Welcome to Summer
Our topics this month range from GPS fleet tracking and how it has gone from a novelty to a must-have over the past few years. Jenny Malcolm with GPS Insight explains the benefits of a GPS system for a fleet of vehicles versus the drawbacks of trying to operate more than a few vehicles without it.
Also interesting this month is our foray into guerilla marketing techniques via Ed Cerier’s Nexstar column on gathering business intelligence on the competition. Cerier presents a quartet of tips you can use to see what your competition is all about—what they’re doing right, what they’re doing wrong—and how to capitalize on any weaknesses you may discover.
Finally, take a walk with us through the world of residential fire sprinklers. Required on new homes in California, what are the details of the requirements, are other states looking to follow suit, and what do contractors think of the new systems?