The trucking software provider Trimble said this week it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies, a Princeton, N.J.-based developer of routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies.
The addition of ALK is aimed at extending and complementing Trimble's transportation and logistics product portfolio, including TMW Systems' transportation management solutions, PeopleNet's integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, and GEOTrac's fleet management and worker safety solutions for the oil and gas industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.
About 64 percent of North American for-hire motor carriers use ALK solutions, including 98 of the top 100 largest for-hire carriers, 47 of the top 50 logistics companies and 77 of the top 100 private fleets, Trimble said.
"The addition of ALK Technologies expands the portfolio and scope of innovative solutions we can offer transportation providers, logistics companies and shippers," said David Wangler, president of TMW Systems, a Trimble subsidiary. "The combination of ALK's routing, mapping, mileage and navigation capabilities with our enterprise transportation management software and the mobile communications solutions under the Trimble Transportation and Logistics umbrella supports our comprehensive and industry-focused technology approach." - Eric Johnson