SUPPLY CHAIN

DAT Selects Leading Supply Chain Visibility Platform FourKites to Provide Unparalleled Transparency and Visibility into Truckload Freight

DAT, FourKites | May 27, 2021

DAT Freight & Analytics, North America's biggest truckload freight marketplace, and FourKites®, the world's leading real-time supply chain visibility platform, announced a strategic partnership today that will offer real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility to the DAT network. The collaboration will enable brokers to improve their customer service while also strengthening their ties with carriers, reducing the need for check-calls and ETA management. It will also make it possible for carriers to swiftly integrate tracking via ELD or tracking applications.

The partnership offers DAT clients valuable new insight into the status of their loads as they move from dock to dock, including predictive ETAs and wait time data at more than 1 million shipper ports across North America. Access to real-time visibility data was shown to save operational costs, boost on-time performance, and create stronger customer relationships.

Additionally, carriers will have access to FourKites' Partner Hub from within the DAT platform, the industry's first ELD onboarding solution that fulfills brokers' and carriers' needs for total transparency, advanced security, and user controls. Trucks on the FourKites platform will be immediately identifiable to shippers and freight brokers in the DAT network, giving DAT customers access to the largest pool of “trackable” capacity on the spot market.

About DAT Freight & Analytics
DAT Freight & Analytics operates North America's biggest truckload freight marketplace. DAT provides market trends and data insights derived from a database of $110 billion in market transactions to transportation shippers, brokers, carriers, media outlets, and industry analysts. A complete database of firms with business history, credit, safety, insurance, and company reviews; broker transportation management software; authority, fuel tax, mileage, vehicle licensing and registration services; and carrier onboarding are among the related services. DAT, which was founded in 1978, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, is a diversified technology firm that is a member of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices.

About FourKites
FourKites is the world's leading supply chain visibility platform, expanding visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores, as well as other locations. FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies automate their end-to-end supply chains, tracking over 2 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel, and courier and reaching 176 countries. More than 500 of the world’s most recognizable brands rely on FourKites to change their business and create more flexible, efficient, and sustainable supply chains, including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies.

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Lineage Logistics Acquires Mandai Link Logistics for Major Expansion Into Singapore

Lineage Logistics, LLC | May 09, 2022

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Cintra and Assembly Intelligence Partner to Focus on Smart Transportation Infrastructure

Cintra | March 15, 2022

Assembly Intelligence, an affiliate of Assembly Ventures, announced a new partnership with Cintra. Together the organizations will jointly focus on accelerating the development and deployment of technology-enabled transportation infrastructure. Through the agreement, Cintra, one of the largest private global developers and operators of transport-related infrastructure, will work with Assembly Intelligence to engage key sector leaders in critical dialogue around the future of techn"Continuing to build transportation infrastructure the way we have for decades is a lost cause," said Chris Thomas, Co-Founder & Partner of Assembly Intelligence. The future of mobility will emerge around the next generation of infrastructure, systems, and applications. We are incredibly excited to kick off this partnership with Cintra both for their focus on the future of technology-enabled infrastructure as well as for the opportunity to work together alongside a firm with a truly global reach. "As the leading global developer and operator of highway infrastructure, we must build with an eye toward future innovation, Collaborating with industry leaders is key to developing innovative mobility solutions that create a more connected, safer, and sustainable mobility for all. Industry partnerships are critical for sharing and exchanging knowledge, experiences, and ideas. Cintra is proud to announce our partnership with a visionary company like Assembly Intelligence and we look forward to working towards the common goal of improved mobility." -Ricardo Sanchez, Global Head of Technical Services and Innovation at Cintra. He added, Imagine improving fluidity, connectivity, and safety through smart highways, AVs, and other forms of transport, without the constant need for new roadway capacity. In that case, there are positive implications for wellbeing, the environment, taxes, and investment—and who doesn't want that In conjunction with the Cintra partnership announcement, Assembly also released "Mobility 4.0: Making Sense of a Sector in Transformation." This white paper explores how transformation driven by connectivity and digitalization will enable transportation systems to evolve and integrate a greater variety of modes that optimize individual needs. Through a three-layered framework called "ISA" the paper examines how new connections between infrastructure, systems, and customer facing applications can bridge current physical and digital connections in transportation systems. A downloadable version of "Mobility 4.0" can be accessed here. The partnership announcement was made as part of SXSW's Global Smart Cities Round Table hosted at the Midwest House. Invited guests included corporate, startup, investment, and public sector representatives. Participants met to share current projects and collaboration best practices on the development of city technology platforms, innovative financing, the role and importance of data, and a growing access and inclusion in communities. About Assembly Intelligence Assembly Intelligence was created by the founding partners of Assembly Ventures to engage with global mobility industry leaders. Its work complements that of Assembly Ventures, the first transatlantic mobility fund in the world. About Cintra Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the world's leading private transportation infrastructure development company, delivering efficient and innovative solutions to global mobility needs for over fifty years Cintra manages nearly $11 billion of infrastructure assets in the United States across five managed lanes projects.safety, and sustainability.

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CalAmp’s Tracker Brings Secure Supply Chain Visibility Solution to Pan-European Transportation and Logistics Operators

CalAmp | May 16, 2022

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Mastery Logistics Systems | March 08, 2022

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