FourKites Inc, provider of advanced freight tracking technology, has introduced FourKites CarrierLink, a free mobile app and tracking service for small to mid-size brokers.
A comprehensive cross-platform tracking service, FourKites aggregates data from major fleet technology providers including Omnitracs, PeopleNet, and 30 others powering the trucking industry.
Delivering high-quality, high-frequency tracking updates, FourKites CarrierLink is free for brokers to track up to 2,500 truckloads a month. That’s well over 100 loads per business day at no cost. FourKites is committed to keeping this service free for any broker tracking 2,500 or fewer loads per month.
The company notes that beyond 2,500 truckloads per month, per-load charges will apply and that FourKites’ aggregated ELD/GPS data service is not included in the free CarrierLink initiative.
To implement FourKites CarrierLink, a freight broker can sign up through the website at www.fourkites.com/brokers. FourKites will then notify drivers of the load assignment and start tracking every 15 minutes until the load is delivered.
For now, FourKites CarrierLink is available for Android smartphones only. An app for Apple iPhones is in the works.
FourKites CarrierLink offers several operational benefits to freight brokers, including geo-fencing and automatic alerts that let brokers know critical updates, such as when a load is within five miles of a delivery point. Such real-time information enables a broker to better service a customer by, for example, allowing time to gather an unloading crew to meet the truck and shortening the carrier’s wait time.
For more information, go to www.fourkites.com.