ALK Technologies has released the latest version of its rail routing, mileage, and mapping software solution. Through a close working relationship with all of the major railroads, ALK has developed PC*Miler|Rail 18 to be an accurate digital representation of the current North American rail network.
One of many new features in the solution is the ability to avoid or favor junction interchanges in AutoRouter, a tool that simplifies route entry by suggesting the junctions and railroad connections to use between origin and destination points. A separate new feature can process large volumes of origin-destination pairs and interline routes with specific origin and destination railroads using the PC*Miler|Rail-BatchPro module.
PC*Miler|Rail 18 offers improved intermodal routing, fuel surcharge routing, and railroad map views. Data attributes have been enhanced for more than 240,000 miles of rail line, 49,516 active freight stations, thousands of unique junction interchanges, and hundreds of rail carriers, including 14 new railroads. Rail networks have also been revised to incorporate recent track abandonments.
PC*Miler|Rail is used by rail shippers, railcar lessors, and Class I railroads for transportation management. Key shipper benefits include fuel surcharge calculation, car hire, equipment management, rail car mileage auditing, rate determination and negotiation, carrier selection, and ad valorem tax reporting.