February 2, 2015 10:25 AM, EST

ALK Introduces Weather Alerts for Mapping Software

ALK Technologies has introduced Weather Alerts for its ALK Maps and PC Miler Web Services platforms.

The weather notifications pull in severe-weather updates from the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including winter storm warnings, wind advisories, hurricanes and flood alerts.

Fleet managers can quickly view the information overlaid on the existing ALK Maps route visualization platform to better assess how they will affect route planning.

“Driver and fleet managers can now focus on directing vehicles around problems rather than figuring out what those problems are and where they exist in the first place,” Rishi Mehra, senior product manager of enterprise solutions at ALK, said in the Jan. 29 announcement.

Weather Alerts is available to purchase as an additional module for ALK Maps or PC Miler Web Services.

ALK, based in Princeton, New Jersey, is part of Trimble Navigation Ltd.’s transportation and logistics division.