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 Portsmith, VA 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 Portsmith, VA, 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 Portsmith, VA, 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 Portsmith, VA, 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 Portsmith, VA that prioritizes customer service, strong communication, and proactive thinking, we're here to help you avoid delayed shipments and missed expectations.(843) 885-3082
Gov. Ralph Northam was joined by energy officials in Portsmouth on Monday to make a special announcement regarding offshore wind.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Portsmouth will become the home to the United States' first offshore wind turbine blade facility, creating hundreds of new jobs for the region.Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement Monday morning, saying Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will lease more than 80 acres of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal and will build a facility to produce turbine blades supplying offshore wi...
Gov. Ralph Northam was joined by energy officials in Portsmouth on Monday to make a special announcement regarding offshore wind.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Portsmouth will become the home to the United States' first offshore wind turbine blade facility, creating hundreds of new jobs for the region.
Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement Monday morning, saying Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will lease more than 80 acres of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal and will build a facility to produce turbine blades supplying offshore wind projects in North America.
Dominion Energy had previously selected Siemens Gamesa as its partner for the creation of offshore wind turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.
“Today’s announcement will help position Hampton Roads as the offshore wind development hub in the nation, a role it is ideally suited for thanks to the advantages to the Port of Virginia,” said Bob Blue, the President and CEO of Dominion Energy.
Northam said the new facility will create 310 new jobs, of which roughly 50 will be service jobs to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project.
The project will reportedly cost about $200 million, including over $80 million in investments for buildings and equipment at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
“We always believe that a local supply chain is key to ensure an offshore wind industry in the U.S.,” said Steve Dayney, the head of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
.@GovernorVA announced @DominionEnergy will partner with @SiemensGamesaNA to expand its Coastal Virginia Offshore Project.It will bring electricity to nearly 660,000 homes in Virginia. pic.twitter.com/VabC3vSogB— Kaicey Baylor (@kaiceybaylor) October 25, 2021
"This is good news for energy customers, the union workers who will bring this project to life, and our business partners," Northam said. "Make no mistake: Virginia is building a new industry in renewable energy, with more new jobs to follow, and that’s good news for our country."
Also attending Monday's announcement was U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.
"Offshore wind energy will create jobs and economic prosperity across the country, and with President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda, we’re showing that the United States is open for business on clean energy," she said.
Once completed in 2026, officials said turbines used for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project will allow for the production of more than 2,600 megawatts of clean energy, which is enough to power up to 660,000 homes. Dominion said it will also avoid as much as five million tons of carbon dioxide annually.
"By adding wind capacity, we’re going to diversify our energy supply, de-carbonize our existing fossil fuels base," Granholm said. "We will keep American prices affordable.”
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner noted this announcement was a major milestone for Virginia's first offshore wind project, which he said was the second active offshore wind project in the country.
"I am proud that Virginia is leading the way in offshore wind development and reinforcing its role as a major player in an industry that will power our future," Warner said.
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SUFFOLK, Va. - A JV assistant basketball coach posed as a player and played in a game earlier this month, the school system confirms to News 3.
The game was played on Jan. 21 against Nansemond River High in Suffolk. The school system says no Churchland administrators were in attendance for the game.
The school system was notified last week and since then the assistant coach, Arlisha Boykins, is no longer an employee of the school system.
Following the report, school administrators met with members of both the JV and Varsity teams. During the meeting, players of both teams said they did not want to continue the season.
The incident was reported to the Virginia High School League. Churchland wound up forfeiting the game.
"When an adult commits to being a high school coach, it's not just about coaching the game. They take on a lot of responsibility. Adults who fail to live up to those expectations - I'll just put it bluntly - they fail students," said Billy Haun, the executive director of the VHSL.
Haun says this is the second time he's heard of something like this happening in Virginia. "We failed kids because we've got a group of young ladies who will now not be able to finish their season because of the behavior of some adults," he said.
News 3 made multiple attempts to reach out to Boykins, but did not hear back.
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — More than 40 people were detained at a “pop-up” flea marijuana market in Portsmouth on Wednesday.
Around 5:45 p.m., officers were called to a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block of High Street, police said in a press release. Officers said they found a storefront being used to house the market, and they were met by unlicensed armed security guards.
Eventually, 41 people were detained.
"Investigators acquired a search warrant and located 11 firearms that were abandoned," police said in a release. "They seized two additional firearms, 100 pounds of Marijuana, and a variety of manufactured products containing THC, including THC-infused candy disguised as popular candy brands that pose a serious risk to children."
Police said the people they detained came from across Virginia to buy marijuana. No one came forward to claim ownership of firearms or marijuana products.
"All individuals who were detained have been released pending the outcome of this investigation," police said.
Casino set to open Jan. 15 Published December 13, 2022 Rivers Casino Portsmouth will be the first permanent casino to open in Virginia when it opens its doors to the public on Jan. 15, 2023, but local media outlets got a sneak peek on Tuesday.With 28 days until opening — the casino will open for two “charity days” on Jan. 10 and 12 — construction workers are hurrying to put the finishing touches on the $340 million, 250,000-square-foot casino, which will be operated by Chicago-based R...
Published December 13, 2022
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will be the first permanent casino to open in Virginia when it opens its doors to the public on Jan. 15, 2023, but local media outlets got a sneak peek on Tuesday.
With 28 days until opening — the casino will open for two “charity days” on Jan. 10 and 12 — construction workers are hurrying to put the finishing touches on the $340 million, 250,000-square-foot casino, which will be operated by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming. Construction began in December 2021. General Manager Roy Corby hosted Tuesday’s media tour.
The entertainment venue, located along Victory Drive in Portsmouth, will feature 1,448 slot machines, 57 table games and 24 poker tables. It’s expected to bring $16.3 million in annual tax revenues to the city. When it opens, it will be the commonwealth’s first permanent casino, though a temporary casino has been open in Bristol since July. Two other proposed casinos are in the pipeline in Danville and Norfolk.
The Sound Bar will feature live entertainment Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with room for 120 people. It has a rounded bar with 88 seats and tables with seating near the stage.
The poker room will have 24 tables — not yet delivered — as well as an area where players can cash in their winnings and a host check-in area. The poker room is apart from the main floor.
The main casino floor will have 1,448 slot machines, 1,100 of which have already been delivered. About 300 are in the right places already, but the rest are yet to be installed. Another 348 will be delivered before opening day, Corby says.
The 90,000-square-foot main casino floor will have 57 tables, 24 of them for poker games, and others for blackjack, craps (live and electronic), roulette and baccarat.
Corby said the casino has held five job fairs and will hold one more before opening day. More than 1,100 full-time employees have been hired so far, but the casino is still hiring. More than 5,000 people have filled out applications, he said. Though all hires so far have been full time, there has been demand for part-time work. Rivers Casino Portsmouth’s estimated annual payroll will be $62 million.
The sportsbook area will have a screen that is 12 feet high and 62 feet wide, for a 753-square-foot viewing wall that can show dozens of televised sports. Overlooking the sportsbook will be a Topgolf suite with three bays, each holding up to eight guests.
The high-limit game room will have 85 slot machines and 11 tables, along with two private salons and a private table area, for gamblers who are interested in a high roller experience.
Inside the casino, there are three restaurants — Starbucks, Slice Pizzeria, Mian (pictured above), a fast-casual Asian restaurant, which is in all of Bet Rivers’ casinos.
Two restaurants will be accessible from outside the main floor and anyone, even those younger than 21, will be able to eat there. Crossings Cafe (below) is a 24/7 restaurant and seats more than 140 guests.
Admiral’s Steak & Seafood will seat 250 people, with private dining options for small and large parties and seating indoors and outdoors.
Admiral’s will also feature two large bars, including the one below, just inside the doors to the steakhouse.
The 25,000-square-foot event center can be used as convention space for conferences and performances. Corby said that when set up with tables, it can hold 1,100 to 1,400 people, and when set up theater-style, it can hold 1,500 to 1,700 people. If arranged for standing-room only, the center can hold up to 2,000 people. The space has already been booked for Portsmouth’s State of the City address and Tidewater Community College’s upcoming inauguration ceremony for President Marcia Conston. (The photo above shows the pre-reception area at the entrance to the event space.)
Virginia Beach-based S.B. Ballard Construction Co. and Philadelphia-based Yates Construction are the general contractors. Raleigh, North Carolina-based Kimley-Horn is the engineering consultant; Las Vegas-based Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors is the architect of record; New York-based Jeffrey Beers International is the primary interior designer and Illinois-based DMAC Architecture & Interiors is the designer of the interior venues.
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The City of Portsmouth is gearing up to celebrate one of its shining hometown stars.Later this month, Grammy award-winning musician Missy Elliott will have a street renamed in her honor.McLean Street will become "Missy Elliott Boulevard" in honor of the music legend. The street serves the Victory Crossing Shopp...
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The City of Portsmouth is gearing up to celebrate one of its shining hometown stars.
McLean Street will become "Missy Elliott Boulevard" in honor of the music legend. The street serves the Victory Crossing Shopping Center, Tidewater Community College and the future Rivers Casino Portsmouth.
Elliott herself will be on-hand for the grand unveiling on October 17. The city says a parade will be held and Elliott will be presented with the Key to the City.
On Friday, city officials held a press conference at Manor High School offering more details about the renaming ceremony.
"The ceremony will take place here at Manor High School football field. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m.” said Mayor Shannon Glover.
Afterward, officials are planning a parade at Manor High School Stadium that will feature several university and high school marching bands. Mayor Glover said Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Congressman Bobby Scott will be in attendance to present proclamations honoring Elliott.
Portsmouth School Board Vice Chair LaKeesha Atkinson hopes this honor will inspire young people across the city.
"This is how we’re going to bring our city together," she said. "This is how we’re going to bring our schools together and this is how we’re going to continue to give our children hope."
City leaders said the ceremony at Manor High School won't impact school operations. McLean Street will also be blocked off for the sign unveiling.
Elliott is a 1990 graduate of Manor High School (previously named Woodrow Wilson High School), which she visited back in 2019 while in the area and donated $25,000.
Since her career beginnings in 1991, Elliott has released six studio albums, won four Grammys, worked with fellow big names in the industry like Timbaland and Aaliyah, and has ultimately been lovingly deemed the "Queen of Hip Hop."
She is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.