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How Much Do You Know About Truck Drivers?

  • September 11, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The week of September 10-16, 2017 is designated by the American Trucking Association as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. It is a time to recognize and thank the 5.9 million commercial drivers who keep the U.S. economy humming whether they are delivering consumer goods, livestock, construction equipment, industrial supplies or other essential loads. We recognize …

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One Way To Keep Your IoT Devices Healthy

  • August 30, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Last year, a Gartner study forecast that there would be 20 billion IoT devices in use by 2020. The report noted 1.2 billion would be for industrial uses. Enterprise infrastructures will need to integrate legacy systems with the new devices and possibly expand the capacity of their networks. The merged solution will require occasional maintenance …

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Ways to Prevent Construction Equipment Theft

  • August 29, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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The latest LoJack® Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report has been released. You may access the PDF here and the infographic here. Heavy equipment theft cases have some similarities to vehicle theft, with both being crimes of opportunity or targeted by organized crime. The benefit for thieves is money from the resale or parts. So how …

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Smart Fleets In The City

  • August 15, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Dictionary.com defines public works as “public facilities and improvements financed by the government for the public good.” These departments are the unsung heroes of the city. Staff helps build and maintain society’s infrastructure ranging from roads to hospitals to waste management. With all the talk about smart cities, spaces that are connected and communicating information, …

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3 Ways to Efficiently Manage Your Rental Equipment Inventory

  • August 10, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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According to the American Rental Association’s (ARA) current forecast, construction equipment rentals will remain strong through 2018. Rental fleet owners will need to manage their inventory efficiently in order to meet the renters demand. Investing in fleet technology can make profiting from the demand easier and stronger. Let’s look at three ways to keep your …

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One Way To Minimize Missed Delivery Penalties

  • August 02, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Companies such as retailers and automobile manufacturers have slowly been imposing stricter delivery windows. They realize that early and late arrivals affect their bottom line, customer satisfaction and increase the risk of theft. Many have fines in place for missing the target date period. For example, in July, Wal-Mart notified its suppliers of the new …

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New Routines Take Time. Why You Need to Adopt an ELD Solution Now

  • July 27, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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On December 18, 2017* the mandated Electronic Logging Device, commonly known as the ELD Mandate, goes into effect. This date is when most truck drivers must start using a digital record to comply with the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. There has been the expected resistance to changing over from paper logs to digital ones. …

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Vehicle Finance: Is Telematics Part Of Your Insurance Portfolio?

  • July 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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There is insurance for everything – even the hole-in-one prize at a golf tournament has a policy to pay out if someone actually wins. The premise for these plans, of course, is to reduce your risk exposure by helping you recover from a loss. This idea is similar for vehicle telematics. However, it is a …

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Expand Your IT Support With CalAmp’s New Professional Services

  • July 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Your business is implementing various technologies to streamline your processes. The goal is to deliver goods and services more efficiently in order to remain competitive. However, your IT department is already stretched thin due to current projects, staff turnover or rapid company expansion. You know that upgrading or adding IoT devices will propel the business …

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Cargo Theft Is an Expensive Problem. Here’s How to Solve It.

  • July 11, 2017
  • nheikkinen
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Although it doesn’t get as much attention as consumer-related crimes, cargo theft is a real concern. The opportunity is ripe for thieves. Every day, millions of dollars of commercial goods and supplies are shipped on rail cars, trucks, planes, ships, and other modes. And while supply chains have always been somewhat vulnerable, carriers now must …

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