Updated: Apr 17, 2019
The Truckers Trip Planning App is the original hours of service trip planning app released in 2016. While ALK Technologies and Trimble's "MileOn App" released in 2018 claim to be "Brand New" a closer examination shows that it closely resembles the Truckers Trip Planning App masked with planning rest breaks.
Let's see "What's Actually New About This App?"
FACT: In 2015, there was no app on the market to assist drivers in answering the questions they needed to answer before accepting and planning loads. While development began as early as March 2015,
The Truckers Trip Planning App Was Released in 2016
As a Company Truck Driver, I learned from experience while stressed out in the Truck as early as 2015 that professional drivers lacked the tools necessary to quickly identify and plan "Acceptable loads". After driving as a Lease Operator for 7 weeks without a paycheck in 2016, I experienced firsthand how important it was to analyze the loads I was accepting. So in contrast to the many wonderful routing apps on the market at the time to help you get truck routes and find parking, I built the Truckers Trip Planning App with the precedence of "accepting the load and then planning the route". John Watson (Truck Driver, Developer, Owner, and General Manager, Young And Healthy Marketing LLC)
The Truckers Trip Planning App 2017 News Release
In 2017 We Partnered with TeleType Co., Inc. and the SmartTruckRoute II App to provide Commercial Truck Routes, Turn-By-Turn Navigation, Real Time Traffic, Weather, Available Parking, POIs like Truck Stops, Rest Stops, and more!
Instead of Re-inventing the Wheel, The Truckers Trip Planning App does a Handshake with the SmartTruckRoute II App
How Powerful was this idea that was built by truck drivers just like you?
"This is exactly what I've been looking for; not only for figuring out if we have enough hours for a load but also if the load is cost effective."
Mid-Tenn Transit LLC October 2, 2017 (Google Play)
"Give this app a try and YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID. This app is a game changer!!" Jerome H. January 24, 2018 (Google Play)
"At this time there no other app I found that comes close this app!! Thank you and keep the development up!"
Derek C. April 24, 2018 (Google Play)
THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
Here are some relevant facts:
In November 2017 we reported an abuse claim to Amazon AWS that one of their clients using their Internet Protocol Address (ip address) came on to our server with an Android Emulator and downloaded all 20 versions of the Truckers Trip Planning App.
Amazon AWS admitted on November 28, 2017, that this was in fact one of their clients but claim to have a policy not to release the name of their client but did not complete their investigation until July 28, 2018.
The Hacking continue with the latest attempt to get version 30 of the Truckers Trip Planning App on February 9, 2019.
OUT OF THE BLUE!
In June of 2018, ALK Technologies Releases The "MileOn App" and advertises as follows:
"New trip planning app puts truck drivers in control of their time"
When asked on October 26, 2018, "Did you see an existing product and find a way to make it better or is this vision entirely yours?" ALK Technologies, Inc on October 26, 2018 responded, "We realized a couple years ago drivers lacked necessary tools to plan their trips and the mandate truly pushed us to get this out as soon as possible."
Is this another way of saying that two years ago they saw something they liked so much that they wanted to get ahead of it and call it their own?
From an email to the Truckers Trip Planning App dated August 7, 2018:
"Having now looked at your app, I wonder if there are opportunities for partnership. I believe we have 5 star ideas, and if there is an opportunity to work together I welcome it." Bill Maddox, Vice President, PC*MILER
We all know the old saying, "If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, then it probably is a duck!" In time we'll know for sure if it is a duck and we will not hesitate at that time to ensure that this app is taken down, but in the meantime,
What do you think?
Did this Corporate Giant copy the work of a Truck Driver trying to make life easier for all drivers and take credit for it?
The Truckers Trip Planning App is already available for Dispatchers, Solo Company Drivers, Solo Lease Operators, Solo Owner Operators, Team Company Drivers, Team Lease Operators, and Team Owner Operators.
The Truckers Trip Planning App already has support for the following devices, Iphone, Ipad, Android, Windows, and Chrome Web Browsers.
Download the Truckers Trip Planning App and get the original hours of service trip planning app built by those who know what it's like in the truck!