News | March 6, 2012

Xata And ALK Technologies Launch CoPilot Truck 8 Professional For XataNet Providing Fleets With New Functionality And Platform Availability

Xata Corporation., a leader in fleet optimization software, and ALK Technologies, a global leader in geo-logistics and navigation software, recently announced the launch of CoPilot Truck 8 Professional integrated with XataNet, providing users with advanced functionality, updated PC*MILER 25 routing, and availability on a wider range of hardware platforms. A fully on-board navigation solution, CoPilot Truck 8 Professional calculates optimal, truck-specific routes on-board without using mobile communications or off-board computations, ensuring the most reliable, rapid access to offline highway and street-level digital maps. Voice-guided, truck-specific turn-by-turn directions are automatically generated, with optimal new routes instantly calculated if a driver misses a turn or deviates from the planned route.

Xata delivers real-time critical information on vehicle and driver performance, making it easy for fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers to collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety and compliance, and improve customer satisfaction. Xata's products seamlessly combine enterprise software, on-board computing, real-time communications and global positioning to provide an enterprise-wide logistics management solution.

The launch of CoPilot Truck 8 Professional for XataNet was announced during the Truckload Carriers Association 2012 Annual Convention underway now through March 6 in Orlando, Florida. Demonstrations of CoPilot Truck 8 Professional are available in Xata's booth 906/908 and ALK's booth 406/408.

"As a leader in fleet optimization, we help our customers save time, fuel and money as well as comply with changing regulations, and CoPilot Truck 8 Professional plays a major role by providing optimal routes with the safety of voice guidance," said Christian Schenk, vice president, product marketing, Xata. "The added functionality continues the success of Xata's strategy to partner with other leading industry software and hardware companies to provide the power and convenience of best-in-class solutions to today's fleets."

"CoPilot Truck 8 Professional brings Xata customers cutting-edge, voice-guided navigation combined with the power of XataNet's fleet management and compliance tools," said Michael Kornhauser, Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies. "This powerful combination maximizes operational efficiencies and enables transportation companies of all sizes to achieve fleet-wide safety and compliance objectives. ALK is pleased to be able to deliver value to the industry through its strong partnership with Xata."

New CoPilot Truck 8 Professional features include:

  • Lane Assist: Real sign post information combined with lane indicator arrows provide clear guidance on which lane to take.
  • CoPilot ClearTurn: Provides a clear, realistic view on the approach to complex intersections and highway exits.
  • Updated PC*MILER 25 Routing: Includes more than 3.5 million commercial truck restrictions and allowances, including bridge heights and clearances, load limits, weight limits and allowances, one-way road designations, left-hand and dangerous turn restrictions as well as truck-restricted, and truck-designated roads. It also includes millions of points of interest including truck services, truck stops, rest areas and weigh stations.

In addition to enhanced functionality, CoPilot Truck 8 Professional is now available for use on Micronet's CE-504 and CE-507 in-cab touchscreen devices.

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About Xata
Xata Corporation provides intuitive, automated fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry. By delivering real-time critical information on vehicle and driver performance, Xata makes it easy for fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers to collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety and compliance, and improve customer satisfaction.

Our award-winning solutions include 1) XataNet, a full-featured, enterprise-wide solution that helps private and for-hire fleets drive continuous improvement, and 2) Xata Turnpike, a technologically advanced, low-cost, easy-to-install solution that runs on drivers' existing cell phones, smartphones and tablet computers. Both solutions help fleet managers and drivers meet established and emerging electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) regulations. We also offer a portfolio of professional services, including implementation, training and consulting, to help our customers deliver bottom-line results. For more information, visit

About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in geo-logistics and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot Live, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK's PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information, visit:

SOURCE: Xata Corporation