ALK Technologies Introduces PC*MILER Navigator 430

                                                                      All-in-One GPS System for Truck Drivers

Princeton, NJ - December 17, 2008 - ALK Technologies today announced PC*MILER Navigator 430, an easy-to-use, portable navigation device designed specifically for owner operators, leased operators and company drivers. Now truckers will have the same kind of straightforward, all-in-one system that motorists have relied upon for years.

PC*MILER Navigator 430 provides spoken truck-specific directions in a lightweight, stand-alone device that is easily attached to a truck windshield. Powered by ALK’s award-winning CoPilot Truck GPS navigation technology, this innovative solution improves safety and reduces operating costs for both drivers and fleets.

The portable PC*MILER Navigator device with built-in GPS antenna and speaker features a 4.3 inch, color touch-screen that displays directions simply and clearly as they are spoken. Upcoming turns are displayed so they can be quickly understood at a glance, and the driver’s attention remains focused on the road. The navigation software and map data are pre-installed - all a driver has to do is turn it on and put it to work.

This professional navigation device provides dock-to-dock directions for the United States and Canada. Its industry-leading map database features over 7 million street-level miles and 850,000 miles of truck restrictions such as bridge clearances, load limits, and dangerous turns. PC*MILER routing options include Practical, Shortest, 53'/102” Trailer, HazMat, National Network, and Toll Avoidance with 13'6” height, 48' length, 80,000 pound weight, and 96” width restrictions. The system also allows users to enter custom vehicle dimensions for optimal routing. No other GPS navigation solution offers such comprehensive truck routing options.

“PC*MILER Navigator leverages 22 years of truck routing expertise and input from our 22,000 transportation and logistics customers,” said Craig Fiander, Vice President, Marketing for PC*MILER Solutions. “The efficiency provided by PC*MILER Navigator makes it a smart investment because fuel costs are and will continue to be a significant issue; plus it eliminates the need for professional drivers to use systems that are not truck-legal.”

PC*MILER Navigator’s spoken directions include actual street names, so instead of hearing “just ahead, turn right,” for example, a driver hears “1 mile ahead, turn right on Hughes Drive.” This added edge can avert wrong turns onto restricted streets or bridges which can be dangerous, expensive, and time-consuming. If PC*MILER Navigator detects that a truck is entering or already on a restricted road, it will immediately warn the driver and recalculate the route.

Getting out of one such situation, or avoiding it altogether, will easily pay for PC*MILER Navigator many times over. Drivers who use PC*MILER Navigator will conservatively reduce avoidable out-of-route, empty and dead-head miles by 20%, and earn more by hauling more loads in less time.

The large PC*MILER Navigator non-glare touch-screen allows drivers to enter up to 50 stops easily. Multi-stop route optimization and various trip planning features allow for routing comparisons and previews. The system also provides trip and fuel-cost estimations that help drivers and dispatchers determine the most profitable loads.

As an added value, the device provides automobile, motorcycle, and RV navigation options for personal and recreational use. The device also acts as a portable entertainment system supporting standard movie, music, and picture file formats. An e-Book reader is also included.

The suggested retail price for PC*MILER Navigator 430 is $349 and there are no on-going subscription fees. It’s available at truck stops across North America including Flying J Travel Plazas, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Petro Stopping Centers, Pilot Travel Centers, and Travel Centers of America (TA). Fleets may purchase directly from ALK Technologies by calling 800-377-6453. For more information, visit

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 or


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  • worst gps ever August 20, 2009
    Reviewed by 'tapas man'
    this is the worst gps ever made, especially for trucking. for specific issues and a detailed review by truck drivers visit

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  • indianapolis ind July 15, 2009
    Reviewed by 'GENE HARTMAN'
    this is the most worthless gps i haver owned. no matter where you program it to go to it sends you to BFE .i bought this unit used of another driver,said he only had it 3 days,after i have tried to make it work.i figured out why he sold it to me for 200.00. this is the worst gps i have ever tried to use. ALK needs to recall all there pc miler gps's and return the people their money,will not buy another product with alk technologies on it,

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  • Junk! May 21, 2009
    Reviewed by 'J PHILLIPS'
    This is a bad product, period. The previous review said it all. My husband purchased one recently and is on his third already. The first one was so unclear when it spoke that he thought it was defective and exchanged it for another. The second was the same, however this time he could not get it to navigate either. You could choose a state and town, however it appeared that no towns had an roads?? So we tried to call customer service, and after an hour on hold on his cell phone, he finally hung up and trekked an hour back to the closest Petro. He got a third unit and used it on one run. This one worked exactly like the first (very low and unclear instructions) and, It had him in places he should not have been and having to make turns and such he should not have been making, and the thing was set for "truck" navigating. This is definately not cool! Many streets were not even in the system, but yet I could find them on my tomtom. So, needless to say the $349 PC Miler is now sitting on my counter and my husband has my tomtom from my car. Very disappointing! We will be trading it in for a different brand.

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  • Kiote April 21, 2009
    Reviewed by 'Robert Berry'
    I just bought the PC Miler 430 anticipating a fine product, after using it for a very short while I realized how wrong I was. The sound was horrible, for being in Semi, you could not hear ANY of the commands, C'mon PC MILER you should know trucks make noise. The "truck directions" where totally wrong, I was on a major road that has never been restricted your GPS said it was, and proceeded to have me in my loaded tractor-trailer turn around in a farmers field...many times!! I told a friend about my purchase he was going to buy one as well, luckly I met him 5 hrs. after I bought your product, luckly he was going where I just came from, I let him use it going back, instucting him to return it. He did try it for the 5 hrs. I had and and was totally amazed at the poor quality of your GPS...He now has my full refund, Sorry to say it Pc Miler you will not have a GPS in my, or any of my friends bad, I really thought you were on to something good for the drivers, Thank-you

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