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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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Customize Your IoT Solution to Fit Your Operations

  • February 20, 2018
  • Brian Burda
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The IoT industry is booming, and big data is a major factor in that growth. You’ve invested in a connected solution for your business to operate it more efficiently and stay competitive. To get the most value out of those system elements, you need to collect and use the data resourcefully.  Software is the tool …

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Stolen Construction Equipment: Stories of Unauthorized Rentals

  • February 13, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Heavy construction equipment theft affects rental companies too. Sometimes equipment isn’t returned or a renter provides fraudulent information on the contract. Of course, the theft of rental assets occurs on the jobsite. The 2016 LoJack Corporation Study on Construction Equipment Theft includes rental thefts and recoveries. Download it here. For rental companies, a combination of …

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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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Plan for Safe Fleet Driving this Winter

  • January 31, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
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Winter road conditions present safety challenges that fleet managers can address through planning, tracking and driver training. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), “24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.” Your fleet operations depend on consistent performance from both your …

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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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3 Tips To Protect Your Construction Assets

  • January 26, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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Heavy construction equipment fleets are some of the most valuable assets on a jobsite or a company’s lot. These machines are great resources, yet they do not come without some risks. There is the chance of not having the right equipment, breakdowns or even theft. The result is usually lost time, productivity and revenue. Here …

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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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CalAmp’s New LMU-3640 – The Next Generation of Telematics Gateways

  • January 19, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
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Commercial fleet managers face multiple challenges, sometimes daily, keeping their vehicles on the road and dispatched efficiently. In the past, some decisions had to be “guesstimated” based on experience and limited utilization information. Having real-time quantitative information, straight from the vehicle itself, helps streamline operations and make decisions easier. A telematics gateway connects the physical …

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