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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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Staying Alert to Drowsy Fleet Driving Using Technology

  • November 09, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp - Drowsy Driving Blog

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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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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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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Safer Vehicles: Employing Technologies in Vehicles to Optimize Road Safety

  • September 06, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Together for Safer Roads

By: David Braunstein, Together for Safer Roads, President Every year, the trucking industry faces legislative and regulatory activity that impacts the way they operate. Looking at the past year alone, we have especially seen our coalition members and other fleet operators working hard to understand and implement the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for both …

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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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Improve Your Accident Management Program with Insurance IoT

  • August 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Fleet Management & Accidents

For a fleet manager, accidents are unfortunately not rare occurrences. To save costs, improve recovery and minimize the impact to your operations, it is important to have an effective accident management program in place. Understanding the benefits of process improvements is key in managing post-accident efforts and keeping expenses down. An accident management program provides …

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