ProMiles says this new version of its long running mileage guide is named for its inclusion of more vehicle configuration settings than any other mileage guide. Kingpin combines ProMiles’ 15 years of experience with Tele Atlas’ digital maps, including ‘last mile’ and ‘logistics specific’ routing attributes, to better enable truck navigation on local road networks in the continental U.S. and Canada. It’s said to cover virtually all commonly used vehicle configurations.
Kingpin features door-to-door routing and enhanced road attributes, leveraging digital map data and content from the Tele Atlas/Logistics database, which covers 7.5 million miles of road in North America. Kingpin has 187 different types of truck routing attributes covering 12 different vehicle types and a total of more than 26 million truck routing attributes applied to the digital map data. With all of this truck routing data, Kingpin can route vehicle configurations ranging from local delivery trucks, to dump truck and ready-mix trucks, to the peddle runs on short trailers, to Long Combination Vehicles running on the toll roads and rural highways in the west.
And ProMiles says it’s the first mileage guide ever to fully cover all trailer kingpin regulations in North America. The company says it has identified 14 different variations of kingpin regulations, and can manage the potential complexities.
For example, a driver picking up a legal load in Texas heading to Florida could easily be faced with the dilemma of having to slide the trailer tandems to meet Florida kingpin regulations, but in doing so become overweight on the trailer. The Kingpin edition will be the first mileage guide, says ProMiles, that will help identify these types of problems – including jurisdictions like Florida that apply national regulations only to specific roads.
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