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3 Ways to Better Allocate Fleet Resources with Telematics

  • March 06, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp - Fleet Allocation with Telematic

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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Disruptive Innovation: New Ways to Connect

  • February 14, 2019
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Disruptive Innovation

We are looking forward to Mobile World Congress (MWC19) in Barcelona this year because we are bringing some new innovations and new ways of thinking. It’s about intelligent connectivity, not just linking things together and producing data without context. These disruptions are solving real-world issues. It’s about the continuous transformation of the global connected economy. …

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A Look Back at CES 2019

  • January 18, 2019
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
A Look Back At CES 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, but the buzz around the innovations and the new level of connectivity in our lives continues. While 5G was certainly top of mind, the conference was really about making it easier for consumers to use and connect with technology in every aspect of their lives. …

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Jumpstart 2019 With These Three Telematics Resolutions

  • January 07, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp 2019 Fleet Blog

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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How to Use Your Comprehensive Collision Report

  • October 25, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CrashBoxx-Collision-Reporting

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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Encouraging Good Driver Behavior in Parking Lots

  • October 04, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Fleet Driving - Parking Safely

We don’t give much thought to parking lots or how we drive in them. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 20% of all reported vehicle crashes occur in parking lots. Because these collisions often do not result in injuries, many go unreported—so the real number is most likely much higher. And …

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Is Your Rental Equipment Ready for Hurricane Season?

  • September 20, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Rental Equipment & Bad Weather

When disaster strikes, heavy equipment gets called into action to aid in the recovery efforts. Some types of disasters are unpredictable, but weather like hurricanes can be relied on to show up year after year—and luckily you can see hurricanes coming days away. The storm report information helps give you time to prepare to make …

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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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Improve Your Accident Management Program with Insurance IoT

  • August 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Fleet Management & Accidents

For a fleet manager, accidents are unfortunately not rare occurrences. To save costs, improve recovery and minimize the impact to your operations, it is important to have an effective accident management program in place. Understanding the benefits of process improvements is key in managing post-accident efforts and keeping expenses down. An accident management program provides …

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