Posts Tagged ‘gps tracking’

Hooking up your equipment to a GPS tracking device seemed like something straight out of a spy novel a few years ago and only used when the asset was something related to national security.

But as GPS technology has progressed, devices have become more affordable and freely available so assets of all types are being tagged with GPS units. GPS tracking software used to track the units are also a lot more powerful and user-friendly, making them a far more valuable investment for businesses of all sizes.

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gps-track-quake-damaged-vanWhen an earthquake hits and huge buildings around you are breaking up and raining from the sky, it’s unlikely you would be wondering where you left your car and how you could retrieve it. But after you’ve safely escaped the danger zone, you might be wondering how you can be reunited with your car.

This is the situation facing hundreds of car owners in quake-ravaged city of Christchurch in New Zealand. When the 6.3 magnitude quake hit the central business district of Christchurch, massive buildings crumbled and people ran for their lives, leaving thousands of cars in parking buildings, on the street and in private lots. Now that their lives have returned to some type of normality, they are keen to retrieve their vehicle but it’s proving more difficult than anticipated.

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pest-workload-balancingWhen the bugs invade your home you don’t stop to think too much about how that pest control technician makes it to your house. You just want him there – fast!

But let’s take a moment to step into the world of a pest control business and go behind the scenes. What’s involved for a pest control business, from the moment you contact them to tell them you’re being overrun by termites or tarantulas, to the actual arrival of a technician, ready to fight those nasty bugs?

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anti-idling-lawsThere’s growing discontent amongst truckers who are complaining that anti-idling laws are not only a huge inconvenience but also putting lives at risk, and not just driver’s lives either. If truckers can’t regulate the temperature in the cab by keeping the engine idling, some say this will potentially result in drivers freezing to death in their sleep or sleep-deprived drivers on the road, threatening the lives of other motorists.

Are these claims simply scare-mongering by truck drivers? Are the state trucking regulations forgetting commonsense and putting environmentalists ahead of people’s lives?

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