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BOSTON, MA, January 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Aspiring to produce the best quality truck routes in real time requires input from a variety of sources and TeleType has moved forward in its mission by enhancing the SmartTruckRoute app to include a driver feedback loop. The feedback loop provides drivers with a convenient mechanism to report a variety of potential concerns to commercial drivers such as low overpasses, vehicle restrictions, sharp turns, and other pertinent information the driver wishes to share, which is then verified, and integrated into the routing servers.
According to Marleen Winer, Vice-President of TeleType, "There are times when there is no substitute for information gained from the driver's perspective. Drivers have begun submitting real-time feedback which supplements our mapping data and routing information resulting in us being able to offer the most up to date truck routing to our customers. By providing real-time reports, drivers are helping other drivers."
The SmartTruckRoute app for Android and Apple allows commercial truckers to use the built-in GPS of the phone or tablet to create truck friendly routes with the added benefits of instant routing, live map updates, and truck specific navigation with turn by turn voice and visual alerts. The software takes into account commercial truck restrictions, low bridges, weight restrictions, and more. SmartTruckRoute helps drivers avoid costly tickets and provides additional safety. The app also includes truck specific points of interest such as trucks stops, weigh scales, rest areas, gas stations offer diesel fuel and displays diesel fuel pricing, At less than 7 cents per day for a subscription, the solution is economical and offers immediate, simple installation as the maps and routing are cloud based without the need for lengthy downloads.
The company maintains both permanent and temporary truck restriction data on their servers and updates the information daily on a pro-active basis as well as incorporating driver feedback. The software takes into account commercial truck restrictions as well as the vehicle height and weight and accommodates hazmat loads based on class. SmartTruckRoute helps drivers avoid costly tickets and provides additional safety.
SmartTruckRoute Key Features and Benefits:
*Daily live map, routing, and restriction information updates
*Quickly validate truck route with the convenience of a smartphone
*Use built-in GPS for turn by turn navigation
*Instant activation, no lengthy map downloads
*Unlimited truck specific routing upon purchase
*Fast routing, even long routes take less than two seconds to complete
*Visual and Voice turn-by-turn instructions, keep drivers safe
*Truck specific points of interest display and search
*Speak destination information for convenient hands free operation
*Maps automatically cached to conserve data usage (driving 10 hours per day uses less than 2 gigs per month)
The app is subscription based (for a few pennies a day). Drivers can test routes and use the fully functional app free of charge from 1-2 PM EST seven days a week. SmartTruckRoute (www.smarttruckroute.com) is available for Android and Apple iOS.
Established in 1981, TeleType has emerged to become a leader in the field of Global Positioning Systems and was the first company to offer a portable GPS solution for commercial truck drivers. TeleType specializes in software systems integration and innovative products for a variety of industries. Products range from the user friendly GPS navigation systems to advanced developer tools such as Software Developer Kits (SDK). This latest program innovation is yet another example of the pioneering advancements that has--and will continue to--set TeleType apart in the field of GPS technologies.
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