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About Rand McNally

Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning. Founded in 1856, the company provides products and services for consumers, the trucking and commercial transportation market, and educators. Rand McNally's products and services include IntelliRoute® truck routing software and GPS devices, a leading geography-based online subscription service for schools, printed maps and atlases including America's #1 Road Atlas.

Road Travel

Best of the Road® launched in 2011 when Rand McNally teamed up with USA TODAY to find the Best Small Towns in America. In the inaugural competition, over 600 towns were nominated in five categories: Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Most Fun, Friendliest, and Best for Food. We sent five teams of two across the country to determine the winners by exploring six finalist towns in each category. The program was so successful, generating 500 million media impressions, it will be continued annually. Travelers continue to write reviews and submit photos of small towns and prominent places from coast to coast for the next road rally. Tell us about your travels at bestoftheroad.com.

The TripMaker® RVND™ is the first navigation device designed specifically for RVers. The RVND 5510 and 7710 include award-winning routing, customizable by RV type, layered with height and weight restrictions, right- or left-turn preferences and quick references to the Rand McNally Road Atlas. With 14 million points of interest and videos and photos from Rand McNally's Editor's Pick Content, the RVND has all the information needed for an enjoyable and safe trip in an RV.

Commercial Transportation

The IntelliRoute® TND™ line was developed from the ground up for professional truck drivers based on hundreds of hours of testing by real drivers on the road. The truck-specific navigation, trip planning tools, and logging features of the IntelliRoute TND 510 and 710 are designed to help professional drivers in each phase of their work day, from planning to driving to reporting. With 35% more truck routing information than other GPS units, these devices leverage Rand McNally's proprietary truck data derived from its best-selling Motor Carriers' Road Atlas and more than 70 years in the commercial transportation industry.

The TND 760 Fleet Edition combines Rand McNally's award-winning navigation with a robust mobile communication system that integrates with a truck's on-board computer. TruckPC, an in-vehicle computing system, enables fleets to better manage hours of service (HOS) compliance, navigation and communication, while also facilitating document imaging, driver training and Internet access. Shippers and carriers also rely on IntelliRoute® and MileMaker® software for industry standard HHG and Practical routing, as well as lowest cost and dock-to-dock options.

Dedicated to the commercial transportation industry, Rand McNally is committed to evolving and launching the leading products and services for drivers, shippers, and carriers.

History

Since 1936, under the direction of the Household Goods Carriers' Bureau, Rand McNally has published "The Official Transportation Mileage Guide." This guide established a uniform method of computing the shortest distance (in miles) between two points for motor carrier tariff purposes. The Household Goods or "HHG" mileages derived from the Guide simplify rate negotiations, make it easier and faster to analyze freight rates, and streamline the audit process for over 75,000 transportation professionals throughout North America.

In 1980, Rand McNally provided its MileMaker software to deliver HHG mileages and routes, in addition to Practical mileages and routes. The company was the first technology provider to offer Practical routes to assist with dispatch, estimated travel times, back-haul movements, and fuel-tax calculations.

With the launch of its IntelliRoute suite of products, Rand McNally was the first to introduce cost-based routing and integrated road construction updates.

In 2009, MileMaker Global was launched with worldwide roadway data providing a new consistent standard in global mileages and routing. The same year, Rand McNally launched the IntelliRoute TND 500 truck GPS device giving professional drivers access to proprietary truck data and a suite of Trucker Business Tools designed to make life on the road more efficient.

Based on the success of the IntelliRoute TND 500, in 2010 the company launched its second GPS device, the IntelliRoute TND 700. With a seven-inch, high-definition screen and expanded features, the unit is redefining truck navigation.

Rand McNally is committed to providing accurate, innovative, and trusted solutions for commercial transportation. With a heritage in this business, we provide industry-leading technology products that provide the following advantages

  • HHG: Official source for the North American Mileage Guide - HHG
  • Experience: 70+ years in the commercial transportation market
  • World-class partners and clients: 300,000+ active users of MileMaker and IntelliRoute software
    • 94% of the top 100 motor carriers use IntelliRoute
    • 91% of Fortune 500 shippers make Rand McNally their mileage standard with MileMaker
    • 75% of International Fuel Tax Association agencies use Rand McNally
  • Wide platform support: Windows, UNIX, AS400, Mainframe
  • Superior customer support: Phone and email options/li>

Education

For more than 130 years, Rand McNally Education has been opening classrooms to the world. We are committed to creating products that give students a lifelong foundation of geographic literacy and a love of discovery, while providing teachers with resources, materials, and guidance to help them engage children and enrich the learning experience.

Innovative & Quality Resources

From pull-down wall maps to the latest in 21st century digital products, our mission is to provide innovative educational tools that help teachers incorporate geography into subjects across the curriculum and inspire students.

Teachers trust our wide variety of products, such as:

  • Rand McNally Classroom: our online service provides a one-stop teacher source for curriculum-relevant maps, lesson plans, learning activities, and much more. Teachers will find everything from skill-differentiated reference and thematic maps to weekly current event articles and discussion questions.
  • Achievement Series U.S., World, and Continent Wall Maps: We offer the largest physical-political and political wall maps available for classroom use! Our award-winning maps are accurate, brightly colored, and also feature cross-section and thematic maps.

For more information about Rand McNally Education products and services, please call us at 800-333-0136.