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A New Technology Solution for Monitoring Your Cold Chain

  • June 04, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
CalAmp SC1204 Cold Chain Blog

With a growing global market that includes a strong demand for fresh food, supply chain’s cold side has never been more important. Companies want to ensure their product is fresh, as well as safe, when it reaches consumers. However, governments and organizations add another layer of complexity because they want to guarantee the same things …

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The Impact of Distracted Driving on Your Fleet

  • April 23, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Distracted Driving and Commercial Fleets

Distracted driving continues to increase ranging from fiddling with the radio to texting. It impacts not only consumers but fleet drivers as well. According to a recent industry report, drivers are 10% more distracted now than they were last year. It increased in every state except Vermont, including the frequency and duration of cell phone …

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What Is the Electronic Records & Signatures Regulation?

  • March 25, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Electronic Records for SCI Blog

Supply chains fall under a number of laws and industry standards. One of them is the Electronic Records and Signatures Regulation (ERESR), also known as FDA 21 CFR Part 11. This law has been around for over 20 years yet is still often misunderstood. Complying with ERESR can seem like a lot of hassle with …

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Improving the Visibility of Pets in Flight

  • February 04, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp-CargoSense Protect Pets Who Fly

The way that airlines transport live animals has not changed much since the early days of commercial air travel in the first half of the 20th century. However, the number of animals transported has grown tremendously. The Department of Transportation notes, “Over two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year …

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

  • January 03, 2019
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
2019 Jan TSR Guest Blog

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 Helps You Comply With FSMA Regulations

  • December 12, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT Technology and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced a raft of complex requirements to “focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting…” states the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations not only encompass food transport, but how it is grown, harvested and processed. The law is intended to reduce …

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5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

  • December 07, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

We’ve been discussing how 3G cellular networks (CDMA and HSPA) will soon follow the path of the 2G GPRS platform that was shut down in the U.S. as of December 2016. Some carriers will stop supporting 3G as early as end of 2019. The message is clear, however, that 3G will transition to legacy status …

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Staying Alert to Drowsy Fleet Driving Using Technology

  • November 09, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp - Drowsy Driving Blog

Autumn is in the air and that means the end of daylight saving time with fewer sunlit hours. The Sleep Foundation pairs this annual event with their annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week that offers tips for busy, tired drivers. This advice is helpful for consumer driving; however, commercial drivers and their fleet managers often face …

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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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