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Inspiration and Innovation: Telogis Latitude 2016

By Doug Whitfield on November 11, 2016

For the second straight year, PRECO Electronics attended the annual Latitude Conference hosted by Telogis, recently acquired by Verizon. Much of the interest from attendees centered on the potential changes that partnering with Verizon would bring.

Under the steady leadership of co-founders, Jason Koch and Newth Morris, the sentiment was that it will be business as usual at Telogis, meaning the continual drive to innovate in the areas of fleet safety and efficiency will not be disrupted.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Telematics, Telogis

Intelligent Side Collision Mitigation with PreView Side Defender

By Tom Loutzenheiser on September 15, 2016

A stronger economy, lower unemployment rates, and better gas prices have put more people on U.S. roadways, causing motor vehicle fatalities to rise by 9% in the first half of 2016. The National Safety Council estimates that 19,100 people have been killed over the road since January, and 2.2 million were seriously injured. What’s more, this Labor Day was predicted to be the deadliest holiday period since 2008, according to the NSC.

Other factors, including distracted driving, have contributed to the rise in over the road accidents. Side collisions with trucks from lane changes have increased on busier highways. Congested urban areas are seeing a rise in struck-by side collisions from turns and lane changes, especially with pedestrians and cyclists. The economy might look rosier, but the roadways do not, especially for the most vulnerable road users—those on foot and bikes.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Telematics, Blind Zones, Trucking Safety, Side Collision Mitigation

New Trucking Industry Technology Increases Safety, ROI

By Matt Wood on May 11, 2016

Safety measures in the trucking industry mean more than common sense. With a definitive return on investment, they make business sense too. Preventing an accident saves on repair costs, insurance premium increases, legal bills, and a full ledger of other expenses. 

Technology is changing the trucking scene—and what it’s like to safely navigate the working life on the road—in both big and small ways. Let’s examine a few new developments up close, and then calculate how they could save you. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Collision Mitigation, Telematics

Tech Talk Fuels Buzz at Mid-America Trucking Show

By Tamara Humpherys on April 19, 2016

For heavy-duty trucking, one annual event stands out as the ultimate showcase of the big rigs, businesses, and breakthroughs that are moving the whole world forward. Called the “three biggest days in trucking,” the Mid-America Trucking Show took over Louisville, KY in a big-time event that drew in nearly 75,000 attendees from all 50 states and 67 countries.

Preco was there to soak it all in, and we wanted to give you a quick run-down of the new trucking technology buzzing around the expo center.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Telematics

New Report Shows Effects of Safety Technology

By Dale Hessing on April 15, 2016

Transportation drives economic and societal progress. As it has from time immemorial. This rings especially true when it comes to the heavy-duty equipment that drives big enterprises around the world. Only now, it’s all moving forward at the rapid speed of the continuous advancement of transformative technology that could change the entire road ahead in the near future. A recent government report shows that within only three to five years, innovative tech applications may begin to have significant impacts on entire transportation systems and any vehicle-propelled industries.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Autonomous Vehicles, Internet of Things

Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Accidents and Litigation

By Dale Hessing on December 29, 2015

One thing is certain, one day your organization will be faced with litigation as a result of an accident that involves your fleet. The severity of the accident, where it occurred and the circumstances surrounding the collision will be analyzed to prove any negligence committed by you, the carrier and/or the operator.

John Cruickshank, an attorney with Alaniz and Schraeder, recently participated on a panel with Preco Electronics and shared his belief that “a lawsuit avoided is better than a lawsuit won.” It is with this belief that we put forth below our Top 5 Tips for avoiding accidents and litigation.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Collision Mitigation, Operator Education, Best Practices, Telematics

Mark Your Calendars: Preco Prepares for World of Concrete 2016

By Tamara Humpherys on December 18, 2015

The countdown has begun for the New Year and at Preco we are excited to be looking forward to our next major tradeshow – World of Concrete

World of Concrete takes place the first week of February in Las Vegas and has been the launching pad for many of the concrete and masonry industry’s most exciting announcements. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Telematics, World of Concrete

Top Trends in Safety Technology

By Dale Hessing on December 2, 2015

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past and look towards the new year.  

As we look toward the future, the role safety technology will play within the worlds heavy-duty industry will continue to grow at a rapid pace.  A recent study of truck safety conducted by the Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team in Europe found that 90% of all truck safety incidents are due entirely or partly to human error.  It went on to state that by 2020 more than 35 million trucks globally will be connected, and collision-avoidance technologies that can help eliminate cyclist and pedestrian deaths caused by driver blind-spots are likely to be legally required in many markets.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Autonomous Vehicles

The Future of Safety Technologies & Collision Mitigation

By Doug Whitfield on November 24, 2015

Tom Loutzenheiser joined Preco in April 2015 and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  In this role, Tom focuses on expanding partnerships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and other strategic partners to enhance Preco Electronics’ growth and market leadership.

We recently sat down with Tom to discuss the future of safety technologies and how Preco is working with OEMs to provide companies with the proactive solutions they need to keep their fleets safe. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Autonomous Vehicles

Rising Above the Noise

By Tom Loutzenheiser on November 13, 2015

Every operator is responsible for their vehicle and the surrounding environment.  Simply going through the motions, regardless of the industry, is no longer an option.  The ramifications are significant and can result in loss of life, financial loss, and/or shutting down of the workplace.

These are the pressures of the job that an operator faces on a daily basis!

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Topics: Safety Technology, Operator Education, Telematics

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PRECO Electronics is a global technology provider that improves safety for operators, worksites, and the public. The effectiveness of our patented object detection radar systems is unmatched in heavy duty vehicle industries.

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