Trimble has announced a strategic alliance with 3Gtms, a privately-held provider of transportation management systems specializing in 3G-TM planning and shipment management software. As part of the alliance, Trimble has made an equity investment in 3Gtms and it also includes a commercial reseller agreement with TMW Systems, which is part of Trimble’s Transportation and Logistics Division.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

3G-TM can be integrated with TMW’s enterprise transportation management software to provide the first single-source solution for running both asset-based and non-asset transportation service organizations, Trimble said. The combined solution addresses the rapidly emerging IT needs from the operational convergence among motor carriers, third-party logistics (3PLs) and brokers.

3Gtms is based in Shelton, CT, and led by Mitch Weseley. The company has focused on developing a comprehensive transportation solution, 3G-TM, that is designed to enable shippers, 3PLs and brokers to save on shipping costs, improve margins, and onboard new customers faster, while providing cost saving services. On a single platform, the application simplifies end-to-end logistics processes, implementation, onboarding and training, Trimble noted. The proprietary planning and execution algorithm enables real-time reaction to changes in customer orders and shipments and allows review for cost savings opportunities. Comprehensive rating capabilities provide extensive tools for carrier negotiations and flexibility in customer pricing.

“Mitch and the team at 3Gtms are visionaries in the non-asset TMS space. The more we looked at their software, the more convinced we became that it brings the most powerful combination of features and benefits for shipment planning and operations to build on existing TMW software capabilities for our customers,” said David Wangler, president of TMW Systems. “Together, we’re now able to present a single-source solution to the industry which can enable complex and diversifying transportation service providers to grow their businesses and better address customer needs.”

“We have worked with TMW for quite some time and our market visions are in alignment,” said Weseley, founder and CEO of 3Gtms. “We see that many logistics companies are broadening their service offerings, blurring the traditional lines between different logistics service provider functions. By working with TMW, we can unleash the power of our combined systems for those companies looking for a single solution to cover the breadth of their multi-faceted operations.”