ISAAC advances in-cab technology with automation and predictive workflows

ISAAC continues to evolve the way in-cab technology makes life easier for drivers and fleet managers, with the integration of transportation systems (TMS) data and apps.

As a trucking technology provider, the company works closely with fleets to deploy Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and telematics systems offering smart compliance, predictive workflows, global optimizations and integrations transparent and efficient that connect people and technology. Automation plays an important role in achieving these benefits for fleets.

ISAAC CEO and co-founder Jacques DeLarochellière believes that ELDs can support critical aspects of automated fleet management by giving people answers when they need them. “Automation is about getting answers at the right time, not chasing them,” he said in an interview.

ELD and telematics systems can serve as a central that gets the right data to the right people at the right time. Simultaneously, the systems can record data from different trucks and make it available through automated and predictive workflows. The ISAAC solution offers an easy-to-use system that simplifies trucking and saves drivers time. Instead of filling out daily logs manually, drivers can rely on ISAAC to automatically manage hours of service.

Before the widespread use of ELDs in trucking, drivers had to stop several times during the day to make sure their paper logbook was up to date. It is clear that the DCEs have eliminated paper sheets for drivers. ISAAC saw the potential benefits of automation in fleet operations, so the company went beyond ELDs to optimize the daily work of drivers, fleet managers and dispatchers.

Its in-cab technology and telematics connect drivers to predictive workflows that allow them to focus on driving. When drivers need to stop to comply with working hours regulations, the system notifies them at the right time so they can find a place to park. The technology takes care of regulating Canadian and US hours of service, while drivers focus on the road.

“Drivers love the ISAAC tablet and the way it interacts with them,” said Janet Topic, Trimac’s chief information officer. “They have adopted the tool and also use it for circle checks. It’s intuitive. »

ISAAC’s in-cab system also connects drivers to the terminal office to support effective compliance and communication. Drivers can complete a circle check on a tablet and send photos to maintenance and fleet managers if a problem arises. During a traffic stop, drivers can quickly show reports to inspectors and get back on the road quickly.

If the vehicle fails an inspection, or if a driver discovers a problem during a pre-trip or post-trip inspection, dispatch and maintenance are notified immediately. Also, if the driver has to report an anomaly en route due to a problem along the way, the system ensures that the office is immediately informed.

In addition to saving time, the ISAAC solution has evolved to reduce the overall amount of work required for fleet management and regulatory compliance in Canada and the United States.

When drivers get the information they need in a timely manner, they don’t have to ask office staff for information. The system “predicts” the information required for the next step in the workflow, so drivers stay focused on their journey. Meanwhile, dispatchers and fleet managers can focus on other tasks at hand, instead of relaying basic information to drivers.

ISAAC sees Smart Compliance as a good example of how it goes beyond ELDs to optimize trucking for drivers and carriers. As a trucking-focused company, ISAAC demonstrates a real understanding of industry challenges, such as driver retention and turnover. ISAAC works closely with fleets to deploy in-cab solutions that drivers love to use, while providing data-driven expertise in driver retention and satisfaction.

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