NASHVILLE – CoPilot Truck from ALK Technologies provides truck drivers with both spoken and map-based driving directions on a laptop computer. The new package, which includes a GPS receiver and antenna, uses the company’s PC*MILER routing and mileage software to provide street-level coverage for the entire continental U.S.

Features for the package, which was introduced at the American Trucking Assns. annual conference today, include spoken directions and two-way voice technology for hands-free operation, pre-trip route optimization, and automatic recalculation of routes if a vehicle deviates from its planned routes.

CoPilot Truck system requirements include a PC laptop with Pentium II processor, CD-Rom drive, 32 MB RAM, 100 MB of hard disk space, and a serial or USB port. It runs under Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, or NT 4.0.