Austin, TX - August 23, 2007 ProMiles Software Development Corporation announced today that carriers will soon have the ability to automatically route Oversize / Overweight (OS/OW) loads on-line within the state of Texas. Based on ProMiles software, TxDOT's new system will cut operating costs and provide easier, more efficient ways of routing these types of loads than previously available anywhere in the specialized carrier arena.
State transportation agencies are facing new challenges in this millennium. In an era when state transportation budgets are stretched increasingly thin and their transportation infrastructure is aging, traffic counts and the demand for permits to transport heavy loads is increasing in high growth areas. The motor carrier industry is faced with transporting larger and heavier loads to support economic growth in energy production, manufacturing, and infrastructure construction.
"Routing oversize and overweight loads can be extremely complex, time-sensitive, and requires cooperation among multiple partners. Accurate routing plays a key role in reducing congestion, enhancing safety, expanding economic opportunity, and preserving our transportation assets," said Carol Davis, Director of TxDOT's Motor Carrier Division. "With over 500,000 oversize/overweight permits issued in Texas last year, and a 25% growth rate over the past three years, we clearly need a better way to route loads safely, improve our ability to track their movement on our highways and bridges, and meet our customers' needs efficiently. TxPROS will provide us with the next-generation of truck routing software to meet those goals."
ProMiles will develop and implement a web-based software routing solution for use by TxDOT and its customers to automatically generate and evaluate alternate routes for transporting OS/OW loads on Texas's roadways. Texas has over 80,000 centerline miles of state-maintained roadways (almost 200,000 lane miles). There are more than 49,000 bridges in the state of which nearly 8,000 are not over waterways and therefore present potential vertical clearance limitations to roadways running under them. The ProMiles solution will take advantage of TxDOT's current technical architecture and available roadway data and will substantially reduce the time it takes to process OS/OW permits, allow TxDOT to meet increasing demand for services, increase the safety of the traveling public, improve TxDOT's tracking of structures that affect OS/OW routing, and provide the ability to track the transport of OS/OW loads on Texas's roadways. The new system is expected to be available within 24 months.
ProMiles Software Development Corporation, developer of the industry's largest and most accurate mileage and mapping database with over 1,000,000 miles of truck useable roads, develops various types of desktop (CD) and Web applications, such as Route/Stop Optimization, Fuel Tax Reporting, Fuel Management and Fuel Purchase Optimization. Companies such as Wal-Mart, Ocean Spray, Bayer and General Motors have benefited from the use of ProMiles applications. ProMiles fuel price data has tens of thousands of users across North America, including nationwide chains such as Pilot, Loves, and Flying J, as well as other stores and travel plazas. The ProMiles system is the preferred choice for IFTA, IRP, and log auditors in 44 states and all Canadian provinces and is the solution for approximately 300 permit services. ProMiles automates fuel tax reporting for over 85,000 trucks with GPS. ProMiles also creates specialized and custom routing applications for the industry, including Haz-Mat and oversize / overweight routing systems. For more information about ProMiles Software Development Corporation, visitwww.ProMiles.com.
Michael A. Webb
VP Government Affairs and Reseller Relations
ProMiles Software Development Corporation
United States: 1-800-324-8588