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 Milwaukee, WI 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 Milwaukee, WI, 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 Milwaukee, WI, 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 Milwaukee, WI, 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.
If you're looking for an LTL company in Milwaukee, WI that prioritizes customer service, strong communication, and proactive thinking, we're here to help you avoid delayed shipments and missed expectations.(843) 885-3082
Bubbles meet architecture in a massive, inflatable art installation being brought to the Marcus Performing Arts Center outdoor grounds in July for a five-day public event.“'Evanescent' by Atelier Sisu will be the premier public art installation this summer in downtown Milwaukee, and undoubtedly a...
Bubbles meet architecture in a massive, inflatable art installation being brought to the Marcus Performing Arts Center outdoor grounds in July for a five-day public event.
“'Evanescent' by Atelier Sisu will be the premier public art installation this summer in downtown Milwaukee, and undoubtedly a highlight for everyone's Instagram feed,” Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID No. 21, said in a news release. “We're proud to partner with the Marcus Performing Arts Center to bring even more public programming to downtown's communal spaces this summer.”
Here's what to know about the event, "Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT featuring 'Evanescent,' " and the internationally touring art installation that's headlining it:
The event includes free performances with live music from local and regional artists, vendor markets, activities and more, the news release said. There will also be a rainbow-painted piano (weather permitting) for the public to "play, gather, inspire, and create," per the event's website.
Food and beverage will be available from Sazama’s, as well as a variety of local food trucks.
“Evanescent" is an "art-chitecture" display featuring an "immersive" light and sound environment, the news release said.
It consists of three sets of four bubbles each, which are made from a color-reflecting dichroic film that reacts to the changing light of the sun as it moves across the sky, according to the release. This causes a "rainbow of reflection across the ground and a unique picture from every angle."
“Evanescent" will have a total footprint of more than 1,400 square yards and will encompass the majority of the lawn on the MPAC outdoor grounds, according to the news release.
Atelier Sisu, an award-winning Australian design studio led by Renzo B. Larriviere, a Peruvian sculptor and industrial designer, and Zara Pasfield, a spatial architect and artist, created “Evanescent," the news release said.
Larriviere and Pasfield work with a multidisciplinary team to create "experiential" environments, installations and unique sculptural pieces.
"The artwork was inspired during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world stopped and everything we took for granted started to disappear," the news release said. "Atelier Sisu endeavored to communicate this feeling of transient beauty, and the need to live in the moment through the idea of the bubble."
The adjective "Evanescent" itself means "tending to vanish like vapor," according to Merriam-Webster.
“Evanescent" aims to capture the concept of ephemerality and transience in a visual form, the bubble, the news release said.
It's meant to appeal to "universal playfulness and childlike wonder," and encourage people to "consider the world around them as a space of transience and fragility, like that of a bubble."
The event runs July 18-22. Performances are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. nightly. A special family night is planned for July 22, beginning at 6 p.m.
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee
The event is free.
For more information on "Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT featuring 'Evanescent,' " visit marcuscenter.org/get-tickets/rainbow-summer/#combo-section.
Getty Images Houston's Kelvin Sampson recently interviewed for the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching position, a source confirmed to CBS Sports' Matt Norlander. Sampson was an assistant on the Bucks' staff from 2008-11 when current Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst was a member of the front office.Sampson released a short statement to multiple media outlets after news of the interview went public: "Can't wai...
Houston's Kelvin Sampson recently interviewed for the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching position, a source confirmed to CBS Sports' Matt Norlander. Sampson was an assistant on the Bucks' staff from 2008-11 when current Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst was a member of the front office.
Sampson released a short statement to multiple media outlets after news of the interview went public: "Can't wait to compete in the Big 12 next season. Go Coogs!"
This after Sampson was presented a revised contract at some point over the last two weeks, according to the Houston Chronicle. That contract would push Sampson's salary to a level placing him among the top 15 coaches in the sport, the Chronicle reports. Sampson is scheduled to make $3.4 million next season.
Houston is in the midst of a transition from the AAC to the Big 12. The Cougars finished 2022-23 with a 33-4 record and went 17-1 in league play. They were ranked No. 1 through much of the year, earning a top seed and advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
In nine seasons with the Cougars, Sampson is 232-74. Under his guidance, Houston has reached the Sweet 16 four times and made a trip to the Final Four in 2021.
Before making the jump to the NBA in 2008, Sampson was previously the coach at Oklahoma, Indiana and Washington State. He has compiled a 731-345 career record and a 24-18 mark in the NCAA Tournament.
Duke officially has Final Four expectations in Year 2 under Jon Scheyer. Blue Devils rising senior point guard Jeremy Roach will be back for another season.
Roach's averages last season: 13.6 points, 3.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds with a 52.3% true shooting percentage. Duke's season ended with a 10-1 record in its final 11 games, losing to Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Roach will be one of the most experienced point guards in college basketball next season, with 75 starts to his name.
Roach announced he was returning to Duke on his Instagram page Monday morning.
Roach will again be the head of the snake for a Duke team that boasts some of the best returning talent in the sport. Roach is coming back alongside fellow starters Kyle Filipowski (ACC Freshman of the Year), Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell. In making his return to Duke, Roach will enhance the program's viability as a national threat — and also should have the Blue Devils as the preseason favorites to win the ACC.
What's more, the Blue Devils are bringing in the No. 2 overall class in 2023, according to 247Sports. That freshman bounty features four five-star players, led by combo guard Jared McCain and power forward Sean Stewart — both top-20 prospects.
The Blue Devils are ranked fifth in CBS Sports' Never Too Early Top 25 And 1. After a wait-and-see first year under Scheyer that proved to be a successful debut, Duke's offseason expectations are now back to the levels they maintained for the majority of Mike Krzyzewski's tenure.
Before taking over as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Darvin Ham was a long time assistant under Mike Budenholzer first with the Atlanta Hawks and then moving with him to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018. Ham was a key part of that coaching staff that helped the Bucks win the NBA Championship in 2021 and was beloved by the players there.While head coaches leaving is often talke...
Before taking over as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Darvin Ham was a long time assistant under Mike Budenholzer first with the Atlanta Hawks and then moving with him to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018. Ham was a key part of that coaching staff that helped the Bucks win the NBA Championship in 2021 and was beloved by the players there.
While head coaches leaving is often talked about, top assistants moving on isn’t discussed nearly as much. Having the right coaching staff does wonders and each coach has their own role and brings something different to the table. As far as Bucks reserve big Bobby Portis is concerned, they lost a lot when Ham left to come to Los Angeles.
With the Bucks being upset in the first round there has been a lot of talk on social media about roster changes that need to be made to that team. But Portis responded to the talks, saying that what really hurt the Bucks this season was Ham leaving to join the Lakers:
Lol they thinking this 2k. Only thing hurt us was D ham leaving. That ain’t talked about enough. https://t.co/6MbmVueZtC
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) May 17, 2023
Even though there have been some rough stretches, Ham has really grown throughout this first season with the Lakers. His positive energy is infectious and rubs off on the rest of the team, and he has a great relationship with the players, often being seen encouraging his guys even if they are struggling.
He surely played a similar role while in Milwaukee and having someone like that around can make such a difference in the locker room and be greatly missed once its gone. The Bucks players and coaches were universally happy for Ham to get this opportunity with the Lakers, but it was a loss for them at the same time.
The Bucks chose to part ways with Budenholzer following their first round exit in the playoffs this year and whoever takes over there would be wise to find someone who could have a similar impact as Ham clearly did in that locker room.
Darvin Ham’s attitude has been on full display since joining the Lakers and it was undoubtedly needed at the beginning of the season. Following the Lakers advancing to the Western Conference Finals, Austin Reaves had some great words for Ham and how he stayed positive even as the Lakers struggled early in the year.
“Obviously 2-10 isn’t fun, you always want to win, but as you said he always had a good attitude coming to work,” Reaves said after the Lakers defeated the Warriors. “He’s said many times we’re employed by the Lakers, the best organization in basketball, so as tough as it is on the court it could be way worse. So shoutout to him for sticking through it.
“It’s hard. You’re getting criticism from everybody, it’s his first year head coaching job so for him to stick with it and gut it out with us is special. You can’t say enough about him and like you said he was genuinely happy to be at work every day even when we were 2-10. And when you have energy like that, and consistently build good habits you wanna be around guys like that. So big shoutout to him.”
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MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee County Parks announced which pools, splash pads and water parks will open this summer.Last year, the parks department was forced to keep some pools and parks closed because of a post-pandemic lifeguard shortage."We really are still rebuilding from the years of being shut down," Milwaukee County Parks Recreation and Business Service Assistant Director Andrea Wallace said.Milwaukee County Parks had 76 lifeguards on staff last year. This year, the county said it h...
Milwaukee County Parks announced which pools, splash pads and water parks will open this summer.
Last year, the parks department was forced to keep some pools and parks closed because of a post-pandemic lifeguard shortage.
"We really are still rebuilding from the years of being shut down," Milwaukee County Parks Recreation and Business Service Assistant Director Andrea Wallace said.
Milwaukee County Parks had 76 lifeguards on staff last year. This year, the county said it has hired 90.
That 15% boost is not enough to open every county pool, but it is enough to open the county's two water parks: Schulz Aquatics Center at Lincoln Park and Cool Waters in West Allis.
Cool Waters was one of the pools the county shut down last summer, but the county made it a priority to open this year.
"I want to go there now because there's more slides than the pool I usually go to, so it's more opportunity," fourth grader Kieran Hurlebaus told 12 News Thursday.
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For those still looking for a summer job, Milwaukee County Parks is hosting one more accelerated three-day lifeguard session starting May 23. For more information on this additional session, click here.
FULL LIST OF COUNTY AQUATIC SITES OPEN THIS SUMMER:
Water Parks (2 Sites)
Cool Waters Aquatic Center at Greenfield Park, West Allis, May 27-TBA
Schulz Aquatic at Lincoln Park, Milwaukee June 10-TBA
Deep Well Outdoor Pools (2 Sites)
Sheridan Park, Cudahy. June 17-TBA
Wilson Park, Milwaukee. June 17-TBA
Splash Pads (6 sites)
Lucille Berrien Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Clarke Square Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Madison Park, Wauwatosa. June 17- August 13
Moody Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Gordon Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Dineen Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Wading Pools (16 sites)Algonquin Park, Brown Deer. June 17-August 13
Cooper Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Hales Corners Park, Hales Corners. June 17-August 13
Harriet Tubman Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Humboldt Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Jacobus Park, Wauwatosa. June 17-August 13
La Follette Park, West Allis. June 17-August 13
Lindsay Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Mitchell Park, Milwaukee. June 17 - August 13
Pulaski Cudahy, Cudahy. June 17-August 13
Rainbow Park, West Allis. June 17-August 13
Smith Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Tiefenthaler Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Tippecanoe Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Walker Square Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
Wedgewood Park, Milwaukee. June 17-August 13
ST. LOUIS -- — Matthew Liberatore tossed five shutout innings in his season debut and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the ...
ST. LOUIS -- — Matthew Liberatore tossed five shutout innings in his season debut and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.
St. Louis has won eight of 10 after a 10-24 start to the season.
Milwaukee has dropped two of three following a three-game winning streak.
Nolan Arenado added a run-scoring hit for St. Louis, which remains in last place in the NL Central for the 22nd successive day after winning the division last season.
“My overall goal is being more consistent with everything,” Liberatore said. “I’ve done that so far this year and I’m planning on continuing that.”
Liberatore (1-0), a 23-year-old left-hander, gave up three hits in a 95-pitch stint. He struck out six and left after giving up a leadoff walk to Willy Adames to start the sixth.
Liberatore was recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Memphis. He was making his first big league appearance since Oct. 5, 2022, at Pittsburgh.
The native of Peoria, Arizona, took control early by retiring the first four hitters and never allowed more than one hit in any inning.
“That was something impressive,” St. Louis catcher Willson Contreras said. “He attacked the zone, he attacked the hitters. He worked ahead in the count. That was huge.”
Relievers Andre Pallante, Giovanny Gallegos and Ryan Helsley combined to nail down the seven-hit shutout. Helsley recorded the final four outs for his fifth save in eight chances.
Corbin Burnes (4-3) gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings in the loss.
DeJong hit a two-run homer off Burnes with two out in the sixth to push the lead to 3-0.
Arenado, who had homered in his previous five games, drove in the first run of the game with a single off the glove of third baseman Brian Anderson in the first. It was his 1,000th career RBI.
The Cardinals won their third straight series and are beginning to dig out after the rough start.
“Two out of three and winning the series, that’s kind of our M.O.” DeJong said. “It’s tough to sweep teams in this league. For us, it’s about grinding out these (close) games. Those are the ones we feel like we have to win.”
St. Louis has now homered in a season-high six games in a row.
Milwaukee outfielder Owen Miller extended his hitting streak to 10 games with three hits. Miller has reached base safely in a career-best 19 straight games.
Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor hit what was first called a home run with two out in the fourth. The ball hit the top of the wall and bounced back into play. The call was reversed and Taylor had a double.
The Brewers stranded a season-high 12 runners. They went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position in the game and were 2 for 21 in the series.
“We had some traffic in a lot of innings,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “That extra base hit with runners on base just didn’t happen.”
Brewers: LHP Wade Miley was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained left lat suffered in the second inning of Tuesday’s 3-2 win at St. Louis. Recalled RHP Jake Cousins from Triple-A Nashville to take Miley’s place. OF Christian Yelich was given a second successive day off to rest his balky back.
Cardinals: Placed OF Dylan Carlson on the 10-day injury list retroactive to May 15. Selected the contract of OF Oscar Mercado from Triple-A Memphis. Carlson suffered a sprained ankle on Sunday in Boston.
Brewers: RHP Adrian Houser (0-0, 5.19) will open a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Friday. He is making his third start after beginning the season on the injured list with a right groin strain.
Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (0-0, 7.20) takes on Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Julio Urias (5-3, 3.61) in the first of a four-game set on Thursday. Wainwright is 7-6 with a 2.79 ERA in 19 lifetime appearances against the Dodgers.
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