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Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

  • November 15, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 5 minutes
Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

As the 2016 LoJack Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report notes, thieves like to target construction’s heavy equipment for parts, resale and even their own use. It is very lucrative given the average replacement costs for towables to wheeled and tracked loaders range from $11,309 to $77,404. For contractors, not only do they have to replace …

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ELD Use Isn’t Just a Mandate — It’s a Competitive Advantage

  • November 09, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A quickly approaching government mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) is coming to a head in December, but instead of dreading the red tape, trucking companies should be strategizing on how it can give them some extra green. By Dec. 18, the majority of heavy-duty commercial trucking operations that haul between state lines must log …

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Why You Need More Than Big Data

  • November 02, 2017
  • Brian Burda
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Big data has been much ballyhooed as the cure for many problems. However, when you look at the definition, the term data is simply “factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Big data is static unless you have a way to process, …

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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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Don’t Use A Poor Quality IoT Device With Your Solution

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kevin Blakeborough
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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It is an entrepreneurial time with creators and developers building and designing for the on-demand and connected economies. You may even have a current solution that you want to enhance to remain competitive. There is no need to incorporate inferior devices or software into your ecosystem. Consider CalAmp’s Channel Partner and Solution Provider here program. …

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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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Stolen Construction Equipment: 4 Stories from California

  • October 12, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
4 Stolen & Recovered Stories From California

Even with preventive measures in place, such as securing perimeters, lining equipment up, chaining equipment and video cameras, heavy construction equipment theft continues to happen. The lure of reselling an entire machine or the parts is strong. Coupled with that illegal demand, machines are being stolen to be used for actual jobs. Bids are so …

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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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New Whitepaper: Ways Your Cold Chain Breaks (And How to Fix It)

  • October 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The amount of condition-sensitive cargo is growing due to tailored pharmaceuticals, increased demand for fresh produce and more last mile deliveries (grocery and restaurant). The logistics and packaging have improved for condition-sensitive cargo and the desire for real-time information has become a requirement for most cold chain shippers. Now, it is time to implement IoT …

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Keep Trucking With CalAmp’s Turnkey ELD Compliant Bundle

  • September 13, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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When it comes to monitoring hours of service (HOS) in the trucking industry, time not only equals safety, it equals cost savings and a way to optimize your fleet operations. Driving five-ton vehicles over many hours can be stressful and create unhealthy working conditions for commercially licensed drivers. One way to reduce the stress is …

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