ISAAC’s electronic logging device (ELD) boosts driver retention, productivity, and profitability in several ways.
Best Practices in Big Data Telematics – Everything You Need to Know
To get the highest ROI from telematics, companies should consider some key principles.
Big Data, Telematics and Transportation: 5 V’s for Victory
Learn the 5 V’s that will make or break your return on investment, in the big data your telematics delivers.
What is Digital Transformation and How Can Carriers Benefit?
Discover how digital transformation works to replace outdated processes with automated solutions that help carriers improve fleet management.
2023: What Cybersecurity Priorities Should You Set?
When crafting a cybersecurity plan, organizations should consider their goals, IT maturity level, and current capabilities.
Understanding Texas Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations
Carriers in Texas must comply with Texas HOS rules and federal HOS rules when on interstate trips. In-cab tech can help to simplify complex HOS scenarios.
Reduce Costs with Preventive Fleet Maintenance
Carriers who implement preventive fleet maintenance reduce costs and prevent minor problems from turning into major breakdowns on the road.
How Fleets Work with Drivers to Save Fuel
Fleets can mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices by collaborating with drivers and creating an incentive program that rewards fuel efficiency.
Prevent Wheel-off Problems with Smart Wheel Retorquing
Wheel-off incidents can be catastrophic. Fleets can prevent these accidents with smart wheel retorquing management.
Canadian ELD Mandate—How Fleets Can Quickly Adapt
Canada’s ELD mandate will be enforced on January 1, 2023. Fleets that haven’t transitioned can quickly adapt for compliance.
How Fleets Cut Turnover During Truck Driver Shortages
Fleets mitigate the impact of driver shortages by focusing on driver retention and satisfaction with driver-friendly tech.
Guide to US Agricultural Exemption for Hours of Service (HOS)
Fleets that transport agricultural products and livestock can benefit from the US agricultural exemption for HOS
Does Your Fleet Know How to Respond to a Cyberattack?
Companies that respond well to cyberattacks reduce losses and ensure business continuity. Learn how fleets can defend themselves against attacks.
Fuel Efficiency Programs Can Improve Driver Retention
Driver retention and fuel costs are two main issues that fleets face. Fuel efficiency initiatives can support improvements for both issues at once.
A Summer of Accomplishments for ISAAC
As the summer of 2022 comes to a close, I find myself looking back at some of our most recent accomplishments.
Fleets Must Act to Prevent Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware is on the rise. Fleets must protect themselves against ransomware with a strong cybersecurity plan.
What Happens at a Roadside Inspection and How to Prepare
Fleets and drivers undergo multiple types of roadside inspections. Focus on safety, training, and driver support to ensure compliance.
How a Lack of Safe Truck Parking Hurts Drivers and Fleets
A lack of safe truck parking spots has been a serious industry issue for more than a decade, making life difficult for drivers and fleets.
How to Improve Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency
In the last few years, the average fuel efficiency of fleets has increased thanks to various eco-driving technologies. Find out if your fleet has implemented any of the five common fuel efficiency tactics: mechanical upgrades, aerodynamics, power sources, operational improvements, driver training.
Drivers and Fleets Benefit from Reducing Fuel Use with ISAAC Coach
ISAAC Coach helps to reduce fuel costs and improves driving efficiency for transport truck fleets.
How Truck Fleets Can Prevent Nuclear Verdicts
Prevent nuclear verdicts with a strong fleet safety culture. Dashcams and truck telemetry also reduce the risk of large jury rewards against trucking companies.
Latest Features Overview
ISAAC’s latest features allow to perform preventive maintenance, manage personal views on assets, use hours of service information to improve other processes, and optimize truck loads.
Operation Safe Driver Week: Reduce Speed to Save Lives
Operation Safe Driver Week (July 10-16, 2022) is an educational and enforcement campaign that seeks to reduce risky driving behavior.
Guide to the Sleeper Berth Provision in the United States
How does splitting rest periods work? Drivers can split their mandatory 10-hour rest period into two distinct periods.
Automated Workflow Benefits Powered by ELDs for Trucks
Fleet management software and ELD systems help to deliver automated workflow benefits for companies operating trucking fleets in Canada and the United States.
Weigh Station Bypass Can Mean More Driving Time and Lower Fuel Bills
One increasingly popular way to do that is to utilize weigh station bypass, and such a feature is easily accessible in the ISAAC solution.
The Refreshing Aspects of Smart Compliance
Smart compliance is all about taking proactive steps today to prevent bad things from happening tomorrow.
What’s the Cause of Canada’s Latest ELD Mandate Delay?
Although the first delay was needed due to a lack of certified ELDs, the spotlight has now shifted to whether law enforcement agencies across Canada are ready to enforce the regulation.
Being Committed to Safety and Ready for a Roadside Inspection
The North American Standard Inspection Program from the CVSA has 8 different levels of inspection. The most common levels of inspection during the annual safety blitz are Level I and Level II.
Switching from Paper Logbooks to an ELD: Our Tips for a Smooth Transition
We have supported many drivers in making the transition to ELDs. Here are a few tips to help you get comfortable using the technology.
The Importance of an Automated Workflow
The word “automated” is usually associated with self-driving trucks, but Jacques DeLarochelliere, CEO, chairman, and co-founder of ISAAC Instruments says automation should extend throughout fleet operations.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month – 7 Tips to Stay Safe on the Road
Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we’re taking this opportunity to share information and tips on the subject. Together we can fight distracted driving.
NPTC 2022: Honoring the Top Private Fleets
Private fleets regularly invest in the latest safety and efficiency technologies. So ISAAC’s participation was fitting at the NPTC management conference and exhibition this year.
Truckload 2022: How ISAAC Reduces Driver Frustrations
ISAAC Instruments’ second attendance at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting gave us the chance to share how our technology can help fleets improve operations. It also gave ISAAC’s team the opportunity to give back to the industry.
4 Steps to Increase Truck Driver Retention
Learn how taking an interest in people can increase retention and drive engagement.
ISAAC Solution – New Features Overview
In addition to Canadian ELD functionality, here are some of the features that we added to our fleet management solution in the 5.07 version
Using In-Cab Driver Coaching to Maximize Fuel Efficiency
The real-time in-cab coaching system is a valuable tool to help you save fuel.
The Tragedy in Ukraine and the Impact on Energy Prices
The ongoing situation in Ukraine can only be described as heartbreaking. For businesses in North America, the conflict is a reminder that energy is a limited commodity.
The Many Benefits of a ‘Smart’ DVIR
Equipping drivers with the ISAAC Smart DVIR tool makes preparing for inspections simple. That increases safety and limits risks while ensuring compliance.
Understanding U.S. Hours-of-Service Rules
We know that hours of service regulations may seem complex at first. So we decided to summarize the key elements and help you navigate the rules.
Trucking’s Critical Role in Combatting Human Trafficking
We want to take a moment as a partner to the trucking industry to highlight the upcoming three-day Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative taking place across Canada from Feb. 22 to 24.
How the Pandemic Has Increased Cybersecurity Threats
COVID-19 has altered nearly every aspect of our professional and personal lives over the past two years. The pandemic has also provided hackers and cybercriminals new ways to exploit unprepared companies, many of whom are still scrambling to update their security plans.
What are the true costs of unreliable ELD technology?
Before trucking fleets decide to use free or inexpensive consumer grade tablets for their electronic logging device (ELD) and telematics system, they should consider this scenario: A driver is 100 miles away and the device breaks or is lost or cannot connect to a power supply.
ISAAC remains dedicated to trucking in 2022
As we enter the new year, there is tremendous excitement among the ISAAC team to build upon our 2021 momentum. Achieving mandatory third-party ELD certification in Canada and expanding into the United States were two of the many exciting highlights of the past 12 months.
Getting the most out of your ELD
Fuel Tax System est le logiciel de choix pour traiter les données de la taxe sur les carburants et produire vos rapports IFTA.
ISAAC 2021 User Conference: Looking Back, Moving Forward
The theme of this year’s event was “Moving Forward.” For ISAAC, that means a return to a normal innovation cycle after our placing so much emphasis on achieving third-party Canadian ELD certification.
How ISAAC Helps Tackle Trucking’s Biggest Challenges
Our first appearance at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, TN., proved to be an exciting adventure.
How Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Video Telematics Improve Your Safety
Take advantage of telematics, critical event videos and advanced driver assistance systems, all within the same platform.
ELDs Remove Roadblocks for Drivers
ELDs are starting to generate so many data points that they can be utilized to gain better insight into the workday of truck drivers.
Using Smart Compliance to Let You Focus on Value-Added Tasks
Telematics with smart compliance features can make tasks much easier. Find out how automation and notifications simplify the work of compliance managers.
ISAAC, McLeod Plan for Software Integration
Greater automation of a truck driver’s workflow is the focus of a planned integration between McLeod Software and ISAAC Instruments.
Understanding the HOS Rules and Exemptions in Canada
Federal and provincial regulations, sleeper berth provisions, exemptions …Are you overwhelmed with the intricacies of the HOS rules?
Driver Scorecards Help Fleets Put Their Safest Foot Forward
Driver scorecards and real-time coaching have become essential training tools helping to improve skills and reward good driving.
At ISAAC, Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Electric Vehicle Testing
It seems nearly every day there is a new announcement surrounding the development of zero-emission, electric Class 8 commercial vehicles. While the traditional original equipment manufacturers remain the leaders of the pack, numerous new entrants are eyeing market share with a variety of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell options.
Thank you, drivers, for your highly important work!
In Canada, National Trucking Week runs from September 5 to 11, while in the U.S., it runs from September 12 to 18.
How to Prepare for Brake Safety Week
This year’s Brake Safety Week will take place August 22-28 throughout North America. Inspectors will pay attention to brake hoses and tubing.
Who is exempt from using ELDs in Canada?
Are my trucks exempt from federal ELD regulations? This is probably the question we get most often. Find out if your fleet is required to comply or not?
Boosting Fleet Safety With Telematics
Telematics plays a key role in establishing and maintaining a safety culture within your fleet. The data gives you a view of your operations.
Three Carriers Relay the Benefits of the Real-Time ISAAC Coach
The ISAAC coach shows truck drivers how to improve their driving to maximize performance, safety and save fuel.
Thorough Communication for a Smooth Canadian ELD Transition
Let’s dive into one critical item on the implementation list, one whose importance cannot be overstated; you guessed it, communication.
Operation Safe Driver Week – July 11-17, 2021
In 2020, traffic fatalities increased, despite a decrease in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reduction in vehicles on the road should have painted a brighter picture, but it did not.
Understanding the Canadian ELD Mandate’s Progressive Enforcement
Here’s the Canadian Provincial and Territorial plan for ELD progressive enforcement. Be sure to check the requirements where you travel.
Why Should Carriers Use Dashcams?
In this article, you’ll learn about the types of dashcams and the reasons why you should integrate them to your truck fleet.
What you need to know about the Canadian ELD Rule
Here’s what you need to know about the Canadian ELD Rule. The use of ELDs will be mandatory for federally regulated commercial vehicle operators.
Our best tips for successful ELD implementation
We’ve gathered the best advice for successfully implementing ELDs in your fleet. Maximize your ROI.
May 1 – The real deadline for suppliers of ELDs operated in Canada
On May 1, exactly 6 weeks will remain until the Canadian ELD regulation comes into effect. For ELD providers, this deadline is critical.
Your checklist for Canadian ELDs
Carriers must be confident they understand how these regulations will affect them. Here is a checklist to ensure you’re well prepared.
10 expert tips to protect the value of your business
First of all, what exactly is the value of a business? Because to protect something, you have to know what it is!
International Women’s Day – ISAAC Women’s Stories
International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us to draw your attention to women’s invaluable contributions in our workplace.
Wheel-off Accidents – Using telematics to save lives
Why do wheels come off? Learn how telematics, along with people, processes and technology, can help prevent wheel-off accidents.
Building a successful driver incentive program to retain your drivers
To build an effective incentive program, consider the key performance indicators (KPI) that will be important in rewarding drivers.
Understanding Hours of Service in Canada
Regulations on hours of service help keep all road users safe by setting limits on driving time and requiring minimum rest periods.
How Telematics Can Help Reduce Insurance Premiums and Promote Safety
This article discusses how telematics and telemetry data help lower insurance premiums while promoting safety across carrier fleets.
Key Steps and Tips for Effective ELD Implementation
ELD implementation: there are key steps you cannot afford to neglect, which is why we’ve prepared some advice to help guide you!
CVSA’s Brake Safety Week
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will take place, Aug. 23-29, 2020, in North America.
Using telematics to strengthen your safety culture
Does your company have a safety strategy?Telematics solutions can aid in the creation of a strong safety culture and provide data to guide company policy.
Demystifying Personal Conveyance
Personal conveyance is the moving of a commercial motor vehicle for personal use while off duty. Certain criteria must be met for personal conveyance to apply.
Why did carriers such as Kriska, Trimac and Groupe Robert choose ISAAC?
Since not all fleet management solutions are made equal, feedback from other carriers can help guide you in your search.
FMCSA: New hours of service regulations
On May 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued the final rule updating the hours-of-service regulations.
How Choosing Built-for-Trucking Technology Can Help Fight Distracted Driving
By supplying your drivers with adapted work tools designed for the trucking industry, you help eliminate sources of distracted driving.
ELDs – Choose Well and Attract Drivers
Choose an ELD with your drivers in mind. They are at the heart of this transformation and are affected by it every hour of their every work day.
Tips for Effective Communication in Times of Crisis
In times of crisis, it is important to communicate frequently, be transparent and make the necessary resources available to your staff.
Roadside Inspections and COVID-19 HOS Exemptions
For carriers and drivers, knowing the rules surrounding COVID-19 HOS exemptions and how to go about logging service hours is essential.
ELDs in Canada: What Carriers Need to Know
Carriers will be able to select their ELD suppliers based on their needs. Investing in ELDs represents an opportunity to go beyond compliance.
ELD outages and reverting to paper logs – What are the chances?
There’s been talk these past months about ELD outages and drivers having to revert to paper logs. If you’re curious to understand what happened, read this!
Pro Tips for Drivers
As a professional driver, you are no doubt convinced that electronic logbooks should be easy to use. Learn more about these 5 useful features!
End of the AOBRD transition period: 5 things to know about ELDs
On December 16, 2019, the transitional phase that allowed the use of the AOBRD system will end. After this date, all carriers must comply with the ELD Rule.
ELD Regulation: The importance of compliance in all locations
It’s important to consider compliance when choosing an ELD. Make sure your device can provide HOS records even in an area without cellular coverage.
How to choose your ELD display device
ELD solutions are mission critical. With a turnkey solution, you are opting for a product that is designed for the specific needs of the transport industry.
The people behind ISAAC’s 20 years
As I’ve often said, the key to success is simple – it’s people. In my opinion, a company is first and foremost a group of people, not a product or brand.
Frequently Asked Questions – Canadian ELD Regulation
We received many questions following our webinar on Canadian ELD regulation! So we’ve collected the answers to the most frequently asked questions for you.
5 proposed changes to the U.S. hours of service regulations
The proposal highlights the following five revisions to the existing U.S. hours of service rules. These amendments would provide greater flexibility.
How to facilitate the adoption of a telematics solution
The arrival of new technology such as telematics in your organization affects drivers, dispatchers, compliance and accounting professionals.
Fostering engagement through corporate culture
Developing an attractive culture is a prerequisite for a successful recruitment and retention strategy and high employee engagement.
Boost Your Productivity with Scalable Solutions
Choosing adaptable, scalable software can help you maximize the data your fleet management solution collects and make the most of third-party apps.
Regulatory Reform in the United States: More Flexible Hours of Service on the Horizon
DOT officially announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is moving forward with the next steps in the Hours of Service reform.
Recruitment: what you should know about millennials
Millennials, or Generation Y, account for 37% of the Canadian workforce. That’s a great pool to meet the trucking industry needs.
Autonomous vehicles held to the same standards as aviation?
Autonomous vehicles will have a place sometime in the foreseeable future. We have to ask ourselves what the best way is to ensure their smooth integration.
Legalization of cannabis: the importance of policy for carriers
The legalization of cannabis in Canada in October has attracted a lot of attention. Carriers have had to create or revise their policies regarding drugs and alcohol to make sure they met legal obligations.
CTA action plan to improve road safety
The Canadian Trucking Alliance developed a 10-point action plan to foster a culture of safety throughout the industry. What follows is a summary.
How an Integrated Workflow Makes a Driver’s Life Easier
Integrating telematics to your transport management system (TMS) allows creating integrated workflows that make things easier for drivers.
How blockchain could affect the transportation industry
Everyone has been talking about blockchain lately. We’ve been hearing about this innovative technology that could revolutionize how we do business.
4 Benefits of Dash Cameras for Drivers and Carriers
Video enables drivers to not only establish the context of an accident but also to prove their innocence. It is irrefutable proof.
How to reduce costs and improve road safety by thinking ahead?
This year’s Brake Safety Week will take place August 22-28 throughout North America. Inspectors will pay attention to brake hoses and tubing.
FMCSA Announces More Flexibility in Personal Conveyance Guidance
An update that will have a significant impact for drivers operating in the United States has just been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Under the new guidance, a driver can now operate a commercial motor vehicle for personal conveyance, even when it is laden.
Run On Less Report – Is 10 mpg achievable?
During its Run on Less roadshow, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) demonstrated that it is possible to reach 10 mpg (23 l/100 km). The report on this initiative aims to dispel doubts about the effectiveness of technology in generating fuel savings.
ELD Mandate: New Instructions for AOBRD Users
The FMCSA announced that carriers who invoke this clause are now authorized to install other AOBRDs aboard trucks added to their fleets. Prior to this change in the law, it was only possible to transfer AOBRD devices to replacement trucks, and only provided the number of trucks in the fleet did not increase.
3 Reasons Why Technology Helps Driver Retention
By using the right tools, your drivers become more efficient and can spend more time doing what they enjoy: driving. This makes them more likely to develop a sense of loyalty to your organization. In this way, technology can certainly help increase driver retention.
ELD Mandate: Law Strictly Enforced Starting April 1st
Kerri Wirachowsky, Director of Roadside Inspection Program for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, has confirmed that authorities will begin strict enforcement of ELD regulations starting on April 1, 2018.
How Automation Simplifies Compliance Management
What do you do to make sure that your drivers’ log book matches their trip sheet? Have you ever detected inconsistencies between these two documents that could cause problems during an audit?
5 benefits of TMS-integrated solutions
A telemetry and telematics solution that integrates with your transport management system (TMS) makes dispatch team operations easier. Dispatchers can also change existing trips without having to start over from scratch.
E-Coaching: The new approach to risk management
Are you doing your maximum to efficiently manage the inherent risks of your operations? State-of-the-art technologies can help you be proactive in evaluating your risks, as well as preventing potential accidents. E-coaching helps your drivers adopt best practices.
Canadian version of ELD Mandate revealed
The Canadian government published its proposal to make the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory.
How telemetry helps prevention and security
Everything lies in utilizing all possible means to avoid incidents, analyzing data regularly and implementing continued education.
FMCSA provides answers on the ELD Mandate
Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Program manager for the FMCSA electronic logging device implementation, travelled to Canada to answer questions about the ELD Mandate.
Cell Phone Use While Driving: A Source of Distraction
Studies have shown it and statistics speak for themselves: cell phones are not viable options for using as on-board telematics devices.
10 Things to Know About the ELD Mandate
The electronic logging device (ELD) rule will replace the current hours of service regulations starting December 18, 2017.
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