Providing enhanced street-level mapping and routing for LoadMaster and PowerBroker customers
Grapevine, Texas - March 23, 2014 - ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics™ solutions and navigation software, today announced that ALK® Maps and PC*MILER Web Services will be integrated with McLeod Software's Load Master and PowerBroker products. McLeod's LoadMaster provides dispatch software for asset based trucking companies and PowerBroker offers a fully integrated end-to-end brokerage operations management system.
ALK's PC*MILER Web Services and ALK Maps offer the transportation and logistics industry's leading fully customizable cloud-based interactive mapping platform providing high-quality map visualization with precise geocoding and routing functionality for enterprise applications. These cloud-based solutions can reduce hardware, software and IT resource costs. Technology solution providers can easily integrate ALK Maps and PC*MILER Web Services with a variety of any platforms.
LoadMaster and PowerBroker integrated with ALK Maps and PC*MILER Web Services can provide enhanced interactive street-level maps with satellite imagery, weather overlays, real-time traffic and speed data with enhanced ETAs, and hazardous materials routing functionality. ALK Maps and PC*MILER Web Services offer these powerful capabilities via a flexible software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
"We are pleased to support ALK's SaaS-based solutions that give our customers more options for configuring their mileage functions within PowerBroker and LoadMaster," said Robert Brothers, Manager of Product Development for McLeod Software. "The new mapping capabilities can provide McLeod Software customers the ability to use ALK Maps for interactive street level visualization. We will continue to invest in the best integration solutions for our customers with the ALK family of products."
ALK Maps is powered by PC*MILER, the industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping. PC*MILER provides the most comprehensive set of commercial truck restrictions in North America. Hazmat-specific road classes and routing categories, bridge heights and clearances, weight limits and allowances are also provided as well as one-way road designations, left-hand and dangerous turn restrictions, and urban road classifications.
"We are pleased to further strengthen our long-term relationship with McLeod Software," said Dan Popkin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at ALK Technologies. "This combination can significantly enhance the user experience with high-performance mapping and routing. Our mutual customers can benefit from improved operational consistency and productivity." ALK Technologies will showcase ALK Maps and PC*MILER Web Services at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Convention in Grapevine, Texas, March 23-25 in ALK's booth 342.
About McLeod Software
Since 1985, McLeod Software has provided powerful transportation management and trucking software solutions to the trucking industry. These solutions, developed entirely by our company, are comprehensive and support integration with a broad array of complimentary logistics products. We are the leader when it comes to software for trucking dispatch operations management, freight brokerage management, fleet management, document imaging, workflow, EDI, and business process automation solutions for trucking, freight brokerage, third party logistics, and shipper companies in the United States.
With an established base of more than 700 active customers throughout North America, McLeod Software is dedicated solely to the transportation industry. This focus means we have a deep understanding of the needs and intricate details involved in carrier, broker, and freight management businesses of all types.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK's PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.
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