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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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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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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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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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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 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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3G Sunset: 4 Reasons for TSPs to Embrace 4G LTE Now

  • March 25, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
3G will soon be no more. For telematics service providers, the time to upgrade to a 4G portfolio is now.

While some cellular providers have pushed back their 3G sunsets, don’t be lulled into thinking these networks will be around forever. Most will be shut down by the end of 2022, and at least one provider, AT&T, plans to shut down its 3G network in February 2022. Telematics service providers (TSPs) would be smart to …

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8 Ways Your Fleet Safety Program May Be Falling Short

  • February 11, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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You know that fleet safety can make or break your company. Accidents impact the bottom line, while stellar safety saves money, improves your business’ reputation, boosts morale and preserves lives. An effective fleet safety program is the key to reaping these benefits. But these programs aren’t “set it and forget it.” They need the same …

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