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Molly Maid Franchise Uses Telematics To Improve Their On Time Arrivals

  • September 07, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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One of Molly Maid’s franchises in Texas wanted to improve its customer experience and encourage loyalty. A consumer has a lot of choices for residential cleaning – how do you stand out? Poor service is a major reason why residential services, such as cleaning, lose business. On time arrivals has a huge impact on creating …

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CalAmp At APCO 2016: The Data Age Of Emergency Communications

  • August 04, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Emergency events, while unplanned, are a part of life – from manmade to natural disasters to an animal in a well. Often overlooked, yet essential to getting the situation handled, is how your mission-critical information (communications and data) gets delivered in real-time. The National Emergency Number Association estimates that there are 240 million 9-1-1 calls …

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Don’t Let Your Vehicle Portfolio Take An Unexpected Vacation

  • July 28, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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It’s summer. It’s a peak vacation time. People are headed towards the beaches and other favorite vacation spots. They want to disconnect from life to recharge. This might be good for them, but not your vehicle finance portfolio. How do you push out payment reminders? Locate your delinquent cars? Source: 2014 BHPH Benchmarks Report There …

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How Manic Mornings Affect Driving

  • May 12, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Earlier this week, we met Dave. Dave is a nice guy, but a terrible driver. Today, Dave has had a trying morning. He got up early with the goal of getting out the front door a little earlier than usual, but his kids were slow getting started. We’ve all been there, the days where our …

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Do Your Employees Drive Your Business?

  • May 09, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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In the general public, 64% of people rate themselves as “excellent” or “very good” drivers. [Allstate] Obviously that’s not quite possible—but when your fleet rolls, you rely on a hand-picked pool of professionals who really should be better than randomly selected drivers. How do you incent the good drivers to be great? How do you …

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Don’t Spend Fuelishly: Help Your Trucks Save You Money

  • April 28, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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These days, fuel is cheap. With oil prices down, why worry about the efficiency of your fleet. I mean, we all know that careful approach is warranted. If drivers feel they are being scrutinized, the effort can backfire. You may even lose some of your best personnel. One way to avoid confusion and ill will …

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Are Dealer Services Sexy Enough?

  • April 26, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Dealer Services enablement is among the biggest opportunities on the Automotive IoT landscape. Yet the opportunity is often skipped over in all the hype of the IoT landscape. Too many observers are missing the steak and focused on the sizzle. Here’s what matters: driving value for Auto Dealers. At CalAmp Automotive, we’re focused on this …

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Can Your Lot Management Detect Crashes, Fraud, and Risk?

  • March 23, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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CalAmp Introduces Forward-Enabled Lot Management with AutoPop Ready to rethink Lot Management from the ground up? CalAmp Automotive is doing just that, with industry-first technology that will revolutionize Lot Management, making life easier for every lot manager and salesperson. How? We’re introducing AutoPop, a next-generation innovation that could only be done with a rock-solid device …

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2G Sunset: Now Is the Time to Prepare

  • March 10, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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As you may know, the 2G GPRS networks in the U.S. are being shut down because of the growing demand for frequency for 3G and 4G services. The shutdown process has been underway for over a year, and some of the 2G network has already gone dark. Many carriers have announced shutdown plans and some …

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Save Money and Time with Predictive Maintenance

  • February 25, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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When managing a sparsely distributed fleet, the importance of vehicle location tracking is a no-brainer. It’s not enough to track vehicle locations. It’s crucial to know when to schedule preventive maintenance without interfering with business operations. Service engineers for Tadano America drive between 30,000 and 40,000 miles per year to check and service Tadano cranes …

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