More accurate estimated time of arrival and dropoff and additional real-time and historical traffic conditions have been added to the latest release of ALK Technologies’ popular PC*Miler routing and mapping software.
PC*Miler 25 allows users to specify a route’s departure or arrival date and time, offering the ability to more accurately calculate arrival and delivery times. This capability is enhanced through a partnership with traffic information provider Inrix, which has empowered PC*Miler 25 with real-time traffic maps and traffic forecasting, including historical speed data of more than one million miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada.
“ALK is pleased to be the first and only provider of enhanced truck-specific route planning and mapping capabilities based on real-time and historical North American traffic data,” said Craig Fiander, vp of marketing – PC*Miler Solutions at ALK Technologies. “Realistic transit times and ETAs are essential for optimization, customer service, compliance with hours-of-service rules, and pricing decisions.”
Updated toll costs, including the ability to calculate tolls based on time of day, vehicle weight, axle configuration, single or multiple trailer, and discount toll programs, has been included.
Warnings are now issued for vehicles that leave a designated geofence.
Additional enhancements include truck-specific routes, 53-ft. trailer and state oversized routing restrictions, and the inclusion of U.S. zip and Canadian postal codes as well as 28,300 Mexican postal codes.