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It’s 2 PM. Do You Know Where Your Backhoe Is?

  • July 15, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Managing your company vehicles and equipment, especially across multiple job sites, can consume a lot of your valuable time. You either have to visit each site or track down your staff to get an update – one that your client might be requesting. Or you’re not sure that your efficiency is maximized on your projects. …

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How Manic Mornings Affect Driving

  • May 12, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Earlier this week, we met Dave. Dave is a nice guy, but a terrible driver. Today, Dave has had a trying morning. He got up early with the goal of getting out the front door a little earlier than usual, but his kids were slow getting started. We’ve all been there, the days where our …

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Do Your Employees Drive Your Business?

  • May 09, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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In the general public, 64% of people rate themselves as “excellent” or “very good” drivers. [Allstate] Obviously that’s not quite possible—but when your fleet rolls, you rely on a hand-picked pool of professionals who really should be better than randomly selected drivers. How do you incent the good drivers to be great? How do you …

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Don’t Spend Fuelishly: Help Your Trucks Save You Money

  • April 28, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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These days, fuel is cheap. With oil prices down, why worry about the efficiency of your fleet. I mean, we all know that careful approach is warranted. If drivers feel they are being scrutinized, the effort can backfire. You may even lose some of your best personnel. One way to avoid confusion and ill will …

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2G Sunset: Now Is the Time to Prepare

  • March 10, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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As you may know, the 2G GPRS networks in the U.S. are being shut down because of the growing demand for frequency for 3G and 4G services. The shutdown process has been underway for over a year, and some of the 2G network has already gone dark. Many carriers have announced shutdown plans and some …

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Save Money and Time with Predictive Maintenance

  • February 25, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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When managing a sparsely distributed fleet, the importance of vehicle location tracking is a no-brainer. It’s not enough to track vehicle locations. It’s crucial to know when to schedule preventive maintenance without interfering with business operations. Service engineers for Tadano America drive between 30,000 and 40,000 miles per year to check and service Tadano cranes …

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Balancing Privacy and Driver Behavior

  • February 17, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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You need to know where your fleet vehicles are and what your drivers are doing—at least, when they’re on the clock. But there are situations, such as permitted off-duty usage, when you don’t want the liability of possessing what amounts to personal information about an employee. Furthermore, your good drivers want the assurance that they’re …

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The Big Deal About Big Data

  • January 07, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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If you’re reading this, you probably know a thing or two about data. You know how important it is to understand your cost centers and to make predictions that will help you manage your business. Traditionally, you decide what you want to know and then collect the data that answers those questions. What if you …

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