Drivewyze and ALK Technologies Team to Combine Weigh Station Bypass Service with ALK’s CoPilot Truck App

BURLINGAME, Calif., August 14, 2014 – ALK Technologies and Drivewyze™ announced today a collaboration to integrate their mobile app technologies for professional truck drivers.

ALK Technologies offers CoPilot® Truck™, a GPS navigation app designed specifically for professional truck drivers. Drivewyze provides PreClear, a mobile-based weigh station bypass service.

“The Drivewyze and CoPilot Truck apps already complement each other very well, enabling drivers to enjoy both navigation and bypass services directly on a single smartphone or tablet, saving them time and money. By integrating the two applications, Drivewyze and CoPilot Truck users can enjoy an even more seamless experience when the apps are used in tandem, offering truck and fleet operators even more benefits,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze. “We’re excited about what’s in store for CoPilot Truck app users.”

“We’re delighted to be partnering with such an innovative company in the transportation space,” said David Quin, vice president at ALK Technologies. “The Drivewyze PreClear app provides significant value to professional drivers and we’re eager to share their technology with our customers to help them safely move more freight and be successful in their jobs.” Continue reading

J.J. Keller Selects ALK Maps and PC*MILER Web Services Platforms

Providing a complete view of compliance and performance to Encompass Premium Edition customers to manage fleet safety

Princeton, New Jersey – July 28, 2014 — ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today announced that ALK® Maps and PC*MILER Web Services are  now available as part of J.J. Keller’s  Encompass® with E-Logs Premium Edition online tool.  The Encompass Premium Edition is an online dashboard that enables fleet operators to effectively manage compliance and performance.

ALK’s PC*MILER Web Services and ALK Maps offer the transportation and logistics industry a fully customizable cloud-based interactive mapping platform providing high-quality visualization  of routing and mapping with precise geocoding. These cloud-based solutions can reduce hardware, software and IT resource costs typically associated with enterprise applications

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ALK Announces the Release of PC*MILER 28

Brings enhanced customization, UI improvements and enhanced routing and integration flexibility for a tailored, customer-specific solution

Princeton, New Jersey — June 25, 2014 — ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today announced the release of the latest version of its PC*MILER® truck routing, mileage and mapping software. PC*MILER 28 includes new tools and enhanced functionality geared around the need for greater customization, providing the safest, most effective routing for each customer’s specific business needs.

New Custom Route Profiles enable users to save sets of frequently used routing preferences and vehicle dimensions for future use, saving crucial back office planning time. For existing PC*MILER users that have built extensive custom settings in a previous version, including route options, custom road speeds and custom vehicle profiles, they can now easily import them to PC*MILER 28. PC*MILER’s time-based routing also now integrates road restrictions that are active during specific times and provides restriction warnings in its detailed driving directions.

“We’re pleased to add this new layer of improvements to empower customers to get the most out of the product that has become the industry standard they rely on,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president, enterprise solutions, ALK Technologies. “PC*MILER 28 represents another leap forward in providing our customers the ability to build a custom routing solution and workflow that streamlines operations, increases productivity and meets their specific business needs.”

Additional enhancements in PC*MILER 28 include optimized routing for medium-duty trucks and the ability to add custom categories per the users’ specifications to the Custom Place Manager feature. Enhanced routing, map data and address matching are also a major part of the PC*MILER 28 release.

The comprehensive suite of PC*MILER 28 integration tools has also been updated and enhanced. These products include PC*MILER|Connect, PC*MILER|TCP/IP, PC*MILER|Mapping, PC*MILER|Spreadsheets, and PC*MILER|BatchPro. PC*MILER interfaces with all leading transportation, logistics and fleet management systems.

PC*MILER runs on Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms, as well as IBM AS/400 (iSeries) and mainframe computers. PC*MILER is also available as a web-based application.

For more information, visit: www.pcmiler.com. To upgrade to PC*MILER 28, contact an Enterprise Solutions Account Executive at 800.377.6453 or email sales@alk.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. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. 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.

Contact: Mary Kelly, Media Relations | d: 609.252.8160 | e: mkelly@alk.com

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The 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit – 10th Anniversary!

The 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit was truly special this year, as it marked our 10th anniversary of the event.

Although our event remained in Princeton, NJ this year, we switched up both our Golf Outing venue, moving to Springdale Golf Club, as well as our Dinner Reception venue, relocating back to the Nassau Inn, the location of our very first Summit in 2005!  Both venues were a huge success.

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In addition to the events, we hope you enjoyed all of the networking opportunities, and general sessions. It was an honor to have former Secretary of transportation Ray Lahood onboard to share his current views.  Another agenda highlight was the CIO panel discussion focused on critical industry issues and best practices.   Each year we try to improve our content so that attendees leave with actionable information to help streamline their business’ operational efficiencies.

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We encourage you to take our quick, 5 minute, post-event survey. Your feedback allows us to better understand what we can do to make this event more successful for you. Knowing what you want helps us plan for future years.

For a recap of the event and all of our presentations, view our Overview Summary.

PDF versions of the presentations can be found on our website at http://www.alktechsummit.com/presentations.html. Video versions of the presentations will be available in mid-June.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 Summit – details about our 2015 event will be released in late summer.

If you have any additional comments or feedback, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at dpetrone@alk.com.

Dana Petrone, Marketing Events Manager

5 weeks away from the 10th Annual Tech Summit

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Can you believe we are 5 weeks away from the 10th Annual Tech Summit?

We’re pulling out all of the stops for our milestone event. We’re golfing at a new course, located directly on the Princeton University campus, and going back to where it all began for our Gala on Tuesday evening at the Nassau Inn on Palmer Square.

Did we mention we’ve got a huge lineup of industry expert speakers?

Richie Henderson, Senior Vice President, Administration & Technology, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is confirmed as our 2014 Keynote Speaker. Part of the organization’s Executive Management Team, Richie plays an integral leadership role in the areas of IT, engineered solutions, and implementation. His thoughts on the industry’s best practices will be centered on the synergy of business strategy and technology.

We’re also excited that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, will be joining us on Wednesday morning to share his professional experiences and viewpoints on the current trends and issues are shaping the transportation industry.

We’re packed full with 2 days of thought leadership sessions, networking, and events. To view our complete agenda-at-a-glance with abstract and speaker information, click here.

The goal of our event is based around our conference theme, “Defining Best Practices for Productivity & Profitability.” We want our audience of transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies to come away with actionable information on how to deploy operational efficiencies that lead to success in a variety of organizational functions.

Haven’t registered yet? That’s OK, you still have time. Visit www.alktechsummit.com for complete program information and to register online.

Mark Hornung talks Zeroing in on Tolls in Transport Topics

Mark Hornung, Senior Vice President of Strategic Projects at ALK Technologies wrote an opinion piece for Transport Topics titled Zeroing in on Tolls:

“In general, toll costs from Chicago to destinations on the East coast will account for between 8 and 19 percent of the total cost to operate commercial vehicles on these routes. The margin gets worse if going up and down the northeast corridor. The tolls here account for as much as 23 percent of total cost.”

Read the entire article here.

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