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.