Experts shared trucking’s “Critical Issues” list and strategies for improvement. Discover how our ISAAC solution can help fleets tackle these challenges.
Enhance safety, fuel economy, and driver happiness with the ISAAC Coach. This innovative in-cab coaching solution provides real-time feedback to drivers.
Know which documents truck drivers need to have onboard to ensure quicker, easier, and more successful roadside inspections.
Fleet safety plays an enormous role in the success of trucking operations. Learn how technology and training can be central to any truck driver safety program.
ISAAC is the first telematics provider to integrate with the McLeod TMS, helping fleets to automate tasks and realize efficiency gains.
ISAAC Connect, a truck driver mobile app that complements ISAAC’s solution, connects drivers to dispatch when they’re away from their trucks.
How data storytelling techniques can be applied for better-informed decision-making to benefit truck fleet management.
Successful truck driver training and incentive programs hinge on using the right in-cab technology that is practical and easy to use.
ISAAC’s electronic logging device (ELD) boosts driver retention, productivity, and profitability in several ways.
To get the highest ROI from telematics, companies should consider some key principles.
Learn the 5 V’s that will make or break your return on investment, in the big data your telematics delivers.
Discover how digital transformation works to replace outdated processes with automated solutions that help carriers improve fleet management.
When crafting a cybersecurity plan, organizations should consider their goals, IT maturity level, and current capabilities.
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.
Carriers who implement preventive fleet maintenance reduce costs and prevent minor problems from turning into major breakdowns on the road.
Fleets can mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices by collaborating with drivers and creating an incentive program that rewards fuel efficiency.
Wheel-off incidents can be catastrophic. Fleets can prevent these accidents with smart wheel retorquing management.
Route planning, alternative fuels, and streamlined driver communications can improve efficiency and increase the eco-friendliness of transportation operations.
Canada’s ELD mandate will be enforced on January 1, 2023. Fleets that haven’t transitioned can quickly adapt for compliance.
Fleets mitigate the impact of driver shortages by focusing on driver retention and satisfaction with driver-friendly tech.
Fleets that transport agricultural products and livestock can benefit from the US agricultural exemption for HOS
Companies that respond well to cyberattacks reduce losses and ensure business continuity. Learn how fleets can defend themselves against attacks.
Driver retention and fuel costs are two main issues that fleets face. Fuel efficiency initiatives can support improvements for both issues at once.
As the summer of 2022 comes to a close, I find myself looking back at some of our most recent accomplishments.
Discover how companies can optimize their equipment management practices to reduce their environmental impact, save money, and streamline their operations.
Ransomware is on the rise. Fleets must protect themselves against ransomware with a strong cybersecurity plan.
Fleets and drivers undergo multiple types of roadside inspections. Focus on safety, training, and driver support to ensure compliance.
Companies need to understand the challenges and benefits of replacing legacy technologies, and describe tools and strategies to overcome these obstacles and drive successful modernization.
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.
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.
ISAAC Coach helps to reduce fuel costs and improves driving efficiency for transport truck fleets.
Prevent nuclear verdicts with a strong fleet safety culture. Dashcams and truck telemetry also reduce the risk of large jury rewards against trucking companies.
Load optimization can reduce the number of trips, increase delivery capacity, and positively impact profits. These benefits require choosing the best load optimization solution.
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 (July 10-16, 2022) is an educational and enforcement campaign that seeks to reduce risky driving behavior.
How does splitting rest periods work? Drivers can split their mandatory 10-hour rest period into two distinct periods.
Fleet management software and ELD systems help to deliver automated workflow benefits for companies operating trucking fleets in Canada and the United States.
One increasingly popular way to do that is to utilize weigh station bypass, and such a feature is easily accessible in the ISAAC solution.
Here, we discuss how increased efficiency can improve employee safety and well-being, and describe how technology can be used to implement more beneficial efficiency initiatives.
Smart compliance is all about taking proactive steps today to prevent bad things from happening tomorrow.
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.
Project managers need to rely on tools and techniques to adjust to delays and minimize their impact on operations and outcomes.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how taking an interest in people can increase retention and drive engagement.
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
The real-time in-cab coaching system is a valuable tool to help you save fuel.
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.
Equipping drivers with the ISAAC Smart DVIR tool makes preparing for inspections simple. That increases safety and limits risks while ensuring compliance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fuel Tax System est le logiciel de choix pour traiter les données de la taxe sur les carburants et produire vos rapports IFTA.
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.
Our first appearance at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, TN., proved to be an exciting adventure.
Take advantage of telematics, critical event videos and advanced driver assistance systems, all within the same platform.
ELDs are starting to generate so many data points that they can be utilized to gain better insight into the workday of truck drivers.
Telematics with smart compliance features can make tasks much easier. Find out how automation and notifications simplify the work of compliance managers.
Greater automation of a truck driver’s workflow is the focus of a planned integration between McLeod Software and ISAAC Instruments.
Federal and provincial regulations, sleeper berth provisions, exemptions …Are you overwhelmed with the intricacies of the HOS rules?
Driver scorecards and real-time coaching have become essential training tools helping to improve skills and reward good driving.
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.
In Canada, National Trucking Week runs from September 5 to 11, while in the U.S., it runs from September 12 to 18.
This year’s Brake Safety Week will take place August 22-28 throughout North America. Inspectors will pay attention to brake hoses and tubing.
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?
Telematics plays a key role in establishing and maintaining a safety culture within your fleet. The data gives you a view of your operations.
The ISAAC coach shows truck drivers how to improve their driving to maximize performance, safety and save fuel.
Let’s dive into one critical item on the implementation list, one whose importance cannot be overstated; you guessed it, communication.
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.
Here’s the Canadian Provincial and Territorial plan for ELD progressive enforcement. Be sure to check the requirements where you travel.
In this article, you’ll learn about the types of dashcams and the reasons why you should integrate them to your truck fleet.
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.
We’ve gathered the best advice for successfully implementing ELDs in your fleet. Maximize your ROI.
On May 1, exactly 6 weeks will remain until the Canadian ELD regulation comes into effect. For ELD providers, this deadline is critical.
Carriers must be confident they understand how these regulations will affect them. Here is a checklist to ensure you’re well prepared.
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 is an opportunity for us to draw your attention to women’s invaluable contributions in our workplace.
Why do wheels come off? Learn how telematics, along with people, processes and technology, can help prevent wheel-off accidents.
To build an effective incentive program, consider the key performance indicators (KPI) that will be important in rewarding drivers.
Regulations on hours of service help keep all road users safe by setting limits on driving time and requiring minimum rest periods.
This article discusses how telematics and telemetry data help lower insurance premiums while promoting safety across carrier fleets.
ELD implementation: there are key steps you cannot afford to neglect, which is why we’ve prepared some advice to help guide you!
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will take place, Aug. 23-29, 2020, in North America.
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.
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.
Since not all fleet management solutions are made equal, feedback from other carriers can help guide you in your search.
On May 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued the final rule updating the hours-of-service regulations.
By supplying your drivers with adapted work tools designed for the trucking industry, you help eliminate sources of distracted driving.
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.
In times of crisis, it is important to communicate frequently, be transparent and make the necessary resources available to your staff.
For carriers and drivers, knowing the rules surrounding COVID-19 HOS exemptions and how to go about logging service hours is essential.
Carriers will be able to select their ELD suppliers based on their needs. Investing in ELDs represents an opportunity to go beyond compliance.
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!
As a professional driver, you are no doubt convinced that electronic logbooks should be easy to use. Learn more about these 5 useful features!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The proposal highlights the following five revisions to the existing U.S. hours of service rules. These amendments would provide greater flexibility.
The arrival of new technology such as telematics in your organization affects drivers, dispatchers, compliance and accounting professionals.
Developing an attractive culture is a prerequisite for a successful recruitment and retention strategy and high employee engagement.
Choosing adaptable, scalable software can help you maximize the data your fleet management solution collects and make the most of third-party apps.
DOT officially announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is moving forward with the next steps in the Hours of Service reform.
Millennials, or Generation Y, account for 37% of the Canadian workforce. That’s a great pool to meet the trucking industry needs.
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.
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.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance developed a 10-point action plan to foster a culture of safety throughout the industry. What follows is a summary.
Integrating telematics to your transport management system (TMS) allows creating integrated workflows that make things easier for drivers.
Everyone has been talking about blockchain lately. We’ve been hearing about this innovative technology that could revolutionize how we do business.
Video enables drivers to not only establish the context of an accident but also to prove their innocence. It is irrefutable proof.
This year’s Brake Safety Week will take place August 22-28 throughout North America. Inspectors will pay attention to brake hoses and tubing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Canadian government published its proposal to make the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory.
Everything lies in utilizing all possible means to avoid incidents, analyzing data regularly and implementing continued education.
Ms. La Tonya Mimms, Program manager for the FMCSA electronic logging device implementation, travelled to Canada to answer questions about the ELD Mandate.
Studies have shown it and statistics speak for themselves: cell phones are not viable options for using as on-board telematics devices.
The electronic logging device (ELD) rule will replace the current hours of service regulations starting December 18, 2017.