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Using Geofencing for Smarter Fleet Management

  • April 06, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes

The power of a simple geofence is striking. Creating these GPS-enabled virtual boundaries in a fleet management app such as CalAmp iOn™ enhances productivity and safety in both obvious and surprising ways. With geofencing, you can configure an automatic notification to inform you when a vehicle has entered or exited a defined area, which can …

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3G Sunset: 4 Reasons for TSPs to Embrace 4G LTE Now

  • March 25, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
3G will soon be no more. For telematics service providers, the time to upgrade to a 4G portfolio is now.

While some cellular providers have pushed back their 3G sunsets, don’t be lulled into thinking these networks will be around forever. Most will be shut down by the end of 2022, and at least one provider, AT&T, plans to shut down its 3G network in February 2022. Telematics service providers (TSPs) would be smart to …

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Cold Chain Monitoring Technology: A Solution to Food Waste

  • March 09, 2021
  • Sopa Soun
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
Apples ready to be loaded onto truck

Food waste is a massive global problem, one that modern cold chain visibility solutions can help solve. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations estimates that roughly a third of food produced globally is lost or wasted. That’s 1.6 billion tons of food worth more than $1.2 trillion. In most industries, a business …

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4 Ways Telematics Tech Can Ease EV Range Anxiety for Fleets

  • March 04, 2021
  • Dave Downs
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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It’s inevitable: Electric vehicles (EVs) are coming to fleets. According to a survey of fleet managers by Rocky Mountain Institute, more than 80% of fleet owners have added EVs to their vehicle mix or are planning to do so. The reasons are obvious: sustainability targets, regulatory pressures and lower operating and maintenance costs. McKinsey & …

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8 Ways Your Fleet Safety Program May Be Falling Short

  • February 11, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
Fleet driver with manager

You know that fleet safety can make or break your company. Accidents impact the bottom line, while stellar safety saves money, improves your business’ reputation, boosts morale and preserves lives. An effective fleet safety program is the key to reaping these benefits. But these programs aren’t “set it and forget it.” They need the same …

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Shipping Trends Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

  • February 03, 2021
  • Jeff Clark
  • Reading Time: 5 minutes
Red Lorry on M1 motorway in motion near London

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed shipping in seismic ways. The ripple effects will extend into 2021 and well beyond. Pre-pandemic, most goods followed a traditional, well-defined shipment journey — for example, from China to a shipping port to a national distribution center (DC) to regional DCs to stores. COVID-19 forced those journeys to change. Manufacturers, retailers …

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