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  • EUROPE Whole year 2017 has gone very fast for the ALK team in the UK and in Europe with a lot of changes in the way we operate, many partner events & trade shows, and a better than ever team spirit across Europe. Last year, we have also made our big come back on the trade … The post December & 2017 Round-up appeared first on ALK Blog.

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  • We’re proud to announce the launch of www.copilottruck.com – our brand new North American website completely dedicated to everything CoPilot Truck!       Here you’ll find how CoPilot Truck navigation works for fleets of all sizes, integration partners, and individual drivers.  Gain insight into our back-office enterprise fleet management tools, read up on commercial …

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ALK November Round-Up

  • As always, November has also gone by very quickly in Europe, with our participation in several shows and events throughout the month. From a business point of view, we have taken part in two events across the continent: Trimble ITT  in Germany and the SOLUTRANS trade show in France.   We’ve also kept everyone cheered …

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  • With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the festive season coming closer, today we look at the way in which those on-screen clicks have fundamentally changed the traffic on our roads. In the UK, a steady decline in heavy goods vehicles has led to the rise of the van. Smaller, more agile and capable of carrying …

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  • Hurricanes along the gulf and eastern coasts, blizzards in the upper Midwest, tornadoes in the Great Plains, and severe heat waves in the west. No matter where your assets are, or what time of year it is, weather can have a serious impact on travel.   Did you know that traffic speeds on freeways can …

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  • Members from our Princeton GIS team had the opportunity to fly to our Chennai, India office for a two week visit.   Since the Chennai team was created two years ago, managers both in the Princeton and Chennai office have been persistent about creating a more cohesive feel between both offices. And what better way …

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  • The Environmental Protection Agency reports that, ​”Twenty-seven percent of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is from transportation. Transportation is the second leading source of GHG emissions in the United States, just behind electricity. Between 1990 and 2015, GHG emissions in the transportation sector increased more in absolute terms than any other sector.” Source More specifically, medium ...

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  • Did you know that school bus carriers operate the largest mass transportation fleet in the country with an estimated 480,000 yellow school buses traveling across the U.S. daily? In fact, the average school bus fleet is 2.5 times the size of all other forms of mass transportation combined! With 26 million students being transported on …

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ALK October Round-Up

  •   Our North America team exhibited at three trade shows in October: MercuryGate User Conference in Las Vegas, National Tank Truck Week in New Orleans, and ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. There was a good showing at each which made for a busy month before travel begins to slow down.   Mid-October has …

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  •  ALK’s Behind the Wheel event was a huge success and took place on October 30th in both the Princeton and London office.       In our London office, Marcus Newport, Director of IT at Aspray24, gave our team a presentation on how CoPilot improved the efficiency of his company and shared very interesting metrics …

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  • Closure will take place from October 20 at 8 p.m. until October 30 at 5:30 a.m. Click here for additional closure information. The maps in the following ALK solutions have been automatically updated to reflect the road closure: PC*MILER Web Services ALK Maps PC*MILER Web PC*MILER desktop customers: We suggest you use the “Avoid Roads” …

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  • Today kicks off Operation Safe Driving Week in North America and we have compiled a few tips on how you can do your part improving road safety!   The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, or CVSA, started Operation Safe Driver Week in 2014. Since it has started, the number of vehicles law enforcement have pulled over …

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  • Unified mobile app brings a revolutionized driver experience Denver, Colorado – October 11, 2017 – Blue Dot and ALK Technologies® have joined forces to deliver a new innovative driver workflow solution that enables fleets to improve the driver experience, reduce driver turnover and enforce fleet-wide driver standard operating procedures. Distinctly Different Driver Centric Mobile App …

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  • In the trucking industry, there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to route planning and daily operations. Roads have varying height, weight and load restrictions, and delivery locations can be complicated with non-addressed roads and some stop locations not even on the map!   And that’s just the beginning for those hauling hazardous …

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  • What is digitalization and how is it affecting the trucking industry?   The digitalization of the trucking industry, and on a broader level, of the automotive industry, is a hot topic at the moment. The definition of digitalization is the integration of digital technologies into everyday life by the digitization of everything that can be …

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  • In these days of GPS, navigating public highways is a straightforward process. Load up your itinerary, optimize your route and off you go. But what if your stop off point doesn’t seem to exist? This could be due to private roads. International airports, oil fields, large scale building projects and military bases will often have …

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  •   On Tuesday 12th September, a team from our London office took part in the 5K Run the River fundraising event for Teach First. Teach First is a charity that fights against educational inequality. The organisation works closely with schools, universities, charities, businesses and individuals to give all children a chance to receive a quality …

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  • You’ve seen the videos.  A 53 foot trailer hitting a low bridge.  You think, “Why was that driver even routed there in the first place?” The likely answer – they were following a generic, non-truck specific navigation system, designed for use by drivers of smaller, lighter passenger vehicles. The result? Costly damages to the truck …

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  •    Self-driving vehicles are on their way When we talk about autonomous driving, the first thing that comes to mind are driverless cars and the advantages/safety/moral challenges that surround them. Some of us imagine a future in which we will all work, eat, sleep in our new cars while they drive us to our destination. …

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  • In the last few years, the trucking industry has undergone some serious changes: From the emergence of electric trucks (see Mercedes, Tesla) to the digitalization of the back office and truck cabin. But what about innovations when it comes to safety? In the US, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported a staggering number of 4,209 bridge strikes …

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  • Commercial map data is the core of our business. At ALK, we have a team of GIS and mapping specialists that dedicate every hour of every day to ensure our premium-quality, street-level map of the North American road network is the most comprehensive and accurate source for our customers. These maps form the basis of …

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  •   Last night, our British colleagues Matt Conby and Will Colborn entered the 2017 Standard Chartered Great City Race​ along with a few fellow colleagues from Trimble Real Estate and Workspace Solutions (RE&WS). Congratulations to both of them for getting involved in this charitable event, as the run was a way of raising funding and awareness …

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  • Annual software release showcases the company’s focus on driver safety and data visualization for improved decision making   Princeton, N.J. – July 19, 2017 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in transportation technology and mobility solutions, today announced the availability of its latest version of PC*MILERⓇ truck routing, mileage and mapping software. “Our …

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  • It’s been over a year since the British public voted to exit the European Union. The Brexit negotiations have started and every business up and down the country is discussing the effects and risks. The road transportation sector is no exception.   The Department of Transport reports that from June 2015 to June 2016 UK HGVs …

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  • Includes key truck-specific data improvements and enhanced driver safety elements Princeton, NJ– June 22, 2017 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in transportation technology and mobility solutions, today announced the latest release of its CoPilot® Truck™ GPS mobile navigation app for iOS. Version 10 brings truck drivers improved industry standard offline truck …

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  • Good news for all Europeans: From mid June onwards, roaming charges for certain mobile plans in the European Union have been dropped. That means there’s a good chance you can now travel across Europe and use your data without worrying about extra charges. Say goodbye to surprise bills from your mobile provider at the end of …

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  • We are excited to announce the latest version of PC*MILER Web is now available! PC*MILER Web provides users access to the industry’s most trusted truck routing and mileage anywhere, anytime. From basic mileage calculations to extensive route planning tools, use PC*MILER Web for any and all business needs. The latest update brings a more intuitive interface focused …

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  •   From the very first event at the 2017 ALK Transportation Technology Summit the overall theme of resilience began to make its appearance known. With the weather forecasts predicting heavy winds and torrential downpour it looked as though ALK’s 13th Annual Golf Outing, taking place at Bala Golf Club, would surely be canceled. However, our …

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