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Knight-Swift Transportation acquires telematics software provider

Feb. 3, 2021
Eleos will provide Knight-Swift with independent and programmable mobile driver workflow capabilities aiming to increase profits and driver satisfaction.

Knight-Swift Transportation has acquired a majority ownership stake in Eleos, a software provider based in Greenville, S.C., that has created an independent and programmable mobile driver workflow platform for trucking fleets and truck operators.

Eleos’ platform integrates with a wide variety of telematics, fleet management, and dispatch systems. North American fleet leaders, including Knight-Swift, rely on Eleos to orchestrate communication with their driving associates in a way that increases both profits and driver satisfaction, the company stated.

“The Eleos team and their software platform have been invaluable in creating a driver digital experience that enables safety, productivity, and low driver turnover,” said Dave Jackson, CEO of Knight-Swift. “We especially appreciate the data privacy Eleos assures each customer, and such privacy will continue for each individual customer in the future.”

According to Eleos, many trucking companies are struggling to manage COVID-related health check-ins and screenings using traditional mobile communications. With Eleos’ platform, companies can add the necessary steps to their workflows in addition to its fleet management and ELD capabilities.

“This transaction is built on the strong foundation of trust and respect that Eleos has long held for the Knight-Swift leadership team; a team that, in my view, possesses a powerful combination of business skill and integrity,” Kevin Survance, CEO of Eleos. “Now, backed by the strength of Knight-Swift, Eleos is well-equipped to achieve the goal of being the most trusted platform for mobile driver workflow in the transportation industry. I can say with complete sincerity that we are humbled and honored to join the Knight-Swift family of companies.”

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