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Keller adds CoPilot Truck GPS to compliance tablet


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With CoPilot, Keller compliance tablet users will be able to generate the best truck-legal route based on vehicle height, width, length, weight and number of axles. (Courtesy: J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES)
With CoPilot, Keller compliance tablet users will be able to generate the best truck-legal route based on vehicle height, width, length, weight and number of axles. (Courtesy: J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES)

NEENAH, Wis. and PRINCETON, N.J. — “The J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet makes switching to E-Logs easier, and now it makes navigation easier, too.”

That’s the observation of Randy Thome, vice president of technology services at J. J. Keller & Associates. “We’ve partnered with ALK Technologies to add their CoPilot Truck GPS navigation solution as an option on our all-inclusive J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet. That gives fleets truck-specific navigation combined with a simple, turnkey E-Log solution in the same device.”

With the CoPilot Truck navigation solution, Thome said professional truck drivers using the J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet will be able to:

• Generate the best truck-legal route based on their vehicle’s height, width, length, weight and number of axles.

• Get constant access to reliable offline navigation and detailed streets maps that don’t require a mobile data connection.

• Optimize routes that include up to 50 stops.

• Get load-specific routing to avoid roads that restrict hazardous materials.

• View HOS information alongside the clear navigation guidance screen.

• Locate driver points of interest, including truck services, truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations and CAT scales.

The navigation solution also provides 2D, 3D and directions-only views; detailed voice instructions; and a speed limit display among other features.

“We put the focus on total simplicity for both drivers and carriers, because we know the switch to E-Logs can impact all aspects of an organization,” Thome said. “This built-in navigation option is another great way to simplify fleet operations.”

The J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet is an 8-inch Android smart device with 4G coverage and comes preloaded with the J. J. Keller Mobile E-Log app.

The tablet gathers engine data from the J. J. Keller electronic logging device (ELD) that’s compatible with all vehicle classes. Driver and vehicle data is then sent to the web-based J. J. Keller Encompass back-office system for a fully-blended view of compliance and performance.

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with J.J. Keller by adding our industry leading commercial navigation solution to its fleet-friendly technology,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK.  “In addition to making it easier for drivers to operate more efficiently, safely and in compliance, CoPilot Truck also enables our mutual customers using the J. J. Keller Encompass system  to more effectively manage compliance and performance as both products share ALK’s single source of truck-specific data and routing.”

For additional information on the J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet, visit www.JJKellerELogs.com or call 855-693-5338.

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