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How To Deploy Your Own IoT Telematics Dashboard With Zero Coding

  • May 04, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Previously we’ve discussed finding the right communication interoperability tools for the industrial IoT community. However, companies in every industry have to evaluate new solutions based on how they work with their legacy systems. The new application must have the ability to communicate with new and legacy systems, whether it be off-the-shelf ready or a customized …

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A New Way to Monitor Your Last Mile Deliveries

  • May 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The customized delivery industry is very competitive. Society in general has been creating more and more personalized services from emails to medicine. Why not offer a service that provides tailored delivery visibility for customers who need it? At the core, each company needs to make sure the correct package is delivered to the appropriate customer …

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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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4 Thoughts on Growing Your Customer Loan Retention

  • April 26, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Springtime is a good time to refresh your loan portfolio and find ways to nurture sales from current or recent customers. Typically, it is cheaper to hold onto them than to woo a new one to your lot. So what else can you do to strengthen your relationship? Operating expenses can be lower for returning …

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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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On the Road Again: A Better Way to Manage Hours of Service

  • April 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Driving a truck can be stressful. In addition to the actual driving of the vehicle and managing the business requirements, one must also meet safety and other regulations. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) has a looming deadline. Carriers still using paper logs must implement an …

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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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Connectivity: The First Link in the Situational Awareness Chain

  • March 27, 2017
  • Carol J.
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In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of tools like vehicle area networks for first responders. This time, we’ll go into a bit more detail about the first link in the situational awareness chain: the cellular broadband router itself. The amount of data required by police officers and other personnel continues to grow. Long ago, …

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Vehicle Loans Can Be Quick and Easy for You and Your Borrower

  • February 28, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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According to the 2015 Pew Charitable Trust’s Auto Title Loan Report, two million Americans use title loans annually. Payday loans, pawn lending, or credit card advances are other options when a consumer needs money fast. These unfortunate situations happen – unemployment, unexpected repair, medical bills and more. For lenders, the worry comes from loan defaults …

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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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