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Aljex Software Inc., a provider of hosted management software for freight brokers, carriers, third-party logistics providers and other transportation companies, has undertaken a major upgrade of its application. The change enhances Smartsearch, an Aljex feature which automatically displays information on prior loads from a given location or shipper. At a broker's option, Smartsearch can offer current loads through email to carriers that have handled similar business in the past. A carrier can book a load by email as the broker works on other business. The latest enhancement allows brokers to log phone calls into Smartsearch, so that they will know who has already been called for a given load. In an "open load" screen, they can see how many emails, faxes and calls were made so far on a load. In addition, Smartsearch keeps track of what was offered each carrier, and what the carrier bid on a load. It can email load offers to carriers at specific amounts, or request bids. An interested carrier can click on an email to accept an offered amount, or go to the broker's website and enter a bid. All of the information becomes part of the Smartsearch display. Aljex customers can instantly see which carriers want loads, and at which prices, the company said.
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