TravelCenters of America to offer ALK’s CoPilot Truck nationwide

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ALK Technologies — a developer of routing, mileage and mapping software — announced Tuesday, Aug. 21, that CoPilot Truck will be offered at TravelCenters of America starting in September. The product will be available to purchase in 160 stores nationwide through Barjan’s distribution channel.

Powered by PC Miler, a mileage and routing system for truckers, CoPilot Truck provides in-cab, truck-specific, spoken dock-to-dock directions. ALK says the navigation system was designed specifically for company drivers, owner-operators and leased operators.

“TravelCenters of America and Barjan are excellent channel partners to help ALK expand our truck stop retail presence,” says Dan Titus, vice president of mobility solutions for Princeton, N.J.-based ALK Technologies. “Our goal is to provide truck drivers nationwide with immediate access to our latest GPS navigation solutions. Just stop in to any TravelCenters of America and pick up a copy of the latest version of CoPilot Truck to take advantage of CoPilot’s GPS voice-guided directions, real-time traffic, 3D maps and truck-specific points of interest. CoPilot Truck enhances the driver’s in-cab experience and productivity, especially with all of the easy-to-use new features.”

New features, according to ALK, include:

  • PC Miler 20 Map Data;
  • Improved PC Miler truck routing, including practical, shortest, toll avoidance, national network and 53-foot trailer;
  • Expanded hazmat routing options, including general, explosives, inhalants and radioactives;
  • Exportable state mileage reports that makes fuel tax reporting and accounting easy to manage;
  • Enhanced 3D map display with mileage markers, moving maps and turn arrows;
  • Easier points-of-interest importing and support for the third-party OV2 format; and
  • USB and Bluetooth GPS receivers now available with the SiRFstarIII chipset.
  • ALK will demonstrate CoPilot Truck and PC Miler during the Great American Trucking Show, set for Thursday, Aug. 23-Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Convention Complex in Dallas. ALK’s booth number at GATS is 24024. For more information about CoPilot Truck, go to www.copilottruck.com. For more information about GATS, go to www.gatsonline.com.