Visibility Platform Leader Showcases Carriers that Achieved the Highest Levels of Visibility Consistency and Collaboration
CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — FourKites®, the leader in predictive supply chain visibility, today announced the publication of its Premier Carrier List for the third quarter of 2019. The list showcases 174 brokers, carriers and 3PLs that have achieved the highest standards of visibility-related operational excellence, as demonstrated by their ability to provide high-quality, consistent, accurate data on the vast majority of their loads. By following these best practices, premier carriers are providing their shipper customers and the broader supply chain ecosystem with the data that is indispensable to streamlining operations, increasing the speed of shipping dock turn times, reducing inventory levels and better managing labor costs. Now in its third edition, the full Premier Carrier List is available only to FourKites customers, but a public-facing version can be found here.
The companies featured on FourKites’ Premier Carrier List are the most highly valued and sought after by the 260-plus Global Fortune 1000 shippers that make up the FourKites ecosystem and spend more than $250B annually on freight. For these shippers, accurate and real-time visibility data is paramount to driving a consistent customer service experience and to reducing order lead times.
“We’re incredibly pleased to be recognized as a Premier Carrier in FourKites’ most recent quarterly list,” said Kyle Kottke, General Manager at Kottke Trucking, Inc. “This has been a great vehicle that has tangibly improved our deal flow with shippers and facilitated closer collaboration and better relationships with our shipping customers. We look forward to being on the list for the long term.”
FourKites’ Premier Carrier List improves collaboration by allowing shippers to browse a quarterly compendium of carriers achieving accurate visibility data on at least 75 percent of their loads. What’s more, the Premier Carrier List recognizes brokers, carriers and 3PLs who not only partner closely with FourKites to support their customers’ visibility initiatives but, more importantly, are performing at exceptional levels on the platform.
“Our association with FourKites has been vital to our goal of providing customers with high-quality and dependable logistics services,” said Mike Brieger, VP Sales & Marketing at KRC Logistics, a refrigerated trucking, warehousing and logistics company. “Our inclusion in the Premier Carrier List is a reflection of the hard work we’ve put in.”
“Over the years, we’ve continued to invest in our people, equipment and technology to make sure that our customers receive excellent service. Our ability to share the most accurate and recent data is a big reason for our success in offering reliable, cost-effective, customer-focused service,” said Misty Darnell, Vice President of Corporate Development at Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.
In addition to recognizing carriers for their efforts in generating and sharing highly accurate visibility information, FourKites continues to increase its offerings for the carrier and broker communities.
“Helping carriers, brokers and 3PLs leverage big data to enhance trucking operations is core to our strategy and roadmap,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO. “We are committed to helping our carrier partners maximize resource utilization, improve driver productivity and run an operation that’s more efficient than ever before. We are proud to recognize increasing numbers of carriers who are performing at the highest level and blazing the trail for others as real-time visibility continues to gain traction in the market.”
FourKites recently launched Appointment Manager(SM), a free, cloud-based solution designed to help carriers, 3PLs and shippers create, manage and collaborate efficiently on pickup and receiving location appointments. FourKites anticipates that the adoption of Appointment Manager across its vast shipper network will unlock 2.5 million man-hours per day currently wasted on appointment management. In addition, FourKites’ CarrierLink app continues to increase driver engagement; with 7,000 net new downloads per week, CarrierLink is currently the fastest-growing app among truckers in the world. For more information on FourKites’ carrier initiatives, visit https://www.fourkites.com/network/carriers/.
FourKites and Appointment Manager are service marks of FourKites, Inc.
FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.
To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com.