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Keeping Hops Fresh: How to Monitor Temperature Effectively

  • December 18, 2018
  • Kevin Blakeborough
  • Reading Time: 1
CalAmp Glycol Case Study

There are over 645,000 restaurants in the United States, and many utilize glycol chillers to control the temperature of their refrigerated storage systems. The chillers are often used to cool liquids quickly over a short period and help maintain the taste and quality of beverages and food. If these chilling systems malfunction or have a …

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How Technology Helps You Comply With FSMA Regulations

  • December 12, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT Technology and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced a raft of complex requirements to “focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting…” states the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations not only encompass food transport, but how it is grown, harvested and processed. The law is intended to reduce …

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5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

  • December 07, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

We’ve been discussing how 3G cellular networks (CDMA and HSPA) will soon follow the path of the 2G GPRS platform that was shut down in the U.S. as of December 2016. Some carriers will stop supporting 3G as early as end of 2019. The message is clear, however, that 3G will transition to legacy status …

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Is Your BHPH Dealership Ready for Tax Season?

  • November 29, 2018
  • Bill C.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Tax laws are always changing, and with these changes come new opportunities for all businesses, including Buy Here, Pay Here (BHPH) dealerships. Last year’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act promises to put a lot more money in the pockets of potential car buyers who have been waiting for the opportunity to replace their vehicle. Here …

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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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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
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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