Schilli Transportation Improves Efficiency and Generates Cost Savings with ALK Maps

Princeton, New Jersey – September  9, 2014 — ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today announced that Schilli Transportation has integrated ALK® Maps into their Driver Daily Events (DDE) driver management tool.  The Driver Daily Events (DDE) system offers Schilli’s Driver Managers complete visibility into the scheduling, planning and operational activity of the fleet, including but not limited to work assignments, routes and inspection schedules.

With the integration of ALK Maps, Schilli’s Driver Managers are now able to easily visualize a selected driver’s current location and all assigned routes on an interactive map.  Each route is uniquely color coded so a Driver Manager can quickly and easily analyze the route and assess opportunity to reduce dead miles.  With ALK Maps, a user can visualize nearby fuel stops along the driver’s route and view up-to-date fuel pricing from Schilli’s partnership with the fuel providers. This enables the Driver Manager to pick the most cost-effective fuel stop location for a driver based on their current route and communicate the information to the driver.  The enhanced mapping capabilities provided by ALK Maps have resulted in significant time savings for the Driver Managers.

“What used to be a manual cumbersome process of referring to a plotted map and using a free online mapping program for research has been completely automated with this new solution based around ALK Maps. This saves us an average of 15 minutes for each look-up that is performed. On an average during the course of the day, each user is able to save almost 2 hours of time,” commented Peter Adams, Driver Manager at Schilli Transportation.

With the integration of ALK Maps, Driver Managers are also now able to visualize adherence to the delivery schedule based on color coding of the trucks on the map, red indicating delays, yellow for warning, and green indicating on-time. With a simple hover over the truck icons, managers can access Hours of Service, current location, direction, speed and ETA for each driver along the route.  An additional deciding factor for Schilli in selecting ALK Maps was the company’s long-term vision of having an integrated solution working with in-cab navigation systems.

ALK Maps offers the transportation and logistics industry a fully customizable cloud-based interactive mapping platform providing high-quality map visualization with precise geocoding and routing functionality. The cloud-based solution helps reduce hardware, software and IT resource costs and easily integrates with a variety of platforms. ALK Maps’s routing and reporting is powered by PC*MILER®, the industry standard for transportation routing, mileage and mapping.

“We are really excited with how the integration of ALK Maps has helped us improve operational efficiency and save costs with optimizing planning, in such a short amount of time,” said Lou Wilkinson, VP of IT Solutions at Schilli Transportation.  “The new capabilities that we have been able to offer with ALK Maps have gotten rave reviews from every single user of the application.”

“ALK Maps provides a powerful platform for planning and monitoring with visualization of routes and tracking of assets. We are extremely pleased with how our transportation solutions are helping organizations of all sizes to optimize costs and expand their business.” said Dan Popkin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at ALK Technologies.

For more information visit: www.alkmaps.com.

About Schilli Transportation Services

Schilli Transportation Services is a full service logistics management company supported by 400 power units under contract to provide or fulfill transportation needs including equipment sales and leasing, warehousing and distribution, and transportation for everything from building products to household goods, from steel coils to automobiles, virtually any commodity. For more information, visit schilli.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 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 Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

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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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