Brings fuel-optimized route automation and fuel savings to fleets
Nashville, Tennessee – September 22 - ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software and TMW Systems®, a leading provider of enterprise transportation management software, today announced that ExpertFuel® software solution from TMW Systems is now seamlessly integrated with ALK’s CoPilot® Truck™ in-cab navigation solution via TMWSuite® and TotalMail® software systems. The integration allows organizations to reduce a fleet’s fuel expenses and out-of-route mileage by automating route planning and ensuring route compliance.
IDSC ExpertFuel is an industry-leading fuel purchase optimization system designed specifically for the irregular route truckload carrier. CoPilot Truck’s in-cab navigation solution provides reliable, street level ALK Map Data™ of North America enhanced with industry standard PC*MILER® truck-specific attributes.
Utilizing ALK’s RouteSync® capability that links the back office to the cab, ExpertFuel accepts detailed customer coordinates and creates a turn-by-turn route plan that can be sent directly to the CoPilot Truck application running on a mobile comm device in the cab. The driver receives spoken, turn-by-turn directions to all assigned customer and fueling stops, making it possible for a driver to easily and safely follow the dispatched fuel optimization plan. To ensure fleet-wide route compliance, CoPilot Truck provides management the opportunity to control how the navigation reacts when a driver goes off-route.
“CoPilot Truck and ExpertFuel are a perfect combination for fleets focused heavily on fuel savings, and in today’s market who isn’t?” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK Technologies. “Generating a cost-effective route plan is the first step; providing the driver the tools to follow it is the crucial second step that we’re pleased to deliver to our joint customers.”
“These technologies are a great match for one another and offer a new level of automation, safety and driver satisfaction to our customers,” stated David McKinney, TMW principal of business intelligence and optimization. “Now drivers can automatically receive turn-by-turn commercial navigation to their cab which reflects the equipment they are using, the commodity they are hauling and company routing and fueling preferences. This will prove to be very beneficial for drivers, especially those new to the road.”
- This integration is available for TMWSuite Version 2014.13_07.0847 and higher via TotalMail Version 14.30 and higher and optionally ExpertFuel 8.3 or higher
- ALK requirements –
- PC*MILER 27 with Business Patch 3 or greater (Version 188.8.131.52 or greater)
- PC*MILER | Connect license
- PC*MILER | Streets license
- CoPilot Truck version 9 (In-cab navigation)
- RouteSync license
ALK will demonstrate the full suite of ALK Transportation Solutions, including CoPilot Truck and RouteSync, at the TMW TransForum User Conference & Exhibition September 21-24 in Nashville, TN in Booth 307. Customers interested in licensing the RouteSync integration from TMW should contact TMW Sales for details.
About TMW Systems
TMW Systems is a leading transportation software provider to commercial and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused on providing enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,300 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex transportation service companies in North America. TMW Systems is a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and part of the international Transportation and Logistics Division. www.tmwsystems.com.
About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.
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