Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:
You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.
To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.
Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.
If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.
As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.
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At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.
RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:
Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.
When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.
Based in the port city of Fort Worth, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
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Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
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The 2023 Texas high school football season had plenty of memorable moments. Which ones stand out as the best of the season among Fort Worth-area teams?Here’s a recap of some of the season’s most interesting times.Heading into the district 4-6A championship between Trophy Club Byron Nelson and Southlake Carroll at Northwest ISD Stadium, it was clear the Bobcats had a strong chance to topple the Dragons....
The 2023 Texas high school football season had plenty of memorable moments. Which ones stand out as the best of the season among Fort Worth-area teams?
Here’s a recap of some of the season’s most interesting times.
Heading into the district 4-6A championship between Trophy Club Byron Nelson and Southlake Carroll at Northwest ISD Stadium, it was clear the Bobcats had a strong chance to topple the Dragons.
Southlake Carroll hadn’t lost a regular season matchup since Riley Dodge’s hiring. Did any of us actually believe Byron Nelson would win this time around? Head coach Travis Pride and the Bobcats certainly believed in themselves.
Byron Nelson didn’t just defeat Southlake Carroll to claim the district crown. They dismantled the Dragons in a 34-17 game that was hardly competitive. The Bobcat defense stymied quarterback Graham Knowles and the dynamic Dragon offense to a low production point that didn’t seem possible.
Southlake Carroll got the last laugh in the playoffs, avenging the loss with a dominant 56-7 victory when things mattered most. The regular season loss was the wake-up call Carroll needed to get back to its dominant ways.
Regardless of how the season ended, the Byron Nelson Bobcats will forever be known as the 2023 District 4-6A champs.
Richland and head coach Ged Kates had a marvelous run, going undefeated in the regular season to claim the District 5-5A D1 championship.
It looked as if that run was coming to an end with the Royals trailing 34-9 at the half to Barbers Hill. That was when running back Michael Turner and quarterback Drew Kates started working their magic.
A score, an onside kick recovery and two more scores later, Richland had all but erased the sizable deficit in 10 minutes of play. Getting back into a game in the span of a half would’ve been incredibly impressive, but doing it in a quarter can only be described as bonkers.
The wild game was destined for overtime, and that’s exactly what happened. Turner scored the game winner for Richland, adding to an extensive list of accomplishments and moments in a memorable individual campaign.
Crowley, prior to head coach Carlos Lynn’s hiring, won four games in the 2022 season. The Eagles had high expectations to start their new era, and the team delivered with a seven game win streak to begin the season.
Although Crowley dropped its last four games, it was evident the Eagles played above what their record stated with quarterback Caleb Williams and a dynamic offense. The team captivated high school football fans with an explosive, high scoring offense that never failed to produce highlights.
All things considered, the Eagles made a massive step in the right direction in building another football powerhouse in Crowley ISD. Of course, Crowley has a ways to go before rivaling North Crowley.
If the Eagles continue to soar on the Trajectory they started, the gap may be bridged sooner than expected.
A playoff game between two top tier Dallas-Fort Worth teams that’s actually competitive is a rarity. Southlake Carroll and DeSoto wasn’t supposed to be particularly close, considering the Eagles dominance to that point and the Dragons emphatic loss to Byron Nelson in the regular season.
DeSoto’s run game got the best of the Dragons, and the team averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Still, Southlake Carroll was arguably DeSoto’s toughest challenge of the season. That includes Duncanville, the Class 6A D1 state champion.
The game was a back and forth, electric affair between two of the best offenses in Texas. The Eagles pulled away behind the run games’ consistency and a few timely stops.
The Class 6A D1 semifinal matchup was Texas high school playoff football at its best at Allen Eagle Stadium. Two of the best teams in the area in a high stakes contest. Simple, but it doesn’t get much better than that.
It’s hard to say Brock football was a disappointment, but there’s no other way to describe what happened in the 2023 playoffs. Clearly, the Eagles were meant for more and their playoff run will be talked about as a “what if” in Texas high school football.
The loss to the Tigers in the state semifinal wasn’t fluky, but the Eagles played the better brand of football for the majority of the game.
It was inconsequential, however, as Brock kept finding different wacky ways to turn the ball over. Two were fumbles returned for touchdowns. The turnovers weren’t a result of poor play calling or even decision making, but the Eagles just couldn’t hold onto the football.
There’s nothing to be ashamed of when losing in a state semifinal, but it seemed as if 2023 was the Eagles’ year to get over the hump and win the big one following two consecutive losses in the state championship.
At the end of the day, it’s Brock football. It’s a reliably consistent program, and they’ll be back in the state championship picture and competing at a high level for years to come.
Colleyville Heritage, in a regional semifinal matchup, trailed Argyle by 10 points with six minutes remaining and put together a speedy comeback. With less than a minute remaining, the Panthers had an opportunity to take the lead.
The late surge was capped by a game winning, 21 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Luke Ullrich to wide receiver Braden Blueitt. The spectacular play advanced Colleyville Heritage to the quarterfinal, where the team lost to Emerson.
Blueitt’s clutch catch was a magical moment that epitomizes Jerry Edward’s first season as head coach of the program and what the group was able to accomplish.
In a battle of two of the best teams in Fort Worth ISD, Keith Guidy lifted Arlington Heights to victory over Fort Worth Wyatt with a spectacular individual performance. He recorded a football hat trick, recording a 68 yard touchdown reception, a 60 yard pick six and a 70 yard punt return.
You don’t see that type of performance often, especially in Class 5A football. Guidry’s breakout performance was a memorable one in an important Fort Worth football rivalry game.
The TCU women's basketball team made it a clean sweep in non-conference play and are 13-0 as they prepare for the start of Big 12 play this weekend. TCU is now ranked in both polls this week, moving up in both from where they were last week. The Frogs are ranked No. 23 (up two spots) in the AP Top 25 and No. 25 (up one spot) in the Coaches Poll.There was very little movement in either poll this week. In the AP Top 25, the Top 10 did not change. In the Coaches Poll, the first 22 teams are the same as they were in Week 7.South Ca...
The TCU women's basketball team made it a clean sweep in non-conference play and are 13-0 as they prepare for the start of Big 12 play this weekend. TCU is now ranked in both polls this week, moving up in both from where they were last week. The Frogs are ranked No. 23 (up two spots) in the AP Top 25 and No. 25 (up one spot) in the Coaches Poll.
There was very little movement in either poll this week. In the AP Top 25, the Top 10 did not change. In the Coaches Poll, the first 22 teams are the same as they were in Week 7.
South Carolina is the top team in both polls. In the AP Top 25, the top five also include UCLA, NC State, Iowa, and Texas. In the Coaches Poll, it's UCLA, Iowa, NC State, and USC.
In addition to Texas and TCU, the Big 12 has three other teams either ranked or receiving votes.
Here are the Big 12 teams either ranked or receiving votes:
Here are the highlights from both the AP Top 25 poll and the Coaches Poll:
1 - South Carolina (11-0), no change
2- UCLA (11-0), no change
3 - NC State (12-0), no change
4 - Iowa (12-1), no change
5 - Texas (12-0), no change
6 - USC (10-0), no change
7 - LSU (12-1), no change
8 - Colorado (10-1), no change
9 - Stanford (10-1), no change
10 - Baylor (11-0), no change
11 - Kansas State (12-1), no change
12 - Utah (10-2), no change
23 - TCU (13-0), up 2
25 - West Virginia (11-0), previously not ranked
Dropped from the rankings - Washington (#23)
1 - South Carolina (11-0), no change
2- UCLA (11-0), no change
3 - Iowa (12-1), no change
4 - NC State (12-0), no change
5 - USC (10-0), no change
6 - LSU (12-1), no change
7 - Texas (12-0), no change
8 - Colorado (10-1), no change
9 - Stanford (10-1), no change
10 - Utah (10-2), no change
11 - Baylor (11-0), no change
16 - Kansas State (12-1), no change
25 - TCU (13-0), previously not ranked
Dropped from the rankings - North Carolina (#25)
Other Big 12 schools receiving votes - West Virginia (#27)
Bold teams = Big 12 Conference teams
This article first appeared on FanNation Killer Frogs and was syndicated with permission.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History recently announced an “exciting and significant addition to its collection,” comprised of “artifacts and historical treasures from the renowned Leonard’s Department Store.”Leonard’s Department Store was founded in 1918 by brothers Marvin and Obadiah Leonard and would later grow into a massive store spanning seven city blocks, selling a wide variety of products such as household items, farming equipment, furniture, clothes, and more. The store was known fo...
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History recently announced an “exciting and significant addition to its collection,” comprised of “artifacts and historical treasures from the renowned Leonard’s Department Store.”
Leonard’s Department Store was founded in 1918 by brothers Marvin and Obadiah Leonard and would later grow into a massive store spanning seven city blocks, selling a wide variety of products such as household items, farming equipment, furniture, clothes, and more. The store was known for its Christmas window displays that attracted visitors from around the region.
In 1967, the store was sold to the Tandy Corporation and then to Dillard’s Department Stores in 1974.
Marty Leonard, daughter of Marvin Leonard, created the Leonard’s Department Store Museum to preserve the store’s items and legacy, starting with a 1936 Leonard’s Speedster wagon.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History describes Leonard’s Museum as a “testament to the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and community engagement that defined the Leonard brothers and their iconic store.” The museum said that it is honored to be entrusted with the care and preservation of the collection.
“By transitioning these artifacts to our collection, we aim to ensure that the legacy of Leonard’s Department Store continues to inspire and educate future generations. Thanks to a generous endowment from Marty Leonard, the Leonard’s collection will be cared for by a part-time collections coordinator,” said the museum in a news release. “Visitors will soon have the opportunity to explore the rich history of Leonard’s and its integral role in the life of Fort Worth throughout the 20th century.”
“I can say this without bragging because I didn’t have anything to do with it,” Marty Leonard told the Fort Worth Report, “but Leonard’s was a place where people gathered for all kinds of reasons — not just to shop.”
Regina Faden, president of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, said that she is excited to keep the memory of the store alive and share its history with this new collection.
“We are … the comprehensive Fort Worth history museum. Leonard’s had a huge impact on the community, not just in retail, but also the way it built these relationships with everybody who lived in town,” said Faden, per the FWR. “So, I think that if we’re the repository for the cultural heritage here, that’s a major part of it. … It made sense for us.”
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Women’s college basketball has been giving epic games this season. While there are many teams that compete in this tournament, two are standing way higher than any other when it comes to wins. The TCU Horned Frogs and the Texas Longhorns seem to have some sort of rivalry and are performing like the devil dancing. Both the teams have an impressive streak so far where they have both played a total of thirteen games, but have lost none. Surely, TCU and Texas know how to keep their fans on their toes to give performances that are worth rem...
Women’s college basketball has been giving epic games this season. While there are many teams that compete in this tournament, two are standing way higher than any other when it comes to wins. The TCU Horned Frogs and the Texas Longhorns seem to have some sort of rivalry and are performing like the devil dancing. Both the teams have an impressive streak so far where they have both played a total of thirteen games, but have lost none. Surely, TCU and Texas know how to keep their fans on their toes to give performances that are worth remembering.
With such epic records so far, both TCU and Texas Longhorns have come under the limelight. Fans wish to know more about these college basketball teams from the Big 12 conference. However, the heat is only increasing as these two teams are soon to go head to head in a more-than-thrilling battle next year.
The TCU Horned Frogs are coming out strong with zero losses so far this season. Almost every match in their winning streak has had a double-digit difference which is explicitly amazing. Further, with an average score of 80.5 per game, there is no denying that this team can tackle the worst in the Big 12 without much struggle. Moreover, their roster has a balance of everything, making them super-versatile. The top players carrying the weight of the team are- Maddison Conner with an average of 22.5 points per game, the forward Sedona Prince leading with an average rebounds of 10.7 and 3.2 blocks per game, and Agnes Emma Nnopu with the highest steals average of 1.3 per game.
Further, Jaden Owens of the TCU leads with an average of 7.6 assists per game.The other members of the TCU Horned Frogs roster include Aaliyah Roberson, Una Jovanovic, Tara Manumaleuga, Victoria Flores, DaiJa Turner, Bre’Yon White, and Jade Clack. Together, the team averages an incredible field goal percentage of 46.8, a free throw percentage of 72.9, and a 3-pointer percentage equal to 38.8 per game.
On the same note, the Texas Longhorns also seem to have some sort of magic on the courts they play at.
Whether you call it magic or pure talent, the Texas Longhorns have repeatedly shown perseverance in the past seasons. Continuing the streak this season, they have come out triumphing from some exciting matches. With the Longhorns also carrying a winning streak of 13-0, it is hard to not take them as one of the best teams in the women’s college basketball. Their season so far has caught them on fire with some of the well-known teams like the UConn Huskies, the Arizona Wildcats, and the South Florida Bulls. Nevertheless, they swooped past them with mind-boggling scores and stood at the end of the line without falling. The Texas Longhorns have impeccable scoring stats with an average of 92.7 points, 44.3 rebounds, 20.7 assists, and 11.8 steals per game.
Their defense is also in good condition with 4.1 blocks per game on average. Further, the Longhorns have an outstanding field goal percentage at 51.8 and a free throw percentage at 66. In addition to these, they also basket the scores with their imposing three-pointer percentage standing at a whopping 38.6 per game. When talking individually, their forward Taylor Jones leads the group with an average of 16.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. At the same time, Rori Harman is leading with 7.8 assists and 3.1 steals on average who currently ranks at No. 6 in the WCBB rankings.
In the end, basketball fans always want to see the best teams tackle each other to throne the best of the best.
Fans are thrilled to see the two giants of the women’s college basketball head to head anytime. The last matchup of the two was back on February 12, 2023, when the Longhorns won after an epic game by 70-50. Consequently, there is no denying that the fans can’t wait till 11th January 2024 when the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs are coming back together on the hardwood. The two teams have a perfect record of 13 wins and 0 losses. This means the upcoming match of the two will definitely be the one to break someone’s record. This also means that both teams will bring out the beasts inside them to defend their amazing winning streak.
It is clear that these two teams have the potential to be exemplary. However, there are three more games that these two have to win to keep their streaks before they come face to face. Since one team has to win at the end of the day, no matter what the result, both the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs have engraved their names in the top teams in women’s college basketball.
What do you think about these best record holders in women’s college basketball? Let us know in the comments section below.
TCU Women’s Basketball closed its non-conference schedule in style, clinching the program’s longest winning streak with an un-beaten run ahead of Big 12 play with blowout victories over Omaha and Mount St. Mary’s to move to 13-0 on the season. The Horned Frogs received a collection of accolades for the performances of this week: Big 12 Player of the Week, National Team of the Week, and a continued improvement in the AP Poll. ✌️ | ...
TCU Women’s Basketball closed its non-conference schedule in style, clinching the program’s longest winning streak with an un-beaten run ahead of Big 12 play with blowout victories over Omaha and Mount St. Mary’s to move to 13-0 on the season. The Horned Frogs received a collection of accolades for the performances of this week: Big 12 Player of the Week, National Team of the Week, and a continued improvement in the AP Poll.
TCU Center Sedona Prince was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time this season, having previously received the honor for the week of November 27. In the Frogs’ two wins last week, Prince averaged 24 points, 16 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 70% from the field. For the season, Prince leads the conference in blocks and is second in rebounding and scoring on a per-game average. It’s a conference-leading third Player of the Week honor for the Horned Frogs, with the league’s leading scorer Madison Conner taking home the award for the week of November 13.
TCU was recognized this week by the US Basketball Writers Association as the National Team of the Week for the week of December 18-24 as the Horned Frogs took home two wins with an average margin of victory of 46.5 points. It was one of the most dominant two-game stretches in program history, with a Big-12 era record 59 total rebounds in the win over Omaha and the 34 points allowed to Mount Saint Mary’s is the seventh fewest allowed all-time at TCU. The wins gave TCU its first ever undefeated non-conference slate.
TCU also received continued recognition from the voters of the AP Top 25 Poll, after making its first entry into the Top 25 since February 2020, placing at No. 25 last week, TCU climbed two spots up to No. 23. The undefeated Horned Frogs received 73 ballot points, 63 points behind No. 22 Florida State and 15 points ahead of No. 24 North Carolina. The Big 12 placed five programs in the Top 25, with No. 5 Texas, No. 10 Baylor, No. 11 Kansas State, and No. 25 West Virginia joining the Frogs in the poll. In the NCAA NET ratings, used to guide the selection committee during bracket development, TCU ranks at No. 22 overall, with the entire Big 12 featured in the top 102 overall.
TCU will begin its Big 12 schedule on Saturday December 30 at 4:00 PM vs the BYU Cougars at Schollmaier Arena and broadcast on ESPN+, with $5 Holiday Hoops General Admission tickets still available via GoFrogs.com.