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The Impact of Distracted Driving on Your Fleet

  • April 23, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Distracted Driving and Commercial Fleets

Distracted driving continues to increase ranging from fiddling with the radio to texting. It impacts not only consumers but fleet drivers as well. According to a recent industry report, drivers are 10% more distracted now than they were last year. It increased in every state except Vermont, including the frequency and duration of cell phone …

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3 Ways to Better Allocate Fleet Resources with Telematics

  • March 06, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp - Fleet Allocation with Telematic

A fleet manager’s job revolves around getting more out of fleet resources while reducing expenditures. The best way to do that is to continually analyze and optimize how the fleet is used. The more efficient your assets, the more competitive your operations can be. Luckily, manual ways of assessing needs and performance are giving way …

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Jumpstart 2019 With These Three Telematics Resolutions

  • January 07, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp 2019 Fleet Blog

A digital connection to assets and vehicles can provide fleet managers with hard data so they can make informed decisions on how to improve the utilization and health of their fleet. There are three resolutions that telematics helps operations to: Reduce manual processes Improve safety Manage expenses The first resolution, or decision to do something, …

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Encouraging Good Driver Behavior in Parking Lots

  • October 04, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Fleet Driving - Parking Safely

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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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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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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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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Spotlight on Skid Steer Thefts and Their Successful Recoveries

  • July 31, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Spotlight on Skid Steer Thefts and Recoveries

Skid steer loaders are third on the 2016 LoJack® Corporation Study on Construction Equipment Theft list for type of heavy equipment stolen (tracked and wheeled loaders were first). Since May of 2018, there have been five recovery stories sent over by LoJack’s Law Enforcement Liaisons (LE’s) from across the U.S. that included these popular construction …

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Protect Your Heavy Equipment: 3 Things to Watch

  • July 23, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
3 Things to Monitor on Your Construction Site

Theft and unauthorized use of your valuable heavy fleet can be a serious problem. It has never been more important to monitor the location and use of your construction assets to keep projects on schedule and expenses down. Fortunately, there are some steps project and site managers can take to reduce the risk, including implementing …

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