Werner adds IoT technology to 8000 lorries

  • September 28, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises is integrating IoT-based fleet management technology from California-based Platform Science into its fleet of nearly 8000 lorries.

Platform Science will equip Werner with the tools to deploy applications and services that support its business needs, meet evolving compliance requirements and enhance the overall driver experience.

“Our drivers require best-in-class technology to keep them efficient and safe on the road, which is why we remain focused on developing new technology-rich solutions and offerings through our innovation initiative, Werner Edge,” said Danny Lilley, vice president at Werner Enterprises. “Incorporating Platform Science into our new tablet-based telematics allows us to provide a smart workflow, reduce manual data entry, and improve navigation and safety features, an important step in furthering our company’s unwavering commitment to our drivers and moving the industry forward.”

Through this partnership, Werner lorries will be outfitted with Platform Science’s full suite of products including its catalogue of applications and third-party app marketplace. The company’s open platform will enable Werner to customise and scale its in-cabin and backend experiences, increasing flexibility and control over its technologies.

“As one of the largest and most progressive enterprise fleets in the nation and a pioneer of electronic logs, Werner has consistently been a leader in developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies to improve its fleet operations and keep America moving,” said Jake Fields, co-founder and CTO of Platform Science. “We worked closely with the Werner team to hone in on their fleet’s unique needs and provided them with the necessary tools to execute their operations easily and efficiently, while seamlessly controlling all of their technologies on one easy-to-use interface.”

Werner plans to roll out its new telematics device, Edge Connect, to all drivers by early next year.

Founded in 2015, Platform Science develops, deploys and manages mobile devices and applications on commercial vehicles, a process previously defined by fragmented architectures and proprietary protocols.

Werner Enterprises was founded in 1956 and is a transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and maintains offices in the USA, Canada, Mexico and China.