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