Carmalink v5.4 - Dash cam footage

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Features, Updates, Release Notes

Driver safety dash cam

Carmalink is the leader in creating safer drivers with timely, trainable, accurate safety reports. Safety managers are using these reports during driver meetings to highlight the skills drivers need to focus on improving.

Feedback from the last Carmalink user survey indicated that safety was the top priority for most fleet owners. We know it can be hard to look at a list of "Safety Alerts" and make decisions about what to do with drivers continually receiving these alerts. With the addition of the Garmin Fleet 790 tablet, safety managers will see 1080p HD footage of each safety incident.

- No more guessing what happened
- Use the footage to see who needs training
- A clear picture of the required steps to correct the problem

Carmalink prioritizes your fleet's safety and we incorporate new technology such as video capture and artificial intelligence to detect more complex safety issues like distracted driving, cell phone usage, tailgating, and more.

 

Why insurance policies are requiring dash cams

2 minute read

Compliance, Insurance, Safety, Trucking, Benefits, Dash Camera

It's no rumor that the insurance industry is starting to require dash cams in company vehicles. In fact, there are multiple insurance companies that are moving towards a time where all commercial vehicles are equipped with both dash cams and telematics to increase safety.

Touch a Truck 2019

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Thank you to everyone for coming out and making this year's Touch a Truck event put on by the Trucking Association of NY a success. And a special thank you to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville for hosting us at your facility.

Introducing Carmalink Plus

2 minute read

After listening to feedback, it became clear that a lot of our customers have mixed use fleets, and not all of them need ELD. However, all trucks needed connected dash cams and navigation.

This caused an issue between using ELDs for all trucks and creating issues for the back office staff dealing with unclaimed records from non-ELD drivers or only having part of their fleet covered with nav and cameras.

We wanted to create a new plan that fits between the Basic and Pro that brings the advantages of running an ELD tablet in a truck without the ELD headaches.

5 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

3 minute read

Incentive, Employee Retention, Benefits

It's not just you, all businesses are feeling the pain when it comes to recruiting top talent and the anxiety of keeping your best workers happy so they don't leave .

Carmalink v5.0 - Street addresses & live traffic

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ELD, Cameras, CarmaLink, Features, Updates

 
CarmaLink just rolled out some new and exciting features, so I'm here to quickly let you know about each one of them.

Street Addresses for Everyone
We now include street address information in the CarmaLink website, along with the Daily email report.

Installing a GPS solution for the first time

3 minute read

Fleet Management, GPS, Safety, Trucking, Mobile Workforce, Integration

You have been managing your team the say way for years, now you have just installed a GPS fleet management solution in all of your trucks. How are you going to explain this to your drivers? Will they feel like they are being spied on? How do other companies handle it?

When and How to Use Personal Conveyance

3 minute read

Compliance, Fleet Management, FMCSA, Personal Use, Safety, Trucking, Personal Conveyance

One of the most misunderstood and misused features of ELDs is the allowance of Personal Conveyance, often noticed as PC.

Before we dive into the meaning and common questions about PC, there are two questions you should ask yourself to help determine if you are following part 395 of the regulations :

Cameras Improving Trucker Safety

2 minute read

Fleet Management, Safety, Safety Manager, Trucking, Mobile Workforce, Cameras

You are rolling down the road, a green light ahead with a clear intersection. In an instant, you pick up a vehicle out of the corner of your eye. It fails to stop for the red light and slams into the side of your truck. Your truck begins to spin sideways, but you recover and manage to pull off to the shoulder to check on the other driver.


Short Haul Exemption

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ELD, Fleet Management, Trucking, Short Haul, Exemption, Mobile Workforce

Are you running a short haul and concerned about HOS (hours of service) and how the ELD mandate may or may not apply to you?