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Western Express to launch Platform Science across fleet

June 17, 2021
With the goal of modernizing and improving the overall driver experience, the asset-based truckload carrier is expected to roll out the IoT platform to more than 3,000 trucks.

Platform Science has partnered with Western Express, an asset-based truckload carrier, to roll out its IoT technology to the Nashville-based fleet of 3,000 trucks. The integration is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Western Express aims for this integration to help improve and modernize its overall driver experience and to support the company’s mission of serving the needs of its customers through innovative transportation solutions. The fleet will utilize the full Platform Science suite of products, enabling operational efficiencies and data sharing through one centralized platform.

“Over the road trucking is all about optimizing the end-to-end movement of freight, looking for any opportunity to make things faster and cost-effective while reducing errors along the way,” Darrin Demchuk, VP of fleet solutions at Platform Science, said. “By partnering with a leading OTR fleet like Western Express, we have been able to see how Platform Science’s productivity and compliance products can be utilized to take the driver experience to the next level and truly drive up efficiencies for a fleet. We look forward to continuing our partnership of innovation and efficiency development with Western Express, with our own fleet solutions as well as through their use of any additional partner solutions found in our ever-expanding marketplace.”

Platform Science’s full solution suite includes solutions for compliance, productivity, navigation, and safety, in addition to the Platform Science marketplace of solutions from third-party app providers. Western Express expects to manage its apps and devices with Platform Science Remote Platform Management.

Western Express has also integrated its own internally developed driver app onto the platform, which lets drivers see their upcoming loads, pay stubs, and complete paperwork, not only from their phones at home but also from their Platform Science device in the truck. Platform Science worked with Western Express to integrate its driver app onto the platform and to power over the air deployment of its app to 100% of the drivers in its fleet.

“Platform Science has helped streamline our operations, offering unprecedented flexibility in how we manage our technologies,” Nicholas Brooks, VP of technology and marketing at Western Express, said. “The increased efficiency and valuable data we’ve gained from Platform Science is already making an impact on our drivers and our business, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to ensure our customers are equipped with the most future-proof technology and resources.”

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