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How Technology Helps You Comply With FSMA Regulations

  • December 12, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT Technology and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced a raft of complex requirements to “focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting…” states the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations not only encompass food transport, but how it is grown, harvested and processed. The law is intended to reduce …

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Staying Alert to Drowsy Fleet Driving Using Technology

  • November 09, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Autumn is in the air and that means the end of daylight saving time with fewer sunlit hours. The Sleep Foundation pairs this annual event with their annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week that offers tips for busy, tired drivers. This advice is helpful for consumer driving; however, commercial drivers and their fleet managers often face …

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Safer Road Users: Curbing Distracted Driving and Fatigue Through Advanced Technology

  • November 05, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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By: David Braunstein, President, Together for Safer Roads Distracted driving is a growing problem that warrants our attention (pun intended). In fact, the National Safety Council reported that more than 3,000 people are killed on U.S. roads every year because of distracted driving. Although distracted driving encompasses many factors, one of the primary causes of …

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How to Use Your Comprehensive Collision Report

  • October 25, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are 15 million crashes in the U. S. every year and 20 million claims. For fleet managers, collisions are not rare occurrences: 10% of commercially used vehicles of all class types are involved in a collision each year. Managing these accidents and the claims process …

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High Tech Security for Supply Chains

  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Protecting Shipments In Transit

As manufacturers and consumer goods providers deal with the explosive growth of e-commerce and the global economy, shipment monitoring for quality and security is more important than ever before. Expensive electronics, raw materials like copper, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, perishable foods and high-value consumer goods transported around the globe are susceptible to a variety of shipping …

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Smarter Supply Chains and Safer Roadways

  • October 05, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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If you had the opportunity to attend Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, you might agree that everything seems to be getting smarter. The way we do things on a daily basis is changing thanks to faster connections, and the data provided through these connections is disrupting industries all around us — changing the …

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How IoT Technology is Transforming Connected Mobility

  • October 01, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT and MaaS Disruption

The connected economy is closely tied to the on-demand economy as IoT technologies make new business models possible to provide consumers more options when they need them. From transportation to shipping to services, IoT provides the connectivity to deliver immediately, or certainly faster than before. It has shifted the economy further away from mass production …

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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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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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