ALK releases Defense Table of Official Distances update

ALK Technologies has released version 26.1 of its Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD). The software release, done in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD), is the official standard of vehicular land distances for all DoD household goods, DoD freight, and travel reimbursement for military personnel.

The DTOD is deployed over the Internet using PC*Miler Web Services, ALK’s hosted interfacing application, the company said.

The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), which serves as the liaison between the U.S. DoD and commercial carriers, is one of the world’s largest shippers with more than $5 billion spent annually on transportation services. The DTOD also is used by the General Services Administration (GSA), which provides transportation purchasing services to most non-Defense U.S. government agencies.

All motor carriers and logistics companies that handle freight or personal property shipments for the SDDC or GSA must use the most recent version of DTOD to generate distances for payment and audit purposes.

According to ALK, PC*Miler 26.1 and PC*Miler|Worldwide 26.1 are the commercial versions of the DTOD that enable carriers and logistics services providers to generate DTOD distances.

DTOD 26.1 generates routes, distances, transit times, maps, and driving directions over the entire international highway network, providing seamless coverage of 227 countries worldwide.

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