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Heavy Equipment Theft a Big Problem for Fleet Owners

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To see how much heavy equipment theft is a problem, take a look at some of the most recent stories that made headlines in the construction world: Police bust heavy equipment theft ring responsible for $1.5 million in machines stolen

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Construction Equipment Rental Market Reducing Downtime (and Costs) with Telematics

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A recent report released by technavio profiled the expected growth of the heavy equipment rental market, specifically for construction equipment. Highlighting a healthy industry CAGR of 7+% until 2019 with higher growth in key geography markets such as Europe and

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Fleet Management and Employee Security for Oil Workers Abroad

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I was recently reading an article in the Guardian about the dangers faced by oil workers who work abroad and it provided an interesting perspective from the view of the employees. While the work can be very lucrative, the personal

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Live Webinar: IoT Gives Birth to the New Supply Chain Agenda

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An explosion in applications for RFID and telemetry has made cold chain management, fleet management, and asset tracking commonplace. Now these basic technologies are being combined with Big Data analytics to give rise to supply mega-chains and direct-to-customer fulfillment. Join

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FSMA Checklist: 12 Things Shippers Can Do Today to Comply with Sanitary Food Transportation Act

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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) consists of seven new regulations. The key regulation around food transportation is the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (sometimes referred to as SFTA – the Sanitary Food Transport Act), and is expected

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TCA 2016 Wrap Up: FSMA, Fleet Telematics and Funkytown

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The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA 2016) annual convention in Las Vegas last week provided an ideal setting for us to catch up with existing customers, meet new ones and even bust a move or two at the Bell-Bottom Boogie Gala—for a good cause!

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Connecting Cargo Along the New Silk Road

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The phrase “Silk Road” may once have brought to mind images from ancient history such as pack animals laden with goods crossing deserts, but that concept has now been replaced by pictures of high speed trains transforming China’s trade relationship

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems + Telematics = Improved Driver Safety

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Imagine being able to warn drivers of upcoming dangers on the road before they arise, all the while capturing this data to inform a broader driver monitoring and improvement program. What was once a futuristic idea is now reality thanks

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FSMA Compliance Checklist: 10 Things Carriers Can Do Today

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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. FSMA affects almost everyone involved in the United States food supply chain. Any food transportation company with revenues

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Smart Heavy Equipment Maintenance: Remote Monitoring Reduces Servicing Costs

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Remote monitoring of heavy equipment can deliver many benefits including reducing machine downtime and maintenance costs. For example, take a look at the article about Komatsu’s remote monitoring system that appeared in the its Down to Earth magazine (see p.

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