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 http://www.cadec.com/customers/foodGrocery.php.
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 www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.
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.
For information, contact: Michelle G. Faulkner for Cadec Big Swing Communications Email Contact 1-617-510-6998 Mary Kelly ALK Technologies, Inc. Email Contact 1-609-252-8160