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3 Ways to Better Allocate Fleet Resources with Telematics

  • March 06, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A fleet manager’s job revolves around getting more out of fleet resources while reducing expenditures. The best way to do that is to continually analyze and optimize how the fleet is used. The more efficient your assets, the more competitive your operations can be. Luckily, manual ways of assessing needs and performance are giving way …

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Jumpstart 2019 With These Three Telematics Resolutions

  • January 07, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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A digital connection to assets and vehicles can provide fleet managers with hard data so they can make informed decisions on how to improve the utilization and health of their fleet. There are three resolutions that telematics helps operations to: Reduce manual processes Improve safety Manage expenses The first resolution, or decision to do something, …

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Post-Crash Response: Creating a Digital Siren for Emergency Responders

  • January 03, 2019
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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By: David Braunstein, President, Together for Safer Roads The moments following a road crash are critical for survival. And often, emergency responders are faced with the hurdle of subsequent congestion on the road due to the crash, ultimately delaying their arrival to the scene. In addition to a loss of immediate care, first responders are …

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How Technology Connects Public Works to Their Cities

  • August 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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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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  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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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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Plan for Safe Fleet Driving this Winter

  • January 31, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Winter road conditions present safety challenges that fleet managers can address through planning, tracking and driver training. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), “24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.” Your fleet operations depend on consistent performance from both your …

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

  • January 19, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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 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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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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