FourKites Innovation

Customer-driven innovation is in our DNA. We combine the largest network of global supply chain data, world-class AI, and insights from the industry’s brightest minds to solve the toughest problems facing today’s supply chains.

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“We picked FourKites for their exciting vision and for their willingness to work with us to make ours achievable.”

Joshua Dolan, VP Global Logistics, Cardinal Health

Customer-Driven Innovation

Through our Innovation Partner program, we work closely with customers to evaluate market opportunity, business impact, and product development needs to ensure that our solutions directly target their most critical pain points. To date, we have delivered 100+ new products and enhancements based on the ideas submitted by our 60+ Innovation Partners!

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Supply Chain Trends & Insights

Powered by the largest network of global, real-time logistics data, FourKites is the most reliable source for the latest trends and supply chain insights. You’ll find interactive dashboards by industry, geography and mode, in-depth data analysis and market commentary, and helpful tips from our team and our customers to help you navigate this uncharted territory.

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Our Timeline of Innovation

One of our favorite mottos is “Always be innovating.” In 2014, we revolutionized the supply chain industry by introducing real-time visibility, and we haven’t stopped since.

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February 2014

February 2014

February 2014

Matt Elenjickal founds FourKites, pioneering the supply chain visibility category

March 2014

March 2014

FourKites launches predictive visibility and tracking for full truckload, and signs its first customer: Smithfield!

August 2015

August 2015

FourKites introduces its free driver app, CarrierLink®, which supports carriers with ongoing, reliable visibility into brokered loads or assets — without ELD/GPS connectivity

January 2016

January 2016

FourKites begins tracking less-than-truckload shipments

October 2016

October 2016

October 2016

FourKites introduces end-to-end temperature tracking, allowing shippers to track the real-time temperature of a shipment throughout its journey

April 2017

April 2017

FourKites adds parcel tracking capabilities to its platform

July 2017

July 2017

FourKites begins tracking rail shipments

February 2018

February 2018

FourKites tracks its first shipments in Europe

July 2018

July 2018

FourKites tracks its first ocean shipments

September 2018

September 2018

September 2018

FourKites launches its Advanced Analytics suite, helping users centralize disparate data across their supply chain and turn those insights into actionable strategies to improve performance

December 2018

December 2018

December 2018

FourKites introduces Network Visibility, giving customers unparalleled visibility into their pre-paid and collect inbound freight

January 2019

January 2019

January 2019

FourKites releases Recommendation Engine, which enables users to proactively manage their supply chain with prescriptive recommendations from pickup to delivery

January 2019

January 2019

January 2019

FourKites launches Lane Connect, which analyzes historic lane patterns to identify better asset utilization opportunities for shippers, carriers and brokers

February 2019

February 2019

February 2019

FourKites launches its machine learning-powered Dynamic ETA® algorithm, which analyzes 150+ data points with each geolocation update

March 2019

March 2019

FourKites tracks its first loads in Latin America

April 2019

April 2019

April 2019

FourKites launches Smart Forecasted Arrival, which provides predictive ETAs for loads that would otherwise go untracked

June 2019

June 2019

FourKites puts out its security and compliance solution, which immediately alerts users if shipments deviate from a designated path, enabling quick recovery

September 2019

September 2019

September 2019

FourKites introduces Appointment Manager, a 24/7 live appointment scheduling platform that leverages Dynamic ETA visibility for flexible, automated calendar management

January 2020

January 2020

January 2020

FourKites release ocean-to-rail tracking, unleashing true end-to-end visibility

February 2020

February 2020

FourKites tracks its first loads in Asia-Pacific

February 2020

February 2020

FourKites adds air shipment visibility to its platform

March 2020

March 2020

March 2020

FourKites launches Partner Hub, a secure and scalable GPS onboarding platform to help brokers and carriers get up and running with ELDs

March 2020

March 2020

FourKites acquires TrackX Holdings Inc.’s yard management solutions, laying the foundation for its next-generation YMS, Dynamic Yard®

April 2020

April 2020

April 2020

FourKites introduces its free Sustainability Dashboard, which analyzes data from shippers, carriers and facilities, and identifies the highest sources of freight-related emissions

April 2020

April 2020

April 2020

FourKites introduces its Live Network Congestion Map to track interstate transit metrics, delays at over 230 ports globally and cross-border freight movements throughout North America, Mexico and Europe

May 2020

May 2020

May 2020

FourKites releases its FourKites Manager App for Retail, which enables retail workers and merchandisers to track last-mile shipments from local warehouses to retail outlets, in order to optimize receiving and restocking

June 2020

June 2020

June 2020

FourKites introduces Dynamic ETA for LTL to help shippers, carriers and 3PLs track less-than-truckload shipments with 6x more ETA accuracy than industry-standard predictions

July 2020

July 2020

July 2020

FourKites introduces its next-generation YMS, Dynamic Yard®, bringing real-time visibility to the yard and leveraging live data to bridge yard operations and transportation for the first time

September 2020

September 2020

September 2020

FourKites introduces multimodal purchase order tracking for all freight, enabling shippers, carriers and receivers to track the full lifecycle of shipments

September 2020

September 2020

FourKites tracks its first courier shipments

September 2020

September 2020

September 2020

FourKites releases its enhanced Instant Messenger, centralizing communications between track-and-trace, dispatch, drivers and warehouse personnel that had previously been sent via third-party messaging, email and phone

April 2021

April 2021

April 2021

FourKites acquires Haven, Inc., and introduces Dynamic Ocean℠, the next-generation, end-to-end platform for international ocean shipment visibility

May 2021

May 2021

May 2021

FourKites was awarded a patent for its Smart Forecasted Arrival capabilities, which provide companies with highly frequent and accurate ETAs, even for untrackable loads

June 2021

June 2021

June 2021

FourKites introduces industry-first ETA solution for air freight—Dynamic ETA® for Air—enabling highly accurate ETAs for 100% of air shipments

FourKites Real-time Visibility Platform has Over 265 Verified Reviews

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“It Doesn’t Get Better Than FourKites”

FourKites has been awesome to work with. They’re very responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns. I can tell they genuinely care about the people and companies they work with and our partnership with FourKites is one that has grown over the last couple of years to be something great for both parties.

“FourKites – Best In Class For Load Tracking”

FourKites has been one of the easiest vendors to work with in terms of implementation and integration. This company really strives to deliver value to their customers. The UI for load tracking is well thought out and easy to use.

“Delighted By FourKites”

 True partnership with our company. FourKites personnel always goes beyond the expectations. For example, they have helped with us with not only the implementation of their platform within our organization but also with the “monetization” of benefits which could be realized in the future.

“Fourkites Improves Customer Communication & Confidence”

We’ve integrated Fourkites shipment information into our system to provide live shipment status to our customers, improving communication and customer relationships.

“Customer Driven, Continuously Improving”

Implementation team was professional and thorough and transition to ongoing support was smooth. FourKites is constantly developing and improving and is driven by customer input and feedback.

“Customer Centric Company With Quick Response Times”

They’re quick to respond to questions or problems. If they don’t have the solution, they’re quick to find someone who does and provides you with a resolution. I’ve noticed most (if not all) employees I’ve encountered have encouraging attitudes which helps keep my attitude positive.