3PL customer, REO Logistics, benefits from the combined TMS and shipment visibility solution
CHICAGO, Ill. — August 1, 2017
FourKites, a company providing real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, today announces a partnership with 3GTMS, a leading provider of Tier 1 transportation management software (TMS). To enhance processes for third-party logistics (3PLs) providers and shippers, the partnership incorporates FourKites’ freight visibility platform with 3GTMS’software into a unified powerful offering.
FourKites’ technology gathers shipment status information and location from more than four million GPS/ELD tracking devices and driver cell phones – all in real-time. Together with 3GTMS, FourKites offers customers top-of-the-line shipment visibility capabilities via location and ETA information updated every 15 minutes, as well as predictive weather and traffic information to assess their impact on arrival times.
“In the past, freight could be delayed by traffic, weather and other factors and would send updates that were hours late,” said J.P. Wiggins, vice president of logistics at 3GTMS.
“Now, shippers expect to know where their freight is in real time. By partnering with FourKites, 3GTMS can provide its customers and their clients with immediate tracking capabilities, making it easier to track and manage freight shipping exceptions, if not prevent them in the first place.”
REO Logistics, a full-service 3PL, is the first customer to use the integrated solution and has already turned their data into actionable intelligence, providing unmatched visibility and orchestration to its customers.
“We don’t just deliver services; our customers choose us because of our strategic approach, our analytical toolkits and capabilities and our commitment to their success,” said Kevin Reilly, president of REO Logistics Transportation Division. “The power of 3GTMS’ transportation management software, enhanced with FourKites’ freight visibility platform, gives our customers unmatched insight into their operations and the flexibility to serve their own customers’ unique needs.”
“What brings FourKites and 3GTMS together is a mutual understanding of why the supply chain needs automation,” said Craig Fiander, senior vice president of global business development at FourKites. “Partnering allows us to provide unparalleled visibility and efficiency to 3PLs and shippers. Customers are equipped with the tools to predict, act and respond to any potential obstacles. Tracking valuable shipments nationwide is no longer a guessing game because customers are armed with complete visibility needed to avoid complications.”
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 four million GPS/ELD devices 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. For more information on FourKites, go to www.fourkites.com
3GTMS is the fastest growing, Tier-1 transportation management system (TMS) provider. It is dedicated to helping mid-to-large shippers and logistics service providers gain a competitive advantage through technology. Whether you move $5 million or $5 billion in freight, its 3G-TM solution seamlessly manages the full transportation lifecycle, including transportation planning and optimization, execution and settlement, empowering customers to make better shipping decisions while meeting their service goals. 3GTMS is dedicated to delighting its customers and as a result, holds a 100 percent customer satisfaction rate that is unmatched in the industry. For more information, visit: www.3GTMS.com.