Loading Dock Locations enables navigation systems to route to the actual loading/unloading area.CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced today that reaching the loading dock for truck pickup or delivery just got a little easier with the release of NAVTEQ's Loading Dock Locations for use with its notable NAVTEQ Transport™ product. Loading Dock Locations provide additional Point of Interest information such as dock name and delivery entrance. NAVTEQ customers can use the information to create down to the last meters turn-by-turn guidance for navigation systems relying on the NAVTEQ® map and content.
As many docks are often separated or are some distance from the street address, Loading Dock Locations has the potential to create an immediate positive impact on how goods are shipped and delivered. Including this additional information can reduce both driver and recipient frustration by enabling more timely and accurate pickup and delivery of shipped goods. The potential for cost savings is realized by reducing risk of unanticipated wait times and penalty fees as a result of missing previously appointed time slots as well as reduction in fuel consumption.
"As margins continue to narrow in the trucking industry due to competition, climbing fuel costs, and just-in-time logistics, trucking companies need to find ways to cut their costs, maximize their time, and minimize their risks," stated Scott Scheuber, director North America map and content products for NAVTEQ. "With the new Loading Dock Locations content our customers are able to enhance the value of route optimization and navigation solutions with efficiency gains and greater arrival time certainty."
With this initial release, Loading Dock Information is available for airports, amusement parks, casinos, convention centers, golf courses, hospitals, hotels, universities, recreation centers, shopping centers, and sports complexes. Current coverage includes ten metropolitan areas in the United States. NAVTEQ anticipates expanding the content to additional cities before the end of the year.
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of location content in the form of maps, traffic and places data that enables navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ supplies precise, comprehensive location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has more than 5,700 employees located in 216 offices in 53 countries.
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