TruckStops Routing and Scheduling Software version 2.9 adds new functionality and features in the TruckStops Graphics window and reports.
TruckStops' new map background functionality allows users to enable Microsoft's MapPoint, ALK's PC*Miler, or PC*Miler/Streets maps as a background map to the TruckStops Graphics window as alternatives to more traditional TruckStops Landmarks. If the user owns Map Point, PC*Miler, and/or PC*Miler/Streets, he can switch between mapping sources with a few mouse clicks and will retain all editing capabilities of the TruckStops Graphics window regardless of which mapping option is displayed.
Another new feature is drag-and-drop functionality within the TruckStops reports. Users have always had the ability to drag-and-drop stops within the Graphics window; this feature is now extended to the report view. Users also can drag stops from the reports to the Graphics and vice versa.
TruckStops can be used either dynamically, for scheduling vehicles on routes that change daily, or strategically, for planning and updating fixed delivery routes.