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ALK Technologies Partners with

Unique Transportation Site Integrates PC*MILER Web Services

(Princeton, NJ – September 12, 2008) ALK Technologies has partnered with uShip, a unique web-based business that brings shippers and carriers together in an easy to understand, simple to use online marketplace. uShip now offers PC*MILER as an online tool for its participating carriers.

PC*MILER is the transportation industry’s standard for routing, mileage and mapping software. It’s the flagship product from ALK, the leading worldwide developer of innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions.

uShip offers a straightforward, consumer-friendly interface that enables a user to enter what is being shipped, where it is and where it needs to go. Potential carriers then bid for the work.

uShip began operations in 2003 and now lists as many as 10,000 shipments at any one time. Typical shipments can be furniture, boats, motorcycles, farm equipment, horses – almost anything you can imagine. A carrier might be one person with a pickup truck or a major commercial motor carrier with a large fleet.

Carriers can quickly search available shipments for appropriate business. Notably, the uShip interface enables them to search along the route of a dispatched truck that has space available. PC*MILER enables carriers to bid for shipments which will make the most efficient use of trucks, drivers and fuel.

“We are pleased to be able to offer PC*MILER mileage and mapping to our 115,000 transportation service providers,” said uShip CEO, Matt Chasen. “PC*MILER is the industry standard, in fact, we know it is being used by many of our shippers, carriers and brokers in their everyday business. Adding PC*MILER to our suite of tools is another indication of our commitment to helping our members efficiently find and book freight.”

“We are delighted that uShip is making PC*MILER available to all of its service providers as their standard,” said Roy Schijns, Vice President, Sales for PC*MILER Solutions. “It’s exciting to work with a forward-looking enterprise like uShip, which complements our new go-to-market strategy centered around evolving our software delivery model to a hybrid between server-based installations and SaaS web services.”

PC*MILER is available on the Service Providers Tools page at PC*MILER functionality and data will be delivered through uShip over the web via PC*MILER Web Services. It offers a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using XML (Extensible Markup Language) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) over an Internet Protocol Backbone, all developed in Microsoft.NET.

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, or

Mary Kelly ([email protected])
Phone: 609-252-816

About uShip

Founded in 2003, uShip is the first and largest online marketplace for shipping services. Members list anything they need shipped, from household goods to vehicles to freight, and receive bids from thousands of feedback-rated service providers, including movers, carriers, transporters, van lines, freight brokers and independent service providers. On any given day, there are thousands of shipments listed on uShip representing millions of dollars of business. It’s totally free for members to list shipments and for service providers to place bids. uShip’s reverse-auction format and patent-pending search technology dramatically reduce shipping costs by allowing service providers to find shipments along their routes and fill empty cargo space. uShip’s feedback system holds service providers accountable for their service and rewards those that perform well. Please visit for more information.