FourKites Expands Platform to Include Real-Time Flip Phone Tracking

Non-smart phone coverage creates the most comprehensive supply chain visibility platform

Nov 24, 2015, 08:35 ET from FourKites

CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to providing the most comprehensive location tracking products that can cover the entire trucking industry, FourKites has expanded its platform to cover the small segment of truck drivers still using flip phones and other non-smartphones.

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FourKites stands out in the industry by providing the least expensive and most comprehensive tracking platform for brokers and shippers. FourKites flip phone tracking service is only $1 per load and smartphone tracking through their app CarrierLink is FREE for brokers up to 2,500 loads per month. With the newest updates, FourKites can track every truck on the road for a fraction of the cost of other tracking providers.

"Any broker that's paying $5 per load for mobile phone tracking needs to know that they have a cheaper option," said CEO Matt Elenjickal. "We've expanded our platform to track flip phones to accommodate the brokers who need to track their drivers who don't have smartphones. Freight brokers are the backbone of the industry, and we're committed to supporting their efforts to connect with shippers and carriers by lowering, and sometimes eliminating, unnecessary tracking costs."

FourKites real-time location tracking gives shippers, brokers, and 3rd party logistics companies full visibility over all of their freight loads moving in their supply chain network. FourKites geo-fencing detects arrivals and departures to notify users by email, in the FourKites dashboard, or their transportation management software (TMS). Drivers can snap photos of documents and share them as well. FourKites CarrierLink app also allows drivers to turn off tracking with the touch of a button.

FourKites load tracking products increase driver safety by eliminating check calls and limiting driver distraction. Brokers can enhance customer service by having real-time information at their fingertips, and improve their drivers' and their own experiences by eliminating check calls and wait time at loading docks.

About FourKites
FourKites provides real-time load tracking and logistics 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 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. Request a demo here for more information.

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