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Dec. 13, 2023

Nov. 15, 2023

  • IMPROVED The following updates were made to the Single Search Geocoding API:
    • Updated map data in North America and Mexico.
    • Improvements to when a QueryConfidence of 1 (exact and very high matches) is returned.
    • Improvements to the ResultType returned for a location.

Oct. 25, 2023

Oct. 19, 2023

  • IMPROVED PC*MILER 37 software patch updates options for routing trucks with 53-foot trailers

With this software patch, PC*MILER users now have two ways to generate routes for trucks with 53-foot trailers, including an additional option that creates more direct routes by taking advantage of state exemptions to the U.S. National Network. This option reflects a reduction in enforcement of the U.S. National Network and State Extensions in many states.

This patch is automatically available when the dataVersion parameter is set to Current, the default, or PCM37, the latest version released. The two options for routing 53-foot trailers when calling Routing APIs are:

  1. (Recommended) Set the profileName parameter to Heavy Duty Semitrailer or set the truck’s Length to 53 ft. With this option, the routing algorithm takes into account state-by-state exemptions to the requirement that 53-foot trailers adhere to the National Network. This option was introduced in the June release of PC*MILER 37, and it produces more direct and sometimes shorter routes that are safe and legal.


  2. Set the ClassOverrides parameter to NationalNetwork. With this option, the routing algorithm always adheres to the National Network and does not take advantage of the state exemptions. This matches the behavior of PC*MILER 36 and lower. It was added in this patch release and not available in the June release of PC*MILER 37. It resolves some differences users may have seen in mileage calculations between PC*MILER 36 and 37, when using the National Network setting alone, without entering the vehicle’s length.

Oct. 12, 2023

Oct. 5, 2023

  • IMPROVED The Geocoding APIs and other APIs that return geocoded location information now include a field titled TimeZoneAbbreviation. It returns the current TimeZone abbreviation for the region, taking into account Daylight Savings Time.

  • IMPROVED In Reverse Geocoding API calls, vehicle dimensions are now taken into account to determine whether to return auto speed limits or jurisdiction wide (JWR) speed limits for trucks. (Speed limits require an add-on license. Contact us for more information.)

  • IMPROVED Two new alerts were added to the Trip Management API’s notifications service. An approaching alert is triggered when an asset is within a certain range of a stop. A dwell exceeded alert notifies the back office when an asset has exceed the expected dwell time at a stop by more than 10 percent.

  • FIXED Fixed issues with how country/state information is returned in state reports, which provide a summary of mileage by state/country.

  • FIXED Fixed an issue where umlauts were missing from names in reports requested in German.

Sept. 1, 2023

July 5, 2023

June 21, 2023

PC*MILER 37 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. Improvements since version 36 include:

  • IMPROVED Improved routing for 53-foot trailers: U.S. federal law dictates that truck/trailer combinations with width greater than or equal to 102 inches, trailer length greater than or equal to 53 feet, or both, must stay on designated State and National Network roads to the maximum extent possible. Many states, however, provide specific exemptions to this national rule. Recent improvements to the PC*MILER routing algorithm account for these exemptions. As a result, the algorithm generates more practical routes with increased freedom to travel off the network in areas where exemptions exist.

  • IMPROVED RV/Caravan routing: The Routing APIs now provides safe and legal routing for RVs (also called caravans in some regions) based on the default dimensions in these charts. To calculate an RV route, set the profileName to RV. This setting is not compatible with older versions of PC*MILER so dataVersion must be Current, which is the default setting, or PCM37.

  • IMPROVED Enhanced turn restrictions: In order to help prevent trucks from taking potentially unsafe U-turns, hundreds of thousands of new turn restrictions have been added to our North America map data. This results in better routing in downtown areas with complex road networks and turn structures.

  • IMPROVED Enhanced road closure support: Several improvements were made to help ensure the routes PC*MILER selects avoid road closures and more strictly adhere to other Routing Preferences:

    • Settings such as Elevation limits, Vehicle Type restrictions, and Hazmat restrictions, as well as data such as time-based closures, now effectively act as road closures in most cases. Previously, these settings would greatly influence the route PC*MILER selects, but they would not always result in strict closures on certain roads.
    • Indefinite road closures are now avoided in routes whether or not the trip has a departure date. Previously, they were only applied when a trip had a start date.

  • FIXED Routing bug fixes:

    • Fixed bugs around Hours of Service (HOS) off-duty time clocks to track the inactive driver’s clocks when Team Driving.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Gate Path routing to a Site from being properly applied in some cases.

  • IMPROVED Map data updates: Version 37 includes all of the road map data updates in North America starting at Q2.1 2022 and ending with Q2 2023. Some highlights include:

    • 413 new construction road projects were added
    • Over 49,000 new POIs were added to the Places Database
    • Over 43,000 new site locations were coded, including distribution centers, retail storefronts, manufacturing plant, and truck stops and service centers
    • More than 8,700 miles of new highway-level network was added to the United States
    • Truck through-travel restrictions were updated within over 850 city limits
    • More than 11,000 customer-reported issues were fixed

For more detail on map data updates, please see our North America map data release notes.

Read more about PC*MILER version releases.

June 14, 2023

May 24, 2023

May 18, 2023

  • IMPROVED A new response field in the Reverse Geocoding API, TimeZoneOffset, displays a location’s time zone as an offset to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The format is “GMT{offset}.” For example, “GMT-5:00” for Eastern Standard Time in North America or “GMT+1:00” for the Western European Time Zone.

  • IMPROVED Batch POST Route Reports now display an error message when one of the routes cannot be calculated.

  • IMPROVED Routing APIs now return full postal codes for customers licensed for that data in select parts of Europe.

  • FIXED Fixed an error where Summer Time in Europe was being reported in Route Reports during the wrong time of year.

April 13, 2023

April 4, 2023

  • FIXED Removed an incorrect error message in Route Reports that indicated only live traffic is available outside of North America for versions 29 and higher. Both live and historical traffic patterns may be used in calculations, depending on the departure time.

March 28, 2023

March 13, 2023

Feb. 16, 2023

Feb. 14, 2023

  • IMPROVED Enhanced the routing algorithm so it will always take into account road closures with an indefinite end date.

  • IMPROVED Added an error message in batch POST Route Reports if a route fails to calculate.

  • FIXED Fixed an issue preventing Route Modifiers (roads to avoid or favor) from consistently being applied to Routing API calls.

  • FIXED Fixed the RemovedStops field that is returned by the Time Window Routing API to ensure it returns all removed stops, including duplicate stops, and has the correct format for stop coordinates.

  • FIXED Fixed an issue that would cause the routing algorithm to ignore an Entry/Exit Path into a Site if the path included a road designated as “No Thru Trucks.”

  • FIXED Fixed an issue where the Geocoding API failed to return a full address in the Netherlands when a full postcode was included in the request.

Feb. 8, 2023

Jan. 19, 2023

  • IMPROVED Updated map data in Europe.

Jan. 4, 2023

  • IMPROVED Improved results returned by the Single Search Geocoding API for queries that include both a fielded POI name and a street address without fields.
Last updated January 12, 2024.