TRUX Route Management Systems Inc. was established in 1990 with the launch of specialized information and operational management software developed specifically for the waste industry. Following eight years as MIS Manager for a major waste company, Rob Bloomfield recognized the potential for increasingly more powerful PC based systems to meet the needs of waste haulers. Thus TRUX was conceived and developed. Teaming with Allen Ische, who brought extensive computer industry sales experience, the partners introduced the initial version of TRUX Route Management System. From the head office in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, TRUX grew as the system gained wide acceptance with industry leaders throughout Canada and the United States. Today our dedication to the waste industry is as strong as ever. Our clients range from small, independent haulers to some of the largest waste management corporations in North America.
A commitment to maintaining leading-edge service and support brought about the complete redevelopment and launch, in 1998, of two Windows-based products. TRUX Haul-IT for routing and dispatch and TRUX Weigh-IT for scale and facility management, set new standards for information management systems in the industry. Next, we added integration with mapping technology so our clients could seamlessly access full-featured mapping capabilities from our hauling application. And we didn't stop there. We redesigned Haul-IT and Weigh-IT to take advantage of the latest operating systems and database software. Our applications were recreated using the .NET programming platform and Microsoft SQL Server to provide improved performance, security and data integrity. Now, with the recent release of TRUX Maintain-IT, we're bringing the same powerful, user-friendly tools and integration to asset maintenance for the waste industry.
TRUX remains committed to the ongoing development of products, services and training that exceed the expectations of our clients and the waste industry. After all, our best technology goes to waste.
From the very beginning, the TRUX systems team has taken a unique approach to the development of its industry-specific software. Because we serve a limited industry niche we realized that, to be successful, we have to serve that niche very well. Having worked many years in the waste industry, our principles had become familiar with the strengths and, more importantly, the shortcomings of exisiting software. Our overall goals and software development direction were easily defined by that experience and, starting with a blank piece of paper, we were able to build software products that addressed every unique requirement of the customers we serve.
Today, our systems team takes the same approach to upgrades and new product development. For the evolution of TRUX software to Windows, we started from scratch to ensure the most effective use of new technologies. We didn't want to force a square peg into a round hole. Our clients and our own experience told us clearly what was needed and the result is the most intuitive, most robust and most flexible package available.
All TRUX software applications are developed in-house by our professional development team. Our programming department leverages a combined programming experience of over 135 years, and 73 of those years are specific to programming for the waste industry.
For operational excellence and rock solid revenue and A/R management, TRUX waste management software sets the standard.