PORTLAND, Ore. and PRINCETON, N.J. (April 14, 2015)—DAT Solutions, a leading provider of actionable information for the transportation industry, and ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, today announced that ALK Maps is now integrated with DAT Keypoint® broker transportation management software (TMS).
For freight brokers and 3PLs using DAT Keypoint with ALK Maps, data that used to appear as lists is now presented visually on a map. Users can see pick-up and delivery locations of all their current loads, along with total miles and estimated arrival times. The software also can optimize routes based on certain parameters, such as minimizing toll roads or finding routes that allow hazardous materials.
“Knowing the total mileage of a load is important, but seeing on a map that a load has to travel through three major metropolitan areas gives you a much better picture,” said Steve Blair, general manager of DAT Keypoint.