ALK Maps Arrive in Europe

Developers of CoPilot Professional launch a development platform that offers dynamic asset and route visibility to European mobile worker fleets 

Princeton, N.J. – March 1, 2015 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, announced today that its ALK Maps asset and route visualization platform is now available in Europe.

Launched in the U.S. in 2012, ALK Maps is a development platform designed to provide high-quality visualizations with precise geocoding and commercial routing for integration within enterprise applications. ALK Maps include flexible layering, which displays the map as a base layer and allows users to overlay routing, geocoding points, weather, traffic or other data as separate controllable layers. External geographic data can also be added as a vector or image layer.

“Our enterprise application partners have seen real success using ALK Maps as a platform for unifying disparate front- and back-office systems and applications,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK. “Not only does ALK Maps increase productivity for mobile workforces by automating time-intensive tasks such as route planning and calculation of optimal driving directions, but it also empowers end customers to more effectively manage mobile assets and to mentor personnel by comparing the effectiveness of planned versus executed driver routes.”

Using the same mapping data source as its fleet navigation software, CoPilot Professional, ALK Maps can be easily integrated with web applications, mobile apps or desktop products. Its JavaScript APIs allows enterprise application developers to get solutions up and running quickly and with less overhead.

“ALK Maps is highly customizable to fit the needs of individual enterprises,” said Rishi Mehra, senior product manager, Enterprise Solutions at ALK. “Our expansion into Europe, where CoPilot Professional is well established in the Postal, Emergency Services and Utilities sectors, will bring new opportunities within our existing customer base and added value to our channel and other application developers addressing the Enterprise market.”

In addition, ALK also announced that Trimble’s Field Service Management (FSM) solutions will be replacing its current mapping system with ALK Maps globally.

“Location and mapping are vital elements for businesses with vehicles and employees out in the field to run a more efficient fleet and field service organization. We are eager to leverage the rich features and best-in-class mapping and navigation from ALK to bring added value to our customers,” said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division.

ALK Maps is available for Enterprise Application Developers and Corporate Customers throughout the EMEA regions.

Further information relating to ALK Maps will be available at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5, in App Planet – Hall 8 Stand 8.1D59.

Read the release in French, Spanish, Italian or German

About ALK

ALK, 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 a transportation 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.

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

ALK Maps Introduces New Weather Alert Visualization Module

Enables more efficient route planning during inclement weather  

Princeton, N.J. – January 29, 2015 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, introduced Weather Alerts, the latest module for its ALK® Maps and PC*MILER® Web Services platforms. With Weather Alerts, fleet managers can quickly and easily identify weather alert information overlaid on the existing ALK Maps route visualization platform to assess the impact on route planning. This can improve driver safety and operational productivity by more efficiently planning routes around inclement weather.

ALK Maps Weather Alerts pulls in severe weather alert information directly from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There are over 120 different alert types that will enable fleets to plan for and avoid inclement weather of all types. They include winter storm warnings, wind advisories, hurricanes and flood alerts. These alerts are categorized based on severity, urgency and certainty.

“In addition to providing real-time weather information for planning routes to improve driver safety, this service can also boost productivity and efficiency for fleet managers and dispatchers,” said Rishi Mehra, senior product manager, Enterprise Solutions at ALK. “The Weather Alerts module automates the time-intensive process of actively tracking weather conditions across the U.S. as well as determining which alerts may affect drivers, then rerouting them to avoid hazardous conditions. ALK Maps now does all that heavy lifting and integrates the pertinent information into one tool. Driver and fleet managers can now focus on directing vehicles around problems rather than figuring out what those problems are and where they exist in the first place.”

Weather Alerts are directly displayed on the ALK Maps platform and color coded using recognizable NWS color schemes. Users can easily see if their assets are currently within or routed through alert zones. Organizations can use Web services access to perform route intersections against specific events and analyze assets within the inclement alert zones. Drivers can then be notified of potential danger or routed safely around alert zones.

Weather Alerts is available to purchase as an additional module for the ALK Maps or PC*MILER Web Services platforms.

For more information about ALK Maps, visit: www.alkmaps.com.

About ALK

ALK, 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 a transportation 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.

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

ALK Announces Featured Speakers at its 2015 Transportation Technology Summit

Former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman and Truck & Transportation Economics Expert set to speak

Princeton, New Jersey – December 16, 2014 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today announced that The Honorable Mark V. Rosenker and Noël Perry will present their industry perspectives on the main stage at the 11th Annual ALK Transportation Technology Summit, May 4-7, 2015 in Princeton, N.J.

The Honorable Mark V. Rosenker was Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from 2005-2009. He is currently the President of Transportation Safety Group LLC and a contributing analyst on transportation safety issues for CBS News. While Chairman of the NTSB, widely recognized as one of the world’s premier accident investigation agencies, Rosenker presided over inquiries into some of the most devastating transportation events in recent history, including the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis; the cargo ship collision into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the midair collision of two emergency medical helicopters in Flagstaff, Arizona, both in 2008; and the crash of a regional airliner near Buffalo, New York, in February 2009.

“We’re honored to have former Chairman of the NTSB, Mark Rosenker, join our 2015 Tech Summit as a featured speaker. His unparalleled expertise and extensive leadership in transportation safety is well recognized within the industry,” said Michael Kornhauser, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ALK. “Safety is always a top priority for ALK and for all companies in the transportation and logistics space. Mark provides an expert perspective on the industry and the state of our national infrastructure that we’re dependent on for safe, reliable transportation. We look forward to his thoughts on how to use history to improve safety and his outlook on what’s ahead.”

Noël Perry, Founder of Transportation Economics, is an economist specializing in transportation and logistics. His broad career expands over 40 years, with 30 spent in senior research positions at Schneider National, Cummins Engine Company and CSX. With experience in the rail, truck, barge and supplier sectors, Noël focuses on customer logistics economics, North American transportation demand, carrier competition and ground-breaking research on truck driver supply and demand. His innovative work in freight demand modeling, modal price competition and driver labor economics are widely used in the industry today.

“Companies in the transportation and logistics industry are focusing on the application of big data and analytics to solve business problems and improve the bottom line,” said Dan Popkin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ALK. Noël’s unique, data-driven perspective on key issues in transport economics is eye opening for those looking to the numbers for business success.”

Setting itself apart from traditional transportation industry events, the ALK Transportation Technology Summit is a leadership exchange defining the industry’s best practices through case study and thought leadership presentations. The conference will provide transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies with actionable information on the latest innovations and technology trends to improve operational efficiencies and accelerate revenue growth potential.

New for the 2015 event, ALK is now offering an Interactive Training Program, which will take place at the conclusion of the leadership exchange. Requested by previous attendees, ALK experts will lead educational sessions geared towards the latest functionality and implementation of ALK’s suite of products. For more information, visit: www.alktechsummit.com.

About ALK

ALK, 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.

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

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ALK Launches CoPilot Truck Energy App on Google Play Store

Provides truck-specific in-cab navigation integrated with oil and gas field mapping for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets

Princeton, New Jersey – November 18 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today announced CoPilot® Truck™ Energy , an in-cab turn-by-turn navigation solution integrated with oil and gas field mapping, is available on the Google Play Store for Android-based smartphones and tablets.

CoPilot Truck Energy offers up-to-date maps of North America enhanced with GEOTrac System’s comprehensive off-road mapping service featuring oil and gas specific map data and facilities, including wells, compressor stations and plants.  With CoPilot Truck Energy, drivers and crews receive spoken, turn-by-turn directions for safe, efficient access to off-road locations.

“It’s critical for drivers in the patch to have a reliable navigation solution that safely guides them directly to off-road locations and wellheads the first time, and every time.” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president, enterprise solutions, ALK.  “In addition to improved driver safety and productivity, CoPilot Truck Energy’s unique industry specific route calculation reduces out-of-route mileage and costs. We’re pleased to provide these services to the popular and rapidly growing Android community.”

Also included in CoPilot Truck Energy:

  • An interactive, easy-to-use interface with 2D, 3D and directions only map views
  • The latest industry standard PC*MILER routing and truck-specific attributes
  • Reliable offline navigation with maps stored on-board the device, so no mobile data connection is needed
  • Customizable dimensions (height, length, width, axle and weight) for optimal routing
  • Load specific routing including 30 different hazmat classes and categories
  • Millions of Points of Interest including truck specific categories: truck services, truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations and Cat Scales
  • Powerful multi-stop optimization and the ability to drag the route to fully customize

CoPilot Truck Energy is available now to download from Google Play for $9.99.  The initial purchase provides a 30 day subscription of voice-guided navigation, ActiveTraffic and off-road mapping service and includes the choice of the complete of map of U.S. or Canada.  Additional 30 day subscriptions can be purchased via in-app purchase for $9.99.  Users also have the option of purchasing a 12 month subscription via in-app purchase for $99.99.

For more information, visit Google Play

About ALK

ALK, 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.

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

ALK Provides TMW Systems Dynamic Route Visualization

Integration of ALK Maps enhances route planning and dispatch operations for TMW customers

Princeton, New Jersey – November 4, 2014 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, and TMW Systems, a Trimble Company and leading provider of enterprise transportation management software, today announced the integration of ALK® Maps across a variety of products within TMW’s portfolio of transportation and fleet management solutions, including:

  • Appian DirectRoute™ release 12.0 and DRTrack™ release 6.0
  • Web portal products CarrierHub® and eStat® version 1
  • Mobile communications solution D2Link® 13.0.11
  • Innovative IES®, Access and Access Plus® Web Edition version 2014.1
  • TMWSuite® Fuel Dispatch 15.10and TMW Operations 10
  • TMW Web Enterprise version 2014.1

 

The integration provides TMW customers using these solutions with access to interactive street-level maps with satellite imagery and optional weather overlays, real-time traffic and speed data with enhanced ETAs, hazardous materials routing functionality and more.

“TMW customers can benefit from the new visualization offerings now found within our TMS solutions,” said TMW executive vice president of marketing, Scott Vanselous. “The common Maps user interface across our products provides a means to visualize and obtain critical fleet and asset information in context with street level conditions, increase operational efficiencies and improve customer service.”

With the addition of ALK Maps, TMW customers gain capabilities such as interactive route planning and the modification and re-dispatch of existing routes before and during trips. Additional capabilities include the ability to conduct post trip route analysis for compliance, compare planned versus actual routes, review driver performance and generate out-of-route mileage reports.

“We’re excited about the presence of ALK Maps in a variety of TMW products. The value of leveraging a single source of commercial data across business critical products is substantial and we’re pleased to offer it to TMW customers,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president, enterprise solutions, ALK.

ALK Maps is a web-based, customizable interactive mapping platform providing high-quality visualizations with precise geocoding and commercial routing for enterprise applications. With the PC*MILER routing engine at the core, ALK Maps is a unique offering tailored specifically for the transportation & logistics industry’s needs.

TMW customers interested in these new visualization tools should contact TMW Sales for more information.

For more information about ALK Maps and TMW System’s solutions, visit: www.alkmaps.com and www.tmwsystems.com.

 

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

ALK, 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.

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

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ALK Maps Media Contact
Adam Curtis
Abel Communications
(443) 869-2197 ext.142
adam@abelcommunications.com

CoPilot Truck In-Cab Navigation App Updated With New Maps and a Refreshed User Interface

Includes up-to-date truck-specific attributes, POIs and new intelligent ActiveRoutes feature from ALK

Princeton, N.J. – October 30, 2014 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, announced today a new update to its CoPilot® Truck™ mobile GPS navigation app for iOS and Android. The update, v9.6.2, includes a revamped and restyled user interface (UI) and a full map update.

CoPilot Truck v9.6.2 is designed to provide professional drivers with comprehensive and accurate truck-specific navigation and is the only navigation app to offer ALK’s PC*MILER® commercial routing. The new version includes updated maps that contain truck-specific attributes not found in standard car GPS navigation apps. These include height restrictions, hazardous materials restrictions, truck-related points of interest (POIs), state mileage calculators and more.

“There is a fundamental difference in the GPS navigation needs of the truck driver as compared to the average commuter or traveler,” said David Quin, vice president of consumer applications at ALK. “CoPilot Truck addresses these differences by providing professional drivers optimal routes that can reduce costly out-of-route mileage, enable improved driver safety and assist in avoiding costly vehicle damage by calculating routes based on the size of vehicle being driven and load being carried.”

CoPilot Truck v9.6.2 also seamlessly integrates with the Drivewyze PreClear mobile-based weigh station bypass app, available separately from Drivewyze, to help drivers save time and money by bypassing weigh stations while following CoPilot Truck guidance. Drivers will also benefit from CoPilot Truck’s new ActiveRoutes™ feature that calculates routes using average road speeds at that exact time of day and day of the week they are scheduled to travel for precise routing.

Additional features include:

  • iOS 8 optimization
  • Improved graphics for iPhone 6
  • Reduced battery consumption
  • Automatic Cloud backup of recent places, favorites and subscriptions
  • Drag-and-drop trip editing to easily reorganize stops along your route
  • Connection settings with offline mode to help control data costs

Read the full list of CoPilot Truck North America and CoPilot Truck Europe features for iOS and Android at: www.copilottruck.com.

The update is available for free to all CoPilot Truck app users in North America and Europe.  CoPilot Truck North America apps are currently on sale for up to 33 percent off the standard price for a limited time and available on Google Play and the App Store.

About ALK
ALK, 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 transportation 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.

For more information on ALK , visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

CoPilot Media Contact

Adam Curtis
Abel Communications
(443) 869-2197 ext.142
adam@abelcommunications.com

PeopleNet and ALK Provide Track the Tree Technology for the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour

Follow the “People’s Tree” In Real-time Via the Capitol Christmas Tree Website

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29, 2014 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that it is providing real-time tracking of the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree’s cross-country journey to the Nation’s Capitol in conjunction with its sister company ALK, a global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software. Using specialized enterprise solutions for worldwide routing, mileage, mapping and visualization, PeopleNet and ALK will provide real-time tracking of the Capitol Christmas Tree as it travels from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota to the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. via the website www.capitolchristmastree.com.

“Aiding in the transportation logistics of an 80-foot-tall white spruce on a semi-truck from Minnesota to the Washington DC is an exciting event for PeopleNet and ALK,” said Brian McLaughlin, President of PeopleNet. “We are proud to be a part of a 50-year tradition and are eager to utilize our asset tracking technology in a way that allows everyone to follow along and participate in the delivery of this year’s ‘People’s Tree.’”

“This year’s tour is only possible with the help of strong community partnerships throughout Minnesota and beyond state lines,” said Bruce Ward, founder of Choose Outdoors, the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, whose mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations “We’re grateful for the time and resources PeopleNet and ALK are providing to make this the best tour to date.”

The tree will be cut during a public ceremony Oct. 29 and will then be moved to Bemidji State University, where it will be prepared for the nearly 2,000-mile cross-country expedition. With great fanfare, the tree – a whopping 80-foot plus white spruce– will leave the Chippewa National Forest followed by a caravan of caretakers for the journey to the U.S. Capitol. More than 30 celebrations are being planned during the tour, culminating with the official tree lighting in early December. Seventy companion trees also will be provided by the Minnesota Christmas Tree Growers Association to decorate the inside of the U.S. Capitol building and other sites throughout Washington, D.C., in addition to 10,000 ornaments created by children and others from Minnesota communities representing the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

More information about the People’s Tree events and tour, plus a map of the tree’s travel in real-time will be available at www.capitolchristmastree.com.

About ALK
ALK, 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.
For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

About PeopleNet
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.

 

Media contacts:   Adam Curtis at adam@abelcommunications.com or (443) 869- 2197 ext.142

ALK Technologies Announces TMW Systems Support of PC*MILER 28

Successful integration provides TMW Systems customers updated truck-specific routing and mileage data to better manage their operating costs

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 the latest version of PC*MILER’s routing, mileage and mapping software, PC*MILER® 28, is now successfully tested and approved for use with multiple products within TMW’s portfolio of transportation and fleet management products.

The PC*MILER 28 integration covers the following TMW Systems products:  IDSC ExpertFuel®, Appian DirectRoute, Innovative IES®, Access and Access Plus®, TL2000®, TMWSuite® and TruckMate®software solutions .   PC*MILER’s street-level routing, mapping, multi-version switch and hazmat routing modules have also been tested and approved.

“By annually working with ALK to test the latest versions of PC*MILER across so many of our product lines here at TMW, we enable the widest range of our customers to take advantage of the latest data and capabilities,” stated Scott Vanselous, EVP of marketing, TMW Systems.  “TMW customers are then able to utilize a complete and current ALK tool set for greatest accuracy with multiple TMW applications in their business.” Continue reading

ALK Technologies Announces IDSC ExpertFuel Integration with CoPilot Truck

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 solutiion 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.”  Continue reading

ALK Technologies Announces McLeod Software Support of PC*MILER 28

Providing LoadMaster and PowerBroker customers updated nationwide commercial routing, mileage and mapping

Princeton, New Jersey – September 15 – ALK Technologies , a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, and McLeod Software, a leading provider of transportation management and trucking software solutions, today announced that ALK’s PC*MILER® 28 routing, mileage and mapping software has been  now successfully tested and approved for use with McLeod’s LoadMaster® and PowerBroker® products.

McLeod’s LoadMaster and PowerBroker products are industry leading software products for trucking dispatch operations management, freight brokerage management, fleet management, document imaging, workflow, EDI, and business process automation solutions for trucking, freight brokerage, third party logistics, and shipper companies in the U.S. With the integration of PC*MILER 28, McLeod customers have access to up-to-date truck-specific routing and mileage data, including truck restrictions and truck-specific toll costs. PC*MILER’s street-level routing, mapping, multi-version switch and hazmat routing modules have also been tested and approved.

“We are committed to providing comprehensive integration capabilities with the industry’s premier mileage vendor, ALK.  This certification provides assurance that our LoadMaster and PowerBroker customers can take advantage of the latest technologies available,” said Robert Brothers, manager of product development for McLeod Software. Continue reading