ALK Technologies, Inc., a provider of GeoLogistics and navigation software, and TMW Systems, a provider of transportation management solutions, announced this week at the TMW TransForum Users Group conference that ALK’s PC*MILER 26 is now tested and approved for use with multiple TMW Systems products.
Those TMW products include IDSC ExpertFuel, IDSC TripAlert and IDSC MatchAdvice, Appian DirectRoute, Innovative IES, Access and Access Plus, TMWSuite and TruckMate. In addition, PC*MILER|Tolls 26 has also been tested and approved for use with TMWSuite, IDSC ExpertFuel, IDSC TripAlert and IDSC MatchAdvice.
ALK also advised that PC*MILER 26 can be delivered as a hosted solutions offering through TMW Cloud Services when used with any of the referenced TMW products. TMW Cloud Services offers enterprise-class application hosting for TMW customers that can reduce IT risk and infrastructure investments, ensure system scalability and streamline technology deployments, noted ALK.
Additionally, TMW has begun the integration of RouteSync, which ALK described as a significant new capability of PC*MILER 26.
ALK said that RouteSync acts as the “crucial link between the planned route in the back office and the navigated route in the cab-- delivering guidance to drive the miles that are being paid.” With RouteSync, dispatchers can send PC*MILER optimized routes directly to drivers running CoPilot Truck on an on-board device, smartphone or tablet.
"Many critical carrier, 3PL and shipper operations depend upon PC*MILER and trusted data from ALK Technologies," said Jennifer McQuiston, director of Partner Management for TMW Systems. "With the expansion of TMW's transportation management software capabilities, the importance of supporting standards such as PC*MILER has only increased for us."
"The continued support of PC*MILER 26 by so many product lines from TMW Systems highlights our mutual commitment to ensuring customers can manage their operations based on the most accurate truck routing and mapping," said Michael Kornhauser, ALK’s senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions. "ALK is excited that TMW is already integrating RouteSync. This will certainly provide operational consistency and improve profitability for fleets of all sizes."
ALK stated that its “comprehensive integration tools provide expanded functionality for PC*MILER 26 with TMW's transportation management and optimization software.” These tools include PC*MILER|Connect, PC*MILER|Mapping, and Multi-Version Switch.
In addition to RouteSync functionality, PC*MILER 26 now includes new interactive mapping features and Fastest Routing based on real-time, predictive traffic speed data. ALK noted that routing improvements are a major part of each annual PC*MILER release. Enhancements in Version 26 include the addition of newly constructed roads along with their exit interchanges. Throughout Canada, the accuracy of street-level data in major metropolitan areas has been improved.