PC*MILER|Energy Webinar: Precise Routing & Mileage in the Patch

The latest webinar in our PC*MILER tutorial series provides an in-depth overview of PC*MILER|Energy’s industry specific solution, providing precise mileage and routing in the patch. The webinar reviews common challenges faced by the oil and gas industry and demonstrates how PC*MILER|Energy works to minimize and solve those challenges.

View the full PC*MILER|Energy webinar below!

PC*MILER|Energy features the most comprehensive maps of oil and gas lease roads in North America, including detailed satellite views, multi-stop route optimization and the ability to generate turn-by-turn directions. By providing industry-critical mileage and routing in the patch, companies are able to dispatch fleets accordingly and bill customers more appropriately.

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To learn more about PC*MILER|Energy:

View the PC*MILER|Energy webinar

View the PC*MILER|Energy feature sheet

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Precise Mileage & Routing in the Patch

PC*MILER Energy

Did you know PC*MILER now offers street-level routing, mileage and mapping specific to the oil and gas industry?

PC*MILER|Energy is a unique new solution that provides industry-critical routing and mileage data to make accurate planning and billing decisions when operating in the patch.  Featuring the most comprehensive map* of oil and gas lease roads available in North America today, it includes both the public road network along with energy-specific access roads and infrastructure coverage in states and provinces where oil and gas wells are actively developed.

Energy Road Route

This integrated map data allows users to seamlessly plan a route, calculate mileage, and generate turn-by-turn directions from the public road network directly to locations in the patch.  It also allows users to plot the lat/long of a well head and route directly to it, display a detailed satellite map view of the patch, and import custom locations of wells and facilities.  Read more about PC*MILER|Energy

Sat View of Well

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Want to view a live demo? 

Register for our upcoming webinar for an in-depth overview and live demo of PC*MILER|Energy in action.  

DATE:  Thursday, November 20, 2014

TIME:  1:00 p.m EST

PRESENTED BY:  Kara Jo O’Neil, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Solutions

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*Oil and gas field mapping powered by GEOTrac Systems Inc.

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

It has Arrived! PC*MILER 28 Now Available

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Throughout the year ALK’s product, design and development teams look into ways to improve, streamline and fine-tune the usability of PC*MILER’s features.  In Version 28, this year’s annual release, significant usability improvements were made to the importing of custom places.  PC*MILER gives users the capability to assign their own names to locations in the database.  Once a custom place is created, users can enter it as a stop on a route.  In PC*MILER 28, users now have the flexibility to assign a custom place to their own defined category name.  We expect this feature to help users better organize their custom places and make it easier to identify them on the PC*MILER RouteMap.

We also kept usability in mind when we implemented the new Route Profiles Manager, which provides the ability to create and save custom routing profiles.  The new tool enables users to create and save groups of routing options under a name of their choosing.  The profile can then be selected each time a route is run that requires the route options in that profile.  Using this feature will increase efficiency when working with fleets that have multiple modes of transport, all with different routing needs.

ALK continues to search for innovative ways to help our customers with their routing, mileage and mapping needs.  After 15 years here at ALK, I’ve had the opportunity to work with both the PC*MILER routing and map data and its features and functionality within the software to help ensure the value that PC*MILER brings to the process of solving the complex challenges facing the transportation industry today.

For more PC*MILER 28 details, click here.

KARA JO ONEIL

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

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.

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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.

Generating Hazmat Compliant Routes and Mileage

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Did you know that PC*MILER offers routing, mileage and mapping specific to the needs of hauling hazardous materials and dangerous goods?

PC*MILER|HazMat extends PC*MILER’s features by incorporating federal, state and local routing rules, restrictions and allowances to generate hazmat-compliant routes for general, corrosive, explosive, flammable, inhalant, and radioactive hazmats.  PC*MILER|HazMat enables users to easily compare rating mileage and hazmat mileage, allowing for the creation of compensating rate factors to support short- and long-term rate negotiations and the ability to better estimate actual operating costs. Continue reading

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