Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021:
Knight-Swift acquires driver workflow platform Eleos
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (CCJ Top 250, No. 4) has acquired a majority stake in Eleos, a Greenville, South Carolina-based software provider.
Eleos has created an independent and programmable mobile driver workflow platform for trucking fleets and truck operators. The 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 drivers in a way that increases both profits and driver satisfaction.
“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 Knight-Swift CEO Dave Jackson. “We especially appreciate the data privacy Eleos assures each customer, and such privacy will continue for each individual customer in the future.”
U.S. Xpress partners with telematics provider Platform Science
U.S. Xpress (No. 15) and Platform Science announced a partnership to roll out Platform Science’s technology to the U.S. Xpress fleet of more than 6,500 trucks.
The company conducted an extensive search for a new telematics vendor to support its advanced technology roadmap for 2021 and beyond. With Platform Science, U.S. Xpress says it will gain operational efficiency and productivity with the ability to deploy, develop and manage its apps and devices through a centralized platform.
U.S. Xpress will outfit its trucks with Platform Science’s full suite of products including ELD, Messaging and Workflow, in addition to a range of integrated solutions from third-party app providers. The company will also deploy its own proprietary technologies, allowing drivers a single pane of glass view, single sign-on, and integrated experience from top providers across the industry.
U.S. Xpress will manage its apps and devices with the Platform Science Remote Platform Management, which the companies say eliminates the extra cost and administration of a third-party management system, while increasing driver efficiency.