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  November 30th, 2015 | Written by

FourKites Expands Platform to Include Real-Time Flip-Phone Tracking

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  • FourKites flip-phone tracking service costs one dollar per load.
  • Smartphone tracking through the FourKites app is free of charge for up to 2,500 loads per month.
  • With the newest updates, FourKites can track every truck on the road.

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.

FourKites provides the least expensive and most comprehensive tracking platform for brokers and shippers. FourKites flip-phone tracking service costs one dollar per load. Smartphone tracking through the FourKites app CarrierLink is free of charge for brokers for up to 2,500 loads per month. With the newest updates, FourKites can track every truck on the road.

“Any broker that’s paying five dollars per load for mobile phone tracking needs to know that they have a cheaper option,” said Matt Elenjickal, CEO of FourKites. “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 third-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. 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.

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