ALK Technologies, developers of PC*MILER and PC*MILER|Rail routing, mileage, and mapping software solutions for the transportation industry, can help rail users calculate needed mileage-based fuel surcharges. Such surcharges are a result of the recent Surface Transportation Board (STB) fuel surcharge reform decision, which took effect in April. The STB ruled that fuel surcharges, in many cases, may no longer be based upon the percent of freight rate method.
PC*MILER|Rail, a system in operation in the industry for over 21 years, is widely used in rate determination and negotiation, equipment management, rail car mileage auditing, carrier selection, and ad valorem tax reporting. PC*MILER|Rail determines actual operating or short-line (tariff) routes and mileage using city/state abbreviations or commonly used geographic codes (SPLC, FSAC, 3-3-3, and R260).
The software can also generate rail-specific mileage within the North American rail network to improve fleet utilization. ALK's proprietary rail network includes approximately 50,000 freight stations and 3,400 unique junction interchanges for 699 railroads. The software is able to generate routes based on multi-carrier routing options, including route re-sequencing options. It can also provide detailed route reports listing railroad mileage in addition to via points and major cities. The software is able to easily integrate with existing systems.
Company: ALK Technologies
Company URL: www.alk.com