FourKites’ cellphone tracking service for brokers (currently the CarrierLink app) has been extended to work without an app on the driver’s phone. FourKites can now track both flip phones and smartphones —virtually any cellphone, with or without GPS.
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The app-less cellphone tracking service acquires permission through IVR (Interactive Voice Response) and can be used with any type of cellphone. A broker supplies FourKites with a driver’s phone number for a specific load, which launches an automated call to that phone. The driver grants permission to track by saying “yes” or by pressing the number “1” from their dial pad.
According to Mathew Elenjickal, CEO of FourKites, app-less cellphone tracking offers location updates to brokers every hour for only $1 per load tracked and every 30 minutes for $1.75 per load tracked.
We see app-less tracking as a breakthrough for brokers in two ways,” Elenjickal said. “First, it simplifies load assignment for both the broker and the driver. The driver doesn’t have to download an app on his or her phone. All they have to do is respond to a phone request. Second, it costs brokers only a dollar per load, far less than competing services offering less frequent location updates.”
Elenjickal explained that app-less cellphone tracking locates phones by cell tower triangulation and thus can track cellphones not equipped with GPS. The CarrierLink app cheap-cellphone-tracking-best-cellphone-tracking-best-truck-tracking.pnginstalled on a driver’s smartphone continues to work with the phone’s GPS and will remain free for brokers.
Real-time location information is fed into the FourKites platform to predict ETAs, provide delay alerts, and arrival and departure times at stops using circular and polygon geo-fences.
FourKites also offers comprehensive, real-time location tracking for shippers, brokers, and 3rd party logistics companies through integrations with more than 45 trucking telematics companies and TMS providers, like OTM and JDA. With the CarrierLink app and the addition of app-less cellphone tracking, FourKites has the most comprehensive tracking offering available on the market today.
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How is FourKites different than other providers?
Price: We offer more frequent updates at a fraction of a price than other tracking services.
Product: Our platform is scalable, configurable, and more user-friendly. Our customers are amazed at how much more robust and advanced FourKites is compared to the competition.
Customer Service: Customers who have switched from our competitors praise our customer service team.