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Telematics an Integral Component of New Tier 4 Compliant Heavy Equipment

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Heavy equipment telematicsHeavy equipment manufacturers are busy launching new equipment that have lower emissions and are EPA Tier 4 compliant.  In addition to new features, telematics and the ability to remotely monitor the equipment is an integral part of the offering. Here are some recent launches from global manufacturers and the heavy equipment telematics options being offered:

Heavy Equipment Tracking white paperIf you are currently using Tier 4 compliant equipment, here is an interesting piece of information that I read in a recent article on Construction Equipment.com: During idle, a modern diesel doesn’t combust fuel as efficiently, which over time can be detrimental to component life, especially Tier 4 emission components. When you crunch the numbers, one hour of idle time costs $10: $4 for fuel and $6 for maintenance and repairs. Reducing idling is just one of many great reasons to use telematics services for your heavy equipment. What do you think is the most compelling reason? Share your thoughts below…

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Keith Gelinas

Keith Gelinas is ORBCOMM's Senior Vice President & General Manager of OEM and Channel Sales. Keith has 25 years experience in Sales & Marketing Management, 14 years in M2M and IoT (Hardware, Software, OEM Solution Sales) and is a United States Air Force Veteran (Missile Operations).

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