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ALK Technologies is now offering PC-Miler Navigator 430, a portable navigation device designed for truck owner-operators, leased operators and company drivers. The move gives truckers the same all-in-one system that ALK has offered motorists for years, the vendor said. PC-Miler Navigator 430 provides spoken, truck-specific directions in a lightweight, standalone device, which can be attached to the windshield. Built on ALK's CoPilot Truck GPS navigation technology, the new product boosts safety and reduces operating costs for drivers and fleets, the company claimed. Equipped with a built-in GPS antenna and speaker, the device features a 4.3-inch color touch screen, which displays directions as they are spoken. The navigation software and map data are pre-installed. The device provides dock-to-dock directions for the U.S. and Canada, drawing on a map database with more than 7 million street-level miles and 850,000 miles of truck restrictions, such as bridge clearances, load limits and dangerous turns. The touch screen allows drivers to enter up to 50 stops.
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