Aljex Software announced it has been selected to provide hosted operations software for Trinity Transport Inc., one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America. Aljex is a provider of hosted management software for freight brokers, 3PLs and other transportation providers.
Trinity Transport, based in Seaford, Del., serves major corporate customers and many other businesses through 58 regional offices. Founded in 1979, the company offers a broad spectrum of services to shippers, including management of truckload, reefer, flatbed, LTL and bulk shipments.
Jeff Banning, Trinity president and chief executive officer, says the company had employed its own programmers to modify an earlier version of Aljex, but ultimately was unsatisfied with the proprietary product that evolved. “I decided to get out of the software business,” Banning says. “We are very excited about forming a partnership with Aljex. I think it’s a good match for the company. I think we will grow from it, and they will, too.”
Trinity brokers in any location now can log on to Aljex and manage freight over the Internet with customized options provided specifically for Trinity by Aljex programmers. Trinity’s data will be hosted and backed up to Aljex servers hosted in three different parts of the country, providing triple redundancy.
“Trinity is an industry leader with a tremendous reputation for service and technology know-how,” says Tom Heine, president of Middlesex, N.J.-based Aljex. “We are very proud to be associated with Trinity and pleased to be working with Jeff and all the Trinity people. We have set our typical fast-track implementation at Trinity, from contract signing to startup in 43 days. That included thousands of hours of customization, data imports, EDI and load board posting, as well as Web-based and onsite training. Although a smaller company can be done within a week, a company with the size and scope of Trinity can still be done in weeks.”