Blackberry and Isaac improve fleet visibility

  • March 22, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Canadian companies Blackberry and Isaac Instruments, a driver-centric fleet management provider, are helping trucking firms improve asset use and fleet visibility.

Blackberry Radar has been integrated within the Isaac open platform, delivering improving management for commercial fleets. Fleet managers will have an aggregate view of current tractor and trailer operations in a single console, enabling them to manage and automate their dispatch operations, driver messaging and hours of service compliance.

Titanium Transportation Group (TTR), a North American transportation company with asset-based trucking operations and logistics brokerages serving Canada and the USA, has deployed the integration for its entire fleet of trailers and commercial vehicles, making it the first customer to roll out the joint technology.

“This integration brings together two of our most important technology partners with a combined view to drive operational efficiencies across our fleet,” said Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium Transportation Group. “We’re confident that we’ll see significant business benefits in the weeks and months ahead.”

The integration should help commercial fleets boost productivity, improve asset use, reduce costs and improve services to their customers. Blackberry Radar provides multi-sensor trailer monitoring and reporting and, with the integration into the Isaac open platform, will provide fleet owners with visibility into their operations, allowing them to optimise their driver hours and improve trailer use.

Isaac’s electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management telematics, which are used by more than 40 per cent of the largest carriers across Canada, help fleets monitor and optimise vehicle efficiencies including fuel consumption, engine data, driver productivity, and safety and hours-of-service compliance.

With the addition of Blackberry Radar to the company’s open platform ecosystem, fleets will have the added capability of accessing near real-time data on the status of their trailers, chassis or containers. In addition to location visibility and history, Blackberry Radar also provides a range of sensor data such as route and mileage, temperature, humidity, door open-close, and cargo load state, now all within a single user-interface in the Isaac open platform.

“We welcome Blackberry Radar as an additional option to our rapidly growing open platform, which enables fleets to improve the driver experience as they see fit,” said Jacques DeLarochelliere, CEO of Isaac. “Our goal is always to assist fleet clients like Titanium as they choose the best applications for their entire operations.”

Christopher Plaat, senior vice president at Blackberry, added: “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. 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 utilisation and drivers as the lifeblood of our economy.”

Titanium is a North American transportation company with asset-based trucking operations and logistics brokerages servicing Canada and the USA, with approximately 800 power units, 3000 trailers and 1100 employees and independent owner operators. It provides truckload, dedicated and cross-border trucking services, logistics, and warehousing and distribution to over 1000 users. In the USA, it has operations in Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville and Denver.