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We just wrapped up our ninth ALK Transportation Technology Summit here in Princeton. Thanks to all of our attendees, sponsors and presenters.
Read our full press release on the event: Industry Thought Leaders Gather at the Ninth Annual ALK Transportation Technology Summit
Here are some of the highlights from our unique industry event:
From PC*MILER Blog:
Now, synchronization between the back office to the cab is made possible with ALK’s latest capability – RouteSync. RouteSync sends the planned PC*MILER route directly to an on-board device running CoPilot Truck. This synchronization helps to maintain route compliance, ensure operational consistency, and reduce non-revenue mileage.
Find out more about RouteSync by watching the demo!
ALK Technologies is excited to have Derek Leathers, President and Chief Operating Officer at Werner Enterprises, back by popular demand to deliver the keynote address for the 2013 ALK Transportation Technology Summit. Derek will be sharing his expert outlook on the industry, one year later, which is guaranteed to be not only thought-provoking, but informative. We look forward to hearing his perspective on the present and future of freight transportation and the continuing impact of technology.
Don’t forget to register now for this enlightening event!
Derek J. Leathers is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises. Derek has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many faces of the organization, including the establishment of Werner’s Mexico operations, oversight for all the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics, which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within Intermodal, Ocean, Air and Brokerage. Prior to joining Werner in 1999, Mr. Leathers was one of the first foreign members of Mexico’s trucking association (CANACAR) and was based out of Mexico City for several years. Derek holds an Economics degree from Princeton University.
Last week Michael Kornhauser, our Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions provided some valuable insight on the Qualcomm Road Ahead Blog, on how in-cab navigation and finding the optimal route can help fleets improve fuel efficiency.
“Typically, we see fleets that use in-cab navigation achieve a 5-10 percent annual reduction in out-of-route mileage. It’s quite simple—being lost equates to more fuel use. One owner operator using in-cab navigation recently reported improving fuel efficiency from 4.7 to 5.2 miles per gallon by not driving around cities lost or having to back track.”
We’d like to thank Qualcomm for the invitation and opportunity to be a guest on their blog.
Summer is almost here and so is PC*MILER 26! I am excited by our recent developments at ALK. We are headed in some directions that will be good for our customers and the industry and I wanted to share that information with you here today.
PC*MILER 26 includes several new extras. Of course there is an updated Highway and Street network database. As most of you are aware, ALK’s Geographic Information Systems team is improving our network every day. It’s a very big continent out there so they have a lot to keep them busy.
The team completed analysis and maintenance of detailed truck routes and attributes in about 40 additional metropolitan areas. We had a larger focus on Canada this year, upgrading our coverage in the most populated areas. Updated toll information across the board is included as usual. This year’s network has just finished exhaustive route testing to ensure that ALK’s routes remain accurate and of the highest quality. Read More…