Rand McNally Commercial Transportation introduced RouteTools software, a routing, mileage and business management solution for the PC.

RouteTools allows professional drivers to plan routes on truck-drivable roads, navigate using detailed route itineraries, integrate fueling stops and calculate precise mileage for accurate billing and fuel tax reporting.

"The feedback we received from professional drivers was instrumental in helping us tailor the product to their needs, equipping them with the most essential tools at an affordable cost from the company they trust to provide accurate routing," said Donna Koppensteiner, vice president of the enterprise division for Rand McNally.

RouteTools also generates trips based on user-defined truck configuration to help avoid fines. Rand McNally's GIS experts and cartographers draw on the company's own proprietary data, which is then enhanced from a variety of sources to equip drivers with very specific, truck-drivable routing resulting in point-to-point mapping and routing for the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

The software features detailed descriptions of almost 6,000 truckstop locations and their amenities, provides full-cover maps and directions that reference the appropriate pages in Rand McNally's Motor Carriers' Road Atlas.

As business management software, RouteTools equips professional drivers with features that help them bill accurately, record expenses and calculate mileage for accurate fuel tax reporting in each state or province. For an additional monthly fee, professional drivers are given access to a fuel-optimized routing service via the Web that helps them navigate based on lowest fuel prices available that day.

More info: go.randmcnally.com/routetools