Annual release showcases new custom location and route management web tools for precise mileage and drive times.
Princeton, N.J. – September 18, 2018 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in transportation technology and mobility solutions, announced today the release of PC*MILER® 32, the latest version of its PC*MILER truck routing, mileage and mapping software.
“The trucking industry is evolving, and we’re excited to be able to expand PC*MILER’s capabilities to help customers achieve higher efficiency and productivity,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies. “The introduction of companion web tools with PC*MILER 32 improves workflow, provides collaboration and continuity, and allows streamlined connectivity with all of ALK’s transportation solutions.”
Highlights of the new release include:
ALK Content Tools, a new cloud-based web tool for creating, managing and sharing custom location and route management content
Creation and management of two of our most popular features, Places and Route Modifiers, has moved from within PC*MILER to ALK Content Tools. Users can continue to save and quickly access frequently geo-coded business or stop locations when route planning, as well as modify routing preferences by avoiding or favoring road segments. With migration of these management features to the web, this content no longer needs to be manually backed up or moved locally between versions. In addition, it can be more seamlessly shared across multiple users on a company account.
A Site Manager feature that better defines locations with truck entry and exit gates for improved last mile routing and directions, precise mileage, and accurate drive times
Located in ALK Content Tools, customers can enhance their custom Places by drawing a boundary polygon around a site perimeter and adding truck entry and exit gates. As variance between street addresses and actual entry and exit locations may differ greatly, Site Manager can dramatically improve the accuracy of mile and cost calculations, directly affecting rates, billing, and driver pay. Equally important, a defined site provides more granular turn-by-turn directions to help keep drivers safe and alleviate stress when approaching and departing a destination.
ALK’s cloud-based ecosystem of web tools allows users to create, manage and share custom location and route management content across licensed ALK products, including CoPilot® Truck in cab navigation, for improved operational consistency from the back office to the vehicle.
Faster route insight with enhanced workflow features for efficiency and productivity
Now, customers can more quickly generate PC*MILER’s popular Mileage report for trip leg and overall miles and immediately view the additional distance impact when inserting a stop along a route. Additionally, customers can more easily create or modify a route by quickly inserting multiple stops at once using the new Quick Add Stop Entry feature.
With each release, ALK’s team of map data experts add new highways and local roads along with commercial vehicle restrictions and allowances, as well as new construction projects. Also, specialized Places, including Distribution Centers, truck stops, and rest areas are added to ensure safe and efficient routing while getting the most precise mileage.
PC*MILER runs on Microsoft Windows, IBM AS/400 (iSeries), and mainframe computers, is also available as a web-based application, and can be seamlessly integrated with transportation and supply chain management systems. Some services mentioned may require additional licensing.
For more information on PC*MILER visit our website: www.pcmiler.com.
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About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies is a transportation technology company dedicated to defining the optimal route to success through innovative routing, mileage, mapping and mobile navigation solutions. From trusted industry standard data to seamless integration, ALK solutions are developed for a broad range of industries, workforces, and everyday drivers on the road. For over 35 years, its suite of powerful solutions, including PC*MILER, CoPilot, and ALK Maps, have set the foundation for safe and efficient journeys worldwide – one mile, one driver, one vehicle at a time. ALK is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its Trimble Transportation division. To learn more about ALK, visit www.alk.com.