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ALK Icon ALK & Kelgray Products Showcase Total Mobile Worker Solution at the Commercial Vehicle Show

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This week we’ll be joining our partner Kelgray Products at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, UK.

The joint exhibit will be displaying Kelgray’s Route Companion Pro, a Total Mobile Worker Solution that integrates ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation and advanced routing optimization platform.

Kelgray’s Route Companion Pro can manage all aspects of a driver’s day. From pre-driving vehicle safety checks, through precise navigation and routing optimization of up to 250 stops, to proof of delivery, tracking and driver behaviour, Route Companion Pro performs all these tasks via a single hand held device.

On the stand, ALK and Kelgray will be showcasing a recent customer implementation for Aspray24, a UK delivery and logistics company with a 400+ fleet of medium to heavy goods vehicles.

As a result of implementing Route Companion Pro, Aspray24 are witnessing an increase in the number of deliveries per driver, a reduction in failed delivery attempts and reduced driver mileage.

Visit us in Hall 5, on Stand 5J86 to learn more.

Or read how Route Companion Pro can substantially reduce distance and journey time per driver per route.

 

ALK Icon Keynote Speaker Announced for 2016 ALK Transportation Technology Summit

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Estes Express Lines to deliver keynote on business and technology innovation

 

ALK Technologies will hold its annual Transportation Technology Summit May 23-24 in Philadelphia.

 

Headlining the event will be a keynote address from William T. Hupp (Billy), COO and executive vice president of Estes Express Lines. Hupp has been with Estes, one of the countries premier transportation solutions providers, since 1977. Currently as COO and EVP, he heads the three largest segments of the organization: Sales, Operations and Fleet Services. Hupp is also responsible for launching the newest division for the company, Estes SureMove, a self-service moving solution for households and businesses. In 2005, Billy was named Chairman of the Board for Estes Forwarding Worldwide, a subsidiary of Estes Express Lines. He served as President of the American Trucking Associations Sales and Marketing Association and has been on Estes Board of Directors since 1998.

 

“We’re thrilled to have Mr. Hupp speak to our audience of transportation industry professionals. His perspectives and unique outlooks on the evolution and transformation of the industry, along with the impact of technology, will truly resonate with attendees,” said Dana Petrone, senior marketing manager at ALK Technologies.

 

This will be the first time in the ALK Transportation Technology Summit’s 12-year history that it will be held outside of Princeton, N.J. The Summit will also feature a new, compacted schedule, with all its thought provoking sessions in one day. Four panel sessions covering the transportation and trucking industry’s most pressing issues will highlight its main stage:

 

–          Information Explosion: Tech Perspectives on Data

–          From Cab to Capitol Hill: The State of Safety

–          Trucking’s Next Generation of Leadership

–          The Driver: Our Best Asset

 

Panelist in these discussions will include representative from such leading companies as:

 

–          Celadon Trucking

–          PITT OHIO

–          Pride Transport

–          Roehl Transport

–          Transport America

 

Panel moderators represent top industry publications and associations, including:

 

–          William Cassidy: Journal of Commerce

–          Dave Osiecki: American Trucking Association

–          Aaron Huff: Commercial Carrier Journal

–          Jim Park: Heavy Duty Trucking

 

“Once again, our lineup of panelists and moderators includes some of the premier thinkers and players in the T&L space,” said Petrone. “These are the people who are setting the standard for trucking today and building the future of the industry one technology, driver, safety-feature and story at a time.”

 

View the complete agenda and confirmed speakers online at http://www.alktechsummit.com/agenda.html.

 

Registration for the 2016 ALK Technology Summit is now open. To register, or for more information on the event, please visit https://www.regonline.com/2016alktransportationtechnologysummit.

 

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

 

 

ALK Transportation Technology Summit Media Contact

Adam Curtis

Abel Communications

(443) 869-2197 ext.142

adam@abelcommunications.com

 

ALK Icon Tech Summit Keynote Announced

We’re thrilled to announce that William T. Hupp (Billy), COO & Executive Vice President, Estes Express Lines is the 2016 ALK Transportation Technology Summit Keynote speaker!

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Currently as COO and EVP, Mr. Hupp heads the three largest segments of the organization, Sales, Operations, and Fleet Services. He is also responsible for launching the newest division for the company, Estes SureMove, a self-service moving solution for households and businesses. Mr. Hupp joined Estes Express Lines in 1977 and was put through a rigorous training regimen during which he held various positions, including roles as Assistant Terminal Manager, Terminal Manager and District Operations Manager. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 1987 and maintained that position until he was appointed Executive Vice President in 1998. In 2006, Billy’s leadership role expanded again as he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.

We’ve got a great lineup of sessions and speakers at this year’s event – check it all out on our website

Quick Links:

Registration – https://www.regonline.com/2016alktransportationtechnologysummit

Agenda – http://www.alktechsummit.com/agenda.html

Speakers – http://www.alktechsummit.com/speakers.html

Fees & Location – http://www.alktechsummit.com/index.html#fees

 

SET YOUR OUT OF OFFICE MAY 23-24, 2016 THE WESTIN, PHILADELPHIA, PA

ALK Icon ALK Technologies Launches CoPilot Truck GPS Android App

Provides industry standard commercial vehicle route planning & offline navigation for truckers

Louisville, Kentucky – April 1, 2016 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, announced today the launch of its CoPilot® Truck™ GPS mobile navigation app. The app is available as a free download for 14 days on the Google Play Store for Android-based smartphones and tablets.

“We’re pleased to provide a cost effective solution that can help independents and small fleet owner operators stay safe and compliant on the road,” said Bill Nimchuk, senior product manager, ALK Technologies. “CoPilot Truck GPS enables drivers to avoid unnecessary expenses such as fines and the resultant hit to their CSA score which can have a negative effect on their overall business and income.”

CoPilot Truck GPS includes a 14 day trial of:

Industry Standard PC*MILER Routing

CoPilot Truck GPS is the only app that uses industry standard PC*MILER routing to calculate an optimal route based on vehicle size/class and the load, including Hazmat, to ensure drivers stay safe and compliant to regulations above all else.

Route Planning

Plan or modify routes with CoPilot Truck GPS’s trip optimization feature, which optimizes up to 50 stops to find the best order. Plus, the app comes with millions of offline Points of Interest (POIs) including truck services, rest areas and diesel fuel stations.

Offline Maps

With CoPilot Truck GPS’s high-quality offline maps, no mobile internet is needed.  The maps are stored directly on the phone or tablet.  Drivers don’t have to worry about incurring high data costs or losing guidance in spotty coverage, two concerns that typically arise with online navigation apps.

Other features included:

  • Unique directions-only guidance view and Motion Lock to minimize driver distraction in the cab
  • Ability to drag any route to fully customize the exact trip itinerary needed
  • Advanced lane guidance with real road signage to safely maneuver lane changes well in advance
  • Real-time ActiveTraffic™ service, to stay up-to-date with live traffic alerts
  • Posted speed limit display plus audio and visual alerts notifying the driver when they’ve exceeded the limit, keeping their CSA score in good standing

CoPilot Truck GPS is being showcased in Booth #66140 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.  To celebrate MATS, the in-app purchase of an annual subscription is being offered for $69.99 (30% off) for a limited time.  You can also get the recently introduced in-app purchase of a 30 day subscription for $9.99. The app is available to download from Google Play.

For more information about ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation solutions, visit: www.copilottruck.com.

About ALK Technologies

ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solution and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include PC*MILER, CoPilot and ALK Maps. PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping in North America. CoPilot is a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, system integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

ALK Icon ALK Tech Summit: Do it All in One Day

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Do it all in one day, thought leadership + product training.

At this year’s Summit, you have the flexibility to attend sessions that will accomplish your professional goals, from today’s leading industry hot topics to product training on ALK solutions.

Learn from and network with transportation industry leaders on current data, safety, and technology challenges and trends. You won’t just leave with actionable information – you’ll take home important business contacts for successful strategic partnerships.

 

Thought Leadership topics include:

  • Information Explosion: Tech Perspectives on Data (Panel Discussion)
  • From Cab to Capitol Hill: The State of Safety (Panel Discussion)
  • Trucking’s Next Generation of Leadership (Panel Discussion)
  • The Driver: Our Best Asset (Panel Discussion)

 

Not only will our general sessions give you the industry education you need, you’ll have access to ALK experts leading in-depth product training sessions on PC*MILER and CoPilot Truck.  You’ll learn best practices, tips, and functionality you may not be aware of, to help improve operational efficiency and driver safety.

 

Training Session topics include:

  • Customizing PC*MILER to Improve your Efficiency and Productivity
  • CoPilot Truck: Get Set-Up for Success
  • Know Before You Go: Solving Compliance and Utilization Challenges with Pre-Planning Tools
  • CoPilot Truck: Enhanced Functionality for the Ultimate Navigation

 

View all of the detailed session information and register now at www.alktechsummit.

 

Already registered? We want to hear about it! Let us know on Twitter with #ALKTechSummit

ALK Icon A Comprehensive Solution for Owner Operators

You do it all – from management, to planning, to driving, and everything in between. There are approximately 350,000 owner-operators registered in the United States alone – and using back office and in-cab tools is essential for your business success. Wouldn’t it be great if the miles you planned match the miles driven?

PC*MILER|Web, a web and subscription based version of PC*MILER, helps owner operators manage costs with easy access to truck-specific mileage for rate calculation and fuel tax reporting, multi stop route optimization, and driving directions. And that’s just the beginning… see the full list of PC*MILER|Web features here.

 

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Detailed Driving Reports

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Generate the most cost effective route with Least Cost Routing

 

Have you heard about CoPilot Truck? It’s a route planning and voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets powered by the same PC*MILER routing engine. So, drive the same routes and bill the same miles that you just planned in the back office. PC*MILER can even send routes directly to a device running the CoPilot Truck app.

CoPilot Truck has offline navigation, meaning the maps are stored directly on your device. So, you won’t be incurring high data costs.

Want to see a live demo of PC*MILER|Web and CoPilot Truck?  Head on over to the ALK Technologies booth 66140 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS)!

For more information, visit pcmilerweb.com or https://copilotgps.com/us/truck-navigation.

ALK Icon ALK Technologies Launches New CoPilot RV App

Provides Offline GPS Navigation for Safe Routing of Recreational Vehicles and Motorhomes

Princeton, NJ – March 23, 2016 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® and navigation software, today announced CoPilot® RV, an offline navigation app for drivers of large Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and motorhomes.

“We’ve taken a great deal of care to create a CoPilot GPS navigation app designed specifically for the unique navigation needs of RV and motorhome drivers,” said David Quin, VP consumer applications at ALK Technologies. “CoPilot RV is a powerful and affordable tool to navigate an RV or motorhome confidently throughout the U.S. and Canada, leaving users free to enjoy the drive without worrying about traveling on a restricted road or losing guidance in areas with spotty data coverage.”

The new app for smartphones and tablets enables users to take the strain out of driving an RV or motorhome by automatically generating customized routes based on vehicle size and class (height, weight and length).

Drivers can hit the road with confidence, knowing that CoPilot RV provides them with:

  • Route planning that avoids narrow local roads and prevents dangerous or costly run-ins with low bridges and other restricted roads
  • Clear, easy-to-follow directions designed to reduce driver distraction
  • Easy access to millions of useful pre-installed locations like campgrounds, rest areas and gas stations
  • Multi-stop itinerary builder with the ability to add up to 50 stops across the country, saving time and fuel costs
  • Voice-guided turn instructions, automatic route recalculation, advanced lane guidance at highway exits and intersections plus speed limit warnings when posted speed is exceeded
  • 12 months of real-time traffic service to help drivers avoid unexpected delays on routes
  • Free map updates of the U.S. and Canada

CoPilot RV’s detailed and comprehensive street maps of the U.S. and Canada are downloaded directly to a smartphone or tablet for offline use, eliminating the need for a mobile data network connection in remote areas.

For a full list of features visit:  https://copilotgps.com/us/rv-navigation/.

CoPilot RV is available now through Google Play and the iTunes AppStore for a limited time introductory price of $49.99.

 

About ALK Technologies

ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solution and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include PC*MILER, CoPilot and ALK Maps. PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping in North America. CoPilot is a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, system integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

Links to buy:

Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alk.copilot.namarket.premium.rv

App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copilot-rv-usa/id1080395403?mt=8

 

ALK Icon The only thing that’s the same is our name.

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Here’s the top 5 differences between the past and the present…

  1. Location, Location, Location.

No more renting cars or long taxi rides. We’re now just 15 minutes from the airport at our new, modern, and centrally located event facility, The Westin in Philadelphia, PA.

 

  1. One Day Format

We’ve designed this event to fit your professional and personal needs. All general and breakout sessions will take place over one day. As in past years, our annual Golf Outing and Kickoff reception will be the evening before.

 

  1. No Vendor Presentations

Each panel and presentation is dedicated to covering today’s hottest transportation topics, such as safety, data technology, and driver issues. There will be no sales pitches or vendor presentations on the main stage.

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

 

 

  1. Evening Entertainment in Philly Sports Style

We’ve raised the bar and secured a unique Tuesday evening offsite event location, xfinity live! It’s unlike anything we’ve done in the past. Get ready to network and unwind after a full day at Philadelphia’s premiere entertainment complex!

 

  1. Featured Speaker: Vince Papale

In the spirit of Philadelphia, we went outside the box and booked Vince Papale, whose not only a former Team Captain of the Philadelphia Eagles, but is the oldest rookie ever in NFL history and the subject of hit movie Invincible. His speech will leave you in awe, and more motivated than ever!

 

 

Need More Convincing?

We’ve really got it all. Our one-day format is packed full of all the things you need, and none of what you don’t. See all the benefits of attendance.

ALK Icon ALK is Headed to Dallas for an Interactive Training Program!

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas ⋅ Irving, TX

9:00am – 12:00pm

Our products have it all, but do you know all about our products? Targeted to current users of ALK Technologies’ products, these in-depth product training sessions will provide useful and practical information about how to effectively utilize PC*MILER and CoPilot Truck.

Not a current customer? That’s OK. Join us anyway to learn how our solutions can benefit your operations.

Get one-on-one time with experts. We’ll have ALK product and implementation specialists available to answer your specific questions.

It’s only a half-day commitment.  We’ll have two concurrent tracks, each filled with four educational training sessions, so we’re only asking you to join us in the morning. We’ll have breakfast beginning at 9:00am, followed by sessions, and closing with lunch at 12:00pm.

For complete program information and session abstracts, check out our training website.

ALK Icon Reliable, Integrated Navigation – Down to the Hour

For Postal, Parcel and Courier Services, first time delivery success and high customer satisfaction are key.  With highly accurate navigation and powerful advanced route optimization technology, companies can provide their customers with advance notice of delivery right down to the hour – a highly competitive edge in today’s market.

In the next post of our Industry Spotlight series, learn how ALK has built a reputation for providing solutions that take routing efficiency to the next level to meet the specific needs of Postal, Parcel and Courier fleets.

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Establishing Superior Customer Service with Customer Convenient Time Windows

Building optimized routes is crucial to generating precise delivery time windows. The process begins when a driver generates a manifest of deliveries on their hand held. ALK’s CoPilot Professional integrated navigation solution then takes the manifest and factors in pre-agreed time windows, driver wait times and rest periods to optimize the stops to find the most efficient route.  In addition to removing the need to manually plan a driving itinerary, it also provides the driver the opportunity to see if a particular delivery will be a challenge to deliver in the specified time window.

The final optimized route with defined ETAs for each stop is then passed to the back office for review and fine-tuning as needed.  With this knowledge, companies can confidently communicate precise 1 hour time windows to customers as well as offer the option to reschedule if the timing is inconvenient. With back office monitoring of a driver’s location in real-time, the option to notify a customer of delivery delays is also available.

Improve Driver Productivity with Post-Trip Route Visualization

The ability to visualize your entire fleet’s activity post-trip provides an additional advantage to back office planning and driver productivity. ALK Maps’s route visualization platform is built from the same source of commercial mapping and data as CoPilot Professional and provides the ability to interactively modify routes, view ETAs and even overlay weather and traffic information directly on the map.  You can visualize your entire fleet or drill down to a vehicle/driver level for detailed reporting of missed SLAs and planned versus actual routes to assist with driver coaching.

You can learn more about our Postal, Parcel and Courier solutions at copilotpro.com