ALK Technologies offers a new version of CoPilot Truck, a GPS navigation app for professional drivers. It’s said to bring the latest truck-specific, turn-by-turn guidance and routing technology to iPhones, iPads, Android-powered devices, laptops, and Windows Mobile rugged devices.

The new version of CoPilot Truck with RouteSync combines navigation features like drag-and-drop route adjustment with the PC*Miler routing that many professional drivers are billed on. ALK says it provides the crucial link between the planned route in the back office and the navigated route in the cab.

CoPilot Truck stores detailed ALK maps of North America on-board the smartphone or tablet, so drivers can navigate stress-free without burning through their mobile data plan or becoming stranded without maps if they lose cell coverage. Using customizable vehicle dimensions for height, length, and weight/axle weight, drivers can calculate the optimal truck route that is both safe and legal, to avoid costly fines and vehicle damage. The app features a redesigned, driver-friendly user interface that puts all the navigation and driving features a driver needs right at their fingertips, when they need them, says ALK.

New features in this version include a choice of up to three alternate routes to a destination; ‘Major Roads Preview’, a list of only the highways of the planned route for quick verification; and the ability to launch CoPilot Truck from within other iOS or Android apps on the device.

The new version of CoPilot Truck is available for US$149.99 through the iTunes App Store, Google Play and at Subscriptions for 12 months are available for the ActiveTraffic service for US$9.99 and Live Fuel Prices service for US$4.99. CoPilot Truck v8 customers can upgrade to the new version via a free update.

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