ALK Technologies announced that global food manufacturer General Mills has licensed the company’s ALK|FleetSuite Tolls software to manage its toll costs. The software is designed to provide customers with the exact toll costs for each lane, eliminating the need to track those costs manually.
ALK|FleetSuite Tolls provides toll costs either before a trip to anticipate costs, or afterward to verify expenses. The application includes up-to-date data from almost 1,000 toll plazas in 31 states, 112 toll authorities and 232 roads, bridges and tunnels with down-to-the-penny accuracy, according to Princeton, N.J.-based ALK.
ALK|FleetSuite Tolls uses the same technology as ALK’s PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping software. When generating routes, the software calculates toll costs for recommended routes and also helps to determine when tolls will offset mileage and fuel costs on individual runs.
General Mills says it will use ALK|FleetSuite Tolls to help control the cost of bringing to market its many products, which include brands like Pillsbury, Betty Crocker and Gold Medal. Among many well-known General Mills products are Hamburger Helper, Cheerios, Chex, Total, Kix and Wheaties.
“We welcome General Mills to the growing list of major industry shippers and logistics companies using ALK’s Tolls to save money and better serve their customers with more precise transportation cost information,” said Ed Siciliano, ALK vice president of sales and marketing.