CHICAGO and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FourKites, the most comprehensive load tracking technology platform in the market, today announced that it has integrated with McLeod Software, the industry leading provider of transportation management software. The integration makes FourKites' tracking technology available to users of McLeod Software's advanced, enterprise-wide, end-to-end brokerage management software, PowerBroker®.
FourKites is integrated with more than 40 ELD/GPS providers powering the trucking industry. ELD will be required by virtually all trucks by the end of next year. In addition to proprietary smartphone apps, FourKites' recently launched an App-Less tracking technology using cell tower triangulation that works on virtually any cell phone. App-less tracking is only $1 per load for updates every hour.
FourKites tracks truck locations every 15 minutes, recalculates ETA using real-time location data, and automates arrivals and departures using robust geo-fencing technologies. Integration allows McLeod's customers to access all of this powerful information within their PowerBroker software. Integration virtually eliminates the need for check calls to drivers and dispatchers, and saves customers both time and money.
"We're very pleased with this integration that enables McLeod's brokerage customers to access our most comprehensive, most affordable tracking service," said FourKites CEO Mathew Elenjickal. "We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship."
"The inclusion of FourKites' load tracking application as part of PowerBroker's Brokerage Tracking module helps strengthen the choices our brokerage customers have in their need to implement a tracking solution. The partnership between McLeod Software and FourKites will ensure a quality end-to-end solution for our mutual customers," said Robert Brothers, Manager of Product Development at McLeod Software.
Based in Chicago, FourKites provides real-time supply chain visibility and logistics 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 onboard systems in the largest commercial fleets to individual owner-operator smartphones. Bypassing check calls and EDI, FourKites saves time and money across the transportation spectrum. Best of all, nothing falls through the cracks. For more information, go to www.fourkites.com.
Transportation companies that work with McLeod Software find the best ways to improve customer service levels, improve their operating ratios, attract and retain the best drivers, and drive automation to destroy inefficiency. McLeod Software is the leading provider of transportation dispatch, accounting, operations and brokerage management software, and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod Software's advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies while reducing costs. Visit www.mcleodsoftware.com to learn more.
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