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Expand Your IT Support With CalAmp’s New Professional Services

  • July 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Your business is implementing various technologies to streamline your processes. The goal is to deliver goods and services more efficiently in order to remain competitive. However, your IT department is already stretched thin due to current projects, staff turnover or rapid company expansion. You know that upgrading or adding IoT devices will propel the business …

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On Unstable Ground: Telematics Role In Safety

  • June 28, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Construction work has inherent risks and project managers are always striving to keep their crew and equipment safe. For the crew, procedures must be followed and specialized training can be required for certain jobs. Industry and government regulations often help provide a framework for certain processes such as setting demolition charges or securing trench walls. …

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Finding the Right Size for Your Fleet

  • April 27, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The size of your fleet is important. It shouldn’t be too large or too small in regards to assets. If there are too many vehicles and equipment laying fallow on your lot or job site, it is costing you money. If you don’t have the right assets for a project, your estimate might be a …

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Why Fleet Telematics Is Important To Your Business

  • April 07, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Implementing a fleet telematics solution can improve operational efficiency as well as provide data for strategic decisions, such as right-sizing your fleet. For service fleets, the information can assist in planning daily routes. For construction mixed fleets, the data makes your equipment and vehicles visible to the team. There are many benefits, such as these, …

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Equipment Data Can Help Reduce the Volatility in Your Profit Margin

  • February 23, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Projecting and monitoring job costs are critical functions for any construction company bidding on contracts. The accurate collection of historical data and its use in cost estimating on new jobs greatly increases the odds that you deliver on time and within budget and, most importantly, make a profit. Materials and labor might be easier to …

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How Your Fleet Can Overcome Bad Weather

  • February 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Bad weather can be a nemesis to your productivity, keeping your vehicles and equipment parked in the lot. Winter can be especially trying in the colder states with the snow and ice. Yet, even the West Coast has experienced strong storms that have closed roads and disrupted traffic. While not all conditions can be overcome, …

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Equipment Rentals: 3 Unique Ways To Use Telematics With Your Fleet

  • January 05, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Equipment renting has been part of recorded human history in one form or another since Iraq’s ancient Sumerian times (according to this FleetOutlook to gain a more complete picture of what and how your fleet is being used. Then, you can find answers to questions such as: What equipment rents the most often? What equipment …

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An Addendum To The 2015 Construction Equipment Theft Study

  • November 03, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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CalAmp and LoJack have released the 2015 LoJack Corporation Study On Construction Equipment Theft. It provides an annual snapshot of heavy equipment theft and recovery based on LoJack proprietary theft and recovery data within LoJack coverage areas (visit lojack.com/coverage). The infographic summary is available here. You may download the full twelve page report here(PDF). This …

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How To Drive More Construction Rental Deals

  • September 13, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Your heavy equipment rental units aren’t making money sitting in your lot. Yet when they’re at a job site, there are inherent risks. Unless you dropped the units off yourself, do you know if it was delivered to the right site? How many hours was it running? How much of that was wasted idle time? …

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Using Big Data To Improve Field Productivity

  • July 20, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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It always seems that your car breaks down at the worst time. And so does your equipment. Sometimes it is truly an accident, yet many times it is our neglect of maintenance that gets us into trouble. With the advent of telematics, a combination of GPS and wireless technologies, we have the data on our …

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