Driving the Future of Cohesive Solutions: ALK’s One-Stop Shop

We’re thrilled to announce our first-ever integration of ALK Maps and our Transportation Solutions suite with Cargas Systems, a company known for its cloud accounting, ERP & CRM software, consulting, and application development. The integration includes four of our core products:

  • ALK®Maps with PC*MILER® Web Services for high-quality map and route visualization with industry-specific commercial routing and restrictions;
  • CoPilot® TruckTM for safe, accurate, load-specific navigation; and
  • RouteSync® for sending planned routes in the back office directly to CoPilot Truck in the vehicle for route compliance

The integration is within Cargas’ Energy software, specifically designed for fuel delivery and HVAC service companies. ALK provided Cargas a specialized solution that would not only provide industry-specific routing, navigation and map visualization capabilities, but also allowed for communication between its Route Builder and Real-Time Mobile applications.

Our suite of solutions provides the consistency between planned and driven routes that is vital to business success.”  – ALK’s Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Dan Popkin

The ALK Advantage

ALK Maps, powered by PC*MILER, is the foundation of the solution, providing map visualization for real time vehicle and asset tracking, as well as commercial and hazardous materials routing vital to their business planning.

Cargas also integrated CoPilot Truck, which provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions based on vehicle dimensions and load. If  a driver accidentally strays from the planned route, CoPilot Truck automatically re-calculates and safety guides them back to the route.

True route compliance is achieved with the final addition, RouteSync. With RouteSync, planned routes created in Route Builder are sent directly to drivers’ Real Time Mobile Application running CoPilot Truck. This piece is critical, as it produces operational consistency between dispatch and navigation , while reducing out-of-route mileage.

In an industry that thrives and depends on the latest technology innovation, our goal is to provide cohesive solutions that help your fleet achieve operational consistency, efficiency, and productivity. Learn more about the ALK Advantage and our suite of solutions or speak with one of our product experts 800-377-6453.


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Truck-specific Navigation Option Added to J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet

Neenah, WI and Princeton, N.J. — June 16, 2015— “The J. J. Keller® Compliance Tablet makes switching to E-Logs easier, and now it makes navigation easier, too.”

That’s the observation of Randy Thome, vice president of technology services at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. “We’ve partnered with ALK Technologies to add their CoPilot® Truck GPS navigation solution as an option on our all-inclusive J. J. Keller® Compliance Tablet. That gives fleets truck-specific navigation combined with a simple, turnkey E-Log solution in the same device.”

With the CoPilot Truck navigation solution, professional drivers using the J. J. Keller® Compliance Tablet will be able to:

  • Generate the best truck-legal route based on their vehicle’s height, width, length, weight and number of axels
  • Get constant access to reliable offline navigation and detailed streets maps that don’t require a mobile data connection
  • Optimize routes that include up to 50 stops
  • Get load-specific routing to avoid roads that restrict hazardous materials
  • View HOS information alongside the clear navigation guidance screen
  • Locate driver points of interest, including truck services, truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations and CAT scales.

The navigation solution also provides 2D, 3D and directions-only views; detailed voice instructions; and a speed limit display among other features.

“We put the focus on total simplicity for both drivers and carriers, because we know the switch to E-Logs can impact all aspects of an organization,” added Thome, “This built-in navigation option is another great way to simplify fleet operations.”

The J. J. Keller® Compliance Tablet™ is a 8″ Android smart device with 4G coverage and comes preloaded with the J. J. Keller Mobile® E-Log app. The tablet gathers engine data from the J. J. Keller® electronic logging device (ELD) that’s compatible with all vehicle classes. Driver and vehicle data is then sent to the web-based J. J. Keller® Encompass® back-office system for a fully-blended view of compliance and performance.

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with J.J. Keller by adding our industry leading commercial navigation solution to its fleet-friendly technology,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK.  “In addition to making it easier for drivers to operate more efficiently, safely and in compliance, CoPilot Truck also enables our mutual customers using the J. J. Keller® Encompass® system  to more effectively manage compliance and performance as both products share ALK’s single source of truck-specific data and routing.”

For additional information on the J. J. Keller ® Compliance Tablet™, visit JJKellerELogs.com or call 855-693-5338.

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 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.

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,300 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics and its diverse solutions include E-Logs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; consulting services; publications; forms and supplies.

Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller™ in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit JJKeller.com, JJKellerELogs.com and JJKellerservices.com.


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2015 Transportation Technology Summit Recap

Another year… another great ALK Tech Summit!

We were thrilled to have Noël Perry, Founder of Transportation Economics and Mark Rosenker, former Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as featured speakers at the event. Their perspectives and presentations were not only interesting from a business standpoint, but their industry outlooks and stories were truly captivating.

For those who attended, we hope you enjoyed our agenda. Trying to remember what a presenter said or interested in seeing what we discussed? PDF copies of all of our General Session presentations are now available on the Presentations Page of our Summit website.

Notably our most successful portion of the Summit was our newly introduced Interactive Training Program. Focused on ALK’s suite of solutions, attendees participated in sessions led by ALK Product Managers and experts, discussing the benefits, functionality, and technical aspects of PC*MILER, CoPilot Truck, RouteSync, CoPilot FleetPortal and ALK Maps. The descriptive presentations provided information and demos of our products and allowed plenty of time for meaningful Q&A.

ALK will use the information we gathered throughout our Interactive Training Program to continue to enhance our solutions to better meet your needs. Because this new portion of the Summit was so highly regarded by our attendees, we plan on executing it again in 2016. You never know… other changes may be coming as well so make sure to read emails from ALK Tech Summit and follow us @ALKTech!

We encourage you to participate in a quick, 5 minute, post-event survey specifically for Summit attendees. We want to know what you think! We truly value our relationships with our current and prospective customers and sponsors, and want to make this event one you don’t want to miss!


For a quick Summit recap, filled with event details and photos, watch our Prezi presentation by clicking the image below.


For the full effect, please make the presentation full screen icon by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner . Using the arrows in the bottom middle, you can click through the presentation. You can also auto play the presentation by clicking the  icon in the bottom right corner as well.

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 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

New Tech Makes Weigh Station Bypass Easier

CoPilot Truck users know that cell phones and smart phones are no longer just for staying connected, but are helping truckers reach new heights in productivity.

And now thanks to technology developed by Drivewyze, smartphones and other in-truck devices can now use existing cellular networks to transmit bypass requests at weigh stations. This means that commercial truck drivers now have a choice in bypass programs, beyond the traditional transponder based programs.2 miles

Drivewyze is currently offering its bypass program at 333 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites in 25 states, and works on a driver’s existing smartphone, tablet, or other in-cab device. The service also provides a free “heads-up” alert when approaching other weigh stations across the United States.

How One Owner Operator Saved $8,800 in just 12 months
Mike Shatney, an owner operator since 2006, has witnessed what Drivewyze can offer. Shatney, who hauls milk throughout the eastern seaboard, had a pull-in rate of just 3 percent over the last year – 1,053 bypass opportunities with 1,021 granted – thanks to Drivewyze

On an average, Shatney has had about 60 bypasses a month, and saved nearly $8,800 in time and fuel over the last 12 months. That works out to 85 hours in time savings, and 408 gallons of fuel saved. Despite those numbers, Shatney said the reward in using mobile-based inspection bypass is more than just the fuel he’s saving.

“For me, the reward comes from getting good loads, and the ability to bypass while others are stuck waiting to go through weigh stations,” he added. “It saves me anywhere from 20 minutes to half hour at each weigh station.”

Check out the video to learn more about Mike Shatney’s experience with Drivewyze.

See for yourself with a 30 day free trial!

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Achieving True Route Compliance

Looking to achieve true route compliance?  We can help.

Companies today want their vehicles to drive specific pre-planned routes for billing and operational reasons, but once a driver is behind the wheel that’s not always the case.  That’s why we’ve developed RouteSync, our unique capability that synchronizes the planned route in the back office with the navigated route in the cab.  With RouteSync, dispatchers can send PC*MILER optimized routes directly to drivers to follow through CoPilot Truck in-cab navigation.


Once the route is driven, you can take it a step further and use our CoPilot FleetPortal tool to visualize routes and generate fleet-wide reports on vehicle compliance to planned routes.  An extremely useful tool for identifying driver coaching opportunities that can lead to reduced fuel usage.

Want to learn more?  Check out our recent webinar from the

PC*MILER Tutorial Series: Achieving True Route Compliance


Dwayne Lazarre

Dwayne Lazarre, Manager Fleet Sales – Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies.

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

CoPilot Cares: Distracted Driving Awareness

Driver safety has always been and remains a priority for ALK.  Our CoPilot and CoPilot Truck apps for mobile devices were specifically designed with driver safety in mind.  We hope you take advantage of all these distraction-reducing features not only this month but all year round.  Please join us in in urging drivers to recognize Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

At any given moment in America, 660 thousand people are using a cell phone or electronic device while driving. This is why the National Safety Council and others have dedicated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

 Truck-Legal Navigation & Routing

Consumer-based car navigation apps are simply not an option for truck drivers. They need a truck-specific navigation app, such as CoPilot Truck, that routes trucks based on their vehicle size and load type. This not only keeps truck drivers safe, but makes the road safer for all other passenger vehicles as well.

To find out more, check out our video of CoPilot Truck:

Find out more on our CoPilot North America blog.

CoPilot Truck available through Trimble’s TrimFleet Mobile for Android App

CoPilot Truck’s turn-by-turn, truck-specific GPS navigation will soon be available to Trimble’s Construction Logistics customers through the new Trimble® TrimFleet™ Mobile for Android app.

The mobile app, available for any Android smartphone or tablet, version 4.0 or later, provides vehicle operators within the aggregate and ready-mix industries an easy-to-use interface that enhances the delivery experience and improves business processes.  The Active Navigation feature in TrimFleet Mobile for Android allows users to select CoPilot Truck to take into account truck-restricted and prohibited roads with safe and reliable voice-guided directions on truck-legal roads.

Read the full release here