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In-Transit Visibility Is Your Competitive Advantage

  • April 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Tracking shipments is an integral component of effective supply chain management and control. Increasingly sophisticated customer service needs, such as within-an-hour delivery, require solutions that will provide logistics firms with critical data and insight needed to adapt. Though visibility in supply chains is a growing requirement, implementation of sensor technology varies across the industry. As …

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On the Road Again: A Better Way to Manage Hours of Service

  • April 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Driving a truck can be stressful. In addition to the actual driving of the vehicle and managing the business requirements, one must also meet safety and other regulations. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) has a looming deadline. Carriers still using paper logs must implement an …

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Why Fleet Telematics Is Important To Your Business

  • April 07, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Implementing a fleet telematics solution can improve operational efficiency as well as provide data for strategic decisions, such as right-sizing your fleet. For service fleets, the information can assist in planning daily routes. For construction mixed fleets, the data makes your equipment and vehicles visible to the team. There are many benefits, such as these, …

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As telematics solutions are increasingly embraced by businesses across the globe, CalAmp has observed a need for cross-border training on how to develop custom applications for its telematics devices and software that enables IoT for a wide range of verticals. One of CalAmp’s fastest growing markets for IoT adoption is Latin America. On March 28, …

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Connectivity: The First Link in the Situational Awareness Chain

  • March 27, 2017
  • Carol J.
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In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of tools like vehicle area networks for first responders. This time, we’ll go into a bit more detail about the first link in the situational awareness chain: the cellular broadband router itself. The amount of data required by police officers and other personnel continues to grow. Long ago, …

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Vehicle Loans Can Be Quick and Easy for You and Your Borrower

  • February 28, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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According to the 2015 Pew Charitable Trust’s Auto Title Loan Report, two million Americans use title loans annually. Payday loans, pawn lending, or credit card advances are other options when a consumer needs money fast. These unfortunate situations happen – unemployment, unexpected repair, medical bills and more. For lenders, the worry comes from loan defaults …

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Equipment Data Can Help Reduce the Volatility in Your Profit Margin

  • February 23, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Projecting and monitoring job costs are critical functions for any construction company bidding on contracts. The accurate collection of historical data and its use in cost estimating on new jobs greatly increases the odds that you deliver on time and within budget and, most importantly, make a profit. Materials and labor might be easier to …

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How to Raise the Visibility of Your Equipment Rental Fleet

  • February 15, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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There are many benefits to raising your fleet’s visibility within your own organization. The sales team may know what equipment is available and the service crew knows the condition of the equipment. However, what do other parts of your company know about your fleet and why is it important? When your entire organization has access …

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Cold Chains: Real-time Visibility and Cargo Integrity

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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In a previous post, we talked generally about supply-chain management. This time, let’s dig deeper into a specialty area of real-time monitoring and the visibility it provides for the integrity of the shipment. Cold Chain is defined by Wikipedia as “a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of storage and …

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How Your Fleet Can Overcome Bad Weather

  • February 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Bad weather can be a nemesis to your productivity, keeping your vehicles and equipment parked in the lot. Winter can be especially trying in the colder states with the snow and ice. Yet, even the West Coast has experienced strong storms that have closed roads and disrupted traffic. While not all conditions can be overcome, …

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