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Calculating Driver Risk: The New How for UBI

  • February 28, 2018
  • Peter Byrne
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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
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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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Roadside Inspections with an ELD: A Checklist

  • February 23, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
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The FMCSA ELD mandate went into effect in December 2017, and regular enforcement will begin April 1, 2018. With very few exceptions, truck drivers are subject to the FMCSA’s Hours of Service (HOS) rule and must have either an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) or an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) installed. The good news is …

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Customize Your IoT Solution to Fit Your Operations

  • February 20, 2018
  • Brian Burda
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The IoT industry is booming, and big data is a major factor in that growth. You’ve invested in a connected solution for your business to operate it more efficiently and stay competitive. To get the most value out of those system elements, you need to collect and use the data resourcefully.  Software is the tool …

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CalAmp’s New LMU-3640 – The Next Generation of Telematics Gateways

  • January 19, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
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Commercial fleet managers face multiple challenges, sometimes daily, keeping their vehicles on the road and dispatched efficiently. In the past, some decisions had to be “guesstimated” based on experience and limited utilization information. Having real-time quantitative information, straight from the vehicle itself, helps streamline operations and make decisions easier. A telematics gateway connects the physical …

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How to Use Technology to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

  • November 30, 2017
  • Jeffrey Newman
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Running a business by design has risks. Depending on the scale, the outcome from risk has the potential to ripple from only a minor setback to a major disruption. Companies are always seeking solutions to minimize the chance of an impact on the bottom line. It is no different for supply chain organizations. Some industry …

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Who Are CalAmp’s Top Channel Salespeople For Q2FY18?

  • November 27, 2017
  • Kevin Blakeborough
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CalAmp is pleased to now announce our FY18 Worldwide Channel Salesperson Incentive Program CalAmp highly values our Channel Sales Partners, and their sales teams, for their hard work in promoting and supporting CalAmp products and solutions. To encourage a strong network, our Channel Salesperson Incentive Program was implemented to recognize our top channel sales associates …

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

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kevin Blakeborough
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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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