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Implementing a Telematics Solution for Your Fleet? Transparency is Key.

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Are you planning to upgrade your fleet's automotive electrical system with a telematics solution?

In our earlier post, " What Are Telematics and Why Are They Important?", we introduced the concept of telematics and listed some common applications used by fleets to help improve business. 

While telematics are an incredibly useful tool for building a more efficient fleet, many fleets struggle with implementing them due to concern on the part of drivers about privacy and how the data will be used. In this post, we explore how to balance fleet efficiency with team morale.
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Topics: Industry Updates, How To, Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Telematics

What Are Telematics and Why Are They Important?

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jul 12, 2016 2:43:58 PM

(Source: Telematicsnews.com)


What Are "Telematics"?

Fleetmatics.com defines Telematics as "any integrated use of telecommunications with information and communications technology. It is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information relating to remote objects – like vehicles – via telecommunication devices". This is often achieved through a combination of a GPS receiver and an electronic GSM device that use software to communicate vehicle data to another location.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Fleet Management, IoT, Telematics

All About the ELD Mandate

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 23, 2016 1:40:36 PM

In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) passed a mandate requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be used in all commercial motor vehicles where paper driver logs are currently required.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Fleet Management, New Technologies, Regulatory

5 Ways Big Data Can Benefit Your Fleet

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 14, 2016 12:08:36 PM

One of the unexpected innovations in fleet management has been the arrival of big data. On-board computers in vehicles track every mile of travel and collect information, and aftermarket accessories such as GPS guides and vehicle trackers let you collect even more. The main question is, now that you have all this information, what do you do with it? Here's a guide on how to effectively use big data to benefit your fleet.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Big Data

4 Key Trends Impacting Fleet Management

Posted by G. Christianson on May 31, 2016 12:11:09 PM

Fleet management is a tricky juggling act at the best of times, and with everything from the regulatory environment to fuel prices changing rapidly, it can make it tough to see where things are heading in the future. Here are a few trends you should keep an eye on to anticipate the needs of your fleet.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Fleet Management

Scene & Heard at the 2016 Wire Processing Technology Expo: Hot Topics & Trends

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on May 19, 2016 1:58:59 PM

Last week, Waytek attended the National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee, WI. As always, it was a great opportunity to network, catch some seminars and see some familiar faces. But these things are all just the "coating on the wire", because for us, the best part of attending industry events like this is catching up on the latest trends, innovations and hot topics- here are some we heard the most buzz about this year.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Wire & Cable

Time for Tier 5 Emissions? Get the Gear You'll Need.

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Apr 29, 2016 11:36:50 AM

Not long after U.S. engine manufacturers finished patting themselves on the back for a job well done meeting Tier 4/Stage IV emissions regulations in 2015, those in the know naturally started asking "what's next?".

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Topics: Industry Updates, Regulatory

What the Recent Lobster Boom Means for the Boat Building Industry

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 26, 2016 12:40:51 PM

Lobster has had a strange culinary history. It's gone from a food Maine's prisoners complained about eating to a luxury to a booming business. But with more lobster than ever being processed and sold in products from lobster pot pie to lobster ravioli, it's resulted in a surprising change for Canada's boat building industry.
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Topics: Industry Updates, Marine

Electric Hydrofoils: The Personal Watercraft of The Future?

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 19, 2016 11:34:28 AM

For decades, watercrafts have largely improved instead of evolved. While new classes of crafts have been added, generally innovation has been in construction or materials, not radical new ideas. But a new concept, the personal electric hydrofoil, is showing increasing popularity... And might for many boat builders be a future class of vehicle.


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Topics: Industry Updates, Marine

Expert Interview: How Fleet Managers Can Use the Internet of Things

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 15, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Agustin Pelaez is the co-founder of Ubidots, a Boston MassChallenge startup that is empowering thousands of Internet of Things projects in more than 30 countries.

He recently answered a few questions for us about how fleet managers should be taking advantage of IoT technology to solve problems and find efficiencies. Here's what he had to say:

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Topics: Industry Updates, Fleet Management, New Technologies, IoT


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