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Telematics Helps Dealers and OEMs Deliver Heavy Equipment Maintenance

  • May 20, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
A service technician performs maintenance on an excavator.

For many heavy equipment OEMs and dealers, maintenance and repair contracts constitute an important and potentially lucrative revenue stream. Performing service is also an important way to stay in front of customers and drive more future business. Leveraging real-time telematics data unlocks more efficient, effective heavy equipment maintenance to help OEM/dealers provide a better service …

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National Public Works Week: A Time to Say Thank You

  • May 18, 2021
  • Kim Haneke
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
05.18.21Team Announcement 1

From plowing snow off the road to trash collection in your neighborhood – the importance of your city’s Public Works Department cannot be overstated. For National Public Works Week from May 16-22, we recognize the contributions of the many Public Works and Utilities Departments that work through nights, weekends, and even a pandemic to continue …

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Keeping Fleet Fuel Card Users Accountable with Telematics

  • May 10, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Payment card at fuel pump

Containing your fleet’s fuel expenses is critical to staying on budget. That means optimizing routes, curbing excessive idling and hard acceleration and keeping vehicles well maintained. It also means monitoring for fuel card fraud. Chances are, most of your drivers are honest. But fuel card fraud is real. When employees with a card such as …

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Calculating Total Cost of Ownership for an Electric Vehicle Fleet

  • April 20, 2021
  • Dave Downs
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Electric vehicles being charged

Sticker shock, in addition to range anxiety, is one of the reasons managers hesitate to purchase electric vehicles for their fleet. And yes, many EVs cost more up front than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. But focusing solely on the price tag is a mistake. In the end, EVs are often the better deal. …

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And the Winner of our Channel Incentive Program Goes to…

  • April 16, 2021
  • Kevin Blakeborough
  • Reading Time: < 1
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CalAmp would like to announce and congratulate the winner of our Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 (Q4FY21) Channel Salesperson Incentive Program. In recognition of their contribution towards CalAmp’s success, we would like to acknowledge: N. America – Tyner Kennedy – Direct Communication Solutions (DCS) Thank you to all our channel partners for your great support …

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Leverage Telematics for Green Logistics

  • April 15, 2021
  • Bill Westerman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Ecology logistics concept. 3D illustration of a green truck on wooden desk with related ecology icons.

Transportation accounts for 28% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA, and logistics makes up no small portion of total miles driven. But green logistics is the future. For companies looking to embrace a cleaner, more environment-friendly approach, telematics can drive real, measurable results. Here are seven ways to use telematics for …

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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
3.4.21Team Announcement 1

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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