FourKites®, the #1 supply chain visibility platform, has named Backhaul Direct to its Premier Carrier List (PCL) for the first quarter of 2021. The PCL recognizes those carriers that have achieved the highest standards of visibility-related operational excellence. In addition, the Q1 PCL highlights, for the first time, carriers that are registered as partners in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay® program.
“Backhaul Direct is proud to be one of FourKites 2021 Premier Carriers,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO at Backhaul Direct. “We are excited to be among fellow carriers who understand sustainability and its importance in the supply chain and transportation industry. We work with FourKites to provide real-time transportation visibility to our customers.”
FourKites’ latest PCL showcases 366 carriers, brokers and 3PLs that have achieved the highest standards of visibility-related operational excellence, as demonstrated by their ability to provide high-quality, consistent, accurate data on the vast majority of their loads. These best practices provide shippers and the broader supply chain ecosystem with data and insights to streamline operations, increase shipping dock turn times, reduce inventory levels and better manage labor costs. Carriers included on FourKites’ Q1 PCL experienced an average 10% annual load volume growth compared to the prior year, clocking 2.5 million loads in Q1 alone. Of the 366 carriers on the list, 119 have qualified for the list for more than five consecutive quarters, while 28 have qualified every quarter since the inception of the program in January 2019.
“We are thrilled to have Backhaul Direct on the Q1 PCL. Our Premier Carriers are natural market leaders, paving the way to a new era in freight logistics, and Backhaul Direct exemplifies that leadership,” said Jason Eversole, Vice President of Carrier Operations at FourKites.
Now in its third year, the full Premier Carrier List is available only to FourKites customers, but a public-facing version can be found here.