Tele Atlas releases coast-to-coast truck routing database

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Tele Atlas, a global geographic content provider, has announced the release of Tele Atlas/Logistics, a truck-routing database for the United States and Canada that includes vital trucking attributes such as road restrictions and bridge detail to help truckers plan safer and more efficient routes.

According to the company, Tele Atlas/Logistics is the only digital mapping database to provide nationwide trucking attributes with detail down to the local street level. The database provides truck attributes for interstate highways and state roads for all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as local access road data. Tele Atlas/Logistics covers more than seven million miles of roads and identifies multiple categories of restrictions, including hazardous material regulations and truck-preferred/truck-restricted routes.

“With ever-increasing demands on the freight transportation industry, understanding the challenges of commercial fleet operators is important to improving mobility and productivity,” said Dana Fenner, market director of fleet logistics for Tele Atlas. “Commercial carriers face many navigation issues, including legal road and physical restrictions. With Tele Atlas/Logistics, they can plan the best route, keep costs to a minimum, save fuel and reduce emissions while increasing safety and efficiency.”

As previously announced, Qualcomm, a provider of wireless data solutions, will deploy Tele Atlas/Logistics for its line of platforms, applications and services offered to the transportation and logistics, and construction equipment industries.

“The accuracy of Tele Atlas’ maps, their high-quality and efficient data-gathering processes, and their effective integration of trucking attributes and other industry-specific content with their data were critical factors in our decision to select Tele Atlas as our map data supplier,” said Tom Doyle, vice president of business development for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “The high-quality information from Tele Atlas will greatly enhance the benefits and value Qualcomm customers derive from our stable of technologies and complete end-to-end wireless solutions.”

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According to Tele Atlas, more than two million miles of roads have restrictions that impact large commercial vehicles. To help truckers plan the most efficient and safest route, Tele Atlas/Logistics provides detailed information on nine layers of hazardous materials, restriction detail and truck-preferred/truck-restricted routes for all classifications of roads and all vehicle types. Tele Atlas says its continually verifies its map data with its own staff and through alliances with routing professionals who help verify and update road data daily.

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