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FourKites’ 10th Premier Carrier List spotlights top carriers, brokers, 3PLs

Aug. 16, 2021
Among the Q2 2021 carriers, who are seeing ‘double-digit growth in load volumes,’ are CBSL, Heniff, Highway Transport, and Quick-Way

FourKites recently published its global Premier Carrier List for the second quarter of 2021.

FourKites’ 10th consecutive quarterly list showcases the “hundreds” of brokers, carriers, and 3PLs worldwide who are achieving the highest standards of visibility-related operational excellence across all modes of transport, the company said. This operational excellence translates directly into hard returns for these Premier Carriers, who experienced on average a 13% increase in annual load volume compared to the previous quarter.

In addition, Premier Carriers are providing their shipper customers and the broader supply chain ecosystem with data that is being leveraged to streamline operations, increase the speed of shipping dock turn times, reduce inventory levels, and optimize labor costs. Premier Carriers average 12% more in load volume than carriers who have not qualified for the list, FourKites said. Some of the carriers who have qualified for the list this quarter include U.S Xpress, Hirschbach Motor Lines, Speedliner Logistics, and Hope Sped SRL.

Bulk haulers on the list include CBSL Transportation Services, Ee-Jay Motor Transports, Heniff Transportation, Highway Transport, Maximum Tank Transport, Newman Carriers, Quick-Way, Service Transport Company, Slay Transportation, and Van den Bosch.

“Christenson Transportation works diligently to maintain our status on the Premier Carrier List in order to provide visibility solutions to our customers,” said Elliott Pinson, director of sales at Christenson. “It has also led to numerous business opportunities, as shippers routinely leverage this list to seek out new carriers.”

A public-facing version of the Premier Carrier List is available at fourkites.com/premier-carriers. Customers and the public now can access and search the list through an updated interface that filters carriers according to capabilities, transportation modes, geographies serviced, and other relevant criteria. In addition, users can view carriers that are registered partners in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program, a new feature that FourKites introduced in its Q1 2021 Premier Carrier List.

“We are excited about being a part of FourKites’ vetted carrier network,” said Steve Covey, executive vice president of Choptank Transport. “It is a distinct honor because it reinforces Choptank’s steadfast commitment to real-time, data-driven shipper technology—technology that makes our customers’ supply chains faster, more transparent, and exponentially more efficient.”

The Premier Carrier List is one of several FourKites programs and services geared to carriers, brokers, and 3PLs. FourKites recently released several new capabilities designed to help shippers, carriers, and brokers more quickly and easily connect and collaborate on the platform, including enhancements to its Partner Hub and CarrierLink solutions.

The company also recently announced a new partnership with DAT Freight & Analytics, North America’s largest marketplace for truckload freight.

“Ninatrans is honored to be included in the FourKites Premier Carrier List,” said Joni Timmermans, ICT-Supervisor at NinaTrans. “It’s a pleasure to be recognized as one of the top performing Carriers in Europe.

“It’s always rewarding to be recognized for providing excellent service.”

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