Welcome To Truck Stops Plus
First off, why the Truck Stops Plus 2014 add-on template combined with Streets & Trips? Because if your company supplies the truck specific fuel routing and most major truck companies do these days, then there is no need to purchase a high dollar truck specific GPS device that may or may not jive with your company supplied truck specific fuel routing. Instead, just sync the company supplied truck specific fuel routing in Streets & Trips, which is very easy and fast to do, then save it using the company supplied trip number, and boom you are good to go.
When you combine Streets & Trips with the Truck Stops Plus 2014 add-on template, all of a sudden Streets & Trips becomes an exponentially far more valuable tool because truck specific POIs, such as Truck Stops, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Truck Washes, and Rest Areas, are all available at your fingertips. Plus those truck specific POIs can also be seen while navigating as you approach them from miles ahead in advance. It's like already being familiar with every region of the country even though you haven't been there yet. In addition, you can also easily save all of your most pertinent locations in your Truck Stops Plus 2014 add-on template including your Company Terminals, Drop Lots, and Shippers and Receivers, which in the long run not only helps to make your job far easier, faster, and less stressful, but also saves you time and makes you money, and that's what it is all about...putting money in your pocket!
New For 2014
The Truck Stops Plus 2014 add-on Template now contains more than 15,000 pinpoint accurate truck specific points of interest (POIs) covering the USA, Canada, and Alaska.
Now features 7,347 truck stops, which is over a 1000 more truck stops than the largest paperback truck stop guide with the most truck stop listings and it's all pinpoint accurate.
For 2014 our truck stop database includes all 1,201 major chain truck stops plus 6,146 independent truck stops, which includes 5,207 independent truck stops and 939 independent truck stops truck w/scales, for a grand total of 7347 truck stops altogether.
In addition, our POI database also includes 2,794 Wal-Mart Supercenters, divided into 2,402 Wal-Mart Supercenters that allow overnight truck and RV parking and 392 that do not allow overnight truck and RV parking, 1,636 rest areas, 235 turnpike service plazas, 1,463 truck parking areas, 1,069 weigh stations, all 52 Speedco locations, 106 fast food restaurants with truck parking, and 514 truck wash locations for those of you that pull reefers that also includes all of the Blue Beacon and Truckomat "Iowa 80" Truck Wash locations.
Our Canadian truck specific POI database is the first ever produced. In fact, it is also the only Canadian truck stop directory and truck specific POI digital database available commercially anywhere.
Quickly check fuel prices online by clicking the new "F" hyperlink pushpin symbol. (An Internet connection is required.)
Quickly check current weather conditions for any destination and also get a 36 hour weather forecast by clicking the new "W" hyperlink pushpin symbol. (An Internet connection is required.)
Overall this is the best, most comprehensive, and most accurateTruck Stops Plus Template we have ever offered. Thus, if you haven't updated your previous Truck Stops Plus Template in a while, this is the year you need do it.
Other Great Features
The Independent Truck Stops database is divided into the Independent Truck Stops data set and the Independent Truck Stops w/Scales data set, which makes searching and routing to independent truck stops with truck scales or without truck scales far easier and faster. On the map you can also easily distinguish them apart at a glance as well because different pushpin symbols are used to designate each data set.
Each truck stop record contains the preferential information professional drivers need the most, such as the truck stop's name, the specific location information including the city and the state, the phone numbers, the size whether they are small, medium, or large truck stops, whether they have cat scales, whether they do major & minor repairs, minor repairs only, or no repairs at all, whether they have showers, and whether they charge for overnight parking . All major chain truck stops together with many independents as well also indicates the food offering too. All you have to do to access that information is simply right click a truck stop, and choose "show name" from the context menu.
The turnpike service plazas also indicate the name, specific location information, truck parking size, whether or not they have a cat scale, and the food offerings; the Wal-Mart Supercenters indicate whether or not they allow for overnight parking for trucks and RVs, the store addresses, and the phone numbers; the Truck Wash locations and Speedcos indicate the store addresses and phone numbers; and the new fast food restaurants with truck parking data set also indicates the name, the specific location information, the phone numbers, and the truck parking size.
Search, locate, and route to truck stops and other truck specific POIs using the Find Nearby Places Feature in a small fraction of the time than it takes to do it using a truck stop guide and Motor Carrier Road Atlas.
Also quickly and easily check for Restricted Routes and Low Clearances right from the convenience of your laptop screen with or without Internet access and without a big and bulky Motor Carrier Road Atlas.
With today's skyrocketing fuel prices nothing will help you minimize out of route miles better than the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template combined together with Microsoft Streets & Trips. If you are serious about saving money, then the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template is an absolutely indispensable tool you can't afford to be without!
The Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template transforms the popular Microsoft Streets & Trips routing and GPS navigation software into easy to use trucker’s software. The Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template is an add-on template that replaces the standard out of the box template that comes with Microsoft Streets & Trips with a special template called the Truck Stops Plus that contains more than 15,000 truck specific points of interest, including 7,220 truck stops, which includes all 1188 major chain truck stops and 6146 independent truck stops. Also included are 2,794 Wal-Mart Supercenters, divided into 2,402 that allow overnight truck and RV parking and 392 that do not allow overnight truck and RV parking, 1,636 rest areas, 235 turnpike service plazas, 1,463 parking areas, 1,069 weigh stations, 510 truck wash locations, including all of the Blue Beacon and Truckomat "Iowa 80" Truck Wash locations, all 52 Speedco locations, and 106 fast food restaurants with truck parking. The Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template is a first of a kind high tech truck stop guide and Wal-Mart Supercenter locator tool on steroids, and together with Microsoft Streets & Trips it will handle all of your routing and GPS navigation chores. It’s everything you need plus much more!
With the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template you can search and route to any of the points of interest contained in the POI database, such as the nearest truck stop with a truck scale in a small fraction of the time than it takes to do it the old fashioned manual way using a truck stop guide and a Motor Carrier Road Atlas. As a matter of fact, you can search for every trucking specific point of interest located within a 50 mile radius of your present location or an anticipated location with a single right click. Or you can choose to search for every trucking specific POI along your entire route. Searching for and routing to truck stops and other trucking specific points of interest has never been made so easy.
Plus we all know that sometimes finding a truck stop can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, especially off the Interstates and on two lane highways in the boonies. With the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template you can drive with complete confidence since you will never struggle to find another truck stop ever again! Because each truck stop in the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template has been professionally geocoded with precision in its correct and accurate location for pinpoint accuracy, Microsoft Streets & Trips will guide you there while giving you precise voice guided and visual turn-by-turn directions so that you can spend more of your time paying attention to the road and concentrating on being safe and less of your time trying to find hard to find truck stops that you may never be able to locate otherwise. If you are a newbie truck driver just breaking into the to the truck driving industry, the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template is an absolutely indispensable tool, and considering the Hours of Service regulations governing professional drivers, it is also a must have for compliance reasons alone.
But that’s not all you will be able to do! With the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template, you will also be able to relegate your Motor Carrier Road Atlas to backup status because you will be able to easily check for restricted routes and low clearances right from the convenience of your laptop screen with or without an Internet connection, making it not only much easier but many times faster as well. In addition, new for 2014 with an Internet connection you will also now be able to quickly check for diesel fuel prices online in only a matter of seconds by clicking the new "F" hyperlink pushpin symbol. Furthermore, you can also check current weather conditions and get a 36 hour weather forecast for any destination in the country by clicking the new "W" hyperlink pushpin symbol. You will never use an antiquated paperback Truck Stops Guide ever again, nor will you want to.
Also, while you are traveling in GPS navigation guidance mode you will be able to see over the horizon for miles ahead in advance! With the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template you will be able to see all oncoming truck stops, Wal-Mart Supercenters, rest areas, turnpike service plazas, weigh stations, etc. contained in the template for miles ahead in advance as you are traveling down the roads of America, Canada, and now also Alaska. You will never check a truck stop guide or Motor Carrier Road Atlas ever again while driving! It’s like having your own personal advanced high tech radar system right there in the truck with you. As a matter of fact, if you work for a company that doesn't allow pullovers of any kind except for emergencies, the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template will be an absolutely indispensable tool for you.
Further, our truck specific POI database is far more accurate than the POI databases contained in standalone GPS devices because our POI database has been professionally geocoded with precision to their correct and accurate locations for pinpoint accuracy. Whereas other POI databases, on the other hand, have been geocoded by addresses, and more often than not POIs geocoded by addresses are off anywhere from several hundred yards to even several miles in some extreme instances. For professional drivers of commercial motor vehicles pinpoint accuracy is of critical importance because inaccurate POIs can potentially force professional drivers to drive many miles out of route looking for a safe and legal place to turn around or worse. Not to mention also that our truck specific POI database is the only POI database that has been created and designed from the ground up specifically for professinal drivers.
Combine the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template with Microsoft Streets & Trips and together you have the best GPS routing and navigation solution for professional truck drivers available anywhere!
Please click to download the: Truck_Stops_Plus_Demo.pdf to learn how easy and fast it is to search, locate, and route to truck stops and other truck specific POIs.
(For info on how to import any data into the Truck Stops Plus 2014 Template you may have personally added to previous versions of the Truck Stops Plus Template please see our FAQS web page.)
Study: GPS Could Save Trucking Industry $53 Billion
Motorola recently conducted a survey and turned up some notable results regarding the use of GPS:
Fuel cost savings: Nearly 50 percent of enterprises name reduction of fuel consumption as the number one benefit of using GPS -- reflected in a reduction in travel distance by an average of 231.2 miles per week and recording $51,582 in annual fuel saving.
Nationwide savings potential: With more than a million trucking carriers in the United States, the potential industry-wide annual fuel savings could reach $53 billion.
Time savings: Enterprises deploying GPS-enabled technologies saved an average of 54 minutes per day – translating into an annual recouped labor savings of $5,484 per employee or $5.4 million per enterprise.
"Field mobility workers in the transportation and trucking industry are experiencing difficulties such as locating stops, reducing fuel expense, and improving on-time performance resulting in a drain on financial and manpower resources of their organization," said Jim Hilton, director of field mobility, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Enterprise Mobility business. He ain't kidding.
Everyone understands how miles per gallon equates to money spent or saved getting from here to there. For those who make a living on the road, saving MPG can mean life or death for the business. GPS and location-based services are one way to help keep costs down.