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Ward Trucking Implements ALK|FleetSuite Tolls and PC*MILER|Streets

June 13, 2006

PRINCETON, NJ – Ward Trucking has added two new applications to its suite of ALK Technologies solutions. Ward has implemented ALK|FleetSuite Tolls and PC*MILER|Streets for use by all three of its operating divisions: Ward Trucking, Ward Truckload Express, and Forward Logistics. Ward has been a PC*MILER customer for five years. ALK is a developer of industry standard routing, mileage, and mapping software, including its flagship product PC*MILER, which is business software that provides the most accurate truck-specific routing. It’s used by motor carriers, private fleets, shippers, and logistics companies to plan loads, pay drivers, and calculate freight charges. Ward Truckload Express, one of Ward’s trucking divisions, operates 160 power units serving the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the United States. ALK|FleetSuite Tolls and PC*MILER|Streets software will save Ward Truckload Express approximately $50,000 annually. Ward Trucking, the long-established less-than-truckload division, serves the Middle Atlantic States from 20 service centers with a fleet of 450 trucks. The LTL operation uses PC*MILER|Streets for accurate state fuel tax reporting and more. PC*MILER|Streets takes routing and mileage accuracy to levels of detail that yield measurable returns. By using both ALK|FleetSuite Tolls and PC*MILER|Streets to optimize line haul routes, Ward will realize savings of more than $100,000 a year. In addition to optimizing line haul routes, PC*MILER|Streets provides directions for Ward’s truckload drivers to delivery and pickup locations once they have left the Interstates. ALK|FleetSuite Tolls provides pinpoint toll accuracy for rate quotes, billing, and driver settlement. It features a constantly updated database that provides accurate information from 110 toll and government entities in 30 states. It includes 17 toll discount programs such as EZ Tag, E-ZPass, Cruise Card, and SunPass. Users can also select the criteria necessary for an accurate toll amount — the number of axles on the unit, for example, and in some cases, the time of day.
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