Jul 26, 2017

FourKites Brings Real-Time Visibility to AscendTMS Network

FourKites allows AscendTMS users to see any load, anytime, anywhere – and it’s included

CHICAGO, IL – July 26, 2017 – FourKites, the leading supply chain visibility platform, announced today that it will bring real-time visibility to the network of AscendTMS, a popular transportation management software platform. The integration will allow AscendTMS users to see the location of any load, anywhere in the world, at any time, without ever leaving their AscendTMS transportation management software.

Matt Elenjickal, CEO of FourKites, said: “FourKites is honored that AscendTMS has chosen us as their primary solution for load tracking and tracing. With the FourKites solution, AscendTMS is providing tremendous value to its customers, in real-time.”

Tim Higham, president and CEO of In Motion Global, Inc. said: “Imagine a world where you know where every shipment or driver is, 100% of the time, without compromise. That’s what FourKites offers to AscendTMS users. And, we are including the FourKites integration at no cost to any AscendTMS user that wants to know where their freight is in real-time.”

FourKites is the real-time visibility platform that Fortune 500 companies and seven of the country’s largest 3PLs trust to track shipments and proactively manage exceptions. Using a proprietary predictive algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables shippers and 3PLs to improve on-time delivery, optimize inbound logistics, and strengthen end-customer relationships. FourKites has been rapidly winning customers through its technologically differentiated predictive platform, which calculates shipment arrival times based on GPS tracking data updated every 15 minutes. Beyond tracking real-time location, FourKites provides real-time temperature tracking across North America, with trailer temperature data updated every 15 minutes, and full omni-modal coverage.

AscendTMS offers freight brokers, 3PLs, shippers and carriers a complete business management solution for their entire logistics operation. AscendTMS is being offered to any FourKites customer for free for an unlimited amount of time.  AscendTMS provides features such as complete dispatch control, DAT load searching and load posting, load posting to 53 other load boards including Truckstop.com, customer CRM and a 26,000 strong shipper directory, full accounting, a QuickBooks real-time integration, real-time load funding with Triumph Business Capital, a carrier payment portal, branch and agent management, full commission management, full document management, reporting, ELD integrations, driver texting, a free truckload rate index, IFTA tax reporting, fuel card imports, asset and driver management, driver pay and settlement, free shipper and broker credit reports, cargo claims handling, easy EDI, and of course, the included FourKites freight tracking integration.

Elenjickal continued: “As the leading real-time visibility platform, FourKites now allows AscendTMS users to see any driver or shipment location in real-time. It doesn’t matter whether the driver has an ELD or just a cell phone; FourKites tells the AscendTMS user exactly where they are and when they will arrive at their next stop, while showing the breadcrumb route taken and providing real-time exception alerts. For temperature-controlled freight, we can even tell the AscendTMS user the current trailer temperature. This means AscendTMS users can win more business, provide better customer service, and can divert expensive labor resources away from check calls to more productive activities like winning more business.”

Higham continued, “Any FourKites customer can use AscendTMS for free. They just need to go to www.TheFreeTMS.com to get their free AscendTMS account. As AscendTMS is truly cloud based, the entire process takes about 10 seconds. AscendTMS requires no installs, no downloads, no setup, no hardware, and no contracts. It works on any web enabled device like a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, and we even provide any training needed, at no cost, to FourKites customers. AscendTMS is the perfect TMS solution, and provides the best of FourKites as an added bonus, at no cost, in one powerful yet easy to use TMS software solution.”

About FourKites: FourKites is re-shaping the logistics industry for real-time transparency and efficiency. FourKites provides comprehensive real-time tracking and supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms. Using FourKites, blue-chip shippers and 3PLs can share the same, real-time shipping location and status information – from more than 70 onboard GPS/ELD systems used by fleets to individual owner-operator smartphones and flip phones. FourKites saves time and money across the transportation spectrum. Best of all, nothing falls through the cracks. Learn how FourKites real-time load tracking can help your business by requesting a demo.  Learn more at fourkites.com.

About InMotion Global:   InMotion Global, Inc. provides the free, award-winning, patent‐pending Transportation Management System, AscendTMS®, to freight shippers, freight brokers, and trucking companies. AscendTMS® is used by thousands of companies in 19 countries, from small single-person logistics operations to multi-billion dollar international corporations, and can manage any logistics operation.  AscendTMS® is 100% free to use for the Basic system, requires no upfront fees, no annual license cost, requires no downloads or installations, is mobile certified, and provides full enterprise level TMS features to manage and operate any logistics operation.  AscendTMS® is the world’s leading cloud based freight brokerage software, trucking software, and shipping software, and ranked as number the one TMS software by Crowd Reviews, Capterra, and Software Advice (a Gartner company).  AscendTMS® is the world’s fastest growing and most widely used TMS solution. InMotion Global, Inc. is headquartered in Brandon, Florida. Learn more at www.TheFreeTMS.com or at www.InMotionGlobal.com.