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May 11, 2020 9:15 AM, EDT

Werner Enterprises Launches New Innovation Arm

EdgeWerner provides drivers with a tablet-based telematics solution that delivers a safer and more efficient experience. (Werner Enterprises)

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Werner Enterprises launched a new innovation arm to promote technology-rich driver solutions, the company announced May 6.

The Omaha, Neb.-based transportation and logistics provider said Werner EDGE will be used to develop new solutions and offerings that enrich experiences for associates and customers.

“Our drivers’ and customers’ challenges require best-in-class technology, innovation and talent,” said CEO Derek Leathers. “Anything we can do to make their experiences more productive and rewarding while simplifying their lives deserves our focus and attention.”

Werner EDGE is the latest in a long commitment of innovations including early adoption of electronic logging devices.

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“Werner EDGE combines our asset-backed history with our forward-looking logistics strategy to deliver innovative solutions that support our company and the industry-at-large, now and for the road ahead,” Leathers said.

This innovation arm of the business is launching with three new solutions intended to enrich the performance and safety of professional drivers. The company also plans to announce additional driver, shipper and carrier innovations this year.

Critical Event Management is one such solution. It uses machine learning to identify and respond to safety events more effectively. Breakdown Management is a cloud-based solution that is intended to simplify the repair order process during a road breakdown.

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Werner EDGE also is launching with an untethered, tablet-based telematics solution that supports a safer and more efficient experience by providing professional drivers with a smart workflow, navigation, improved safety features and reduced manual data entry.

“These solutions are three of many in the pipeline powered by Werner EDGE that will deliver improved performance, increased safety and enhanced communication,” said Danny Lilley, vice president of fleet systems and technology. “We look forward to producing additional technologies that support our drivers and customers.”

Werner ranks No. 15 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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