FourKites®, the world’s leading real-time supply chain visibility platform, today published its global Premier Carrier List (PCL) for the third quarter of 2021. FourKites’ 11th consecutive quarterly list showcases the burgeoning community of forwarders, carriers and 3PLs worldwide who are achieving the highest standards of visibility-related operational excellence across all modes of transport. The number of PCL-certified carriers is up more than 50% in the last two quarters alone, as more companies rely on FourKites and real-time visibility to keep goods flowing amid ongoing supply chain disruptions and capacity shortages.
Some of the new European carriers who have qualified for the list this quarter include: Global Spedition, ID Logistics, Kaukokiito, JCL Logistics Benelux BV, Den Hartogh, Gottfried Nürnberger and Rmi Chemical Logistic BV.
FourKites Premier Carriers have demonstrated an ability to provide high-quality, consistent and accurate data on the vast majority of their loads, outperforming non-PCL carriers by 50%. In addition, Premier Carriers’ pervasive use of real-time visibility data provides their shipper customers and the broader supply chain ecosystem with the ability to streamline operations, increase the speed of shipping dock turn times, reduce inventory levels and optimise labor costs.
“We are pleased to see continued growth and interest in our Premier Carrier List,” said Jason Eversole, Vice President of Carrier Operations at FourKites. “Even during this time of high capacity and overwhelming demand, more carriers than ever are achieving our high standards of excellence and providing critical business value through visibility data that empowers their customers to be agile and resilient.”
European Premier Carriers, in their own words, on program benefits
“Den Hartogh Logistics strongly focuses on innovation, digitalisation and further optimisation of supply chains. The qualification for the Premier Carrier List is a nice recognition and affirms our commitment to add value for our customers through our visibility solutions.”
– Michelle Slobbe, IT Manager Customer & Supplier Solutions, Den Hartogh
“It’s an honor for Global Spedition to be a part of the FourKites Premier Carrier List. This award is a recognition of our commitment to innovation and digitalisation that allows us to provide our clients with the required information in real time. Only with these tools can we offer the highest-quality service, which is recognised by both our suppliers and customers.”
– Emilio Gomariz, General Manager, Global Spedition
A public-facing version of the Premier Carrier List is available here. Customers and the public can now access and search the list through an updated interface that filters carriers according to capabilities, transportation modes, geographies serviced and other relevant criteria. Inclusion in FourKites’ PCL complements the company’s longstanding prioritisation of supply chain sustainability initiatives.