ALK Technologies Announces McLeod Software Integration of PC*MILER 29

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

Birmingham, Alabama – October 5, 2015 – 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® 29 routing, mileage and mapping software has been successfully tested and approved for use with McLeod’s LoadMaster® and PowerBroker® products.

“This integration provides our customers another helpful tool in managing their fleets and brokerage operations to gain further efficiency and cost savings,” said Robert Brothers, manager of product development at McLeod Software.

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ALK Technologies Announces TMW Systems Integration of PC*MILER 29

TMW customers gain the latest nationwide commercial routing, mileage and mapping for planning and optimizing fleet operations

Orlando, FL – September 14, 2015 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and 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 29, is now successfully tested and approved for use with multiple products in TMW’s portfolio of transportation and fleet management products.

The following TMW software products have been tested and approved for operation with PC*MILER 29:

  • ExpertFuel® version 8.3
  • TMWSuite® version 2016.15_07.0135
  • TMW Operations version 16.10
  • TruckMate® version 2015

“PC*MILER from ALK has been a key component of successful transportation business operations in North America for many years. All TMS, routing and scheduling and optimization software products from TMW leverage this industry-standard commercial vehicle routing, mileage and mapping technology to support the most efficient and effective operations for our customers,” said Scott Vanselous, EVP of Marketing and Strategy at TMW.
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PC*MILER Fall Freebie Contest

Retweet & Enter to Win!

The PC*MILER® Fall Freebie Contest has officially begun! The contest will run from August 26 –October 2 on our Facebook and Twitter.

How do I win?

If you’re not already, you’ll need to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Pretty simple, right?

facebook Enter to Win by simply submitting the basics – first & last name and email address

twitter-1024x1024 Retweet our posts that mention PC*MILER or #TrusttoGuide #RelytoComply #DependtoPlan*

We’ll keep a tab of your entries and retweets and will randomly select winners in October. One winner from both Facebook and Twitter will receive a Bose® speaker set, valued at $250. We’ve got plenty of other prizes too, including t-shirts, headphones, Amazon gift cards, and car chargers.



*Retweets will only be recognized if they’re posts from August 26-October 2

*Contestants are limited to one prize only

For PC*MILER product demonstrations, webinars, and product spotlights visit our Vimeo page


Ask Away at ALK’s Fall Interactive Training Program

Knowledge is Power. 


Get ready for something NEW from ALK this fall. On October 28th, we will be hosting the 2015 Interactive Training Program at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. If this sounds familiar, it should! The Interactive Training Program was introduced during our 11th Annual Transportation Technology Summit this past May. Because of the positive feedback, we decided to continue this program and expand to new locations.

Here are a few reasons why you should schedule us in on October 28th:

  1. Get one-on-one time with the Product Managers for PC*MILER, CoPilot Truck, and ALK Maps. Come prepared with any questions you have – these are the experts to ask!
  2. There are two tracks to choose from – One track has more of a technical focus and the other is dedicated to product functionality and best practices. Take your pick!
  3. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how to effectively use our products and ultimately increase ROI, enhance customer relationships, and keep drivers happy!

We’ve also made it flexible for you to attend by offering two Interactive Training sessions. The morning sessions run from 9:00am to 12:15pm and afternoon sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:45pm. The educational session offering will be identical whether you attend in the morning or afternoon.

Check out our complete agenda with detailed session information now!

October 28th is just over two months away (70 days to be exact)! Take a few minutes and complete your registration today.


Contact Dana Petrone, Senior Marketing Manager, with any questions –

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Latest from our Webinar Series: PC*MILER 29 with HOS Manager

Kara Jo O’Neil, Senior Product Manager, recently presented a webinar on the latest features and enhancements in PC*MILER. If you missed it, or want to watch it again, click the video below.

Learn How To:

star Protect pressure sensitive goods by avoiding roads above a certain elevation

star Search for and display POIs along a route

star Visualize temporary road closures directly on the map

star Determine live diesel fuel prices from Pilot Flying J

Interested in trying PC*MILER 29?

Receive a free 15-day trial!

Allows you to access PC*MILER’s highway-level map data with an option to upgrade* to street-level and hazardous map data, along with toll costs.
*Additional licenses may apply

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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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ALK is Pleased to Present PC*MILER 29

Now with the HOS Manager




ALK’s product, data, development and design teams work diligently together throughout the year to execute a roadmap of new features and functionality for our annual PC*MILER release. Using valued feedback from users, as well as our support and sales teams, we’ve expanded PC*MILER’s capabilities to provide tools for safer, more compliant and cost-effective routing, mileage and mapping.

User feedback is always essential. We also take into consideration issues regarding industry trends and regulations to ensure we’re delivering a product that meets those demands.

In PC*MILER 29 we’re really excited about the new Hours of Service (HOS) Manager to help route plans stay compliant. HOS regulations have become a national industry issue and therefore, became our primary focus for PC*MILER 29. Now, users are able to factor in and save HOS rest break and stop duration times directly into planned routes. With this precision, it becomes easier to achieve operational consistency, convey realistic ETAs, and ultimately increase ROI. Additionally, we enhanced our route planning tools to allow users to search and display Points of Interest (POIs) along a scheduled route.

PC*MILER’s Powerful Enhancements *

poi-icon  Accurate toll cost data, predictive traffic routing, and least cost routing options*

poi-icon  Live fuel prices  from Pilot Flying J updated every 30 minutes

poi-icon  Search and display POIs along a route for improved route planning

poi-icon  Protect pressure sensitive goods by avoiding roads above a certain elevation

poi-icon  Send PC*MILER planned routes directly* to CoPilot Truck Navigation

When it comes down to it, our goal is to provide customers with a safe and reliable routing, mileage and mapping solution. ALK’s customer-first mentality allows us to achieve this goal year after year. Learn more about how PC*MILER 29 can empower your company or schedule a demo today!

*additional licenses and fees may apply


Kara Jo O’Neil, ALK Technologies, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Solutions

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ALK Technologies Introduces PC*MILER 29 with HOS Manager

Brings Hours of Service compliance for enhanced route planning and improved asset utilization

Princeton, N.J. – June 30, 2015ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today introduced the latest version of its PC*MILER® truck routing, mileage and mapping software. PC*MILER 29 allows for greater comprehensive planning in the back office and provides new tools to enable transportation companies to minimize overall operational costs, such as a new HOS Manager that factors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) regulated breaks directly into the route.

With PC*MILER’s HOS Manager, mandatory HOS breaks are incorporated during trip planning, allowing transportation companies to clearly understand actual travel times and distance traveled. Access to this more accurate mileage information can significantly improve asset utilization as fleets can more efficiently manage their assets and ensure they’re maximizing revenue per day. When planning a route, dispatchers can easily identify if a driver will be in violation as well as identify an appropriate stop to break if needed. They can even view a list of amenities located at a stop to assist in choosing the best break location.

“Our customers can realize significant benefits from having HOS requirements built directly into their routes,” said Kara Jo O’Neil, senior product manager at ALK. “Keeping drivers HOS compliant is an ongoing national issue and we’re pleased to continue to evolve our solution to address the needs of the industry. PC*MILER 29’s improved overall functionality is equipped with the tools to further facilitate comprehensive planning that directly impacts the back office and the drivers on the road.”

PC*MILER 29 also includes the ability to search and display Points of Interest (POIs) along a route, guiding the driver to a preferred and designated stop. In addition, dispatchers can now choose the most cost-effective fuel stop when planning a route using integrated, nationwide live fuel pricing from Pilot and Flying J.  Fuel prices are updated every 30 minutes, allowing dispatchers to make quick and easy changes within the route plan, providing more efficient and cost-effective routing overall.

PC*MILER 29 users will have the choice of avoiding ferries as well as roads above a specified elevation through the Ferry and Elevation Discouraged routing options. Elevation Discouraged Routing permits users to set customized limits on road elevations during route planning, enabling them to protect precious goods that could potentially damage a shipment. A revamped Via Points Manager, updated hazardous roadway restrictions as well as database enhancements and routing improvements in North America are also included within the release.

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. It can also be seamlessly integrated with leading transportation and supply chain management systems.

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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 PC*MILER, CoPilot and ALK Maps.  PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping. CoPilot is a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

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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.


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ALK Tech Summit’s Interactive Training Programs

ALK’s Transportation Technology Summit takes place May 4-7, 2015 in Princeton, NJ and is again being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year, there is an exciting new addition to the agenda – Interactive Training Programs. These programs allow ALK to deliver customized learning experiences for participants. The Programs are available to anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge of ALK’s products.

Our Interactive Training Programs provide participants with invaluable information and hands-on guidance, educating them with our latest software updates. The goal is to help further your product knowledge so you can report back to your company with the tools and information that will ultimately cut costs and increase your ROI.

ALK is offering ten Interactive Training Program sessions over the course of two days, all of which are 75 minutes. Major themes include: Route Visualization, Efficiency & Productivity, Route Compliance, and Integrating & Customizing your products to fit your needs. We will dive deeper into the details of ALK’s product lines; CoPilot®, PC*MILER®, & ALK® Maps, through presentations and demos. At the conclusion of the Training Programs, we’ll host an open Q&A session, bringing together the ALK Team of Product and Project Managers, Integration Specialists, Developers, and Senior Management.

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned executive, ALK’s Interactive Training Programs will add further value to your company in the short-run and will continue to have a lasting effect. The early bird registration deadline is less than two weeks away. By signing up on or before February 20, you save $100 and can be confident that you’ll come away feeling motivated and optimistic about the future.

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