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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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Spotlight on Skid Steer Thefts and Their Successful Recoveries

  • July 31, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Spotlight on Skid Steer Thefts and Recoveries

Skid steer loaders are third on the 2016 LoJack® Corporation Study on Construction Equipment Theft list for type of heavy equipment stolen (tracked and wheeled loaders were first). Since May of 2018, there have been five recovery stories sent over by LoJack’s Law Enforcement Liaisons (LE’s) from across the U.S. that included these popular construction …

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Protect Your Heavy Equipment: 3 Things to Watch

  • July 23, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
3 Things to Monitor on Your Construction Site

Theft and unauthorized use of your valuable heavy fleet can be a serious problem. It has never been more important to monitor the location and use of your construction assets to keep projects on schedule and expenses down. Fortunately, there are some steps project and site managers can take to reduce the risk, including implementing …

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Why Your Fleet’s Fast Starts & Stops Matter

  • June 28, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Why Fleet Driving Matters

Summertime means more people are out and about – off from school, taking vacation, working around the house, etc. Fleet drivers need to be vigilant when they are driving, as they are your company. Driving a business vehicle isn’t always easy. Fleet transportation typically has a logo on the side, which means greater visibility on …

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How Your Workflows Benefit From Intelligent Jobsites

  • June 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Smart Construction

Construction jobsites are getting smarter. From cell phones to connected equipment to virtual reality, implemented technology is streamlining processes, helping utilize resources more efficiently and making these areas safer. However, many of the solutions work with only one department, such as accounting or maintenance, and do not communicate with each other. This lack of integration …

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