- Photo: Unsplash/Егор Камелев

Photo: Unsplash/Егор Камелев

CalAmp announced Oct. 22 a contract renewal with a Louisiana municipality charged with protecting its community from the dangers of disease-bearing mosquitoes and rodents that can infect humans, pets, and livestock.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, since 2001 over 30,000 people have been infected with West Nile Virus alone. Of those infections, 1,200 have resulted in death with an estimated health care cost of $200 million dollars.

The Parish of East Baton Rouge has trusted CalAmp fleet management technology for more than five years to manage more than 70 municipal pest control vehicles. The fleet director team uses this advanced GPS solution to provide robust monitoring of vehicle and driver activity in real-time and with powerful historical reports in the office or on a mobile device while in the field.

Fleet directors perform a variety of work-related functions with the fleet management technology including stop and arrival information, engine diagnostic monitoring, and monitoring of speeding and excessive idling. These data insights are optimizing fleet operations, protecting fleet drivers, saving costs, and ultimately reducing the risks of citizens contracting diseases from infected pests.

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