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How Technology Connects Public Works to Their Cities

  • August 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp for Government Fleets

Public works departments and other local government agencies increasingly rely on a mosaic of information management systems to improve operations, meet demand and plan more effectively. Three technologies in particular work well together to keep information and public works processes moving: vehicle telematics, geographic information systems (GIS) and work management software. Vehicle telematics solutions combine …

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How to Use Location-Based Analytics for Decision Making

  • July 11, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Location data is an increasingly important part of business intelligence. Companies use trend analysis to determine where to open new franchise locations or factories based on local economies, demographics and other factors. Recently, maps with up-to-date geographic information system (GIS) data, coupled with real-time intelligent vehicle telematics, have enabled location-based analytics down to the extremely …

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How One Michigan City Improved Its Public Works with Technology

  • October 31, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Service-focused fleets use various systems to manage their appointments, routing and vehicles. Government fleets and public works departments have an added layer of the public wanting to know where their vehicles are and wanting to have issues resolved quickly. For both cases, a full-stack telematics solution provides data on vehicle health metrics, locations, driver messaging …

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The New How for Public Safety Helps Eliminate Blind Spots

  • October 18, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Blind spots typically increase the risk of dangerous situations such as a blind curve, an unprotected quarterback or an unknown situation. We mitigate some of the unknown with mirrors, backup cameras or an offensive tackle for blindsides. When dealing with unfamiliar conditions, information is the key to reducing the chance of something going wrong. Telematics …

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Poor Driving Habits Cost Your Company Money

  • October 04, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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This week is Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW), an annual campaign sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Safe driving should be a habit. However, in case issues do arise with your fleet staff, here is some data on how poor driving affects your bottom line. There is also a way to …

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Smart Fleets In The City

  • August 15, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Dictionary.com defines public works as “public facilities and improvements financed by the government for the public good.” These departments are the unsung heroes of the city. Staff helps build and maintain society’s infrastructure ranging from roads to hospitals to waste management. With all the talk about smart cities, spaces that are connected and communicating information, …

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Molly Maid Franchise Uses Telematics To Improve Their On Time Arrivals

  • September 07, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 1
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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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CalAmp At APCO 2016: The Data Age Of Emergency Communications

  • August 04, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Emergency events, while unplanned, are a part of life – from manmade to natural disasters to an animal in a well. Often overlooked, yet essential to getting the situation handled, is how your mission-critical information (communications and data) gets delivered in real-time. The National Emergency Number Association estimates that there are 240 million 9-1-1 calls …

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