FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Kelly, Media Relations
ALK Technologies Launches CoPilot Truck 11
Improved PC*MILER-Based GPS Navigation, Simplified Address Entry and Enhanced Map Views
Princeton, New Jersey – February 5, 2008 - ALK Technologies, Inc., the leading worldwide developer of GPS navigation, routing, mileage and mapping solutions, today announced the launch of CoPilot® Truck 11, a full featured GPS navigation and trip planning solution that runs on Windows® based laptop computers. CoPilot Truck 11 is completely redesigned with step-by-step address entry, 2D and 3D map views.
CoPilot Truck offers industry standard spoken PC*MILER® directions directly in the vehicle. It is the first GPS navigation system specifically designed for company drivers, owner operators and leased operators. Truck-specific, spoken dock-to-dock directions are provided throughout the United States and Canada. PC*MILER routing options range from Practical, Shortest, 53′/102 Trailer, HazMat, National Network and Toll Avoidance with 13’6 height, 48′ length, 80,000 pound weight and 96 width restrictions.
An easy-to-see Driver Safety screen with flexible and clear map views eliminates distraction while driving. CoPilot Truck easily avoids and favors roads and locations, and will find the best sequence for up to 50 stops. If a turn is missed, its fast and automatic route recalculation prevents drivers from getting lost. In addition to truck stops, weigh stations and rest areas, CoPilot Truck includes 6 million infoUSA® Points-of-Interest with phone numbers.
- CoPilot Truck 11 benefits include:
- Reduces out-of-route, empty and deadhead mileage
- Reduces fuel costs
- Improves driver and dispatcher productivity
- Helps avoid costly fines and vehicle damage
- Provides accurate pick-up and delivery times
- Safe and stress-free driving on truck-legal roads
- Improves driver retention and recruiting
CoPilot Truck’s proprietary North American map database has been maintained by ALK for nearly 30 years. ALK’s street level and highway network database has grown to over 7 million miles of roadway nationwide, with over 460,000 miles of truck-restricted roads. CoPilot Truck 11 includes over 800 updated counties across the U.S. with over 200,000 miles of new roads. It also includes 140 million nationwide U.S. street addresses and 30 million nationwide Canadian street addresses.
ALK released the first GPS navigation system for the trucking industry in 2001, this latest release highlights the evolution of our award winning technology under the hood, said Craig Fiander, senior director, marketing for ALK. CoPilot Truck is tailored specifically for drivers who work in an unforgiving environment, where one missed truck restriction can turn a profitable load into a costly load.
As an added premium service, fleets can take advantage of a seamless connection to CoPilot Live FleetCenter which provides multi-vehicle tracking, 2-way messaging plus fleet management, mobile dispatch, and historical reports.
CoPilot Truck 11 is available at truck stops throughout the U.S., including Flying J, TravelCenters of America, and Petro locations, or by visiting one of our partner websites: www.DieselBoss.com, www.GPS-Planet.com, www.GPSCheap.com, www.BuyGPSNow.com.
CoPilot Truck versions compatible with mobile communications systems running Windows Mobile® , CE, and XP Embedded are also available from ALK. For more information about CoPilot Truck 11 and other ALK industry leading GPS navigation solutions, visit www.CoPilotTruck.com.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK’s award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally. ALK’s PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide.
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