Cadec Integrates CoPilot Truck GPS Navigation With PowerVue and Mobius TTS Fleet Management Solutions

BALTIMORE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 19, 2009 -- From the 2009 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference, Cadec Global, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, announced today a new partnership with GPS navigation specialist ALK Technologies to help trucking fleets optimize routes, reduce out-of-route mileage and lower fuel consumption.

Now Cadec Mobius TTS® and PowerVue™ customers have the option to ease strain on their driving teams by adding ALK's CoPilot® Truck GPS navigation to their Cadec 100 Series On-Board Computers (OBCs). Cadec's Mobius TTS and PowerVue fleet management solutions help trucking fleets monitor driver behavior, improve safety and reduce costs.

Providing clear, voice-guided, turn-by-turn instruction and a choice of visual mapping styles, ALK's CoPilot Truck is a hands-free, truck-legal GPS navigation system that takes the guesswork out of delivery by providing the most efficient routing. In addition, it safely broadens the geographic reach of each driver.

While a standalone module for manual address selection by the driver is available, it's when CoPilot Truck is integrated with Cadec's driver workflow solution that it becomes an effective business tool.

Integrated solution improves efficiency, safety

Cadec has fully integrated CoPilot Truck into its fleet management platform so fleets can run it right on their Windows CE-based Cadec OBCs. This integration enables Cadec customers to send updated routes to Cadec OBCs, where drivers can automatically access the updates along with turn-by-turn navigation and voice prompts from a single system. Delivery destinations are automatically sent to CoPilot Truck, allowing drivers to confirm their next destination based on the integrated routing detail.

Drivers use their Cadec OBC to select the next destination from a list of due deliveries. Upon selection and confirmation of the destination, the CoPilot Truck GPS application is launched. Taking into account factors such as total vehicle length, width, weight and consignment, CoPilot Truck then plots a suitable route from dock-to-dock, providing full, turn-by-turn navigation.

During the trip, additional information on screen provides the driver with the distance to the destination, an Estimated Time of Arrival and visual instruction on their next maneuver. Upon arrival, the device will toggle back into the Mobius TTS or PowerVue application so that the driver can complete the delivery on site.

Frank Moreno, Cadec's Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, said, "Fleets are more concerned than ever with efficiency -- combining fleet management with detailed, dock-to-dock navigation can go a long way toward reducing unnecessary mileage and costs. With the addition of CoPilot Truck GPS navigation from ALK Technologies, we can greatly improve driver efficiency. Automated route planning sent directly to the driver's on-board computer can eliminate driver-entry errors and potentially costly routing mistakes."

Dan Popkin, Vice President, CoPilot Sales, ALK Technologies said, "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Cadec, which is already delivering successful results to joint customers. By offering integrated CoPilot Truck navigation with Mobius TTS and PowerVue, Cadec is able to draw on ALK's 30-plus years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry and provide enterprises with a GPS navigation solution that can significantly improve efficiency and safety through a reduction in accidents."

Cadec will demonstrate this integrated solution at this week's IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference, taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center from October 19-21, at booth #109. For more information on Cadec fleet management solutions for food distribution, visit

About ALK Technologies

ALK Technologies has been developing innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions since 1979. ALK's award-winning CoPilot® GPS software is increasingly being adopted as the navigation choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally, while the company's PC*MILER® routing and mapping fleet solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information, visit or

About Cadec

Cadec Global enables mobile asset optimization, process automation and operations visibility through its advanced fleet management solutions. With over 30 years of innovation and experience in the trucking industry, Cadec enables transportation and distribution managers, fleet and logistics experts and business executives to reduce costs, enhance customer service, enforce compliance and safety regulations, and improve driver productivity. Cadec's marquis customer list includes market-leading private and for-hire fleets across multiple industries throughout North America.

Cadec, Mobius TTS, PowerVue and ProTecht are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadec Global in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Add to Digg Bookmark with Add to Newsvine

For information, contact:
Michelle G. Faulkner for Cadec
Big Swing Communications

Email Contact

Mary Kelly
ALK Technologies, Inc.

Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article

SolidCAM: Program your CNCs directly inside your existing CAD system.

Featured Video
Principal Research Mechatronics Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
CAD Systems Administrator for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Industrial Designer Intern – Spring 2017 for Nvidia at Santa Clara, CA
Lead Geospatial Analyst for Alion at McLean, VA
Upcoming Events
PI APPAREL Hong Kong 2017 at SHANGRI-LA KOWLOON 64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon Hong Kong - Apr 5 - 6, 2017
SOLIDWORKS intro and hands on session – Slough at Baylis House, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PB Slough United Kingdom - Apr 7, 2017
PMTS 2017 at Greater Columbus Convention Center Exhibit Halls E, F, & D 400 North High St. Columbus OH - Apr 25 - 27, 2017
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee WI - Apr 25 - 26, 2017

Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise