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Cold Chains: Real-time Visibility and Cargo Integrity

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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In a previous post, we talked generally about supply-chain management. This time, let’s dig deeper into a specialty area of real-time monitoring and the visibility it provides for the integrity of the shipment. Cold Chain is defined by Wikipedia as “a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of storage and …

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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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Telematics Can Secure Your Motorcycle Financing Too

  • February 01, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The used vehicle finance industry is typically focused on cars and trucks; however, if a dealer is looking to expand her portfolio, motorcycles might be a good choice. Manufacturers are designing and producing lighter bikes for city use in order to appeal to a younger demographic, per Autos CheatSheet®. And this is where the opportunity …

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How Can Your Dealership Win More Tax Refund Sales?

  • January 26, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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With January coming to a close, HR and accounting are sending out the W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents to staff and contributors. According to the IRS, the federal agency issued almost 117 million individual refunds for fiscal year 2015. Not surprisingly, the top five states for population had money returned. They were California, Texas, …

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A New Way to Easily Expand Your SCADA Communications Network

  • January 25, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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You might consider CalAmp to be a hardware-only company. Yet, did you know that we have over 480,000 unique software application subscribers? Our software is used for device management, fleet management, vehicle finance assurance, supply chain integrity and more. Our APIs enable integration with third-party business solutions. CalAmp has a comprehensive set of developer tools …

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Your Industrial Network Needs Intelligence On The Edge

  • January 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Industrial networks are the backbone of modern society. They provide us power and water, and are comprised of plants (generating, processing), substations, various conduits (lines, pipes) and more. Yet, how do industrial organizations monitor, manage and control these disparate parts to bring us, the citizen, reliable services? Most of these network components are monitored, and …

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Supply Chain Management: Visibility is the First Step

  • January 18, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Tracking goods from their point of origin to their destination is something we all do more often than we realize—whether we’re picking someone up from the airport or waiting at home for an online purchase, we tend to click the “refresh” button quite a bit. But, after all, if the plane is late or the …

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Three Reasons Your Vehicle Finance Program Needs Telematics

  • January 12, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The vehicle telematics industry is maturing and there are pieces of it everywhere. Still, you’re unsure that it is right for your vehicle finance business. Your operations are locally-focused with one to a few lots only. Is investing in the technology worth it? Well, there are at least three good reasons to make the investment. …

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Equipment Rentals: 3 Unique Ways To Use Telematics With Your Fleet

  • January 05, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Equipment renting has been part of recorded human history in one form or another since Iraq’s ancient Sumerian times (according to this FleetOutlook to gain a more complete picture of what and how your fleet is being used. Then, you can find answers to questions such as: What equipment rents the most often? What equipment …

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Put Peace Of Mind In The Palm Of Your Buyers’ Hand

  • November 30, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Telematics technology isn’t just about protecting the dealer’s investment anymore. With the right mobile app, vehicle location and other information is available directly to customers. For them, telematics is less about vehicle tracking and risk management, and more about staying connected and protecting loved ones. A mobile app puts vehicle location information and other safety …

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