In a move to bring more precise routing technology to customers, McLeod Software and Rand McNally have announced the integration of Rand McNally’s recently released IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution with the latest release of McLeod’s transportation management system.
McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch and accounting management software for transportation companies, says the partnership allows carriers and private fleets to access Rand McNally’s proprietary address-to-address truck-drivable routing via McLeod’s LoadMaster transportation management product.
Rand McNally describes IntelliRoute Dock2Dock as a truck-drivable dock-to-dock solution for the commercial transportation industry that allows fleets to navigate on city and inter-neighborhood streets. Dock2Dock software provides nearly 7.0 million miles of U.S. truck-attributed roads made up of 24.3 million unique road segments. The routing takes trucks from the address of origin to the destination’s dock and boasts coverage across the United States, Canada and Mexico. IntelliRoute Dock2Dock is enhanced with datasets from Navteq, a provider of digital map data.
“We are constantly working to enhance our software to meet the needs of our customers and boost their productivity and profit,” says Tom McLeod, president and chief executive officer of McLeod Software. “Rand McNally’s Dock2Dock software does just that. It integrates seamlessly with our LoadMaster trucking software to allow carriers – who previously could only route city-to-city on highways and secondary roads – to calculate a truck-routable distance between two precise physical addresses.”
IntelliRoute also routes by truck type across all of Rand McNally’s standard routing methodologies, including HHG, Practical, Quickest and Lowest Cost. According to the company, IntelliRoute Dock2Dock takes navigation one step further by providing both physical restrictions, such as truck height and weight, as well as legal restrictions, such as turn limitations and truck-specific speed limits, to help minimize out-of-route miles and maximize fuel efficiency.
“LoadMaster’s integration with IntelliRoute Dock2Dock brings all of the time- and cost-saving benefits of our software to McLeod users,” says Donna Koppensteiner, vice president of the enterprise division for Rand McNally. “Our Dock2Dock solution helps dispatchers equip their drivers to navigate more efficiently and reach their destinations on time.”
IntelliRoute Dock2Dock is currently available to LoadMaster IX Version 9.2 users. For more information about Rand McNally’s mapping, routing and mileage software, go to www.randmcnally.com/trucking. For more information about McLeod Software’s solutions for truckload carriers and brokers, go to www.mcleodsoftware.com.