Mapmechanics is Celebrating Five Years of Truckstops Routing, Scheduling & Optimization

This year Mapmechanics is celebrating the fifth anniversary of their Truckstops acquisition, which saw Mapmechanics gain all rights to the Truckstops fleet routing solution worldwide.

5-years-iStock_000057716268_MediumIn 2011 MicroAnalytics, the original creator of Truckstops, agreed to sell the Truckstops fleet routing and scheduling suite to Mapmechanics. This was after nearly two decades of successful partnership in which Mapmechanics had been a Truckstops distributor, and the next step in Truckstops’ development as the world’s most widely distributed routing and scheduling solution. Since then, Mapmechanics has worked continuously to fully support and develop the suite.

Director Paul Dawsey comments “we have done a lot of work in developing Truckstops to be compatible and complimentary with the rest of the Mapmechanics range of map based technologies, including worldwide maps and address locations. The software is more accessible than ever and you can now unlock an even greater return on investment with only minimal training.”

Since Mapmechanics inherited Truckstops we have developed the software through to Version 20. In addition to the recent launch of Truckstops Ireland, the latest version represents a significant step forward for the routing solution.

Mapmechanics has invested heavily in the new user interface, which is now simpler and more accessible without compromising performance capabilities or any of the powerful features. Equally crucial is the enhanced solution-finding algorithm and the fully integrated faster distance matrix generation. In addition, there is a wide range of interfacing options from Microsoft Excel sheets to direct database communication.

Truckstops’ ePOD, tracking and performance monitoring now interfaces with a range of solutions including Masternaut, Microlise, Teletrac Navman, Three X Mobile, TranSend, Truckcom and VeriLocation.

Users also now have access to a litany of new features, including a much enhanced map view, streamlined and more flexible data input and fully customisable and more comprehensive reporting facilities. In addition, it is possible to email route itineraries to drivers with links for navigation. For more information on TRUCKSTOPS® route planning software, click here.

The updated version of Truckstops ultimately means that the software is more helpful on a day-to-day basis, as well as being better as a strategic tool, running scenarios faster for analysis and bid proposals. Regarding the future of Truckstops with Mapmechanics, Paul comments: “Mapmechanics will continue to invest substantially in Truckstops to help maintain its leading status whilst taking advantage of new technologies to bring further benefits to Truckstops users.”

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