Uber Freight, XPO, CN gain spots on FourKites’ Premier Carrier List

10/14/2020

XPO ltl truck Uber Freight and XPO Freight Logistics LTL are among several new carriers that have joined the FourKites Premier Carrier List, recognizing excellent customer service. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

Source: freightwaves.com

Uber Freight, XPO Freight Logistics LTL and Canadian railway CN are among the carriers that have joined the FourKites Premier Carrier List for the third quarter.

The quarterly FourKites Premier Carrier List recognizes carriers that provide best-in-class services to brokers and shippers. To be included on the list, carriers must be assigned at least 300 loads across all FourKites customers and achieve a minimum of “75% tracking consistency,” the company explained.

In the third quarter, the carriers on the list outperformed non-Premier Carrier List providers in several areas, including offering a 30% improvement in on-time delivery performance when compared to nonlist providers, and tracking consistency measuring 87%.

According to FourKites, carriers on the list, which spans all modes, manage over 2 million pieces of equipment, see 15% annual growth in load volume, and receive free access to consistency and sustainability dashboards via FourKites’ Insights Suite.

Uber Freight gives drivers ability to rate shipper facilities - FreightWaves Image by freightwaves.com

“Load visibility is among the highest priorities for shippers today, necessary to build resilient supply chains amid ongoing market instability accelerated by the global pandemic,” said Gony Noy, general manager of load visibility for Uber Freight. “From the start, Uber Freight has made it a priority to increase transparency in the freight industry, enabling shippers to effectively streamline operations, proactively manage exceptions and facility resources, and save time and costs across the supply chain — including for their carriers. Through our always-on technology and partnerships with industry leaders such as FourKites, we’re proud to provide crucial around-the-clock insight into the loads shipped on the Uber Freight platform.” 

 

Joining Uber Freight, XPO and CN as new entrants on the list are Alvaro Transport Pty Ltd., Goldstar Transport, Stef’s Transport and TOTE Maritime.

There are nearly 350 carriers, brokers and 3PLs on the list, representing North America, Europe, Latin America and Australasia.

The full list is available only to FourKites’ customers. The list of Premier Carriers that have agreed to be featured publicly can be found here.

CN - Transportation Services - Rail Shipping, Intermodal, trucking,  warehousing and international transportation Image by cn.ca

“Our Premier Carrier List is expanding rapidly, in sheer numbers as well as in terms of the value the community is deriving from this unique resource,” said Kevin Taylor, FourKites vice president of carrier operations. “We are seeing the benefits of FourKites’ network in action, as growth in shippers, carriers and overall load volumes yields the industry’s richest source of freight logistics data. Kudos to this quarter’s premier carriers for continuing to operate at the highest levels of service, even in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic and a pronounced capacity crunch.”

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