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In-Transit Visibility Is Your Competitive Advantage

  • April 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Tracking shipments is an integral component of effective supply chain management and control. Increasingly sophisticated customer service needs, such as within-an-hour delivery, require solutions that will provide logistics firms with critical data and insight needed to adapt. Though visibility in supply chains is a growing requirement, implementation of sensor technology varies across the industry. As …

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Why Fleet Telematics Is Important To Your Business

  • April 07, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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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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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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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Service Fleets: How Late Arrivals Hurt Your Company’s Reputation

  • October 27, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Very few people like to hear that their flight, delivery or contractor will be late. This is especially true when you (or your customer) have another connection or “can’t miss” appointment after the current one. The airline industry is heavily measured on its arrival and departure times. And being on time is also a strong …

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Molly Maid Franchise Uses Telematics To Improve Their On Time Arrivals

  • September 07, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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One of Molly Maid’s franchises in Texas wanted to improve its customer experience and encourage loyalty. A consumer has a lot of choices for residential cleaning – how do you stand out? Poor service is a major reason why residential services, such as cleaning, lose business. On time arrivals has a huge impact on creating …

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How Manic Mornings Affect Driving

  • May 12, 2016
  • Carol J.
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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.
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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.
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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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