Automated Workflow Tool an Added Enhancement
KISSIMEE, Fla. and MINNEAPOLIS, March 9, 2015 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced an upgrade to its web-based interface mapping technology in partnership with sister company ALK®, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® and navigation software. With the new interface, featuring the ALK Maps interactive mapping platform, fleet managers will gain access to new mapping features designed specifically for the transportation industry. Interfaces, such as weather radar and traffic level overlays, will allow fleets to better visualize routes to efficiently plan routes and schedule activities.
“We’re excited to be moving to ALK Maps within our web-based interface. The platform is a terrific alternative to our previous mapping services,” said Tom Dorazio, director of product management for PeopleNet. “By harnessing ALK’s advanced mapping technology, we will now have the ability to influence future features and services offered, based on the requirements of individual customer fleets. This will be of continued importance as PeopleNet and ALK work together to innovate and enhance this mapping technology for the benefit our mutual customers.”
Additionally, users of the PeopleNet web-based interface maps will gain an automated workflow tool, which gives the fleet managers dispatch-specific information on each fleet vehicle pertinent for approaches, arrivals, and departures, such as:
“Due to ALK’s extensive history serving the transportation industry, we recognize the importance of providing enhanced mapping and workflow features to both drivers and back office managers,” said Rishi Mehra, senior product manager, Enterprise Solutions at ALK. “Through our weather overlay, for example, fleets can more easily navigate and plan in accordance with inclement weather conditions thereby finding a more efficient route and improving the safety of their drivers.”
The web-based interface mapping upgrade was announced at the annual Truckload Carriers Association Convention held March 8 -11, 2015 in Kissimmee, Fla.
ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.