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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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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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Checklist for New BHPH and Vehicle Finance Companies

  • August 16, 2018
  • Bill Caan
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
BHPH-Blog-CA

Buy-here-pay-here (BHPH) and lease-here-pay-here (LHPH) programs are two important ways to serve markets and capture revenue that might otherwise go untapped. The ability to offer vehicles to people with credit blemishes can be very productive to both sides, but you must make sure you have structured your company and lending procedures in a way that …

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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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Spotlight on Skid Steer Thefts and Their Successful Recoveries

  • July 31, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Spotlight on Skid Steer Thefts and Recoveries

Skid steer loaders are third on the 2016 LoJack® Corporation Study on Construction Equipment Theft list for type of heavy equipment stolen (tracked and wheeled loaders were first). Since May of 2018, there have been five recovery stories sent over by LoJack’s Law Enforcement Liaisons (LE’s) from across the U.S. that included these popular construction …

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CalAmp Showcases GPS Solutions at NIADA 2018

  • July 27, 2018
  • Bill Caan
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
LenderOutlook-Blog-CA

CalAmp attended this year’s National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) show in Orlando, Florida in June. We were pleased and honored to sponsor the First Timer’s Reception at the convention, where we connected with a number of newcomers to the vehicle finance and buy-here-pay-here (BHPH) industries. One of the biggest trends we noted this year …

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Protect Your Heavy Equipment: 3 Things to Watch

  • July 23, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
3 Things to Monitor on Your Construction Site

Theft and unauthorized use of your valuable heavy fleet can be a serious problem. It has never been more important to monitor the location and use of your construction assets to keep projects on schedule and expenses down. Fortunately, there are some steps project and site managers can take to reduce the risk, including implementing …

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Protect Your Shipments: 5 Stats to Watch

  • July 19, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Supply Chain Blog

Real-time visibility into your supply chain is critical for effective logistics management—but without taking time to analyze this data, you might still be leaving yourself open to problems. Here are five important factors to monitor when your cargo is in transit. Real-Time Location The ability to track the location of containers or individual shipments—down to …

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