Two companies, fleet management solutions provider ISAAC Instruments and trailer tracking provider TGI-Connect were the first to be certified within the McLeod LoadMaster system.
ISAAC Adds McLeod Integration
Fleet telematics provider ISAAC Instruments announced it has completed a technology integration with McLeod Software to help joint customers streamline their operations.
FreightWaves names 2023 FreightTech 100
FreightWaves announced on Wednesday the latest FreightTech 100 — a selection of the most innovative companies in the freight technology space. This is the fifth annual iteration for the award.
Real-time driver coaching helps carriers save big on fuel costs
Challenger Motor Freight is among the many fleets partnering with ISAAC Instruments to optimize fuel efficiency through a myriad of different techniques, including real-time, in-cab driver coaching.
ISAAC Instruments Achieves IT Security Certification
Fleet management technology provider ISAAC Instruments has obtained certification for information security management from ISO, the International Organization for Standardization.
Zero trust: Chaos creates cybercriminal opportunities
Joe Russo, VP of IT and Security at ISAAC Instruments, said more companies are shifting toward “zero-trust.” It’s a new security approach that assumes a breach has already happened—so it increases the difficulty for an attacker to move through a company’s network.
Smart compliance tech can help carriers take a proactive approach to issues
ISAAC Instruments’ Director of Compliance, Client Service and Technical Support Melanie Simard said during the webinar that smart compliance technology notifies companies of potential compliance issues, sending a real-time alert if there is one.
ISAAC unveils series of digital upgrades
ISAAC Instruments has unveiled several updates to its digital solutions for the trucking industry.
ISAAC Instruments expands U.S. operations
ISAAC Instruments, a Canadian provider of fleet management technology, has opened an expanded office in Cleveland to enhance its U.S. operations.
ISAAC Instruments’ in-cab technology a ‘gamechanger’ for tank truckers
“One complaint we hear from drivers is that they need usernames and passwords for multiple apps, so we wanted a provider who would help us simplify that whole environment,” said Nicole Gabel, vice president of process improvement at Quality Carriers. She found what QC was searching for in ISAAC Instruments.
Fleets use smart compliance tech to improve efficiency
Brian Sillett, compliance and safety manager at Equipment Express, which uses ISAAC Instruments telematics, said during a webinar that smart compliance tools are one of the many benefits to using smart compliance technology to create a more efficient fleet.
How Fleets Are Using Technology to Control Fuel Consumption
Kriska uses ISAAC Instruments’ telematics system along with driver behavior analytics program SpeedGauge. Isaac’s platform includes a coaching feature that guides drivers’ performance and fuel economy in real time.
Opinion: What’s the Reason Behind Canada’s ELD Mandate Delay?
As of early April, there were about two dozen approved ELDs. That includes our ELD and fleet management solution at ISAAC which was among the first to receive third-party certification.
ISAAC sponsors FleetOwner’s 2022 Private Fleet of Year Award
ELD and fleet management provider ISAAC Instruments is sponsoring the 2022 Fleet Owner Private Fleet of the Year award.
ISAAC Instruments unveils several updates with Solution 5.07
ISAAC Instruments has integrated an array of updates through Isaac Solution 5.07, building on Canadian ELD functions.
Video: How Automated Workflow Impacts Truck Equipment Operations
Jacques DeLarochelliere is CEO, chairman, and co-founder of ISAAC Instruments, an ELD provider that holds a lion’s share of the market in Canada and is making in-roads in the U.S. Market. He stopped by the Fleet Equipment studio to talk about the impact that automation within truck data and telematics can make.
ISAAC, BlackBerry Partner to Improve Fleet Visibility
BlackBerry has integrated its Radar multi-sensor trailer monitoring device within ISAAC Instruments’ Open Platform fleet management software, and Titanium Transportation Group is the first commercial fleet to deploy the new option.
Canada delays ELD mandate enforcement until 2023
Jacques DeLarochelliere, CEO of ISAAC Instruments, one of Canada’s leading ELD providers, disagreed that a lack of certified devices is an issue.
How to Identify, and Improve, the High-Risk Driver
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.
Fleets Can Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Cybersecurity Threats
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.
Asking Hard Questions Vital to ELD Selection
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.
Quality Carriers to Deploy ELDs from ISAAC Instruments
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 Switches ELDs for Better Driver Experience
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.
Lesson learned: U.S. Container Depot, Liquid Cargo tighten IT security
“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.
Canada takes more systematic approach to ELD certification
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.”
Sunsetting 3G networks could require border-crossing fleets to upgrade ELDs
“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.
COVID-19 left companies that didn’t upgrade cybersecurity more vulnerable
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.
ISAAC Instruments CEO highlights year of challenges and successes
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 RoadShow Podcast: ISAAC Instruments
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.
ISAAC, Trimble Among First to Receive ELD Certification in Canada
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.
ELDs Enhance Productivity, Driver Satisfaction
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.
ISAAC Instruments ELDs certified in Canada
ISAAC has received mandatory third-party certification in Canada for its electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Tech Vendors Prepare for Canada’s Move to E-Logs
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.
Can a computerized in-cab coach make you a better driver?
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 Selects Mike Stapleton for VP Position
ISAAC Instruments announced July 26 that Mike Stapleton has been appointed to serve as vice president of industry relations.
Dash cam crime solvers
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.
How real-time coaching can boost fleet efficiency and safety
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.
Fleets say real-time coaching app improves MPG and driver health
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.
ISAAC founder talks AI, data privacy, and more
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.
Canada’s top SME employers show compassion and resilience in the face of crisis
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.
Isaac looks to expand in U.S. market
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.
13 things Canadian truck drivers should know about ELDs
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.
Pamlico invests in ISAAC Instruments
The private equity firm Pamlico Capital has made a growth investment in fleet management solutions provider Isaac Instruments, the two companies announced.
CN to equip truck fleet with ISAAC telemetry solution
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.
The Data Master: Jacques DeLarochelliere
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.
Ever-expanding ISAAC Instruments opens new HQ
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.”
Boost driver performance with in-cab coaching systems
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.
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