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Dec. 16, 2021

  • IMPROVED The following updates were made to the Single Search Geocoding service:

    • Improved the handling of queries with the abbreviation of “corp” for “corporation.”
    • Improved results returned for streets where each side of the street has a different ZIP code.

Nov. 19, 2021

  • IMPROVED The single search geocoding service can now return results from ZIP codes that only apply to post office boxes. To include P.O. boxes in results, the values POBox and Zip must be included in the includeOnly field when making your request. (North America only)

Oct. 21, 2021

  • IMPROVED Updated to Q3.2 data in North America.
  • IMPROVED Updated tolls data in Europe.
  • FIXED Fixed an issue preventing standard-level users from generating routes to locations in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Oct. 14, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

The following updates were made in the Trip Management APIs:

  • IMPROVED Two new, optional parameters give Hours of Service (HOS) users in Europe the ability to reduce break time in day and break time in week durations based on what is allowed by European HOS rules:
    • BreakTimeInDayDuration - The custom duration in seconds for reducing the daily rest period. Default daily rest is 11 hours. This can be reduced to 9 hours (32400 seconds), three times per week, as allowed by Europe HOS.
    • BreakTimeInWeekDuration - The custom duration in seconds for reducing the weekly rest period. Default weekly rest is 45 hours. This can be reduced to 24 hours (86400 seconds) as allowed by Europe HOS.

Aug. 26, 2021

  • IMPROVED Updated to Q3.1 data in North America
  • IMPROVED Updated tolls data in Europe.
  • FIXED Added support for “NX” and “NL” as valid state codes for Nuevo Leon in Mexico.

Aug. 12, 2021

  • IMPROVED Updated to Q3 data in North America.
  • IMPROVED Updated tolls data in Europe.

Aug. 11, 2021

  • IMPROVED The following updates were made to the Single Search Geocoding service:

    • Location matching for numbered state roads has been improved.
    • Address matching for reverse geocodes has also been improved.

Aug. 2, 2021

  • IMPROVED The logic used to insert Hours of Service (HOS) rest stops in a route has been enhanced to better maximize drive time. Rest stops will now be inserted closer to the time when an HOS violation would occur if a rest stop were not taken. Three new settings are available in HOS reports to customize when and how rest stops are inserted:
    • POIStopsReturned - Sets whether rest stops are returned as actual stop locations (POIs) along the route or only as the latitude/longitude coordinates for where the rest stop should be taken to avoid an HOS violation.
    • HOSWindowStart- Sets the time in minutes prior to when an HOS break is required that the algorithm should start looking for a rest stop to insert in the trip.
    • HOSWindowEnd - Sets the time in minutes prior to when an HOS break is required that the algorithm should finish looking for a rest stop to insert in the trip.

July 22, 2021

  • IMPROVED Updated to 2021 Q2 data in Europe.
  • IMPROVED Updated the energy data set in North America.
  • IMPROVED Updated to 2021 Q1 data in Asia.

July 12, 2021

July 8, 2021

  • NEW PC*MILER 35 Version Release. With each new version, PC*MILER’s routing algorithm and map data are enhanced to generate the best routes and the most accurate travel times and distances for your vehicles. This year’s improvements include:

    • Road speeds. Default road speeds have been improved to provide better estimated travel times.
    • Routing on major roads. The routing algorithm has been improved to avoid generating routes that leave a major road only to later return to it.
    • Turns on multi-road intersections. The routing algorithm can also better handle turns at complex intersections of multiple roads.
    • Routing to Sites. When Sites routing is turned on, the Site information is better incorporated into the route.
    • Metric precision. For improved accuracy, raw road data is now stored in metric units in countries that use the metric system. This avoids the need for conversions from imperial units.
    • Side of Street Adherence. The side of street logic was updated so it can be set for an entire trip or individually for each stop in a trip.
    • Speed Limits. Improved the logic used to determine the correct speed limit for a section of a road.
    • Updated toll data. Toll data was updated in the following U.S. states and Canadian provinces: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Northwest Territories, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia
    • Street-level map data was updated, including weight limits, vertical clearances and truck through-travel restrictions.
    • Newly constructed roads and exit interchanges were added to the map data.
    • New Trimble Maps Verified Places with Sites were added to the map data.

  • IMPROVED The logic used in Hours of Service (HOS) calculations now supports 2020 Federal Motor Carrier Safety updates. That includes:

    • The adverse driving conditions exception, which expands the driving window during adverse driving conditions by up to an additional 2 hours.
    • The expansion of the short-haul exception to 150 air-miles.
    • Changes in the 30-minute break requirement to allow an on-duty/not driving period to qualify as the required break.

  • NEW A new Route Reports endpoint, /pcmversion, allows you to call a list of all of the currently available versions of PC*MILER.

  • IMPROVED Geocoding results have been improved, including cases where a portion of the search terms are invalid or unrelated to the actual address (such as a description of the location, for example).

  • IMPROVED The ConventionalSchoolBus and SmallSchoolBus vehicle routing profiles have been enhanced to better take into account the length of the bus when the route is generated.

  • NEW (Europe Only) You can now set whether routes generated by the Routing APIs should pass through Congestion and Environmental zones. Three settings are available: Avoid, Allow, or Warn when a route passes through a zone.

  • FIXED Bug fixes in this release include:

    • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect Hours of Service (HOS) calculations for a trip originating in Canada and ending in the U.S.
    • Fixed HOS reports to properly recognize and incorporate CurrentOffDutyTimeDriver2 into trips with team drivers.
    • Fixed an issue that could allow locations to be returned for deprecated postal codes.

June 11, 2021

The following updates were made in the Trip Management APIs:

  • IMPROVED The range of values that can be entered when setting a truck’s totalLength, totalWeight, maxHeight, and maxWidth has been updated. These values are entered when truckDimensions is set to Custom. You can also now enter values in inches or meters, depending on whether the unitsOfMeasure parameter is set to English or Metric.

  • NEW Two new fields have been added to the trip response:

    • remainingLegDistance returns the mileage from the last GPS ping to the next open stop on a trip.

    • remainingLegDuration returns the duration from the last GPS ping to the next open stop on a trip.

May 13, 2021

  • IMPROVED Updated to 2021 Q1 map data in Oceania and Africa

  • IMPROVED Updated toll data in Europe

April 1, 2021

March 31, 2021

March 25, 2021

  • NEW New parameters were added to the Hours of Service (HOS) Report that allow you to specify how much break time a driver has already accumulated during a trip. These new settings can improve estimated arrival and departure times for stops throughout the trip. The settings are:

    • CurrentOffDutyTime, which is how much off-duty time the driver has already accumulated during the trip at the time the HOS report request is made. This value is used to offset the length of an upcoming rest break. For example, if a driver is due for an end-of-day break, which is typically 10 hours, HOS logic will reduce that break duration by the amount of time entered in the CurrentOffDutyTime parameter. The format is in seconds.

    • CurrentOffDutyTimeDriver2, which is the same parameter but for team driving.

  • IMPROVED Increased coverage of Postal Codes in Europe.

  • IMPROVED Updated toll data in Europe.

March 11, 2021

  • NEW New settings were added to the Trip Management APIs to accurately calculate toll costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when planning a trip in Europe.

March 3, 2021

  • IMPROVED The Single Search Geocoding service now uses point addressing when trying to obtain an address via reverse geocoding. Point addressing assigns GPS coordinates to each street address to improve accuracy.

Feb. 18, 2021

  • IMPROVED Updated to 2020 Q4 data in Europe.

  • IMPROVED In the Trip Management APIs, out of Corridor events are now returned with the timestamp of the GPS ping that triggered the event. The date and time are returned in the DeviceDT field.

Feb. 3, 2021

  • FIXED The following bug fixes were made to the Single Search Geocoding service:

    • Fixed incorrect results from a state abbreviation query for “MA” (Massachusetts) and “MD” (Maryland).
    • Fixed incorrect geocoding of “Via della resistenza” in the town of Sternatia, Italy.

Jan. 20, 2021

  • IMPROVED In the Trip Management APIs, you can now edit via API key the radius around your stops that will automatically trigger an ArrivedAtStop or a DepartedStop event and update the stop status in the trip. The default radius is 0.5 miles. Contact to edit that radius.

Jan. 11, 2021

The following updates were made in the Trip Management APIs:

  • IMPROVED A time window will be assigned to any HOS stop automatically added by the Trip Management service so you can get ETA event notifications to let you know whether a driver may be late to a rest stop. The time window will automatically set the field’s earliestArrivalTime and latestArrivalTime to 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the HOS stop’s planned ETA.

  • IMPROVED The Get Trip Notifications API can now return stop event updates from a trip. A stop event notification is created whenever there is an update of a stop status to “Arrived” or “Departed,” whether or not the stop status change is automatic or manual.

Last updated January 12, 2024.