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Coldliner celebrates Premier Carrier status

Sept. 30, 2022
Ohio-based refrigerated carrier credits FourKites’ real-time supply chain visibility for helping it accomplish its goals in the first half of 2022.

Coldliner Services was named to FourKites’ recently released global Premier Carrier List, placing them among 685 carriers making the list in the first half of the year who demonstrated a “significantly higher” tracking percentage, on average, vs. non-PCL carriers.

FourKites, a provider of real-time supply chain visibility, said carriers who qualified for the list tracked an average of 92.6% of their over-the-road shipments with real-time visibility over the last six months, compared to 74.3% by non-PCL carriers.

“Coldliner is honored to be a FourKites Premier Carrier for the eighth consecutive quarter,” said Doug Abel, Coldliner CEO. “We pride ourselves on executing our core values of safety, service, communication and visibility.

“FourKites has proven to be a strategic partner in accomplishing our goals.”

The Premier Carrier List recognizes the rapidly growing community of brokers, carriers, and 3PLs who are achieving the highest standards of visibility-related operational excellence across all modes of transport, FourKites said. To qualify for the PCL, carriers must demonstrate an ability to provide high-quality, consistent, and accurate data on the vast majority of their shipments, thereby enabling their shipper customers and other ecosystem partners to streamline operations, increase the speed of shipping dock turn times, reduce inventory levels, and optimize labor costs.

In the first half of 2022 the PCL included an 11% increase in carriers in the Americas; an 8% increase in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and a 74% increase in the Asia-Pacific region and other international markets.

Notably, Premier Carriers also experienced higher growth rates than their non-PCL counterparts, FourKites said. From the second half of 2021 to the first half of 2022, Premier Carriers experienced an 8% increase in over-the-road shipments, while non-PCL carriers saw their shipment count shrink by 2%. EMEA carriers saw even higher growth rates, with shipment volumes growing by 9%, compared to non-PCL carriers in EMEA, who saw shipment volume contract 2%.

“Qualifying for FourKites’ Premier Carrier List is an increasingly important distinction for carriers, brokers and 3PLs who need to stand out in an increasingly competitive and volatile market,” said Jason Eversole, vice president of carrier operations and strategy at FourKites. “We’re pleased to see continued growth in the total number of Premier Carriers, and equally pleased to see the clear business benefits they are experiencing as a result of their visibility-related excellence.”

The full Premier Carrier List is available here.

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