(Princeton, NJ – September 12, 2008) ALK Technologies has partnered with uShip, a
unique web-based business that brings shippers and carriers together in
an easy to understand, simple to use online marketplace. uShip now
offers PC*MILER as an online tool for its participating carriers.
PC*MILER is the transportation industry’s standard for routing, mileage
and mapping software. It’s the flagship product from ALK, the leading
worldwide developer of innovative mobile navigation and transportation
uShip offers a straightforward, consumer-friendly interface that
enables a user to enter what is being shipped, where it is and where it
needs to go. Potential carriers then bid for the work.
uShip began operations in 2003 and now lists as many as 10,000
shipments at any one time. Typical shipments can be furniture, boats,
motorcycles, farm equipment, horses – almost anything you can imagine.
A carrier might be one person with a pickup truck or a major commercial
motor carrier with a large fleet.
Carriers can quickly search available shipments for appropriate
business. Notably, the uShip interface enables them to search along the
route of a dispatched truck that has space available. PC*MILER enables
carriers to bid for shipments which will make the most efficient use of
trucks, drivers and fuel.
“We are pleased to be able to offer PC*MILER mileage and
mapping to our 115,000 transportation service providers,” said uShip
CEO, Matt Chasen. “PC*MILER is the industry standard, in fact, we know
it is being used by many of our shippers, carriers and brokers in their
everyday business. Adding PC*MILER to our suite of tools is another
indication of our commitment to helping our members efficiently find
and book freight.”
“We are delighted that uShip is making PC*MILER available to all of its
service providers as their standard,” said Roy Schijns, Vice President,
Sales for PC*MILER Solutions. “It’s exciting to work with a
forward-looking enterprise like uShip, which complements our new
go-to-market strategy centered around evolving our software delivery
model to a hybrid between server-based installations and SaaS web
PC*MILER is available on the Service Providers Tools page at www.uShip.com.
PC*MILER functionality and data will be delivered through uShip over
the web via PC*MILER Web Services. It offers a standardized way of
integrating Web-based applications using XML (Extensible Markup
Language) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) over an Internet
Protocol Backbone, all developed in Microsoft.NET.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation
and transportation technology solutions. ALK's award-winning CoPilot
Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice
for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally.
ALK's PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over
22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide.
For more information on ALK Technologies, visit www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.
Mary Kelly (email@example.com)
Founded in 2003, uShip is the first and largest online marketplace for
shipping services. Members list anything they need shipped, from
household goods to vehicles to freight, and receive bids from thousands
of feedback-rated service providers, including movers, carriers,
transporters, van lines, freight brokers and independent service
providers. On any given day, there are thousands of shipments listed on
uShip representing millions of dollars of business. It's totally free
for members to list shipments and for service providers to place bids.
uShip's reverse-auction format and patent-pending search technology
dramatically reduce shipping costs by allowing service providers to
find shipments along their routes and fill empty cargo space. uShip's
feedback system holds service providers accountable for their service
and rewards those that perform well. Please visit www.uship.com for more information.