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Walmart partners with Platform Science to equip drivers with intuitive, interactive tablet

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Walmart partners with Platform Science to equip drivers with intuitive, interactive tablet
In collaboration with Platform Science, every Walmart Private Fleet cab is now equipped with an interactive tablet device that fully integrates with NTransit, a driver workflow application developed by Walmart’s product and technology teams. (Courtesy: Walmart)

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In collaboration with Platform Science, every Walmart Private Fleet cab is now equipped with an interactive tablet device that fully integrates with NTransit, a driver workflow application developed by Walmart’s product and technology teams.

This customized onboard computer system provides private fleet drivers with real-time visibility.

By utilizing Platform Science’s telematics infrastructure solution to deploy its NTransit app, Walmart provides drivers:

  • Better Visibility: The integration provides near real-time visibility of where our assets are within the fleet to ensure freight arrives on time and in the correct location. Stores can anticipate load arrival times and effectively plan their days and labor around truck deliveries.
  • Enhanced Communication:  As the driver approaches a store, geolocation technology detects the driver’s location, sending push notifications to store associate’s handheld devices, allowing them to plan for a quick unload and turnaround.
  • Productivity and Retention: The new system creates accountability by allowing drivers to communicate what they accomplished on the road. That way, they are compensated for any miles and non-driving activities beyond what was initially planned.
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Walmart partners with Platform Science to equip drivers with intuitive, interactive tablet

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What we can’t do is send communion through the device to our office. We have to use our own phones for help. So they have a long way to go with this tablet.

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