Sutco Transportation Specialists has also incorporated in-cab video into its safety performance tracking program. It relies on the ISAAC Instruments platform including an in-cab camera and Speed Gauge, which compares the truck’s actual speed to the legal speed limit where it’s traveling.
It’s not a question of if, but when a cybersecurity breach will happen at your company, said Joe Russo, head of information technology at ISAAC Instruments, a supplier of electronic logging devices and fleet-management technology.
That’s one thing I really enjoyed seeing with Veltri was that they weren’t afraid to ask the hard questions because they’ve felt the pain in the past and they’ve learned from it and they know what they want for their future solution,” said ISAAC Instruments technical solutions specialist Trent Gilles.
ISAAC Instruments announced it has partnered with Quality Carriers to install ISAAC’s electronic logging device (ELD) and driver-centric fleet management solution across Quality’s entire fleet.
Liquid bulk hauler Quality Carriers has partnered with technology supplier ISAAC Instruments to improve the in-cab experience for its drivers, the companies said in a joint announcement.
Quality Carriers, one of North America’s largest liquid chemical haulers, recently partnered with ISAAC Instruments to install electronic logging devices (ELD) and use the company’s driver-centric fleet-management solution across Quality’s entire fleet of more than 2,500 trucks.
Quality Carriers is moving to a different electronic logging device system that it said improves the driver experience. One of North America’s leading liquid chemical haulers, Quality will install ISAAC Instruments’ driver-centric fleet management solution across Quality’s entire fleet.
ISAAC Instruments announced it has partnered with Quality Carriers, one of North America’s leading liquid chemical haulers, to install ISAAC’s electronic logging device (ELD) and driver-centric fleet management solution across Quality’s entire fleet.
“Over the last year, technology sophistication, the proliferation of hacking techniques, and the expansion of hacking motivations due in part to COVID-19 and the enablement of the remote workforce have resulted in organizations having to review their security posture,” said Joe Russo, IT director for ISAAC Instruments.
ISAAC Instruments, one of the largest ELD providers in Canada, outfits fleets that are constantly crossing the border, Jacques DeLarochelliere, company CEO and co-founder, told Fleet Owner. “If you look at our big data, at any moment, you’ll see that half the trucks on our system are in the U.S.,” he said. “In terms of operations for trucking fleets, there’s no such thing as a border in trucking—except for the paperwork when you go across.”
“The truck that moves only in Canada is not affected,” stresses ISAAC Instruments executive vice-president – sales Jean-Sebastien Bouchard, noting that Canadian 3G networks will remain in place until late 2025.
Cybersecurity plans created before COVID-19 changed the world but might not be up to the challenges of 2021 and beyond, according to Joe Russo, ISAAC Instruments IT director.
Ontario Ministry of Transportation personnel are now in the midst of lessons about electronic logging devices (ELDs) as they prepare to enforce related rules beginning June 12, 2022. “We’re going to get them trained up,” said Richard Robinson, team leader with the ministry’s carrier enforcement program, during an update at ISAAC Instruments’ annual user conference.
The trucking industry has faced a challenging year, but ISAAC Instruments can point to achievements including a rapidly expanding team and some of Canada’s first certified electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Transport Topics sits down with ISAAC Instruments’ Jacques Delarochelliere and Jean-Sebastien Bouchard for a live interview during the American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, TN.
A handful of electronic logging devices have now received certification for Canada’s federal ELD mandate. Transport Canada’s list of approved ELDs includes systems from ISAAC Instruments and Trimble Transportation, both of which announced device certifications in October.
It’s a small feature, but ISAAC Instruments’ fleet management solution can create temporary geofences based on address details to automatically alert dispatch and the customer when the truck breaks into fenced location upon arrival, or when it breaks out of the fence when leaving the customer. Alerts are sent to designated parties and it’s all done with messages.
“There’s change management that will happen in your fleet as you’re transitioning from paper,” said Jean-Sebastien Bouchard, executive vice-president of sales and co-founder of ISAAC Instruments. “Your biggest enemy is time – and your best ally is time.”
Two major trucking technology vendors, including ISAAC Instruments, have joined the shortlist of third-party certified electronic logging device solutions required by Transport Canada’s ELD mandate.
ISAAC Instruments and Trimble have separately announced formal third-party certification of their electronic logging device solutions for use under Transport Canada’s ELD mandate .
ISAAC Instruments has received mandatory third-party certification in Canada for its electronic logging devices (ELDs).
ISAAC Instruments says it has secured third-party certification for its electronic logging devices (ELDs), currently making it the largest supplier to meet a federal mandate’s underlying technical standards.
A Canadian feet may think if a device is certified in the U.S., it is certified in Canada, but it isn’t. If you’re operating in Canada, as long as you’re a federally registered carrier, you need that certification,” said Melanie Simard, compliance and safety specialist at ELD supplier ISAAC Instruments.
Using the ISAAC Coach from ISAAC Instruments, Deryk Gillespie of Trimac claims the fleet has seen tangible benefits from the real-time in-cab coaching. But first, the coach was slid into the cab without fanfare.
ISAAC Instruments announced July 26 that Mike Stapleton has been appointed to serve as vice president of industry relations.
Electronic logging device and fleet management solutions company ISAAC Instruments Monday announced that Mike Stapleton has been appointed to the position of vice president of industry relations.
Electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management solutions company ISAAC Instruments named Mike Stapleton as its new vice president of industry relations.
Truck drivers and fleets began equipping their vehicles with dash cams initially to protect themselves. In some cases, the footage captured by these cameras is assisting law enforcement in conducting accident investigations the truck driver wasn’t even involved in. In one case involving a Kriska Transportation Group driver, the safety department contacted ISAAC Instruments to request footage of the incident.
Since Tucker Freight Lines added real-time in-cab coaching from ISAAC Instruments to its fleet of dry vans and flatbeds two years ago, the carrier has increased its fleetwide mpg by one mile, saving drivers about $200 per week in fuel—around $10,000 per year. Along with better fuel efficiency, the fleet has become safer.
Amid the current driver shortage, a panel of fleet executives said using real-time driver coaching from ISAAC Instruments has resulted in improved fuel efficiency, safety and retention.
Jacques DeLarochelliere, the president of ISAAC Instruments – a business built on generating data – knows telematics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will play an important role in the future of trucking.
Jacques DeLarochelliere, president of ISAAC Instruments, told Today’s Trucking the certification process is taking longer than the six to eight weeks first expected, but that’s proof the system is working.
In a year like no other, we celebrate Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers (SMEs) 2021 for their resilience in these challenging times. Most SMEs outstanding are the myriad of initiatives targeting the well-being of employees. For instance, ISAAC Instruments Inc. includes coverage for online Best Doctors telemedicine service as part of its new health plan.
Motor carriers in Canada are preparing for the upcoming ELD mandate. Those who are still planning to purchase ELDs have time to assess their business needs, review competitive offerings, test functionality, and make a decision to start a roll-out.
ISAAC Instruments has added three transportation veterans to its board, while eyeing growth in the U.S. market with the opening of a Cleveland office. The company says 40% of large Canadian fleets use its products and it wants to expand its presence south of the border.
ISAAC Instruments says it’s comfortable with the timeline in place, requiring certified electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be used in Canada by June 12.
Here are 13 things that drivers should know about ELDs, said Isaac Instruments compliance and safety specialist Melanie Simard, during an online presentation for the 2020 ISAAC User Conference.
The private equity firm Pamlico Capital has made a growth investment in fleet management solutions provider Isaac Instruments, the two companies announced.
CN’s road transportation subsidiary CNTL has selected ISAAC Instruments’ telemetry solution to optimize the Class I’s road safety efforts on its fleet of more than 1,000 trucks.
Capturing data, and using it to better manage a fleet, can make the difference. “In God we trust, others bring us data,” is a phrase DeLarochellière likes to use.
Trucks produce an enormous amount of data every day. An exact number would be difficult to determine, but the data files themselves are tiny, on the order of a couple of dozen bytes per file. We have heard it said that a typical truck can produce up to 4 gigabytes of data in a day. That’s 4 billion bytes.
As fleets increasingly invest in new technologies, the truck market itself continues to grow, he explains. And their technologies are not limited to electronic logging devices, either. “Most of the fleets we are working with have been using some form of electronic logbook for quite awhile,” DeLarochelliere says. “Some of our customers have been doing it for 30 years.”
Canadian fleets that don’t operate in the U.S. still have the option of running electronic or paper logs. Some fleets may already use ELDs (electronic logging devices), while others may be using AOBRDs (automatic on-board recording devices) or something in between.
How do you coax drivers to operate more fuel efficiently? Drivers respond well to incentives when they are seen as fair, but it’s almost impossible to manage a fuel incentive program based solely on fuel consumed.
Speaking during the “technology in the workplace” panel at the Alberta Motor Transport Association Leadership Conference and AGM April 27 in Kananaskis, Alta, Jean-Sebastien Bouchard, vice-president of sales and a partner with Isaac Instruments, agreed on the importance of using forward-facing cameras, which have several benefits to fleets.
Managing such change is no small task, but three fleet executives participating in a panel discussion at Isaac Instruments’ recent leadership summit offered insights into how they tackle such issues.
The trucking industry has clearly struggled to attract a younger generation of truck drivers. Millennials between the ages of 25 and 34 account for 37% of the national workforce but represented just 14% of drivers in 2011 – and that’s down from 18% of drivers in 2006. As fleets search for strategies, he suggested that today’s telematics systems offer a powerful recruiting and retention tool to help reverse the trend.