Includes key truck-specific data improvements and enhanced driver safety elements
Princeton, NJ– June 22, 2017 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in transportation technology and mobility solutions, today announced the latest release of its CoPilot® Truck™ GPS mobile navigation app for iOS. Version 10 brings truck drivers improved industry standard offline truck navigation and commercial vehicle route planning powered by PC*MILER® routing, mileage and mapping software to iOS users, allowing them to follow optimal routes based on vehicle size and load.
“Our goal is to provide solutions that make truck drivers’ day-to-day lives easier, safer and ultimately more profitable,” 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.”
Truck drivers can hit the road with confidence, knowing that CoPilot Truck GPS provides them with:
Enhanced Driver Safety
Driver distraction has remained a huge concern as evidenced by the 2016 report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) as one of 10 critical issues in the trucking industry. This research helped ALK focus on a redesigned safety view that provides drivers only the information they need while driving. This includes information such as next turn, ETA, speed limits, distance and any approaching delays.
Simplified Interface and Menus
CoPilot Truck’s user interface has been completely redesigned to put the tools drivers need on the road a tap away. UI elements are now larger for easier tapping. The landscape view is also redesigned to show more of the map.
Powerful Pre-Trip Route Planning Powered by PC*MILER
CoPilot Truck GPS provides industry standard PC*MILER routing to help drivers stay safe and compliant with pre-trip planning. They also can obtain an accurate estimated time of arrival (ETA) with real-time traffic speeds and any potential delays along their route. Additionally, drivers can resequence stops for optimal route planning to make the most complex itineraries simple and help improve productivity.
Essential Truck-specific Map Data Improvements
-Updated Truck Routes in several hundred cities
-Updated Weight limits across all states
-Hundreds of new truck stops and distribution centers have been added
-Thousands of zip code locations were updated
For full details about CoPilot Truck GPS Version 10, visit: www.copilotgps.com/truck.
CoPilot Truck GPS Version 10 is available now for download from iTunes.
About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies is a transportation technology company dedicated to defining the optimal route to success through innovative routing, mileage, mapping and mobile navigation solutions. From trusted industry standard data to seamless integration, ALK solutions are developed for a broad range of industries, workforces, or everyday drivers on the road. For over 35 years, its suite of powerful solutions, including PC*MILER, CoPilot, and ALK Maps, have set the foundation for safe and efficient journeys worldwide – one mile, one driver, one vehicle at a time. ALK is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division, visit: www.alk.com.