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New Routines Take Time. Why You Need to Adopt an ELD Solution Now

  • July 27, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
07.27.2017-Blog-CA

On December 18, 2017* the mandated Electronic Logging Device, commonly known as the ELD Mandate, goes into effect. This date is when most truck drivers must start using a digital record to comply with the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. There has been the expected resistance to changing over from paper logs to digital ones. …

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Vehicle Finance: Is Telematics Part Of Your Insurance Portfolio?

  • July 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
07.20.2017-Blog-CA

There is insurance for everything – even the hole-in-one prize at a golf tournament has a policy to pay out if someone actually wins. The premise for these plans, of course, is to reduce your risk exposure by helping you recover from a loss. This idea is similar for vehicle telematics. However, it is a …

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Expand Your IT Support With CalAmp’s New Professional Services

  • July 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
07.19.2017-Blog-CA

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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Cargo Theft Is an Expensive Problem. Here’s How to Solve It.

  • July 11, 2017
  • nheikkinen
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
07.11.2017-Blog-CA

Although it doesn’t get as much attention as consumer-related crimes, cargo theft is a real concern. The opportunity is ripe for thieves. Every day, millions of dollars of commercial goods and supplies are shipped on rail cars, trucks, planes, ships, and other modes. And while supply chains have always been somewhat vulnerable, carriers now must …

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Crash Management Across Verticals

  • June 29, 2017
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.29.2017-Blog-CA

In a previous post we discussed the importance of managing the inevitable cost of collisions across large fleets and insurance pools. As noted previously, the important features of CrashBoxx™ are: • Instant crash alerts—provides immediate notification when a collision occurs • Accident reconstruction—sends crash event data within minutes of a crash • Predictive physical damage—helps …

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On Unstable Ground: Telematics Role In Safety

  • June 28, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
06.28.2017-Blog-CA

Construction work has inherent risks and project managers are always striving to keep their crew and equipment safe. For the crew, procedures must be followed and specialized training can be required for certain jobs. Industry and government regulations often help provide a framework for certain processes such as setting demolition charges or securing trench walls. …

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Crack That Whip: Supply Chain Visibility and the Bullwhip Effect

  • June 22, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.22.2017-Blog-CA

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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Moving Season Requires Your Services To Be On Time

  • June 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
06.20.2017-Blog-CA

Peak moving season is upon us. It comes with the buying and selling of houses as well as renters switching units or relocating into town. This annual summertime ritual, usually because the kids are out of school, requires many home and transportation services to support it. Being late or missing an appointment can put a …

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Managing the Day-to-Day Cost of Crashes

  • June 15, 2017
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.15.2017-Blog-CA

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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Supply Chain Visibility Is Blurry: New Report

  • June 08, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.08.2017-Blog-CA

The recent GEODIS’ 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey and the earlier Supply Chain Resilience Report highlight the importance of visibility in a supply chain for reducing costs, protecting revenue and satisfying the customer. In the resilience study, researchers found a 6% decrease in adequate visibility, while the GEODIS report revealed that only 6% of their …

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