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FMCSA Continues to Refine ELD Exemptions and Guidelines

  • March 21, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
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  Do you need to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) for your commercial vehicles? The short answer is most likely yes. However, the FMCSA continues to receive requests for exemptions. Plus, the agency is still refining guidance for both the agricultural industry and personal conveyance. On March 13, 2018, the FMCSA announced a 90-day temporary …

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A Look Back at MWC 2018

  • March 20, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
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  The latest Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) may have recently wrapped up in Barcelona, but we’ll all be talking for a while about the eye-popping advances around connectivity, real-time analytics and data in motion. We saw exciting updates, for instance, on the drive to commercialize 5G connectivity and what it will mean for a …

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A Better Way to Manage Fleet Warranties

  • March 15, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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  At first glance, factory or manufacturer warranties sound fairly straightforward. After purchase, the manufacturer will cover any repair and replacement costs for a certain period of time, such as five years and 500,000 miles for a vehicle or three years and 10,000 hours for a machine. In many instances, the warranty provides enough coverage. …

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Vehicle-as-a-Service: The New How for Mobility and Transportation

  • February 21, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
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Vehicle sharing has been around in some form for a long time, and now technology and demand have laid the foundation for a new service platform: Vehicle as a Service (VaaS). In urban areas where vehicles are used mainly for short trips, car and ride sharing subscription services use mobile apps to provide easy scheduling …

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How to Rent Construction Equipment by Utilization

  • February 09, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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There is a positive outlook for U.S. construction starts in 2018. The Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2018 Construction Report forecasts a three percent average increase across the various sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.). However, the rental market for construction heavy equipment is expected to grow between four and five percent according to the American Rental …

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Addressing the On-Demand Economy with the Responsive Supply Chain

  • February 08, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
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The last ten years have brought challenges to the field of supply chain management. With the gradual recovery from a global recession has come an entirely new model of consumer demand: the on-demand economy. As companies continue clambering over one another to build more immersive, convenient shopping experiences, consumers expect products to be one click …

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Who Are CalAmp’s Top Channel Salespeople For Q3FY18?

  • January 30, 2018
  • Kevin Blakeborough
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CalAmp is pleased to announce our Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 (Q3FY18) Worldwide Channel Salesperson Incentive Program winners. Please join us in congratulating: Latin America (LatAM): Xochitl De Ochoa, Enertronics America S.A. de C.V. North America (NA): Tyner Kennedy, Direct Communication Solutions Gary Hartwig, Applocation Thank you to all of our Channel Salespeople for your …

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A Revolutionary Road Ahead for Connected Industry

  • January 25, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
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Try and think of an industry that hasn’t been touched by connected technology becoming intertwined with the physical world. Odds are, if you can think of something, you’ve got the next big startup idea on your hands. The rate of change for industries today is unprecedented, being ushered in by this new era of connectivity …

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Crash Event Detection: Why Reliability is Paramount

  • January 18, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
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In a previous post, we talked about the “day-to-day” business costs of collisions and other accidents, and how crash detection can save both money and lives. In this post, we’ll explore the importance of reliability in crash detection algorithms. Intense competition among insurers, downward price pressure and an abundance of companies to choose from, have …

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

  • December 14, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
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This December heralds in not just the holiday season, which in our industry means a lot more cargo on the roads and a lot more traffic in its way. This year however, it also marks the government-mandated deadline to comply with new electronic logging device (ELD) requirements. Yes, the ELD deadline of Dec. 18 for …

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