FourKites platform adds flip-phone users

Continuing its commitment to providing 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.

The FourKites flip phone tracking service is only $1 per load, and smartphone tracking through the app CarrierLink is free of charge 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 Matt Elenjickal, FourKites chief executive officer. “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 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. The CarrierLink app also allows drivers to turn off tracking with the touch of a button.

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