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Aljex Software Inc. has integrated truck driver texting into its hosted broker and dispatch application. Users can now send text messages to drivers' cell phones directly from the Aljex dispatch screen with a couple of keystrokes. Pre-formatted messages include pick-up addresses, reference numbers and contact information. Aljex markets hosted applications to freight brokers, third-party logistics providers and other transportation entities. To text a driver from an active load screen, an Aljex subscriber selects "forms," chooses the appropriate pre-formatted message, then presses "send." Aljex automatically populates the text message with the correct information for that load, and sends the message to the cell phone number of the assigned driver. Messages reside in a driver's phone until the driver can safely deal with them. Because the application is hosted, an Aljex user can text a driver from any computer with an internet connection.
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