Cadec Global has announced a new partnership with GPS navigation specialist ALK Technologies to help trucking fleets optimize routes, reduce out-of-route mileage, and lower fuel consumption.
Now Cadec Mobius TTS and PowerVue customers have the option to ease strain on their driving teams by adding ALK’s CoPilot Truck GPS navigation to their Cadec 100 Series On-Board Computers (OBCs).
Providing clear, voice-guided, turn-by-turn instruction and a choice of visual mapping styles, ALK’s CoPilot Truck is a hands-free, truck-legal GPS navigation system that takes the guesswork out of delivery by providing efficient routing. It safely broadens the geographic reach of each driver.
While a standalone module for manual address selection by the driver is available, it’s when CoPilot Truck is integrated with Cadec’s driver workflow system that it becomes an effective business tool.
Cadec has fully integrated CoPilot Truck into its fleet management platform so fleets can run it right on their Windows CE-based Cadec OBCs. This integration enables Cadec customers to send updated routes to Cadec OBCs, where drivers can automatically access the updates along with turn-by-turn navigation and voice prompts from a single system. Delivery destinations are automatically sent to CoPilot Truck, allowing drivers to confirm their next destination based on the integrated routing detail.
Drivers use their Cadec OBC to select the next destination from a list of due deliveries. Upon selection and confirmation of the destination, the CoPilot Truck GPS application is launched. Taking into account factors such as total vehicle length, width, weight, and consignment, CoPilot Truck then plots a suitable route from dock-to-dock, providing full, turn-by-turn navigation.
During the trip, additional information on screen provides the driver with the distance to the destination, an estimated time of arrival, and visual instruction on their next maneuver. Upon arrival, the device will toggle back into the Mobius TTS or PowerVue application so that the driver can complete the delivery on-site.
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