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Route Reports (GET method)

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With our Route Reports API, you can create a route and retrieve a wide range of information about it—everything from PC*MILER practical miles and turn-by-turn directions to trip costs and a detailed route path. Each route can be customized with a wide range of settings to fit your vehicles and business needs.

For each route report request, a minimum of two stops (origin and destination) and one or more requested reports are required. The report response returns a list of reports in JSON format.

GET /route/routeReports

Resource URL

https://pcmiler.alk.com/apis/rest/v1.0/Service.svc/route/routeReports

Report Request Parameters

Below are descriptions of the parameters that can be used to generate route reports.

The only two required parameters are stops and reports. If no other parameters are entered, routes will be calculated based on default vehicle dimensions and default settings.

Stop Details

These parameters identify the stops in a route.

Data ElementDescriptionData TypeValue/Example
stopsThe coordinates that make up the stops of the route. Each stop is specified as a comma-separated pair of floating point numbers, representing longitude and latitude respectively. There must be at least two pairs of coordinates.List of comma-separated long/lat pairs, separated by semi-colons-76.123456,42.123456;-76.123126,42.123126
assetIdThe ID of the asset (device, vehicle or driver) associated with this request.
string
abc1234
PlaceIdThe ID of the Place to be added as a stop on a route. If PlaceId is included, other location attributes in the request are ignored, including an address or coordinates. The PlaceId for a location can be retrieved using our Single Search API. Available in dataVersion PCM35 and higher.
string
0xXBS0oPl3cEyBAGYYwU10_g
regionThe data region in which stop coordinates lie. Required to specify regions outside of NA.
Enum
0 - Unknown
1 - AF
2 - AS
3 - EU
4 - NA (Default)
5 - OC
6 - SA
7 - ME
IDThe user created stop ID.
String
Stop_1

Route Options

These parameters help customize the way the routing algorithm generates a route.

Data ElementDescriptionData TypeValue/Example
profileNameThe name of the vehicle routing profile to be used in calculations. A vehicle routing profile is a preset collection of vehicle dimensions and other routing options that ensure the routing algorithm knows the type of vehicle being driven so it can generate a safe, efficient, and legal route.
String
Default is null. Read more about selecting a vehicle routing profile.
useTrafficIndicates whether or not to use traffic data. When set to true, the routing algorithm will consider traffic closures when selecting the route and use historical traffic patterns to calculate the trip’s ETA and travel time. If set to true, and the trip’s departure time is also set to within 15 minutes of the current time, real-time traffic data will be used for the first 15 miles and historical traffic patterns will be used for the remainder of the route. (By default, useTraffic is false, and ETA and travel time are computed using Trimble Maps’s average road speeds by road class.)


Traffic data is only used to select the route path a truck will take when the routing algorithm (routeType) is set to Fastest. (Fastest routing is recommended for autos and vans only.)

boolean
True
False (Default)
vehTypeRestricts the route to roads that are accessible by the selected vehicle type.
Enum
0 - Truck (Default)
1 - LightTruck
2 - Auto
3 - Midsize Truck
4 - School Bus
routeTypeThe type of route you want to calculate.
Enum
0 - Practical (Default)
1 - Shortest
2 - Fastest
hwyOnlyIndicates whether to use highways only for routing. This setting is intended only for generating distances between cities or postal codes. The default is false for GET calls to route reports, which means local streets may be used in routing. For POST calls, the default is true.
boolean
True (Default for POST calls)
False (Default for GET calls)
overrideClass A comma separated list of class overrides. This allows you to select whether a truck with a 48' or shorter trailer should still adhere to routing for larger (53') trucks along the National Network. (U.S. Only)
Note that if vehLength is larger than 48' (e.g. 48.1') and/or vehWidth is larger than 96" (e.g. 96.1"), then overrideClass is set to 3(National Network + FiftyThreeFoot) without an option to turn it off;
if vehLength is smaller than 48' and vehWidth is smaller than 96", then overrideClass is set to 0(None) by default. However, you can still provide overrideClass param to override it.
Enum
0 - None (Default)
1 - FiftyThreeFoot
2 - NationalNetwork
3 - NationalNetwork and FiftyThreeFoot
distUnitsSets whether to use miles or kilometers in distance and speed measurements.
Enum
0 - Miles (Default)
1 - Km
avoidTollsIndicates whether or not to avoid tolls. This parameter has been deprecated. Use tollRoads instead.
boolean
True
False (Default)
tollRoadsIndicates whether or not to avoid toll roads when generating a route. If this parameter is specified, the value in avoidTolls will be ignored. If this parameter is null, the value in avoidTolls will be used. Available in dataVersion PCM34 and higher. Use avoidTolls for older versions.
int
1 - Always Avoid
2 - Avoid if Possible
3 - Use
Default is null.
avoidCountryA comma-separated list of ISO2 codes for countries that should be avoided when generating a route. Default is an empty list. Available in PCM34 and higher. A list of comma-separated countries.
list of strings
BE, LU
avoidStateA comma-separated list of ISO2 codes for states that should be avoided when generating a route. Default is an empty list. This parameter is for North America only. Available in PCM34 and higher.A list of comma-separated states.
list of strings
DE, RI
favorCountryA comma-separated list of ISO2 codes for countries that should be favored when generating a route. Default is an empty list. This parameter is for regions outside of North America. Available in PCM34 and higher. A list of comma-separated countries.
list of strings
DE, FR
favorStateA comma-separated list of ISO2 codes for states that should be favored when generating a route. Default is an empty list. This parameter is for North America only. Available in PCM34 and higher.A list of comma-separated states.
list of strings
PA, CT
openBordersSets whether or not international borders are open to travel. Set to false to minimize the number of international border crossings, unless they are necessary to reach all of the stops on a route. For example, if all your stops are in the “lower 48” United States, the resulting route will stay in the United States even if the most practical or shortest route would normally involve some Canadian mileage.

The true option ignores international boundaries in generating the best route.

boolean
True (Default)
False
restrOverridesIndicates whether or not to override truck restrictions pertaining to specific sizes and weights when generating a route.
boolean
True
False (Default)
hazMatIndicates the hazardous material type. Read more about hazmat routing.
Enum
0 - None (Default)
1 - General
2 - Caustic
3 - Explosives
4 - Flammable
5 - Inhalants
6 - Radioactive
7 - HarmfulToWater
8 - Tunnel
hazMatTypesAn array of hazardous material types to apply when generating a route. Read more about hazmat routing.
Array of HazMatType
0 - None (Default)
1 - General
2 - Caustic
3 - Explosives
4 - Flammable
5 - Inhalants
6 - Radioactive
7 - HarmfulToWater
8 - Tunnel
tunnelCategoryThe tunnel category to apply when generating a route. (Europe only)
Enum
0 - None (Default)
1 - TunnelBCDE
2 - TunnelCDE
3 - TunnelDE
4 - TunnelE
tunnelCategoriesAn array of tunnel categories to apply when generating a route. (Europe only)
Array of TunnelCategory
0 - None (Default)
1 - TunnelBCDE
2 - TunnelCDE
3 - TunnelDE
4 - TunnelE
routeOptIndicates the method by which to optimize route stops.
Enum
0 - None (Default)
1 - ThruAll
2 - DestinationFixed
hubRoutingIndicates whether or not to enable hub routing. Hub Routing generates routes from a single starting place (origin) to multiple destinations.
boolean
True
False (Default)
vehDimUnitsVehicle dimension units
Enum
0 - English (Default)
1 - Metric
vehHeight The height of the truck in feet and inches or meters depending on vehDimUnits.
Valid range is between 5' and 15' in North America, or between 2 and 5 meters in Europe.
string
Read more about setting vehicle dimensions.
vehLength The length of a straight truck/van or combined vehicle’s trailer in feet and inches or meters depending on vehDimUnits. You do not need to include the tractor's length in this value for a tractor/trailer. If you have tandem trailers that don't articulate (rigid connection) then it would be the combined length of the trailers. More than just a legal setting, vehLength is used to calculate turning radius using the maximum straight length to see if the driver can make the turn.

Valid range is between 8' and 70' in North America, or between 5 and 25 meters in Europe.

string
Read more about setting vehicle dimensions.
vehWidth The width of the truck in inches or meters depending on vehDimUnits.
Valid range is between 60" and 102" in North America, or between 2 and 3 meters in Europe.
string
Read more about setting vehicle dimensions.
vehWeight The weight of the truck in pounds or kilograms depending on vehDimUnits.
Valid range is between 1500 and 156470 lbs in North America, or between 680.39 and 60000 kgs in Europe.
string
Read more about setting vehicle dimensions.
axlesThe number of axles on the truck
Int
Acceptable values are 2 through 14 and the default value is 5
trkMaxWeightPerAxleGroupThe maximum weight per axle group in pounds or kilograms depending on vehDimUnits.
Acceptable values are 800 to 45,000 pounds in North America and 1 tonne to 20 tonnes in Europe.
double
Read more about setting vehicle dimensions.
LCVIndicates whether the truck is a multi-trailer or longer combination vehicle.
boolean
True
False (Default)
refrigeratedIndicates whether the truck trailer is refrigerated. This parameter is used in State and Mileage reports to calculate "Tank-To-Wheel" (TTW) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (Europe only)
boolean
True
False (Default)
fuelConsumptionThe amount of fuel a vehicle consumes in liters per 100 km. The format of this value is a floating point number (for example, 23.5).

This individual value overrides the default fuel consumption values which are used when this parameter is set to 0. The default values for fuel consumption are based on UK DEFRA 2018. It provides average fuel consumption by weight class and vehicle setup, which are calculated automatically based on the dimension settings in the vehicle routing profile.

This parameter is used in State and Mileage reports to calculate "Tank-To-Wheel" (TTW) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is not used for fuel cost calculations. (Europe only)

double
Default is 0
fuelTypeIndicates the type of fuel used. This parameter is used in State and Mileage reports to calculate "Tank-To-Wheel" (TTW) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Default is Diesel. (Europe only)
Enum
FuelType
0 - FuelType_Petrol
1 - FuelType_Petrol_E5 (5% ethanol by vol)
2 - FuelType_Petrol_E10 (10% ethanol by vol)
3 - FuelType_Ethanol
4 - FuelType_Diesel (Default)
5 - FuelType_Biodiesel
6 - FuelType_Diesel_D5 (5% biodiesel by vol)
7 - FuelType_Diesel_D7 (7% biodiesel by vol)
hosEnabledIndicates whether or not to enable Hour of Service option.
boolean
True
False (Default)
hosRemDriveTimeUntilBreakThe available driving hours at origin before the driver needs to take a rest break.
double
The format is in seconds.
hosRemDriveTimeThe available driving hours at origin until the end of work day.
double
The format is in seconds.
hosRemOnDutyTimeThe available On-Duty hours available at origin until the end of work day.
double
The format is in seconds.
hosRuleTypeThe hours of service rule to use.
Enum
Valid values are USFed607LH - 0, USFed708LH - 1, CanadaCycle1 - 2, CanadaCycle2 - 3, California808 - 4, Texas707 - 5, USShortHaul - 6, Europe - 7
hosRemCycleDutyTimeThe available Cycle time duty hours at origin until Cycle reset.
double
The format is in seconds.
sideOfStreetAdherenceHow strict to be in order to avoid the destination being on the opposite side of the street.
Enum
0 - Off (Default)
1- Minimal
2 - Moderate
3 - Average
4 - Strict
5 - Adhere
6 - StronglyAdhere
useCrossStreetTurnAvoidanceWhen set to true, it reduces the chances the route generated includes turns that go across the street in front of oncoming traffic. These turns will still be included if there is no reasonable alternative. (For auto and van Vehicle Routing Profiles only)
boolean
True
False (Default).
governorSpeedLimitMaximum average road speed to use in route calculations that overrides all other road speeds when they are above this value. Default is disabled and valid value is between 1 and 100 mph.
double
The format is in mph or kph based on distUnits.
condenseDirsFlag indicating whether or not to condense the directions report.
boolean
True
False (Default)
elevLimit Indicates the elevation limit when generating a route. Default value is null. Elevation unit can be either meters or feet is determined by the distUnits parameter. Miles = feet, Kilometers = meters. Available for dataVersion Current, PCM_NA, and PCM29 and higher. Limit will be ignored if: Routing is deemed impractical with the limit, or a stop is located at an elevation higher than the limit. (North America only)
Int
3000
ferryDiscourageIndicates whether or not to discourage the use of ferries when creating the route.
boolean
True
False (Default)
useSites Indicates whether the stops are on Sites or not and accordingly considers Site Gates in Routing. The default value is false.
boolean
True
False (Default)
afSetIDsThe IDs of the Route Modifier (avoid/favor) sets that should be applied to the route. The format is comma separated IDs. The IDs are integers. Set to [-1] to select all sets.List of comma separated IDs24,133,204
afSetNamesThe names of the Route Modifier (avoid/favor) sets that should be applied to the route. Default is an empty set.List of comma separated names.Highways,TollRoads,Malls
trlTypeThe type of trailer. This and all trailer related information below is used for Toll Detail reports in Europe
Enum
1 - None (Default)
2 - Caravan
3 - Trailer
trlMaxHtDo not use.
string
20'
trlMaxWtDo not use.
Int
30000
trlMaxAxlesThe maximum number of axles on the trailer. Acceptable values are 1 through 8. The default value is 1.
Int
1
maintainHeadingWhen this option is set, a vehicle will attempt to avoid u-turns at intermediate stops and instead leave the stop in the same direction it entered it. When using the school bus vehicle profiles, this option will be automatically set to true if not supplied.
boolean
True
False (Default)

Report Options

These parameters help customize the information returned in reports.

Data ElementDescriptionData TypeValue/Example
reports Indicates the reports to retrieve. If an unlicensed report is specified, the request will result in a forbidden request, i.e. a 403 HTTP Response.
Enum
Possible values are a comma-separated list of the following:
Mileage
Detail
CalcMiles
Directions
Geotunnel
LeastCost
Road
State
WeatherAlerts
RoutePath (Requires Maps License)
estimatedTimeOpts Estimated time options allow you to set a departure or arrival time. This time will be reflected in Mileage and Detailed reports and can also affect routing with roads that have time-based restrictions.

Format:
Depart(Arrive)|[DayOfWeek]|[TimeOfDay]
or Depart(Arrive)|[SpecificDateTime]|[TimeZone]

Supported time zones can be found here. When setting a departure time, if the request is sent in the same time zone as the first stop (origin of the trip), within 15 minutes of the current time, the current time will be returned in the response.

string
Examples:
Depart|Monday|18:30
Arrive|2014-03-04T08:15:30|Local
inclTollDataIndicates whether or not toll data should be used.
boolean
True
False (Default)
fuelUnitsFuel Units.
Enum
0 - Gallons
1 - Liters
fuelEconLoadThe fuel efficiency (distance units per fuel units) when loaded. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as 11.9
fuelEconEmptyThe fuel efficiency (distance units per fuel units) when empty. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as 11.9
costPerFuelUnitThe cost per fuel unit of fuel. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as 4.75
costGHGGreenhouse gas emissions in pounds or kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) per gallon. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as 22.4
costMaintLoadThe maintenance cost per distance unit when loaded. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as .21
costMaintEmptyThe maintenance cost per distance unit when empty. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as .21
costTimeLoadThe labor cost per hour when the vehicle is loaded. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as 45.2
costTimeEmptyThe labor cost per hour when the vehicle is empty. See default values for trip costs.
double
A decimal value such as 45.2
stopCostsSpecifies a flat monetary cost for each stop on the route, which is added to the total cost of the trip. It is required to have an entry for each pair of coordinates in the stops query parameter.
Complex
The format is a list delimited by a vertical bar (|) of StopCosts for each stop that is supplied in the stops query parameter, respectively.
It has the following format:
CostOfStop ',' HoursPerStop ',' Loaded' ,' OnDuty' ,' UseOrigin
CostOfStop - Float
HoursPerStop - Float
Loaded - boolean
OnDuty - boolean
UseOrigin - boolean
Example: 0.0,0.0,true,true,true|1.0,0.2,false,true,true
breakIntervalThe elapsed time, in hours, of the trip before a break will be taken.
Float
3.5
breakLengthThe amount of time, in hours, a break will last.
Float
2.5
borderWaitThe amount of waiting time, in hours, at the border to add to the overall trip.
Float
1.5
remHrsOfSvcThe remaining hours of service at the start of the trip before the driver needs to take a break.
Float
4.5
tollCurrencyThe toll currency. US is default in NA and EUR is default in Europe.
Enum
0 - US
1 - CDN
For Toll Detail Report values below start at 2 (ALL) through 26 (UAH)
ALL - Albanian lek
AMD - Armenian dram
AZN - Azerbaijani manat
BAM - Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
BGN - Bulgarian lev
BYR - Belarusian ruble
CHF - Swiss franc
CZK - Czech koruna
DKK - Danish krone
EUR - Euros
GBP - Pound sterling
GEL - Georgian lari
HRK - Croatian kuna
HUF - Hungarian forint
ISK - Icelandic króna: second króna
MDL - Moldovan leu
MKD - Second Macedonian denar
NOK - Norwegian krone
PLN - Polish złoty
RON - Fourth Romanian leu
RSD - Serbian dinar
RUB - Russian ruble
SEK - Swedish krona
TRY - Turkish lira
UAH - Ukrainian hryvnia
exchangeRateThe exchange rate for changing currency listed in the tollCurrency query parameter to the cost units in which everything else is being calculated. The format of this value is a floating point number. (North America only, when exchanging between U.S. and Canadian dollars)
double
tollPlanIndicates the toll discount plan to consider when calculating toll costs.
string
Default is none. Possible values are a comma-separated list of toll discount programs.
citeInt (Required when a geotunnel report is requested)The cite interval to be used when generating a geotunnel report.
double
Anything>= 0.1
inclFerryDistIndicates whether or not to include ferry distances in mileage calculations. (North America only)
boolean
True (Default)
False
langThe language to use in reports.
Enum
0 - ENUS (U.S. English)
1 - ENGB (Great Britain English)
2 - DE (German)
3 - FR (French)
4 - ES (Spanish)
5 - IT (Italian)
dataVersionFor users licensed for multiple data versions or datasets.
Read more about setting the dataVersion.

Note: In PCM25 and earlier, latitude/longitude coordinates are returned as whole numbers. (i.e. "Lat": "40958188", "Lon": "-75163244")
In PCM26 and later, coordinates include the decimal point. (i.e. "Lat": "40.361617", "Lon": "-74.601469")

string
PCM18-PCMXX ("XX" is the most current version of PC*MILER. Call /pcmversion to see the latest versions available.)
(Detailed, Directions, Mileage and State reports are available for dataVersion PCM18 and higher. Other reports were added in later versions. Please see each individual report's documentation page for details.)
PCM_EU
PCM_OC
PCM_SA
PCM_ME
PCM_AS
PCM_AF
PCM_WW (Worldwide)
PCM_GT (GeoTrack)
Current (Default)
routeIdrouteId is used to identify the current report request.
string
NewYorkToLA
tHoursWithSecondsIndicates whether to return THours with seconds precision for MileageReports.
boolean
Possible values are:
1 - True
2 - False (Default)
urgencyIndicates to retrieve weather alerts with an urgency attribute matching the listed values.
Enum
Possible values are:
0 - Immediate
1 - Expected
2 - Future
3 - Past
4 - Unknown
Default is none
severityIndicates to retrieve weather alerts with an severity attribute matching the listed values.
Enum
Possible values are:
0 - Extreme
1 - Severe
2 - Moderate
3 - Minor
4 - Unknown
Default is none
certaintyIndicates to retrieve weather alerts with an certainty attribute matching the listed values.
Enum
Possible values are:
0 - Observed
1 - Likely
2 - Possible
3 - Unlikely
4 - Unknown
Default is none
eventNamesLists the event names to match from the weather alerts when generating a report.
String array

Report Types

Report TypeDescriptionPC*MILER Versions
Mileage The Mileage Report provides the distance, time, and cost for each stop on a route. It can be set to retrieve distances in miles (default) or kilometers.PCM18 and later
Detailed The Detailed Report provides a comprehensive report for each leg of the route.PCM18 and later
CalcMiles The CalcMiles Report is used to calculate the distance of a route. It can be set to retrieve distances in miles (default) or kilometers.PCM24 and later
Directions The Directions Report provides turn-by-turn directions for a route.PCM18 and later
GeoTunnel The GeoTunnel Report provides a series of latitude/longitude points along a route.PCM24 and later
LeastCost The Comparison (LeastCost) Report provides a detailed comparison of the distance, time and costs associated with multiple possible routes between an origin and a destination.PCM24 and later
Road The Road Report provides a distance breakdown by road category for each leg of the route.PCM20 and later
State The State Report provides detailed mileage information for each state or country traveled through on the route.PCM18 and later
RoutePath The Route Path Report retrieves a series of geographic coordinates that make up a route. The route is generated using the parameters below.PCM34 and later. Requires add-on license for access to Trimble Maps JavaScript.
WeatherAlerts The Weather Alerts Report provides detailed descriptions of all alerts generated along the route.PCM29 and Later
Last updated March 24, 2023.
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