ALK Technologies announced Monday, Sept. 22, that it has attained certification from its longterm strategic partner TMW Systems for integration of its latest versions of PC Miler 22 and PC Miler 22|Tolls. ALK says the 22nd annual upgrade of its routing, mileage and mapping software solution offers truck-specific toll cost calculation by weight and axle, custom vehicle dimension routing and important map database updates.
TMW Systems — a software provider to logistics firms, trucking, construction, utility, and municipal fleets — says it promptly certified the new PC Miler release to ensure its customers take advantage of the enhancements. ALK says PC Miler 22 provides a substantial map data update of truck restrictions and helps companies and drivers avoid low bridge clearances, load limits, one-way roads, turn restrictions and more; significant improvements were made across the United States and Canada, including an 84 percent increase in truck-restricted roadway and a 159 percent increase in the number of truck restrictions and allowances.
“Together with ALK, we continue to provide superior scalability and flexibility for our joint customers,” says David Wangler, president and chief executive officer of Cleveland-based TMW Systems. “The combined result is a significant reduction in empty miles and increase in revenue per mile, a strong value proposition in this challenging environment with record fuel prices.”
The companies say the seamless integration of PC Miler|Tolls 22 also enables TMW customers to better manage operating costs by automating precise toll cost calculation, collection and reconciliation; by integrating these software solutions, TMW clients will have accurate truck toll costs (by weight and axle) at their fingertips, and by utilizing the power of TMW’s fleet management solutions, toll costs now will become part of decisions relating to lane analysis and support, as well as extensive accounting and billing processes.
ALK’s PC Miler 22 runs in a Microsoft Windows and IBM iSeries (AS/400) environment and is certified with the latest version of TMWSuite Version 2009, TruckMate Version 8.1 and TL2000. PC Miler 22 also is integrated with TMW’s Optimization Solutions, including IDSC ExpertFuel, IDSC Netwise and IDSC Trip Alert.
“Keeping enterprise management and truck routing systems current is critical to accurately calculating rates and costs,” says Craig Fiander, vice president of PC Miler Solutions marketing for Princeton, N.J.-based ALK. “TMW’s commitment to reality-based pricing and costing in turn allows our customers to pay their drivers on what they actually drive. Ultimately, this improves driver retention and recruiting.”