ALK Technologies — a developer of routing, mileage and mapping software — has announced that its ALK|FleetSuite Tolls module has been integrated with the Fuel&Route component of the Carrier Management solution from Manhattan Associates, a supply chain and fleet management solutions provider. The companies say the integrated product establishes a new level of routing efficiency for truckload and longhaul fleets.
ALK|FleetSuite Tolls is designed to provide accurate toll costs, either before a trip to anticipate costs or afterward to verify expenses. The application includes up-to-date data from nearly 1,000 toll plazas in 31 states, 112 toll authorities and 232 roads, bridges and tunnels with down-to-the-penny accuracy, according to the company.
Manhattan Associates’ Fuel&Route weighs a number of parameters, including driver preferences, to generate efficient routes optimized to take advantage of fuel price differences at individual truck stops and fuel outlets. The integration with ALK|FleetSuite Tolls now enables Fuel&Route to fold accurate toll costs into those route calculations.
“Customers are calling for integrated software solutions that enable them to maximize the efficiency of their operations,” said Garry Dreier, ALK’s vice president of business development. “Both Manhattan and ALK are passionate about enabling great supply chain strategies and optimizing their execution.”