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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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Using Video Telematics to Enhance Fleet Safety

  • August 18, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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For most fleet managers, reducing collisions is a high-priority goal. Fleet telematics software is a good start and helps managers identify drivers with habits that need improving. Adding video telematics offers an even better chance at effecting positive change in driver behavior. Video telematics lets fleet managers see the full context around driving incidents such …

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What to Look for in a Fleet Management Solution

  • August 11, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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Fleet management software is an obvious answer to more efficient, effective fleet management, which can yield significant cost savings for companies and organizations. Yet in a recent survey of fleet managers conducted for CalAmp by James Brehm & Associates, fewer than half of respondents reported using a fleet management solution. If you’re in the market …

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What Is Telematics and How Can Fleets Benefit?

  • July 27, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
Front view of truck driver sitting in his truck and driving to a warehouse. Front view of truck driver sitting in his truck and driving to a warehouse. Photo taken through the window glass.

You’ve heard the term “telematics,” but what exactly does it mean?  The word “telematics” is a combination of “telecom” and “informatics.” “Telecom” refers to data transmission in real time, usually over cellular network or satellite. Informatics is the science of storing and processing information. Thus, telematics involves remotely transmitting streams of data to be mined …

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Celebrating 40 Years of Connected Intelligence

  • July 15, 2021
  • Kim Haneke
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes

Well, it seems that the old adage is true: time really does fly when you’re having fun. July 21, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of CalAmp’s founding. At its core, CalAmp has been dedicated to helping businesses in transportation and logistics, government, industrial equipment and automotive marketplaces grow and improve lives around the globe through …

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Using Telematics to Improve Your Fleet’s Fuel Economy

  • July 14, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Fuel is the number one operating cost for most fleets. Every dollar your organization saves by improving fuel efficiency is a dollar that can be spent on something else. Fleet telematics is the answer to driving fewer unnecessary miles and making fuel go further. By using telematics-based fleet management software such as CalAmp iOn™, you …

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Fleet Maintenance Through AssetWorks and Chevin Integrations

  • June 29, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A fleet manager has two main jobs: Managing the fleet for maximum safety and performance and maintaining the fleet to keep vehicles and assets operational and optimize their life cycles. The best fleet management solution serves both goals. At its core, a telematics-based fleet management solution helps managers track vehicles, improve dispatching and route planning, …

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7 Fleet Management Software Features to Leverage

  • June 23, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Your fleet management software does a lot — probably more than you realize. If you’re not leveraging these seven features, or if your fleet management software doesn’t offer them, you may be missing out on easy ways to manage your fleet more efficiently and effectively. Find Nearest Need to send someone to take over another …

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