Rand McNally says its new IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution is the first in the commercial transportation industry to provide truck-attributed dock-to-dock navigation on city and inter-neighborhood streets. Rand McNally’s proprietary commercial transportation navigation and digital mapping technology has been enhanced with datasets from Navteq, a provider of digital map data.
The solution is designed to equip carriers and shippers with GPS-accurate truck-specific routing that allows Class 8 and longer-combination vehicles to route from the origin’s dock to the destination’s dock. In light of rising fuel costs, IntelliRoute Dock2Dock software provides precise routing technology to minimize “out-of-route” miles and maximize fuel efficiency, leading to increased productivity and profit, according to the company.
“IntelliRoute Dock2Dock navigation fills a critical need for carriers to route and deliver efficiently from the first to the last mile,” says Donna Koppensteiner, vice president of the enterprise division for Skokie, Ill.-based Rand McNally. “With soaring fuel prices, every mile counts. IntelliRoute Dock2Dock cuts time and cost by helping prevent delays, hefty fines or accidents that can occur when drivers aren’t aware of truck routing restrictions to and from highways. Our customers also anticipate increased on-time deliveries and potential additional deliveries because drivers will spend less time navigating and backtracking on local streets.”
Rand McNally says the IntelliRoute Dock2Dock routing solution will include more than 6.5 million miles of U.S. truck-attributed roads, with more than 23 million links that contain unique truck attributes. “By incorporating Navteq map data and Navteq Transport truck attributes into IntelliRoute Dock2Dock software, customers will enjoy a level of routing accuracy and quality that they can’t find anywhere else,” says Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Americas for Navteq. “Navteq supplies IntelliRoute Dock2Dock with more than 6 million miles of roadway in the U.S. The complete identification of truck attributes for height and weight restrictions also serve to route more complex truck combinations.”
The new product will be available as an online download for existing IntelliRoute customers beginning this month. The IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution is designed to integrate easily with other logistics packages using an application program interface. Companies interested in the product should call Rand McNally’s Commercial Transportation division at 800-234-4069.