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 Oklahoma City, OK 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 Oklahoma City, OK, 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 Oklahoma City, OK, 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.
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 Oklahoma City, OK, 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 Oklahoma City, OK that prioritizes customer service, strong communication, and proactive thinking, we're here to help you avoid delayed shipments and missed expectations.(843) 885-3082
A theme park with an estimated $2 billion price tag is coming to the Midwest — and its location may surprise you.The 1,000-acre development, named the American Heartland Theme Park and Resort, is scheduled to open in 2026 in the northeastern Oklahoma city of Vinita, according to a news release Thursday from the Missouri-based Mansion Entertainment Group, which is heading up the project.The amusement park itself will cover 125 acr...
A theme park with an estimated $2 billion price tag is coming to the Midwest — and its location may surprise you.
The 1,000-acre development, named the American Heartland Theme Park and Resort, is scheduled to open in 2026 in the northeastern Oklahoma city of Vinita, according to a news release Thursday from the Missouri-based Mansion Entertainment Group, which is heading up the project.
The amusement park itself will cover 125 acres, which according to developers is comparable in size to Florida's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in California.
It will have an Americana-themed environment with "a variety of entertaining rides, live shows, family attractions, waterways as well as restaurant-quality food and beverage offerings," Mansion Entertainment said.
It will also include rides and shows in "six distinctly American lands:" the Great Plains, Bayou Bay, Big Timber Falls, Stony Point Harbor, Liberty Village and Electropolis.
In addition to the amusement park, American Heartland will feature a 300-room hotel, indoor water park and an adjacent 320-acre RV park, and a 300-cabin campground named Three Ponies.
The park's design team includes more than 20 Disney Parks builders and Walt Disney Imagineers, according to the Mansion Entertainment. It also hired design firms that have been used in the past by other major amusement parks, including Six Flags and Universal Studios.
Once open, developers expect the park to attract two million visitors per year, according to Kristy Adams, a sales and marketing executive with the Mansion Entertainment.
Oklahoma state Sen. Micheal Bergstrom said in a statement through Mansion Entertainment that the park will add at least 4,000 jobs provide a boost to the state's tourism economy.
"We are thrilled to make Oklahoma the home of American Heartland Theme Park and Resort," American Heartland CEO Larry Wilhite said in a statement. "At the crossroads of the heartland, Oklahoma is an attractive location for a family entertainment destination."
Simrin Singh is a social media producer and trending content writer for CBS News.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A long-awaited bridge that opened in Oklahoma City last month has run into a problem....
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A long-awaited bridge that opened in Oklahoma City last month has run into a problem.
In June, News 4 covered the ribbon-cutting for the Pedestrian Bridge over the Northwest Expressway at MacArthur. Funding for the bridge dates way back to 2007 and construction started in 2021.
After the recent opening, some residents are concerned seeing construction near the bridge.
“We don’t have any advertising space anymore and that was a big thing for us,” said Don Schrader, an assistant manager at CDR Electronics. “We thought about putting a giant gorilla up there but we’re not there yet.”
He says this new bridge construction has partially blocked the store’s visibility on a busy street and blocked one of their entrances temporarily.
“But we really feel like the way we do business, it will ultimately win out and it will overcome any obstructions that we’re having to deal with right now,” Schrader said.
The city tells us it is working on a portion of the bridge that’s not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Those who live nearby say crossing this intersection without the bridge can be very dangerous, especially for those with disabilities.
“There was a disabled lady on a small scooter,” said Donald Annoh, who lives a couple of blocks away. “It was really risky for her.”
While work is underway to get the bridge up to code, it is still open. The city says it is safe to use – not stopping some that use it multiple times per day.
“I really don’t mind that it’s under construction still,” said Monty Hall, who crosses the bridge to get to work. “It still works for me.”
The city tells us they found the portion that was not ADA compliant in a post-construction inspection.
The contractor added the temporary shoring under the bridge as plans are developed to address that section.
Notices will be made if scheduled work will close the walkway.
Below is the full statement from a City of Oklahoma City employee:
“A post construction inspection of the walkway found that a section appeared to be out of ADA compliance. Further inspection by the contractor and engineer determined that temporary shoring be placed under the section until additional investigation could be completed. The engineer is completing the additional investigation, and plans are being developed to address section of walkway that is out of compliance. A timeline has not yet been determined for any additional work. The bridge and walkway will remain open, and notices will be made when work is scheduled that may require closure of the walkway.”
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It may be summertime, but soon enough K-12 Oklahoma students will be returning to school.Districts resume classes all throughout August. Here's a list of when school districts in the metro resume classes so you can be ready:Bethany Public SchoolsClasses start Aug. 3. Check out the full academic calendar at ...
It may be summertime, but soon enough K-12 Oklahoma students will be returning to school.
Districts resume classes all throughout August. Here's a list of when school districts in the metro resume classes so you can be ready:
Classes start Aug. 3. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.bethanyschools.com
Classes start Aug. 15. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.cnpschools.org/information/calendars
Classes start Aug. 10. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.deercreekschools.org/calendar
Classes start Aug. 17. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.edmondschools.net/page/calendar
Classes start Aug. 21. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.epiccharterschools.org/calendar
Classes start Aug. 9. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.mid-del.net/o/mchs/article/620877
Classes start Aug. 15. Check out the full academic calendar here.
Classes start Aug. 10. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.mooreschools.com
Classes start Aug. 11. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.mustangps.org/explore/mps-calendar-pdf
Classes start Aug. 17. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.normanpublicschools.org
Classes start Aug. 10. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.okcps.org/calendars
Classes start Aug. 10. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.piedmontschools.org/district/calendars
Classes start Aug. 10. Check out the full academic calendar here.
Classes start Aug. 3. Check out the full academic calendar at http://santafesouth.org/
Classes start Aug. 10. Check out the full academic calendar here.
Classes start Aug. 16. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.westernheights.k12.ok.us/district/calendar
Classes start Aug. 17. Check out the full academic calendar at https://www.yukonps.com/calendar
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – When a parent goes to prison, unfortunately, their children may someday follow that path. Growing up with a parent in prison can create an unstable upbringing, and often leads to a cycle – a family curse – called “generational incarceration.”However, one school in Oklahoma City, designed exclusively for kids growing up with a loved one behind bars, is teaching students to succeed by breaking that cycle. ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – When a parent goes to prison, unfortunately, their children may someday follow that path. Growing up with a parent in prison can create an unstable upbringing, and often leads to a cycle – a family curse – called “generational incarceration.”
However, one school in Oklahoma City, designed exclusively for kids growing up with a loved one behind bars, is teaching students to succeed by breaking that cycle.
“I want to write music and go on tour, and travel the world playing music,” Marcus Flores said. Marcus is one of 29 students at Little Light Christian School, who was born into a life shackled by the chains of generational incarceration.
“I come from a dark place,” he said. “It was tough for me. Both my parents have been to prison. I have plenty of uncles and aunts that have been to prison, I had a grandmother who served about five years.”
Because of that devastating, downward cycle, four years ago, Marcus and his younger sister, Nina, were enrolled at Little Light Christian School – a free, non-profit, private school, funded by donations.
“I will be the first person to graduate high school in my family,” Marcus said.
It is here where Marcus learned to play the electric guitar, taught by music teacher Ernie Tullis.
“Marcus is just… I love that boy like he was mine,” Ernie said.
“Mr. Ernie,” as the kids call him, knows all too well the extra load his students carry. He was once one of them.
“I speak their language,” said Mr. Ernie.
Ernie left home at 16, hitchhiked to New Orleans, and got a job playing piano at a bar on Bourbon Street. That’s where, surrounded by sin, Ernie found God, became a minister – and broke free. He says generations of family felons ended with him.
“You can break chains, you can change your family tree,” said Ernie. “One of my favorite verses in the Bible that I tell the kids all the time and just speak into them, is that someday your kids and your grandkids will say, ‘We are blessed and you are blessed, because you took us a different way.'”
After decades of teaching, Ernie now has 85 former students playing music in churches across the globe in four countries, and one current student playing in Choctaw, Oklahoma.
At 18, Marcus is the youngest member of the praise band at Choctaw Road Baptist Church, where he shares the stage with Mr. Ernie, who plays the keys.
Next to the young man Ernie loves like his own, is Ernie’s son Caleb, on the drums. All of Ernie’s sons play in churches. He’s a very proud dad, just like Marcus’ father, whose complete transformation after prison led to Marcus’ strong faith.
“He did a complete 180 for me and my sister,” Marcus said of his father. “I think, to this day, that’s why I believe. Because God can take something that’s so wrong and turn it into something good.”
What started as a wrench thrown into the mix of Marcus’ young life, is changing course. He strums his own tune now, rewriting the one life handed him. Marcus has seven original songs ready to track at Mr. Ernie’s recording studio this summer.
“He’s very gifted,” Ernie said.
Marcus will be a senior this fall, and in 2024, he will walk the stage with not only his family’s first high school diploma, but also with a college associate’s degree, after taking a full load of concurrent classes.
“I will be the first to graduate, I will be the first to go to college, so it’s a bunch of chains that I’m already breaking in that cycle. It’s amazing because I get to show them, ‘Hey, here’s the mess, and here’s me,’ and I’m going to turn from that and steer us in a different direction,” Marcus said.
Mr. Ernie boasted, “The sky is the limit with that one. He can be as good as he wants to be. He’s just on fire.” A fire, that already burns so brightly, and sparked from the help of one “Little Light.”
“It just comes to show what God can do,” said Marcus, smiling.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Plans are in the works for a world-class 12,000 seat outdoor amphitheater to be built in Oklahoma City.It’ll be located in the Mustang Creek Crossing development, off of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and I-40. LOCAL NEWS: What are those white mushrooms in your yard after the rai...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Plans are in the works for a world-class 12,000 seat outdoor amphitheater to be built in Oklahoma City.
It’ll be located in the Mustang Creek Crossing development, off of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and I-40.
“It is our great pleasure to welcome The Sunset Amphitheater to Mustang Creek Crossing,” said Sam Coury, principal owner of Mustang Creek Crossing. “Our family strives to grow this district into an entertainment and experience hub for the city’s west side and encourage investment for a stay and play destination that families from across the state and region will embrace.”
Coury, along with Carol Courey Hefner have joined forces with Notes Live, a Colorado-based live entertainment company for the project.
“I can tell you one thing, it’d be the most luxurious amphitheater ever built in Oklahoma,” said JW Roth, the CEO of Notes Live. “We’re just super excited about it. It’s going to be awesome.”
The project will feature 120 luxury fire pit suites, a landscaped grass berm, traditional reserved seating, and premium hospitality offerings.
“It’s super high end in terms of its amenities, food and beverage. It has, I believe it has 12 Super suites, corporate suites,” said Roth.
Roth added that the amphitheater will also greatly help the city’s economy.
“It’s going to bring up roughly $110 to $125 million a year to the economy here,” said Roth. “It’s awesome for home values. It’s awesome for business values. It’s awesome for the economy.”
In a statement, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell weighed in on the project saying, “I am thrilled about the partnership between Notes Live and Mustang Creek Crossing in bringing The Sunset Amphitheater to our great state. This state-of-the-art venue will not only enhance our entertainment landscape but will also serve as a catalyst for economic growth and tourism. With its capacity to host the largest touring acts in the country, The Sunset will draw music enthusiasts from far and wide. Oklahoma’s allure as a premier entertainment destination is growing stronger, and the Sunset Amphitheater will be a testament to our commitment to providing unforgettable moments for residents and visitors alike.”
Notes Live plans to break ground in early 2024 and have the outdoor amphitheater open in time for Summer 2025 tours.