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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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Safer Roads and Mobility: Ensuring Driver Safety via Technology

  • July 09, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Together for Safer Roads

By: David Braunstein, Together for Safer Roads, President It’s no secret that our roads present many challenges to drivers, regardless of tenure, attitude or aptitude. Unlike many other workplaces, our roads are a dynamic environment where we cannot assume a “normal” workday. So as a matter of best practice, drivers and company leaders are encouraged …

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Why Your Fleet’s Fast Starts & Stops Matter

  • June 28, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Why Fleet Driving Matters

Summertime means more people are out and about – off from school, taking vacation, working around the house, etc. Fleet drivers need to be vigilant when they are driving, as they are your company. Driving a business vehicle isn’t always easy. Fleet transportation typically has a logo on the side, which means greater visibility on …

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Emerging Technology for Cold Chain Regulatory Challenges

  • June 13, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Emerging Technology for Cold Chains

Cool and cold chain management have their own layer of complexity on top of regular logistics. One focus area is quality management, which seeks to monitor and reduce freight spoilage during transit. There are also more regulations and good practices due to food safety and life sciences integrity concerns. Even indirect rules from other government …

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How Your Workflows Benefit From Intelligent Jobsites

  • June 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Smart Construction

Construction jobsites are getting smarter. From cell phones to connected equipment to virtual reality, implemented technology is streamlining processes, helping utilize resources more efficiently and making these areas safer. However, many of the solutions work with only one department, such as accounting or maintenance, and do not communicate with each other. This lack of integration …

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Stolen Construction Equipment Recovered in the Carolinas

  • May 17, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 5 minutes
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North and South Carolina are not usually top states for major construction activity. However, as their population and economies grow so does the construction activity. A 2017 report indicates that the region has a healthy to strong forecast for growth in construction starts. The increase in projects means more heavy equipment is in use. Thieves …

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  Connected vehicles and assets are part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Using powerful, real-time data to direct asset management in areas including proactive maintenance, routing and getting the right size and mix of fleet vehicles. This next generation of telematics gateway offers a flexible vehicle interface technology that is compatible across multiple fleet types …

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Mobility-as-a-Service: How IoT Technology Is Transforming Transportation

  • March 07, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  As the shift continues to an on-demand economy, travel and commuting are becoming more personal in nature. It’s about creating your own system, using various modes, to reach your destination. For example, when a train’s track repair affects your commuting route, do you turn to Uber, ZipCar, bikeshare or even a combination of transportation …

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Calculating Driver Risk: The New How for UBI

  • February 28, 2018
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  Usage-based insurance (UBI) paired with vehicle telematics is an evolutionary step over traditional risk rating methods for insurance underwriting.  Instead of pricing insurance coverage based mainly on age, credit score, address, occupation and other variables, telematics enables UBI, which can augment the rating factors above and deliver much more insight into the individual driver’s …

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The Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • February 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 1
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The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.” The article also notes that technology-enabled platforms will and are disrupting existing industry and operating structures. The benefits of this next development stage are clear. Improved productivity, …

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