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Stolen Construction Equipment: 4 Stories from California

  • October 12, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Even with preventive measures in place, such as securing perimeters, lining equipment up, chaining equipment and video cameras, heavy construction equipment theft continues to happen. The lure of reselling an entire machine or the parts is strong. Coupled with that illegal demand, machines are being stolen to be used for actual jobs. Bids are so …

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New Whitepaper: Ways Your Cold Chain Breaks (And How to Fix It)

  • October 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The amount of condition-sensitive cargo is growing due to tailored pharmaceuticals, increased demand for fresh produce and more last mile deliveries (grocery and restaurant). The logistics and packaging have improved for condition-sensitive cargo and the desire for real-time information has become a requirement for most cold chain shippers. Now, it is time to implement IoT …

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MWCA Proves the Demand for High-Tech, Connected Vehicles

  • September 21, 2017
  • jschmid
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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From AT&T’s 4G/LTE-enabled Honda Odyssey to Arrow’s Semiautonomous Motorcar (SAM) that can drive around people with paraplegia, this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas made it clear that vehicles as we know them are changing. This momentum is driven both by vehicle manufacturers and consumers. In fact, during Wednesday’s Connected Cars: Driving Safety and Innovation with …

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One Way To Keep Your IoT Devices Healthy

  • August 30, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Last year, a Gartner study forecast that there would be 20 billion IoT devices in use by 2020. The report noted 1.2 billion would be for industrial uses. Enterprise infrastructures will need to integrate legacy systems with the new devices and possibly expand the capacity of their networks. The merged solution will require occasional maintenance …

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Ways to Prevent Construction Equipment Theft

  • August 29, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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The latest LoJack® Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report has been released. You may access the PDF here and the infographic here. Heavy equipment theft cases have some similarities to vehicle theft, with both being crimes of opportunity or targeted by organized crime. The benefit for thieves is money from the resale or parts. So how …

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One Way To Minimize Missed Delivery Penalties

  • August 02, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Companies such as retailers and automobile manufacturers have slowly been imposing stricter delivery windows. They realize that early and late arrivals affect their bottom line, customer satisfaction and increase the risk of theft. Many have fines in place for missing the target date period. For example, in July, Wal-Mart notified its suppliers of the new …

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Expand Your IT Support With CalAmp’s New Professional Services

  • July 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Your business is implementing various technologies to streamline your processes. The goal is to deliver goods and services more efficiently in order to remain competitive. However, your IT department is already stretched thin due to current projects, staff turnover or rapid company expansion. You know that upgrading or adding IoT devices will propel the business …

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Crack That Whip: Supply Chain Visibility and the Bullwhip Effect

  • June 22, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Variations in end-customer demand are an inevitable part of doing business. With today’s appetite for nearly instant delivery, these fluctuations are felt more keenly in logistics. Instead of tracking orders weekly or monthly, you might find it necessary to monitor minute-by-minute data. The problem is that even small variations in demand can compound as you …

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Managing the Day-to-Day Cost of Crashes

  • June 15, 2017
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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For any given driver, a collision is a rare event. But in a large population of drivers, accidents happen every day. For insurers and large fleets, crashes are not unexpected peril, but day-to-day business costs that must be managed just like any other expenses. That’s why we are excited about the newest services of CrashBoxx™: …

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Your Cargo Is At Risk This Memorial Day Holiday: New Report

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Over the last five years, 126 cumulative cargo thefts were reported during the Memorial Day holiday period according to CargoNet®*. The number continues to increase year-over-year with a 36% uptick in reports from 2015 to 2016. They analyzed data from the Wednesday before to the Wednesday after the observed holiday from 2012 to 2016. Trends …

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