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ALK's latest update includes a number of pre-trip planning enhancements, including a weather visualization tool to enable transportation companies to understand the weather's direct impact on their operations. Dispatchers can toggle the display of weather radar and alerts as well as a visual cloud layer. Current weather-related events are identified on the map, and alerts are optionally provided if the generated route plan intersects with an alert zone. Dispatchers can then analyze the alert type, effective and expiration times, and certainty, severity and urgency ratings, to support decisions about routing drivers around hazardous areas, or notifying customers of potential delays. Users of PC-MILER 30 can also set a maximum governor road speed, factor in government-mandated hours-of-service (HOS) restrictions, insert HOS-compliant stop or break locations directly into the route, and send an optimized stop list from PC-MILER Interactive directly through ALK’s standalone CoPilot Truck in-cab navigation app.
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