Software Integration Enhanced for More Precise Routing Technology

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rand McNally Enhances IntelliRoute® Software Integration with TMW
New API Allows for Full Utilization of Routing Options including Dock2Dock

Skokie, IL--Rand McNally today announced significant enhancements to its IntelliRoute® Software integration with TMWSuite®, and TruckMate® operations software, both from TMW Systems. In a move to bring more precise routing technology to its joint customers, this integration will allow mutual customers to access the address-to-address calculations offered in the IntelliRoute® Dock2Dock product.

Rand McNally's IntelliRoute Dock2Dock software allows fleets to navigate on city and inter-neighborhood streets. The software provides nearly 7.0 million miles of U.S. truck-attributed roads made up of 24.3 million unique road segments. The routing takes trucks from the address of origin to the destination's dock and boasts coverage across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

"Like our partner Rand McNally, we are constantly working to enhance our software to assist our customers in monitoring performance and profit," said David Wangler, president and CEO of TMW Systems.

 IntelliRoute® also routes by truck type across all of Rand McNally's standard routing methodologies, including HHG, Practical and Lowest Cost. IntelliRoute® Dock2Dock takes navigation one step further by providing both physical restrictions, such as truck height and weight, as well as legal restrictions, such as turn limitations and truck-specific speed limits, to help minimize out-of-route miles and maximize fuel efficiency. It allows carriers to calculate a truck-routable distance between two precise physical addresses for a specific asset type.

Recently, IntelliRoute® software has been enhanced to include Mexican Postal Codes and the ability to optimize up to ten addresses.

"TMW's integration with IntelliRoute® Dock2Dock brings all of the time- and cost-saving benefits of our software to their users," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "Our Dock2Dock solution helps dispatchers equip their drivers to navigate more efficiently and reach their destinations on time, and give management an accurate picture of performance."

IntelliRoute is a registered trademark of Rand McNally. TruckMate and TMWSuite are registered trademarks of TMW Systems.

About Rand McNally

Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Interactive travel service, Tripology; America's #1 Road Atlas; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and GPS devices; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. www.RandMcNally.com

About TMW Systems

TMW Systems is the leading provider of enterprise transportation software, including TL2000, TruckMate, Innovative IES and TMWSuite. For use with all major operations platforms in the trucking industry, TMW also offers TMT Fleet Maintenance software, IDSC ExpertFuel for fuel purchase optimization, IDSC Netwise for yield optimization and IDSC MatchAdvice and TripAlert to improve asset utilization. Customers include private and for-hire trucking, 3PLs and shippers, brokerage, construction, ready mix concrete, municipal fleets, heavy-duty repair and waste management operations. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, TMW currently serves more than 1,800 customers managing over 400,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.2 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.