Two Canadian companies partner to provide aggregate view of tractor, trailer operations

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Updated Mar 16, 2022
ISAAC Instruments integrates multi-sensor trailer monitoring and reporting technology BlackBerry Radar.

A fleet management telematics provider and a software company have partnered to provide fleet managers more visibility into tractor and trailer operations.

ISAAC Instruments has integrated BlackBerry Limited’s multi-sensor trailer monitoring and reporting technology BlackBerry Radar into the ISAAC Open Platform, aiming to help commercial fleets boost productivity, improve asset utilization, reduce costs and improve services to customers by optimizing driver hours and improving trailer utilization.

“With supply chain issues that show no sign of easing up anytime soon, having timely and accurate data that can help you eliminate wasted time and effort and that improves service, the life of drivers and the bottom line has never been more important,” said Christopher Plaat, SVP and GM of BlackBerry Radar, BlackBerry. “ISAAC has a strong footprint in the Canadian market, and our combined offering for transportation and logistics businesses will allow joint customers to have better coordination between their drivers, trucks, and trailers to unlock excess shipping capacity. Being more efficient is critical during these unprecedented times when there are added pressures on compliance, equipment utilization and drivers as the lifeblood of our economy.”

The addition provides fleet managers an aggregate view of current tractor and trailer operations in a single console to help them better manage and automate dispatch operations, driver messaging and hours of service compliance.

It gives fleets the added capability of accessing near real-time data on the status of their trailers, chassis or containers and provides a range of sensor data such as route and mileage, temperature, humidity, door open/close and cargo load state all within a single user-interface on the ISAAC Open Platform.

Angel Coker Jones is a senior editor of Commercial Carrier Journal, covering the technology, safety and business segments. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking, horseback riding, foraging for medicinal plants and napping. She also enjoys traveling to new places to try local food, beer and wine. Reach her at [email protected].