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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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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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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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For Better Fleet Management, Manage by Exception

  • June 17, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Fleet telematics data is essential to effective fleet management. But too much data is paralyzing. A fleet manager bombarded with reports and alerts can end up missing real problems that require attention. The answer is managing by exception. By focusing on outlier information, fleet managers can stay on top of critical issues without spending hours …

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Fleet Telematics Data It Pays to Monitor

  • June 09, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes

What matters most when buying real estate is location, location, location. When it comes to effective fleet management, what matters most is data, data, data. The more actionable fleet telematics data you have at your fingertips, the better able you’ll be to right-size your fleet, maintain your vehicles, improve driver behavior and more. A fleet …

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Telematics Helps Dealers and OEMs Deliver Heavy Equipment Maintenance

  • May 20, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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For many heavy equipment OEMs and dealers, maintenance and repair contracts constitute an important and potentially lucrative revenue stream. Performing service is also an important way to stay in front of customers and drive more future business. Leveraging real-time telematics data unlocks more efficient, effective heavy equipment maintenance to help OEM/dealers provide a better service …

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Keeping Fleet Fuel Card Users Accountable with Telematics

  • May 10, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Containing your fleet’s fuel expenses is critical to staying on budget. That means optimizing routes, curbing excessive idling and hard acceleration and keeping vehicles well maintained. It also means monitoring for fuel card fraud. Chances are, most of your drivers are honest. But fuel card fraud is real. When employees with a card such as …

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Leverage Telematics for Green Logistics

  • April 15, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Transportation accounts for 28% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA, and logistics makes up no small portion of total miles driven. But green logistics is the future. For companies looking to embrace a cleaner, more environment-friendly approach, telematics can drive real, measurable results. Here are seven ways to use telematics for …

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