Rail & Intermodal
Whether your freight is traveling by rail or on a multimodal journey, or if you’re looking to track empty railcars, you need the most accurate predictive ETAs and highest-quality data for comprehensive end-to-end visibility.
Improve your operations and devote more resources to what matters most for your business. With end-to-end visibility for rail and intermodal shipments, shippers will see reduced requests for manual ETAs, streamlined processes, increased labor capacity, and the ability to manage and track empty railcars back to origin.
With more on-time deliveries, more accurate ETAs and ETDs, and automated communication on delayed railcars with end-to-end visibility — your customers will thank you!
Delays are costly, especially when they result in unnecessary fines and fees. FourKites automatically alerts you to loads at risk of accruing fines so you can take immediate action, and it provides actionable analytics to remove bottlenecks along your supply chain and prevent future delays.
Shifting more loads to intermodal is a strategy Cardinal Health is deploying to achieve its sustainability objectives. Did you know that an intermodal train can haul the equivalent of approximately 280 truckloads of freight, according to the US EPA?
No matter if your shipment is on rail, intermodal or dray moves, you’ll know exactly where it is and when it will arrive with the most accurate predictive ETAs on the market. Dynamic ETAs, paired with our real-time notifications and alerts, give you the competitive advantage when it matters most.
Whether you have a fully private fleet or a mix of private and railway-owned cars, go beyond traditional tracking with end-to-end visibility for loaded and empty rail cars. In a single platform, customers can manage, track or get accurate predictive ETAs back to origin after delivery to improve asset utilization.
Don’t let disruptions derail your shipments. Leverage real-time notifications to alert you of late or potential late loads in advance, and easily communicate status updates to internal and external stakeholders to mitigate risk.
Get critical shipment information for every leg of your multimodal journey — connected with granular end-to-end visibility in a single, unified platform.
FourKites’ connected network of global shippers, carriers and freight forwarders allows for a rapid time to value. With all Class I and Class II, and more than 80% of Class III, railroads already connected, you can start tracking your rail shipments in minutes!
Achieve higher customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, and more efficient operations and demand planning with FourKites’ Dynamic ETAs — 6x more accurate than carrier ETAs.
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