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Roadside Inspections with an ELD: A Checklist

  • February 23, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The FMCSA ELD mandate went into effect in December 2017, and regular enforcement will begin April 1, 2018. With very few exceptions, truck drivers are subject to the FMCSA’s Hours of Service (HOS) rule and must have either an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) or an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) installed. The good news is …

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Customize Your IoT Solution to Fit Your Operations

  • February 20, 2018
  • Brian Burda
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The IoT industry is booming, and big data is a major factor in that growth. You’ve invested in a connected solution for your business to operate it more efficiently and stay competitive. To get the most value out of those system elements, you need to collect and use the data resourcefully.  Software is the tool …

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How to Use Technology to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

  • November 30, 2017
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Supply Chain Risk

Running a business by design has risks. Depending on the scale, the outcome from risk has the potential to ripple from only a minor setback to a major disruption. Companies are always seeking solutions to minimize the chance of an impact on the bottom line. It is no different for supply chain organizations. Some industry …

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How Much Does a Heavy Equipment Breakdown Cost You?

  • November 29, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Construction projects require good management to be successful. Project managers must deal with any number of problems that occur in the regular day-to-day organized chaos of a project site. Unexpected equipment breakdowns are one of those problems. In addition to impacts on project timelines, there is the expense of replacement equipment rental, repair or replacement. …

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Who Are CalAmp’s Top Channel Salespeople For Q2FY18?

  • November 27, 2017
  • Kevin Blakeborough
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CalAmp is pleased to now announce our FY18 Worldwide Channel Salesperson Incentive Program CalAmp highly values our Channel Sales Partners, and their sales teams, for their hard work in promoting and supporting CalAmp products and solutions. To encourage a strong network, our Channel Salesperson Incentive Program was implemented to recognize our top channel sales associates …

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Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

  • November 15, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 5 minutes
Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

As the 2016 LoJack Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report notes, thieves like to target construction’s heavy equipment for parts, resale and even their own use. It is very lucrative given the average replacement costs for towables to wheeled and tracked loaders range from $11,309 to $77,404. For contractors, not only do they have to replace …

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ELD Use Isn’t Just a Mandate — It’s a Competitive Advantage

  • November 09, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A quickly approaching government mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) is coming to a head in December, but instead of dreading the red tape, trucking companies should be strategizing on how it can give them some extra green. By Dec. 18, the majority of heavy-duty commercial trucking operations that haul between state lines must log …

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Why You Need More Than Big Data

  • November 02, 2017
  • Brian Burda
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Big data has been much ballyhooed as the cure for many problems. However, when you look at the definition, the term data is simply “factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Big data is static unless you have a way to process, …

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Don’t Use A Poor Quality IoT Device With Your Solution

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kevin Blakeborough
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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It is an entrepreneurial time with creators and developers building and designing for the on-demand and connected economies. You may even have a current solution that you want to enhance to remain competitive. There is no need to incorporate inferior devices or software into your ecosystem. Consider CalAmp’s Channel Partner and Solution Provider here program. …

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3 Reasons Vehicle Finance Companies Trust CalAmp

  • October 19, 2017
  • Bill Caan
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Risk is a fact of life. Whether you’re a vehicle finance lender, a credit union, or a buy-here-pay-here car dealer, you must face the possibility that a borrower will not keep up with payments. Credit checks are a good safety measure, but they don’t always predict customer behavior. With talk of a bubble in the …

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