One of the country’s largest asset-based 3PLs sets out to gain real-time visibility across its carrier network.
DES MOINES, Iowa and CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2016 — Ruan Transportation Management Systems, one of the largest, family-owned transportation providers in the country, announced that it has selected FourKites to provide real-time load tracking across its business divisions that consists of Dedicated Contract Transportation, Supply Chain Solutions and Certified Brokerage Services.
FourKites platform gathers real-time location information from more than 35 ELD/GPS providers and driver cell phones, including traditional flip phones. It combines that location information with traffic, weather and estimated driver hours of service to provide real-time ETA updates and exception management. Through its integration withRuan’s in-house TMS powered by Oracle, FourKites provides Ruan’s team with all the information they need to deliver world-class customer service using one system.
“The ELD mandate and smartphones are revolutionizing the logistics landscape, and we are proud to be an integral part of the journey that Ruan is undertaking to create a superior platform for its customers. With the addition of FourKites, Ruan’s customers have access to the most robust visibility platform on the market to help them save time and streamline logistics operations,” FourKites CEO Matt Elenjickal said in a statement.
Ruan’s customer service team said they are looking forward to using this industry-leading technology to proactively manage exceptions and eliminate check calls to dispatchers and drivers. Using FourKites notifications and alerts, Ruan ensures the entire supply chain stays on the same page. The technology keeps customers and warehouse teams informed, reducing surprises at the dock, missed appointments and detention hours.
“FourKites has helped us improve the visibility of the freight we manage on our dedicated assets and with carrier partners and provide the real-time estimated time of arrival information our customers need,” said Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions Marty Wadle. “FourKites as an organization is very flexible, their professionals are easy to work with and their platform allows us to employ a complete event management suite that’s visible to our customers.”
FourKites’ mission is to reshape the logistics industry into one that’s defined by transparency and efficiency. FourKites provides real-time supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms. Using FourKites, the shipper, the broker, and the carrier can share the same, real-time truck location and shipment status information – from more than 35 onboard GPS/ELD systems used by fleets to individual owner-operator smartphones and flip phones. Bypassing phone calls and EDI, FourKites saves time and money across the transportation spectrum. Best of all, nothing falls through the cracks. To learn more about how FourKites real-time load tracking can help your business you can request a demo at www.fourkites.com.
Founded in 1932, Ruan is a family-owned transportation management company, providing Dedicated Contract Transportation and Supply Chain Solutions to customers across the country. With more than 83 years of transportation management experience, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately owned transportation service companies in the country. Ruan endows the World Food Prize, the foremost international award recognizing excellence and progress in overcoming global food production and distribution challenges. For more information about Ruan, visit www.ruan.com.