ALK rebrands tolls product

ALK Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of PC*Miler|Tolls 21, the latest version of the its toll cost solution introduced in 2003 as ALK|Fleetsuite Tolls. With the release of Version 21, tolls functionality has been integrated into ALK’S PC*Miler family of solutions.

ALK Technologies is a developer of routing, mileage and mapping software, including flagship product PC*Miler. The latest version, PC*Miler 21, comes with integrated toll cost functionality and data instantly available as an option. Now transportation and logistics companies can precisely calculate truck-specific tolls for planning, collection and reconciliation while using PC*Miler 21.

“We’ve integrated toll costs into PC*Miler for customer convenience and ease of use,” said Ed Siciliano, vice president, sales and marketing at ALK Technologies. “Tolls are increasingly important in transportation costing, and the current political debates over tolls are a clear signal that new tolls are coming and existing tolls will rise – something that will happen whether facilities are managed by private interests or government. We want our customers to be prepared.”

PC*Miler|Tolls 21 incorporates the very latest truck-specific costs from toll roads, tolled bridges, tolled tunnels, international border crossings, across North America, and for the first time includes Canadian tolls as well. For customer convenience, PC*Miler|Tolls 21 comes with a convenient currency converter to report toll costs in either U.S. or Canadian dollars.

The new software adds six electronic and discount toll programs to the 19 previously included, among them Cruise Card, E-Pass, EXpressToll, EZ Tag, E-ZPass, FAST LANE, FasTrak, I-PASS, K-TAG, M-TAG, PikePass, Palmetto Pass, PikePass, Smart Tag, SunPass, TollTag, and Transpass. The newly added programs in the U.S. are I-Zoom, Indiana; O-Pass, Florida, and Laredo Trade Tag and TxTag, both in Texas. Newly added programs in Canada are 407 ETR Transponder, Ontario; B-Pass, New Brunswick; MACPASS, Nova Scotia; StraitPASS, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick; and E-Pass Canada, Nova Scotia.

PC*Miler|Tolls 21 users will receive quarterly updates to keep all truck-specific toll data current. ALK’s team of dedicated toll experts constantly gathers information from North American toll facilities and updates the truck-specific toll database on a full-time basis.

PC*Miler|Tolls 21 runs on a PC or a server. Versions are available for Microsoft Windows and IBM iSeries (AS/400) midrange computers.