ALK, DoD update Defense Table of Official Distances

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Updated Nov 18, 2011

ALK Technologies and the U.S. Department of Defense announced the release of the Defense Table of Official Distances Version 25.1, the official standard of vehicular land distances for all DoD household goods, DoD freight and travel reimbursement for military personnel. The DTOD is deployed over the Internet using PC Miler Web Services, ALK’s hosted interfacing application.

The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, which serves as the liaison between the U.S. DoD and commercial carriers, is one of the world’s largest shippers with more than $2 billion spent annually on transportation services. The DTOD also is used by the General Services Administration, which provides transportation purchasing services to most non-Defense U.S. government agencies.

All motor carriers and logistics companies that handle freight or personal property shipments for the SDDC and GSA must use the most recent version of DTOD to generate distances for payment and audit purposes. PC Miler 25.1 and PC Miler Worldwide 25.1 are the commercial versions of the DTOD that enable carriers and logistics services providers to generate DTOD distances. Additionally, the suite of PC Miler integration products also has been updated and enhanced.

The release of Version 25.1 marks the 12th year that ALK Technologies has been the official provider of critical mileage data and services for the U.S. DoD. DTOD 25.1 generates routes, distances, transit times, maps and driving directions over the entire international highway network, providing seamless coverage of 224 countries worldwide. The DoD uses an enterprise version of PC Miler Web Services to deploy DTOD to the roughly 12 applications and tens of thousands of personnel who rely on DTOD distances.