Platform Science helps CR England deploy mobile devices

  • February 22, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Californian firm Platform Science is making it easier for transportation company CR England to develop, deploy and manage mobile devices in its 4000 vehicles.

Utah-based CR England will equip its fleet with Platform Science’s platform to integrate Trimble Maps, a commercial vehicle road network and routing engine, and Drivewyze Preclear, a mobile-based weigh station application.

CR England specialises in dedicated, over-the-road, cross-border Mexico, and intermodal services.

“From its early days with a single Model T truck to more than a century later with a fleet of more than 4000 trucks, CR England has been a transportation leader, and we are grateful to partner with a company whose values align with ours,” said Luke Wachtel, senior vice president at Platform Science. “CR England strives for greater efficiency in managing logistics and improving driver experience, and our unified, customisable platform will provide the company with the tools to accomplish their goals while allowing them to stay true to their family-owned roots.”

For the past decade, CR England has played a role among transportation companies in testing tractor and trailer aerodynamics, overall weight reduction and optimising fuel economy and route selection.

“As a family-owned operation, we put a premium on relationships and trust,” said Chad England, CEO of CR England. “After getting to know the Platform Science team, we quickly realised this is a partner that shares our values and sees this collaboration as the start of a journey together. For the first time in more than three decades, we are opening our cab up to a new partner in Platform Science whose innovative technology offers the flexibility our fleet needs. As we continue on this next century as a leader in transportation, we look forward to working with Platform Science to elevate and transform our business.”

Platform Science is transforming transportation technology by future proofing and empowering enterprise fleets with a unified, user-friendly technology platform. It makes it easier to develop, deploy and manage mobile devices and applications on commercial vehicles, giving fleets an edge in efficiency, flexibility, visibility and productivity. The customisable platform delivers a canvas to fleets and developers seeking to innovate as customers’ needs, businesses and industries evolve.

Founded in 1920, CR England is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its subsidiary England Logistics offers a portfolio of non-asset-based transportation including full truckload services, intermodal, dry and temp controlled LTL, parcel, and complete supply-chain management.