Join us for a Webinar on ALK’s latest innovation – ALK Maps
Find out how to create your own interactive routing and mapping visualizations with ALK® Maps™, a unique development platform. ALK Maps is the transportation and logistics industry’s high quality customized alternative to consumer mapping services.
In this webinar we’ll break down the reasons why incorporating ALK Maps is highly beneficial and what capabilities you can use ALK Maps for.
Now, synchronization between the back office to the cab is made possible with ALK’s latest capability – RouteSync. RouteSync sends the planned PC*MILER route directly to an on-board device running CoPilot Truck. This synchronization helps to maintain route compliance, ensure operational consistency, and reduce non-revenue mileage.
Find out more about RouteSync by watching the demo!
ALK Technologies is excited to have Derek Leathers, President and Chief Operating Officer at Werner Enterprises, back by popular demand to deliver the keynote address for the 2013 ALK Transportation Technology Summit. Derek will be sharing his expert outlook on the industry, one year later, which is guaranteed to be not only thought-provoking, but informative. We look forward to hearing his perspective on the present and future of freight transportation and the continuing impact of technology.
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies Inc. of Princeton, NJ, a global leader in routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies. ALK Technologies offers proprietary routing and international map-based solutions for transportation, logistics and mobile workforces. The addition of ALK® is expected to extend and complement Trimble’s Transportation and Logistics product portfolio, including TMW Systems’ transportation management solutions, PeopleNet’s integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems and GEOTrac’s fleet management and worker safety solutions for the oil and gas industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“This is a significant milestone in ALK’s long history in transportation,” said Barry Glick, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ALK Technologies, who will continue to lead the organization. “We are excited to join our well-known and respected partner TMW Systems under the global umbrella of Trimble. These organizations share our passion and vision for how location information can transform business and productivity.”
PC*MILER|Rail, the leading rail routing, mileage and mapping software’s latest
version is now available.
Stay current with the latest technology to help you make better pricing decisions
and minimize costs! PC*MILER|Rail is used for fuel surcharge calculation, equipment
management, rail car mileage auditing, carrier selection, rate determination and
ad valorem tax reporting.
Data Enhancements in PC*MILER|Rail 19 include:
Updated North American Rail Network representing:
• 754 railroads including 20 new
• Over 49,500 active freight stations
• Nearly 3,900 unique junction interchanges
• 240,000 miles of rail line
Comprehensive quarterly data updates scheduled for:
• Rail 19.1 – December 2012
• Rail 19.2 – March 2013
• Rail 19.3 – June 2013
If you are on the Annual Update Program, your install CD will arrive shortly.
To upgrade to PC*MILER|Rail 19 today, contact an Enterprise Solutions Account Executive at 800.377.6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve been hearing that all PC*MILER is known for is mileage software for a long time. PC*MILER has become synonymous with providing accurate mileage calculations for the trucking industry since its inception. We pride ourselves on our mileage software, but there is so much more that PC*MILER offers. From dispatch to accounting, we have the tools that the trucking and transportation industry needs to succeed. A quick peak at what you may be missing out on:
Commercial street-level routing, mileage and mapping software
Hazmat-compliant routes and mileage for hauling hazardous materials
Real time and predictive traffic speed data
Calculate truck-specific toll costs
Voice guided GPS navigation with PC*MILER truck specific routing
New features in PC*MILER 26 include satellite imagery, route customization, plus routing and accurate ETAs based on predictive and real-time traffic speed data.
So, there you have it. PC*MILER is more than just miles. It’s technology beyond miles.
Here at ALK Technologies we’re excited to announce the launch of PC*MILER 26!
New to PC*MILER 26 are significant map and data enhancements, RouteSync™ which provides the link between the planned route and the navigated route in the cab, PC*MILER|Traffic used to help improve Hours-of-Service compliance, and Fastest routing, based on real-time and predictive traffic speed data, which optimizes transit time.
Read more about PC*MILER 26 from Mike Bodden, Chief Technology Officer for ALK on the ALK blog.
Craig Fiander, VP, Marketing|North America-Enterprise Solutions, recently recapped the ALK Transportation Technology Summit on the official ALK blog. Here’s a sneak peak!
“Following the panel were four roundtable discussions covering each segment, as well as global telematics trends. Michael Kornhauser our Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, provided a global roadmap update on ALK products including PC*MILER 26 which is scheduled to be released next month and a glimpse at our new ALK Maps solution. PC*MILER 26 includes RouteSync, a capability that directly links PC*MILER in the back office to CoPilot Truck in-cab navigation.”
Since the inception of EOBRs (Electronic On-Board Recorders), much debate has been made over whether these devices are invading a driver’s personal space or if it is a compliance necessity for any fleet.
The subject of EOBRs and hours-of-service compliance technologies will be one of the many hot industry topics addressed at the 2012 ALK Transportation Technology Summit. Hear industry expert speakers from Qualcomm, Xata Corporation, PeopleNet, and J.J. Keller and Associates, Inc. about EOBRs and compliance. Discuss your opinions on this controversial topic and hear what your peers are doing to stay safe and compliant. For more information on the Summit and to learn what else will be discussed at this thought leader symposium, please click here.
Some additional EOBR information below directly from the article, ATA files brief in support of FMCSA on EOBR challenge, from Fleetowner.com:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has defended the electronic logging devices, and now has the support of the American Trucking Association (ATA) when they filed an amicus brief on February 24, 2012 with the U.S. Court of Appeals.
ATA’s President and CEO Bill Graves said, “Thousands of responsible, safety-minded truck fleets throughout this country voluntarily use this technology to ensure their drivers are complying with federal hours-of-service requirements. The court should dismiss this challenge and reaffirm the longstanding authorization to voluntarily use electronic logging devices while FMCSA works toward addressing questions about a future, wider mandate for their use.”