Aljex Software — a provider of management software for freight brokers, carriers, logistics companies and other transportation providers — announced that C.L. Services now is using Aljex’s Transportation Intermediary Network (TIN) application for its brokerage operations.
C.L. Services works for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Postal Service and many Fortune 500 companies from its offices in Atlanta and Chicago. The company handles a variety of commodities from dry van to temperature-controlled to heavy haul through a steady network of some 5,000 carriers, of which 500 are used regularly and 100 are considered core carriers.
In July, C.L. Services switched from its previously installed software to Aljex’s hosted map-based TIN; all 31 associates at C.L. Services access the same software and dataset, no matter where they are located. Aljex says TIN is a map-oriented application that indicates the location and status of loads in the system and can be accessed directly by customers on the Internet — which eases the need for status-check phone calls.
“Aljex is written for the brokerage community,” says Jeff Lantz, chief executive officer of C.L. Services. “There’s an understanding of the details and nuances that differentiate brokerage from other transportation businesses. Those businesses may be similar, but they are not the same — Aljex understands that. Also, Aljex suits a generation that communicates via e-mail and text. Everything interfaces with the Web, including our website. From freight quotes to status and location calls and PODs, the carrier or shipper customer can log in and get anything pertaining to their shipments.”