has enhanced and updated its MileMaker database to include distances
generated by the new Household Goods Mileage Guide 18 (HHG Guide
New HHG Guide
18 mileage data continue to provide updated, accurate and verifiable
shortest-distance mileages between points in the United States,
Canada and Mexico. HHG Guide 18 distances have been updated to
replace HHG Guide 17 distances that have been in effect since
for 2003, the MileMaker database's HHG miles and routes will reflect
the current network of available truck-drivable roads (80,000-pound
limits, with 10-foot lane widths and bridge heights of 13 feet,
6 inches) to calculate the shortest distance between two points.
to the HHG Guide 18 update, the enhanced MileMaker database will
include more than 7,600 new road segments, 28,000 road updates,
143,000 routable points and 10,000 road classification changes.
The MileMaker database contains more than 14.2 billion possible
mileage calculations, and more than 726,000 miles of truck-usable
highways in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
and RouteTools also will incorporate the Guide 18 rules. The versions
of MileMaker, IntelliRoute and RouteTools software with the new
HHG Guide 18 will be issued Nov. 29, 2002, and will be effective
Jan. 31, 2003. Information about the release by platform will be
available in October at www.trucking.randmcnally.com.