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Staying Alert to Drowsy Fleet Driving Using Technology

  • November 09, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Autumn is in the air and that means the end of daylight saving time with fewer sunlit hours. The Sleep Foundation pairs this annual event with their annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week that offers tips for busy, tired drivers. This advice is helpful for consumer driving; however, commercial drivers and their fleet managers often face …

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Safer Road Users: Curbing Distracted Driving and Fatigue Through Advanced Technology

  • November 05, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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By: David Braunstein, President, Together for Safer Roads Distracted driving is a growing problem that warrants our attention (pun intended). In fact, the National Safety Council reported that more than 3,000 people are killed on U.S. roads every year because of distracted driving. Although distracted driving encompasses many factors, one of the primary causes of …

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Announcing: Winners of our Top Channel Salesperson Program for Q2FY19

  • October 26, 2018
  • Kevin Blakeborough
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  CalAmp is thrilled to announce the winners of our Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 (Q2FY19) Channel Salesperson Incentive Program. In recognition of their contribution towards CalAmp’s success, we would like to congratulate: Timor Brik @ DataRemote Fernando de Leon @ Spacefox Fulfillment Services Tyner Kennedy @ Direct Communication Solutions (DCS) Eric Placzek @ Direct …

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How to Use Your Comprehensive Collision Report

  • October 25, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are 15 million crashes in the U. S. every year and 20 million claims. For fleet managers, collisions are not rare occurrences: 10% of commercially used vehicles of all class types are involved in a collision each year. Managing these accidents and the claims process …

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High Tech Security for Supply Chains

  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Protecting Shipments In Transit

As manufacturers and consumer goods providers deal with the explosive growth of e-commerce and the global economy, shipment monitoring for quality and security is more important than ever before. Expensive electronics, raw materials like copper, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, perishable foods and high-value consumer goods transported around the globe are susceptible to a variety of shipping …

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Smarter Supply Chains and Safer Roadways

  • October 05, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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If you had the opportunity to attend Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, you might agree that everything seems to be getting smarter. The way we do things on a daily basis is changing thanks to faster connections, and the data provided through these connections is disrupting industries all around us — changing the …

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Encouraging Good Driver Behavior in Parking Lots

  • October 04, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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We don’t give much thought to parking lots or how we drive in them. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 20% of all reported vehicle crashes occur in parking lots. Because these collisions often do not result in injuries, many go unreported—so the real number is most likely much higher. And …

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How IoT Technology is Transforming Connected Mobility

  • October 01, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT and MaaS Disruption

The connected economy is closely tied to the on-demand economy as IoT technologies make new business models possible to provide consumers more options when they need them. From transportation to shipping to services, IoT provides the connectivity to deliver immediately, or certainly faster than before. It has shifted the economy further away from mass production …

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A Look Back at MWCA 2018 in Los Angeles

  • September 26, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA 2018) recently wrapped up in Los Angeles, but the conversation will continue, especially around cool innovations and key themes that will continue to make headlines such as 5G, artificial intelligence, IoT, content and media, drones, blockchain and even policy and regulation. As expected, 5G made headlines at MWCA. You couldn’t …

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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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