This customized onboard computer system provides Walmart drivers with real-time visibility.  -  Photo: Walmart

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

Photo: Walmart

In collaboration with Platform Science, a transportation technology company, every Walmart private fleet cab is now equipped with an interactive tablet device that integrates with NTransit, a driver workflow application developed by Walmart’s product and technology teams.

This customized onboard computer system provides Walmart drivers with real-time visibility, according to a company press release.

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

  • Better Visibility: The integration provides real-time visibility of where the assets are within the fleet to ensure freight arrives on time and in the correct location. Stores can anticipate load arrival times and plan their days and labor around truck deliveries.
  • Enhanced Communication: The onboard technology helps drivers communicate more closely with stores by integrating with store applications. As the driver approaches a store, geolocation technology detects the driver’s location, sending push notifications to store associate’s handheld devices.
  • Productivity and Retention: By removing manual touchpoints, Walmart’s goal is to create a smooth workflow so drivers can spend more time driving the truck and less time waiting at fulfillment centers or store deliveries. Platform Science and NTransit integrate to coordinate scheduling and navigation. The new system also creates accountability by allowing drivers to communicate what they accomplished on the road.
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