In fact, using smart dash cam data as a carrot instead of a stick, and showing drivers the safety benefits of fleet telematics, can help …

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Smart Trailer Technology Improves Trailer Utilization, Cargo Distribution and More

  • October 19, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Trailers are the lifeblood of freight transport. The more fleet operators know about their location, utilization and real-time conditions, the better they can manage them and the cargo inside. After-market smart trailer technology turns unconnected trailers into smart assets, providing real-time visibility into what’s happening inside and outside. This visibility helps fleet operators improve their …

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CalAmp’s Essential Guide to Fleet Safety

  • October 15, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Increasing driver safety is high on the list of priorities for most fleet managers. Collisions cost dearly in terms of human lives and also the bottom line. To help fleet operators prevent injuries, reduce claims, protect against insurance premium increases and improve their CSA scores, CalAmp created The Essential Guide to Fleet Safety, a downloadable …

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4 Ways Supply Chain Visibility Can Mitigate the Shipping Crisis

  • September 24, 2021
  • Sopa Soun
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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The pandemic-related shipping crisis is shaping up to affect another holiday shopping season. While companies can’t do much about closed container ports, air terminal delays or container shortages, investing in inexpensive supply chain tracking technology can help them protect the integrity of shipments and make the most of available containers, trailers and workers. Telematics devices …

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How Telematics Is Revolutionizing Transportation and Logistics

  • September 09, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Tractor-trailers at a truck stop

Transportation and logistics is a complex puzzle with many pieces. What if more of those pieces were connected through the internet of things? Today, modern telematics technology can connect trucks, trailers and cargo with a strong ROI. This end-to-end connectivity, achievable through a suite of sensors and applications, can increase operational efficiency, improve cargo tracking, …

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Fleet Safety: Reduce Collisions with Telematics

  • September 02, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes

In a recent survey of fleet managers conducted for CalAmp by James Brehm and Associates, reducing collisions was the number one priority of fleet managers, and for good reason: Repairs and injury claims can add up fast. In the same survey, injuries from crashes had the second-biggest reported effect on the bottom line, after customer …

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The Value of Seamless Esri Map Integration

  • August 24, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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GPS-based fleet management software gives government, municipal and utility fleets visibility into the location of their assets as well as tools that enable improved operations and fleet performance. Separately, Esri ArcGIS mapping technology lets them create and manage dynamic proprietary map layers.   When the two work together, the display and analysis possibilities are endless.  CalAmp …

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