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Using Video Telematics to Enhance Fleet Safety

  • August 18, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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For most fleet managers, reducing collisions is a high-priority goal. Fleet telematics software is a good start and helps managers identify drivers with habits that need improving. Adding video telematics offers an even better chance at effecting positive change in driver behavior. Video telematics lets fleet managers see the full context around driving incidents such …

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What to Look for in a Fleet Management Solution

  • August 11, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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Fleet management software is an obvious answer to more efficient, effective fleet management, which can yield significant cost savings for companies and organizations. Yet in a recent survey of fleet managers conducted for CalAmp by James Brehm & Associates, fewer than half of respondents reported using a fleet management solution. If you’re in the market …

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What Is Telematics and How Can Fleets Benefit?

  • July 27, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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You’ve heard the term “telematics,” but what exactly does it mean?  The word “telematics” is a combination of “telecom” and “informatics.” “Telecom” refers to data transmission in real time, usually over cellular network or satellite. Informatics is the science of storing and processing information. Thus, telematics involves remotely transmitting streams of data to be mined …

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Celebrating 40 Years of Connected Intelligence

  • July 15, 2021
  • Kim Haneke
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes

Well, it seems that the old adage is true: time really does fly when you’re having fun. July 21, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of CalAmp’s founding. At its core, CalAmp has been dedicated to helping businesses in transportation and logistics, government, industrial equipment and automotive marketplaces grow and improve lives around the globe through …

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Using Telematics to Improve Your Fleet’s Fuel Economy

  • July 14, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Fuel is the number one operating cost for most fleets. Every dollar your organization saves by improving fuel efficiency is a dollar that can be spent on something else. Fleet telematics is the answer to driving fewer unnecessary miles and making fuel go further. By using telematics-based fleet management software such as CalAmp iOn™, you …

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Fleet Maintenance Through AssetWorks and Chevin Integrations

  • June 29, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A fleet manager has two main jobs: Managing the fleet for maximum safety and performance and maintaining the fleet to keep vehicles and assets operational and optimize their life cycles. The best fleet management solution serves both goals. At its core, a telematics-based fleet management solution helps managers track vehicles, improve dispatching and route planning, …

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7 Fleet Management Software Features to Leverage

  • June 23, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Your fleet management software does a lot — probably more than you realize. If you’re not leveraging these seven features, or if your fleet management software doesn’t offer them, you may be missing out on easy ways to manage your fleet more efficiently and effectively. Find Nearest Need to send someone to take over another …

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For Better Fleet Management, Manage by Exception

  • June 17, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Fleet telematics data is essential to effective fleet management. But too much data is paralyzing. A fleet manager bombarded with reports and alerts can end up missing real problems that require attention. The answer is managing by exception. By focusing on outlier information, fleet managers can stay on top of critical issues without spending hours …

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Fleet Telematics Data It Pays to Monitor

  • June 09, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes

What matters most when buying real estate is location, location, location. When it comes to effective fleet management, what matters most is data, data, data. The more actionable fleet telematics data you have at your fingertips, the better able you’ll be to right-size your fleet, maintain your vehicles, improve driver behavior and more. A fleet …

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6 Tips for Adding Electric Vehicles to Your Fleet

  • May 25, 2021
  • Dave Downs
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Illustration of an electric vehicle at charging station and smartphone telematics app

Most fleet managers are planning to bring EVs into their vehicle mix, and for good reason. When used strategically, EVs can reduce operation and maintenance costs and of course lower your carbon emissions. If you’re considering adding EVs to your fleet or you’re in the process of deciding what vehicles to add or how many, …

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