PC*MILER UPGRADED

ALK Technologies has released PC*Miler 24 routing, mileage, and mapping software. It features a ‘Least Cost’ routing tool to generate optimal routes based on custom fuel-efficiency and operating-cost settings and other corporate priorities. Also included is a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimator to factor in carbon-footprint calculations, an increasingly necessary function with some shippers.

PC*Miler 24, which optionally calculates precise toll-cost modules, now displays entry and exit toll-plaza names in route calculations to help reconcile discount program toll charges. It can also consider rail intermodal routes for comparison of truck and intermodal mileage, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions.

The updated Points-of-Interest in the new software can display small, medium, and large intermodal ramps throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as LCV/tandem trailer lots. The intermodal analysis feature within the Spreadsheets function connects PC*Miler’s highway and rail products.

The software can generate mileage and directions based on a vehicle’s height, length, width, and weight. Now it enhances that functionality with a new feature called ‘Custom Vehicle Profiles’. This enables a fleet to categorize an individual vehicle’s type, dimensions, and cost/time settings as a named group, so that settings will be consistent within that group and can be changed with one click going forward.

Other enhancements include 332,000 new 53-ft and national-network routing restrictions and designations; 627,000 new and updated truck restrictions and allowances for a total of 3.52 million; 13,000 new urban road designations that keep commercial vehicles out of city centers; and updated toll-cost calculation based on 29 discount toll programs in the U.S. and Canada

PC*Miler runs on Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms as well as IBM AS/400, iSeries and System i midrange and mainframe computers.

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