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.
McLeod’s LoadMaster and PowerBroker products are industry leading software products for trucking dispatch operations management, freight brokerage management, fleet management, document imaging, workflow, EDI, and business process automation solutions for trucking, freight brokerage, third- party logistics, and shipper companies in the U.S. With the latest version of PC*MILER, McLeod’s customer base now has access to the latest accurate truck-specific routing and mileage data, including updated toll roads and Points of Interest. PC*MILER’s street-level routing, mapping, multi-version switch and hazmat routing modules have also been tested and approved.
“We are pleased to partner with McLeod Software to provide its carrier and freight broker customers the tools to operate efficiently and competitively in the market,” said Bill Maddox, vice president, sales, ALK Technologies. “With this latest integration, McLeod customers can rely on PC*MILER to provide the most accurate truck routing and mileage calculations, allowing for the highest level of cost savings.”
PC*MILER 29 includes a HOS Manager, which factors mandatory Hours of Service (HOS) break times directly into the route plan, to significantly improve asset utilization with clear understanding of actual travel times and ETAs. Also available in PC*MILER 29 is the ability to search for and display POIs directly along a route. Dispatchers can easily select the most cost efficient fuel location with live diesel Pilot & Flying J fuel prices, updated every 30 minutes. Another feature included is the ability to avoid ferries as well as roads above a specific elevation by selecting Ferry and Elevation Discouraged Routing to protect precious goods and avoid taking a route that could potentially damage a shipment. Also available in PC*MILER 29 is a revamped Via Points Manager, updated hazardous roadway restrictions, data enhancements, and routing improvements throughout North America.
PC*MILER 29, as well as the full suite of ALK Transportation Solutions, will be on display at the McLeod Software Users’ Conference October 4-6 in Birmingham, AL, in booth 101. For more information about ALK’s PC*MILER and McLeod Software’s solutions, visit: www.pcmiler.com and www.mcleodsoftware.com.
About McLeod Software
Transportation companies that work with McLeod Software find the best ways to improve customer service levels and operating ratios, attract and retain the best drivers, and drive automation to destroy inefficiency. McLeod Software is the leading provider of transportation dispatch, accounting, operations and brokerage management software, and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod Software’s advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies while reducing costs.
About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solution 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, system 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.