FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Kelly, Media Relations
McLeod Software Certifies PC*MILER 24
Birmingham, Alabama - September 12, 2010 — ALK Technologies, Inc. today announced the successful certification and integration of industry-standard PC*MILER® 24 and PC*MILER|Tolls 24 by strategic alliance partner, McLeod Software. PC*MILER's twenty-fourth annual edition includes critical map data updates such as truck restrictions and truck-specific toll costs. This PC*MILER 24 certification also covers ALK's street-level routing, multi-version switch and hazmat routing solutions.
PC*MILER 24 is an important component of numerous technology solutions offered by McLeod Software, including LoadMaster® X, and PowerBroker™ applications, version 7.5 and forward. The McLeod iLENS™ freight procurement, load execution and spot market product line interfaces with PC*MILER Web Services as well.
"We are especially pleased with McLeod's timely testing and integration of PC*MILER 24," said Bill Hnatiuk, Strategic Alliance Manager - PC*MILER Solutions. "PC*MILER truck specific data, integrated with McLeod Software products offer customers a competitive advantage, operational efficiencies, and cost savings.
An essential tool for billing, driver pay, and managing operating costs, PC*MILER reduces out-of-route mileage, saving time, tolls, and fuel. PC*MILER 24 provides a substantial map data update encompassing 627,000 new and updated North American truck restrictions and 21,700 miles of new and updated truck-restricted roadway.
The recently updated map data includes 3.52 million commercial truck restrictions, such as bridge heights, clearances and load limits. Its 427,600 urban road designations help keep commercial vehicles out of city centers and on designated truck-through routes around the city.
PC*MILER is the industry's most comprehensive and accurate truck-specific digital map data. New features and enhancements include:
- Least Cost Routing generates optimal routes based on custom fuel efficiency and operating cost settings.
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions estimator calculates carbon footprint per route.
- Comparison Reports analyze multiple routes, or the effect of different routing options on the same route.
- Free quarterly updates of U.S. ZIP Codes.
"During our long relationship with ALK Technologies, they have consistently brought new products and capabilities to market that deliver value for our customers," said Tom McLeod, President and CEO of McLeod Software. "We are delighted that this integration solution for our products with PC*Miler 24 is ready for our carrier and broker customers to begin to deploy." ALK will demonstrate PC*MILER 24 at the McLeod Software Users' Conference September 12-14 and is a proud sponsor of their 25th Anniversary Celebration in Birmingham, Alabama.
For more information about ALK's PC*MILER and McLeod Software's solutions, visit: www.pcmiler.com and www.mcleodsoftware.com.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK's award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally. ALK's PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.
About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of dispatch, accounting, operations, freight brokerage and document management software systems for the trucking and brokerage business. Specifically developed for the transportation industry, McLeod's advanced management solutions and services enable trucking companies, freight brokers and shippers to increase efficiencies while reducing costs. McLeod Software's integrated, best-in-class software products include LoadMaster® X, PowerBroker™ II, DocumentPower™ Enterprise, HirePower™ and the McLeod iLENS™ freight procurement, load execution and spot market product line.
Founded in 1985, McLeod is celebrating its 25th anniversary in business during 2010. With corporate offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Salt Lake City, Utah, the company serves truckload carriers, freight brokers and shippers throughout North America. www.McLeodSoftware.com.