Statistics from the US Department of Transportation show more than 700,000 registered motor carriers are traversing our highways and roads. These trucks, which can be packed with everything from bricks and stone to dog food and grocery items, keep thousands of American businesses afloat. For business owners shipping these products across the country, precise planning and high-level tracking are required. But with increasing rates and a wide range of delays to overcome, overseeing a shipment of LTL freight is easier said than done.
For overworked business owners, managing multiple shipments can seem impossible in today's freight landscape. But the reality is that many businesses rely on less-than-truckload shipments to keep their doors open. When these shipments are compromised, their business is too. But there's a viable solution: LTL freight brokers in Miami, FL like RelyEx provide reliable solutions to common LTL shipment problems, eliminating the stress and worry of LTL shipping.
With more than 30 combined years of LTL experience and a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx is your go-to choice for streamlined, efficient LTL shipping services. To understand the true value of RelyEx's less-than-truckload shipping options, it helps to understand first what LTL shipping is and why it's used.
In the freight industry, LTL stands for "less-than-truckload." It is a widely-used method of transportation for smaller shipments that don't require the space of a full truckload. In an LTL shipment, several customers' loads are placed onto one truck, which helps reduce how much it costs to ship those products.
In fact, if your freight doesn't fill an entire trailer but weighs 150-15,000 lbs., LTL freight shipping in Miami, FL, may be the most efficient, cost-conscious way to transport your products. That's because, in an LTL setup, you're only paying for the space your freight takes up. LTL shipping companies like RelyEx optimize LTL loads by choosing the most efficient routes at the best rates so your cargo gets to where it needs to go without any issues.
Business owners often choose LTL freight services in the following circumstances:
When it comes to LTL delivery options, there are a lot to choose from. But not every LTL broker is created equally. Some LTL companies do not have the tools or technology to track your shipments and optimize your routes. In worst-case scenarios, they may not be insured or reliable. If you're looking for an experienced LTL carrier that exceeds expectations with time-tested strategies and innovative technologies, look no further than RelyEx.
With more than two decades of experience in LTL operations, our team utilizes the power of GlobalTranz to compare rates across hundreds of approved carriers in the blink of an eye, while also providing the most cost-effective options for moving your freight. When you choose RelyEx for LTL shipping, you can leverage our expert team to handle your shipments. You can also manage the process yourself via GTZShip, which is Globaltranz's user-friendly management system. With GTZShip, you can access and compare LTL shipping rates, track your shipments, and manage your financials, all from one intuitive platform.
When it comes to LTL freight in Miami, FL, clients trust their products with RelyEx for many reasons, including the following:
Because GTZShip keeps outsized freight available, it can negotiate the best LTL rates on your behalf. Our clients can access these extra-low rates in one of two ways:
Regardless of the option you choose, RelyEx's knowledgeable customer care reps will cover all of your LTL shipping options, so you can make an informed shipping and purchasing decision for your freight.
Yes, you read that right - in addition to giving you access to industry-leading rates, RelyEx's partnership with GTZShip gives you full management of your freight. We're talking about access to reporting, tracking, and much more. This extensive visibility is essentially a one-stop shop for everything related to the status of your freight.
Unlike some LTL shipping software, this system requires no contracts or signup fees, making it simple to provide quotes and book immediately when you're ready. Whether you use GTZShip directly or rely on our team to book your freight, your company will always have access to this free technology.
While it's true that RelyEx provides customers with the best rates and technology in the LTL industry, we go above and beyond the normal call of duty. Why? Because we strive to treat your shipment as if it's our most important one. Put simply, we put a lot of time and effort into making sure we do things right the first time around. Our fierce commitment to the customer and to quality protects not only your reputation, but your bottom line by preventing lost customers and sales.
RelyEx excels at LTL shipping because we are:
From dedicated LTL solutions to transactional relationships, RelyEx is here to help. Unlike other LTL companies, we get the job done right with customer-focused service, industry expertise, and Globaltranz's industry-leading Transportation Management System.
Our dedicated team of LTL specialists provides you with the best freight visibility available, whether you need a few shipments a week or you need hundreds. In order to do so, we communicate with carriers throughout the entire shipping process, so you know your items are delivered on time. Though rare, if we spot an issue, we'll provide you with an alternative solution immediately.
Plus, if you have large quantities that need to be shipped, our team is happy to provide you with customized reporting for free. That way, you can access at-the-moment updates and important shipment documentation with a few clicks or taps.
When your freight is too light for full truckloads but too heavy for basic parcel carriers like UPS, LTL shipping is a great option to consider. When you use an LTL shipping company like RelyEx, you get even more value. We've been over some of the basics associated with LTL freight shipping - now let's touch on some of the biggest benefits of using a company to handle logistics from start to finish.
One of the most common reasons clients use LTL services is because they're able to save money. LTL shipping is much less expensive than the alternative, which is to hire a private driver and truck. When you go in on LTL services with other shippers, you can have your products delivered at a fraction of the cost of going private. In this setup, you pay for space you use, not the space you don't use, which is common in full truckload freight shipping.
As an added benefit, relying on an LTL freight company like RelyEx can lower your warehouse costs since more shipments can be sent at a time. That means you don't have to wait weeks or even months for a trailer to fill up.
When you use a parcel carrier like FedEx, you can only ship up to 150 pounds at a time. That means you'd have to break down your shipment into separate boxes in order to ship. With LTL freight shipping, your packages can be palletized and shrink-wrapped so they're shipped in a single load.
At RelyEx, our team knows how important your shipment is, whether you're sending thousands of pounds of products or a single pallet. That's why we ensure your products are packaged correctly and have security protocols baked into every service we offer. Plus, by keeping your freight together, we decrease the chance of damaging your cargo, which pleases your clients and boosts your customers' satisfaction.
The magic of LTL shipping lies in the fact that we fill fewer trailers with more freight. Doing so reduces global emissions and makes the process much quicker. Imagine using a semi-truck to haul products that only fill a quarter of the trailer. It would waste money, time, and space that could be used for other products. With LTL shipping, you're protecting the environment and reducing the number of partially-filled trucks on the road. This, in turn, saves you money and makes you an eco-friendly company - something you can use as a selling point for your business.
LTL providers like RelyEx use advanced logistics technology to ensure your cargo arrives on time and without damage. By investing in technology like GlobalTranz, we save our clients from doing so themselves. With GlobalTranz, our clients gain access to robust tracking options like real-time freight locations, so you can monitor your shipment's progress. With GlobalTranz, you get more than just a way to book your LTL cargo â you benefit from our qualified network of carriers, expert logistics support, and leading technology features.
It's impossible to say exactly how much your LTL shipping may cost because the NMFC, or National Motor Freight Classification, determines those prices. Using this standard, pricing is dictated for commodities moving in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce. Items are grouped into 18 different classes, based on four characteristics:
If you're shipping a product that is more likely to be damaged, stolen, or cause damage to other items, it may affect LTL shipment pricing.
Does your product require specific care or handling instructions? If so, you can probably expect higher prices.
This factor accounts for how much space your item occupies in relation to its weight or the weight per cubic foot for each piece of freight you are shipping.
How easy is it to load and transport your commodity? Can it be loaded and transported with other items?
When combined, these characteristics are used to establish an NMFC code for your LTL cargo. These codes are crucial, as they help your LTL carrier understand the challenges of shipping your products. If the item you need to ship has a high NMFC code, it's because it's more difficult to transport, which usually means it's more expensive to ship.
Depending on where and how often you ship LTL freight, your broker may choose a regional or national LTL carrier. Regional carriers often service a group of states within a region. National carriers have a larger footprint and can often eliminate the need to use several carriers for your shipments. RelyEx has the infrastructure and strategies for all of your LTL shipping - contact our office today to learn more about your options.
Though regional and national carriers are different, they often use similar models for shipping. Two of the most popular types of shipping methods include hub and spoke distribution and LTL consolidation.
In this traditional model, your shipments go through a network of warehouses, terminals, and hub facilities where your products are grouped with other shipments. Your freight then travels to local "spokes" (or terminals), where they are delivered. If you need to ship freight over short distances, this model may be a good choice to consider.
Some common benefits of the hub and spoke model include:
LTL consolidated shipping is a model where LTL carriers bring several shipments from different shippers to a final destination. Instead of using hubs and spokes along the shipping route to bundle freight and move cargo, LTL consolidation works by taking multiple shipments and turning them into a single truckload. This truck then makes multiple stops, where your products are delivered.
Some of the most common benefits of LTL consolidation include:
At RelyEx, our goal is to expertly manage the movement of your freight so you can focus on your core business. With more than 20 years of combined experience with LTL freight shipping in Miami, FL, our team can select the most efficient and cost-effective model for your needs. That way, you can accomplish your day-to-day tasks while we handle the heavy lifting and any logistical challenges.
At RelyEx, we believe that trustworthy, comprehensive, and streamlined LTL shipping options are better for your business. And for us, what's better for your business is better for ours. That's why, when it comes to LTL shipping, we work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of your freight experience is embedded excellence. We take this unique approach because our management were once customers like you. They were people who, for one reason or another, had to deal with frustrating and often unsolved shipping and logistics challenges. Today, we take pride in solving those challenges and only partner with carriers who match our high standards.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tickets for the highly anticipated Brightline route from Orlando to Miami are now on sale. As the company prepares for the rail opening, it is also looking to fill multiple positions.What You Need To Know The new rail will connect Orlando to multiple cities in South Florida, including Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. While tickets are now on sale for dates beginning Sept. 1, the c...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tickets for the highly anticipated Brightline route from Orlando to Miami are now on sale. As the company prepares for the rail opening, it is also looking to fill multiple positions.
The new rail will connect Orlando to multiple cities in South Florida, including Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. While tickets are now on sale for dates beginning Sept. 1, the company has not announced when the official grand opening will be.
The new rail is different from the Orlando-to-Tampa rail, but the opening for that has not been announced.
Tickets start at $79 one-way for adults, and $39 for kids. Brightline is also offering discounts for groups of four or more. Premium tickets start at $149 one-way.
NEW THIS MORNING: Tickets are now on sale for the long-awaited @GoBrightline route from Orlando to Miami. Website is showing dates starting September 1st. More this morning on @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/AdKxrx9XHS— Celeste Springer (@CelesteSpringer) May 17, 2023
Before Brightline can take passengers on board, they have several positions to fill. The employer needs to fill about 170 jobs as they prepare for the opening.
Brightline officials are looking to hire at their station at the Orlando airport, as well as their vehicle maintenance facility. Jobs range from food and beverage employees, security, and on-board staff, as well as many others.
A spokeswoman with the company says jobs start at $20 an hour. While requirements vary from job to job, Brightline officials say they’re looking for people with a shining personality.
“You may have an opportunity and you might cross paths with a guest, and you might make that difference between just a regular trip and a special moment where you felt seen,” said Sandy Pinos-Chin with Brightline human resources. “So, our teammates are the ones who make that difference.”
Brightline will join many other employers at a job fair at the Orlando Fairgrounds located at 4603 West Colonial Drive. The job fair kicks off from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 17.
After closing its year-old restaurant in the Aventura Mall, Sugar Factory American Brasserie has opened a new restaurant in Miami Beach.The latest Sugar Factory is now open at the historic Firestone Garage on Alton Road, after an opening night party with Dominican singer and entrepreneur Natti Natasha, whose Tasha sparkling rosé brand will be featured at the restaurant. Sugar Factory is known for partnering to c...
After closing its year-old restaurant in the Aventura Mall, Sugar Factory American Brasserie has opened a new restaurant in Miami Beach.
The latest Sugar Factory is now open at the historic Firestone Garage on Alton Road, after an opening night party with Dominican singer and entrepreneur Natti Natasha, whose Tasha sparkling rosé brand will be featured at the restaurant. Sugar Factory is known for partnering to create cocktails with celebrities like The Rock, Bruno Mars, Nick Jonas, Kendall Jenner and Pitbull.
“It’s going to be the ideal Sugar Factory for Miami Beach,” said owner Charissa Davidovici in a statement.
The new 7,000-square-foot space, which seats 150 diners, features indoor and outdoor space and the usual Sugar Factory decor (yes, the flower wall with neon artwork is there for your Instagramming pleasure).
The menu is the largest Sugar Factory menu yet, including a daily brunch featuring Tasha rosé specials and the popular rainbow-hued pancake stacks and strawberry shortcake French toast. Lunch and dinner items include a birria pizza quesadilla and the Super Cheesy Burger plus paninis, sushi, tacos, Insane Milkshakes and more.
The elevated bar serves the famous smoking goblet cocktails, including the new Tasha Baby goblet, made with raspberry, piña colada, Flecha Azul Tequila, fresh strawberry and raspberry lemonade and topped with strawberry cotton candy and glitter (it’s also available without alcohol). There are also several new mimosas using Tasha sparkling rosé on the menu.
The new Sugar Factory at the Firestone Garage — which was once home to now-closed David Grutman concepts Winker’s Diner and Sushi Fly Chicken — is the second location of the brand in Miami Beach. The first is located on Ocean Drive.
The other concept at Firestone Garage, the candy store Toothfairy, opens in four or five weeks adjacent to Sugar Factory, with a floor-to-ceiling candy wall that features sweets including Sugar Factory’s popular Couture Pops, which are lollipops endorsed by celebrities. Toothfairy will also have its own in-house bakery that sells homemade donuts and pastries, açai bowls, muffins, cakes, empanadas, protein shakes, ice cream, and more.
The Sugar Factory at Bayside Marketplace in Miami is temporarily closed for renovation as a more fast-casual concept that allows for takeout.
Where: 1575 Alton Road, Miami Beach
Hours: 10 a.m.-11 pm. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-midnight Friday; 10-1 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
MIAMI -- The Marlins will be without Jazz Chisholm Jr. for the next four to six weeks. The club on Tuesday afternoon placed its center fielder on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to Sunday) with right turf toe."It's not what you want from your star center fielder, and we put a lot on his plate early on in the year, in Spring Training, and he's done nothing but grow in that position and really started to swing the bat lately, too,&...
MIAMI -- The Marlins will be without Jazz Chisholm Jr. for the next four to six weeks. The club on Tuesday afternoon placed its center fielder on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to Sunday) with right turf toe.
"It's not what you want from your star center fielder, and we put a lot on his plate early on in the year, in Spring Training, and he's done nothing but grow in that position and really started to swing the bat lately, too," manager Skip Schumaker said. "Definitely [a] tough loss, but from what we understand, it's a four- to six-week type of deal, and so looking forward to him getting healthy and getting back."
Chisholm injured his right big toe on the cement block of the left-center-field wall at loanDepot park on Saturday as he tried to make an inning-ending catch with ace Sandy Alcantara on the mound. X-rays came back negative, and the club initially called it a right foot contusion. At the time, Chisholm hoped to be ready to go on Sunday.
But Chisholm, who was limited to 60 games in 2022 because of a right lower back strain, saw specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday in North Carolina to get more information.
“It was like one or two things: I could have jumped to make a better impact into the wall [or] I could have stopped early,” Chisholm said on Saturday about the play. “But then in my head, it's all about making that play. It's the eighth inning. Game’s tied, two outs, we're about to go up to hit. We could literally win the game here."
In January, the 25-year-old Chisholm volunteered a move to center field from second base, where he was an All-Star in 2022, if it meant Miami could add a bat to boost the lineup. Later that month, the Marlins acquired reigning American League batting champion Luis Arraez in a trade with the Twins.
Though Chisholm showed growing pains during Spring Training and the early part of the regular season, he entered Tuesday ranked in the 93rd percentile among Major Leaguers in outs above average and in the 92nd percentile for outfielder jump.
In Chisholm's absence, Schumaker said utility player Garrett Hampson, who has started the last two games, Peyton Burdick and even rookie Xavier Edwards could see time in center field.
"We'll try to play the matchups as best we can," Schumaker said. "Guys who have experience against that starting pitcher, maybe depends on what hand they throw. A lot of different options, but we'll try to mix and match as best as we can do."
With Chisholm joining Jesús Sánchez (right hamstring strain) on the injured list, the only left-handed batters on the active roster are Arraez and shortstop Joey Wendle. Edwards is a switch-hitter. Three-fourths of the Opening Day outfield is sidelined by injuries in Chisholm, Sánchez and Avisaíl García (left back tightness).
It's yet another blow to the lineup, as Chisholm was starting to find his swing by going deep in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. He slashed .229/.291/.403 with two doubles, one triple, seven homers, 16 RBIs and 14 steals in 39 games.
In order find more offense, Jorge Soler might play either of the corner-outfield spots on the road, depending on the ballpark. He has been primarily used as the designated hitter, particularly on loanDepot park's turf to avoid resurfacing the season-ending back trouble from 2022. Miami would like to have him, All-Star Garrett Cooper and Yuli Gurriel in the lineup at the same time as much as possible.
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Asked whether he believes the club has enough on the current roster to compete, Schumaker said he does. Miami (20-21) entered Tuesday's series opener against Washington tied with Philadelphia for second in the National League East.
"I hate to say that we have all these injuries, because that is a discredit to the guys that we have in our clubhouse, in our system," Schumaker said. "We have plenty to win, and especially the guys on the mound. But guys have to step up. That's just the reality of it. Guys are not having the best month maybe that they wanted to have. It's time to turn the corner and step up right now."
Craig Robins calls Miami his “magic city.” A deep love for the Floridian city is at the root of everything the real estate developer, art collector, and philanthropist does.Born in Miami Beach, Robins, 60, is the CEO and president of Dacra, a real estate development company he founded in 1987, which was central to restoring iconic Art Deco landmarks in Miami’s famed South Beach while also mapping out a very 21st century identity for the city.“It’s a place that is naturally beautiful with fabulous w...
Craig Robins calls Miami his “magic city.” A deep love for the Floridian city is at the root of everything the real estate developer, art collector, and philanthropist does.
Born in Miami Beach, Robins, 60, is the CEO and president of Dacra, a real estate development company he founded in 1987, which was central to restoring iconic Art Deco landmarks in Miami’s famed South Beach while also mapping out a very 21st century identity for the city.
“It’s a place that is naturally beautiful with fabulous weather and beaches,” Robins says. “The thoughtful development and transformation of the built environment in the city has only made it more compelling. We’ve preserved our history, yet boldly found ways to showcase innovation in architecture—all while integrating art and culture into the communities we foster. Miami is home, yes. It’s also a global city of cultural substance and I am so proud of that.”
A lifelong art lover and collector, Robins also spearheaded the renewal of the Miami Design District, making it an international arts epicenter. By taking the once-abandoned district of the city and turning it into a key cultural hub, he says a “laboratory for creativity” was born.
Robins was also one of the key players in bringing Art Basel to Miami. By choosing Miami as its annual U.S. home, the fair ensured that art, culture, and design were firmly enshrined as part of the city’s DNA.
“When Art Basel was looking for a second city for a second fair, I lobbied really hard for Miami. I worked closely with Sam Keller and the city to build bridges and to underscore where collaboration and partnerships could be developed to create something exceptional for the art world and for Miami,” Robins recalls. “As a show of support for the nascent event which began in 2001, the Miami Design District created a robust program of complementary programming and became the central hub for ancillary exhibitions, academic talks, and parties.”
From there, 2005 saw the annual collectible design fairs Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel. Now, in many ways thanks to Robins, his birth city is synonymous with art.
“I knew that bringing the art fair here could elevate Miami on the international stage and really build it into the cultural powerhouse it rightly deserved to be. Before the art fair came here, people knew Miami for sun and sand,” he adds. “Now, it’s a global destination. They come here to see important works of art, to discover new creative minds, and to visit world-class cultural institutions.”
When asked to reflect on his legacy, Robins says he’s proud that he helped develop “enduring communities with buildings of substance, style, and innovation at the core.”
“These places will stand the test of time and add to the fabric that makes Miami so special,” he says.
Robins shared a few of his favorite things with Penta.
One thing that gets me up in the morning is… usually my puppy. He is under a year, so he demands attention.
One place I‘ve traveled that I‘d love to revisit is… the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.
The best book I‘ve read recently is… Simon Sinek’s Start with Why and Wanting by Luke Burgis.
One piece of art that changed the way I view the world is… John Baldessari’s Clement Greenberg, from 1966
If I could have a drink with anyone it would be… my wife, Jackie.
One item in my kitchen I can‘t live without is… my kitchen table. We have six kids so we all need somewhere to sit.
If I could buy any work of art it would be… A work from Francisco de Goya’s black paintings.
My favorite neighborhood in the world is… the Miami Design District.
A passion of mine that not many people know about is… river kayaking.
One person who inspired me to do what I do is… my father.
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"New chapter, man," Wynn said Tuesday of his own story, in his first news conference as a Miami Dolphin. "That thing's just started getting written. Y'all got to stay tuned."After five seasons in New England, Wynn signed a one-year deal with Miami.Wynn, 27, can play left tackle, right tackle and left guard.Wynn declined to say whether he has been told he'll have a chance t...
"New chapter, man," Wynn said Tuesday of his own story, in his first news conference as a Miami Dolphin. "That thing's just started getting written. Y'all got to stay tuned."
After five seasons in New England, Wynn signed a one-year deal with Miami.
Wynn, 27, can play left tackle, right tackle and left guard.
Wynn declined to say whether he has been told he'll have a chance to start at right tackle or left guard.
"You have to ask coach," Wynn said.
Wynn said repeatedly he's willing to do whatever the team needs.
"I'm good playing either way, either position," Wynn said of left and right tackle.
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Wynn began his career at left tackle and should prove a capable backup for Pro Bowler Terron Armstead.
Wynn was not quite as good at right tackle last season but could theoretically compete with projected starter Austin Jackson. Both players were first-round picks.
Wynn also played some left guard last season. And he could theoretically compete with Liam Eichenberg if Armstead and Jackson lock up the tackle positions.
What attracted Wynn to Miami?
"The coaches and the players," Wynn said. "They're definitely building something special. So who wouldn't want to be a part of it?
Wynn was born in Tampa and raised in St. Petersburg.
"An opportunity to come home?" Wynn said. "That was a no-brainer for me."
What does Wynn feel he does best at this stage of his career?
"I block," he quipped. "I protect my quarterback and whoever has the ball. I look forward to continuing to get better. You've never got it all put together."
Wynn has no hard feelings about his time in New England. Really, it was consistent injuries that set him back the most from reaching his potential.
"They are the team that drafted me, so you know, I appreciate everybody in that organization," Wynn said.
The Dolphins clearly believe Wynn is a good fit for their outside zone run-blocking scheme.
"Yeah, outside zone is dope," Wynn said. "Just being able to essentially use your athleticism as well as your, your strength, you know what I'm saying is so good. So I'm I enjoy it. I've been enjoying it thus far."
It will be interesting to see how much Wynn practices at each spot this summer.
How did Wynn feel about that Patriots' shift to right tackle last season?
"I'm always wherever they need me at," Wynn said.
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