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FourKites adds rail-tracking availability to its platform

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHICAGO — FourKites, a provider of real-time freight visibility and orchestration, has added the full availability of rail tracking to its platform.

With the addition of rail/intermodal freight tracking, FourKites takes the next step toward becoming the first omni-modal visibility solution, according to Mathew Elenjickal, CEO of FourKites

“We’ve long known that freight visibility and orchestration — the capabilities to act efficiently when issues arise — are crucial to shippers and 3PLs. We also know that those same companies must rely on a unique blend of transportation modes,” Elenjickal said. “We’re now proud to announce the addition of rail tracking to our best-in-class freight capabilities. This a natural evolution to our platform, and one that our customers have requested.”

With the addition of rail, combined with over-the-road capabilities, shippers and 3PLs now gain enhanced visibility and control of the transportation life cycle.

FourKites is also pursuing plans through 2017 to introduce support for additional modes of transportation.

“A fundamental goal for FourKites is to constantly innovate and respond to customer needs,” said Priya Rajagopalan, FourKites’ chief product officer. “Our customers have made it loud and clear; they want a true enterprise-grade visibility platform across all modes of shipping. We’re proud to take this next step.”

FourKites provides comprehensive real-time tracking and supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms.

Using FourKites, shippers and 3PLs can share the same, real-time shipping location and status information — from more than 45 onboard GPS/ELD systems used by fleets to individual owner-operator smartphones and flip phones, Elenjickal said. For more information or to request a demonstration, visit




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