Trimble acquires Iowa based Innovative Software Engineering for its transportation division

California-based Trimble has acquired privately held Innovative Software Engineering headquartered in Coralville, Iowa, according to a news release Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, according to the release.

Trimble serves multiple industries that require compliance with the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, including customers in transportation and other industries. The mandate, which requires certain fleets to electronically log hours of service (HOS) data, will go into effect in December 2017.

According to, the federal ELD mandate orders almost all U.S. heavy-duty trucks to discontinue paper logging of driver hours of service in favor of an automated approach.

According to the release, the addition of ISE allows Trimble to combine research and development efforts to provide customers with a robust and compliant ELD solution. ISE provides its electronic logs as a service to a variety of businesses that provide a logging solution to a broad range of customers, including those in oil and gas transportation, agriculture and construction as well as private and for-hire fleets

Innovative Software Engineering is an engineering and systems integration firm that delivers innovative, end-to-end Internet of Things and telematics solutions, enterprise mobility applications and tailored software solutions.

Hass Machlab started ISE in 2002 from the basement of his house. He will remain as CEO of ISE, which is now a Trimble subsidiary.

“For more than 15 years, ISE has dedicated itself to providing enterprise and tailored software solutions to its clients. Our Fleet Services products provide fleets with end-to-end solutions that solve complex safety and compliance issues,” Machlab said. “In joining Trimble, we look forward to being part of an organization that shares this dedication and leveraging synergies that will enable continued innovation to benefit all of our customers.”

James Veneziano, Senior Vice President of Trimble, said ISE’s broad industry expertise will extend Trimble’s capabilities in providing fleet safety and compliance.

“By acquiring ISE, we can further develop comprehensive solutions and services to enable our customers to realize improved efficiencies and greater levels of safety within their organization,” Veneziano said.