Using datasets from Navteq, Rand McNally’s transportation navigation and digital mapping technology gives carriers and shippers GPS-accurate routing allowing Class 8 and longer combination vehicles (LCVs) to route from the origin’s dock to the destination’s dock, the company said.
According to the company, Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute Dock2Dock software provides truck-specific dock-to-dock navigation on city and inter-neighborhood streets, providing precise routing technology to minimize out-of-route miles and maximize fuel efficiency.
"With soaring fuel prices, every mile counts. IntelliRoute Dock2Dock cuts time and cost by helping prevent delays, hefty fines or accidents that can occur when drivers aren't aware of truck routing restrictions to and from highways,” said Donna Koppensteiner, vice president of the enterprise division for Rand McNally. “Our customers also anticipate increased on-time deliveries and potential for additional deliveries because drivers will spend less time navigating and backtracking on local streets."
"Navteq supplies IntelliRoute Dock2Dock with more than 6 million mi. of roadway in the U.S.,” said Roy Kolstad, vp & gm of Enterprise Americas, Navteq.” The complete identification of truck attributes for height and weight restrictions also serve to route more complex truck combinations."
IntelliRoute Dock2Dock will be available as an online download for existing IntelliRoute customers beginning in October 2008.