FourKites, Trucker Tools and DriverReach all announced new products on April 29, 2020, to help customers improve efficiency and reduce wasted time.
FourKites has gone live with its Network Congestion Map, which tracks cross-border freight movements in North America, Mexico and Europe. The map also includes port delays at over 230 global ports and interstate transit metrics.
The interactive map is free and available at https://live.fourkites.com/border-crossing.
“FourKites’ Network Congestion Map is a great way to understand current impacts and potential risks for the global supply networks that rely on ocean freight,” Sergiy Yablonskiy, senior product manager for transportation at Nestlé, said. “We are grateful to FourKites for its responsiveness and for providing this visibility so quickly.”
The map is updated in near real-time and will include data from cities and states throughout the U.S. as well as Latin America in the coming weeks. It will show congestion to help supply chain managers more accurately predict freight movement.
“This is a difficult time for all of us as global citizens,” Vivek Vaid, CTO at FourKites, said. “FourKites’ goal is to deliver insights from our data platform to help everyone who moves goods to do so quickly across borders and through ports. Armed with this information, companies can keep close tabs on their shipments and make any necessary adjustments to keep goods moving. Now, more than ever, we all need to stand together and work as a global community.”
Trucker Tools adds parking
Trucker Tools has announced an expansion of parking visibility within its platform with the announcement of a strategic agreement with SecurSpace. SecurSpace is an online marketplace that connects businesses looking for parking and storage options to property owners with space.
The agreement will identify approximately 1,000 spaces for truck parking to the Trucker Tools Smart Capacity platform and mobile driver app.
“We continue to look for strategic partners that can enhance and extend the tools and resources truckers rely on to efficiently run their businesses,” Prasad Gollapalli, founder and chief executive of Trucker Tools, said in a statement. “SecurSpace and its unique model delivers a previously untapped source of capacity addressing the critical need for more safe, secure parking for our nation’s truck drivers.”
SecurSpace enables on-demand access to industrial real estate properties with available parking, which previously was not accessible, in cities across the country, explained Lance Theobald, co-founder and CEO of SecurSpace, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“We provide a platform solution that aggregates this latent capacity and makes it easily accessible in one place,” he said. “We are combating issues caused by the lack of adequate space in cities and near major highways and interstates. Trucking and logistics businesses nationwide contend with this issue on a daily basis and solving this problem is our specialty.”
DriverReach, Luma connect for efficient driver onboarding
DriverReach and Luma announced new integrations to improve the driver onboarding process and better document and track commercial driver’s license driver training events.
Luma is a learning and instructional design company. It helps trucking companies with multiple products address training needs – from entry-level drivers through ongoing safety and health wellness training, as well as employee training. The company’s LumaLive tool allows drivers to meet with trainers to complete orientation, or attend a safety meeting virtually using an embedded live video conferencing tool.
Through a direct API feed integration, DriverReach and Luma communicate seamlessly to ensure all training and onboarding documents migrate smoothly between the two systems with little to no manual effort. There is no integration fee for the direct API feed integration, which is now available to mutual DriverReach and Luma customers.
“Training drivers is one of the most effective ways to make sure a driver onboards properly,” said Jeremy Reymer, founder and CEO of DriverReach. “We’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Luma over the last couple of years and are thrilled to enhance our partnership with such an incredible company. Our joint customers can now easily document and track orientation and training events, ensuring their hard work of hiring drivers pays off by improving retention.”