Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:
You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.
To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.
Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.
If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.
As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.
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At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.
RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:
Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.
When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.
Based in the port city of Tulsa, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.
Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.843-885-3082
OKLAHOMA CITY —Tulsa Public Schools will remain in local control for now after the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted on its accreditation status. Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist steps down The board voted on Thursday to set Tulsa Public Schools’ status to “accredited with deficiencies.” However, Oklahoma’s largest school dis...
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Tulsa Public Schools will remain in local control for now after the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted on its accreditation status.
The board voted on Thursday to set Tulsa Public Schools’ status to “accredited with deficiencies.” However, Oklahoma’s largest school district is not out of the woods just yet after its new accreditation status.
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BREAKING: The board has voted to set TPS’ accreditation status at “accredited with deficiencies.”For now, nothing really changes for the district. TPS will be required to check in on a monthly basis. Supt. Walters says he wants to see a turnaround within 3-4 months. | @koconews https://t.co/BqKtNxqZPj— Andy Weber (@AndyWKOCO) August 24, 2023
The Oklahoma State Board of Education wants to see improvement plans in three areas – reading, school report cards and internal controls for district spending. Board members want to see a professional development plan to improve reading scores, a corrective action plan for all schools with an F report card rating and new internal controls for district spending.
State Superintendent Ryan Walters said he wants to see those plans within three to four months.
"If they don’t fix their problems, I will," Walters said. "There will be real consequences within a few months if these measures aren’t made, and then we will act with drastic measures, if necessary, to turn this district around."
While Tulsa Public Schools officials seemed to agree with the plan while speaking with the board, State Rep. Regina Goodwin contends the issues extend beyond classrooms.
"You don’t just say, 'I’m going to give you three and four months, and then you’d better perform or else.' What kind of plan is that?" Goodwin, D-Tulsa, said. "I think you all know if you have any sense of education – and you do, or you wouldn’t be on this board – that there are issues that go on in larger cities."
TULSA, Okla. — Former Tulsa firefighter Courtney Robinson is charged with manufacturing child porn and peeping tom.FOX23 spoke with Jamie Miller, Donor Development and Funding Coordinator at The Demand Project, a shelter that helps victims who have been exploited.“Unfortunately I am not shocked,” Jaime Miller said.According to court documents, Robinson installed spy cameras throughout his entire home claiming they were surveillance, but records say he was filming people in his home. Documents say there ...
TULSA, Okla. — Former Tulsa firefighter Courtney Robinson is charged with manufacturing child porn and peeping tom.
FOX23 spoke with Jamie Miller, Donor Development and Funding Coordinator at The Demand Project, a shelter that helps victims who have been exploited.
“Unfortunately I am not shocked,” Jaime Miller said.
According to court documents, Robinson installed spy cameras throughout his entire home claiming they were surveillance, but records say he was filming people in his home. Documents say there could be hundreds of files between Aug. 8 and Aug. 13.
Records say he recorded 15 adults and 10 young people.
Miller said there's only one word for it.
“Pornography,” she said.
In another case, Brendan Rhoden was charged with child sexual exploitation. Among the disturbing content found, records say there were 400 images and 49 videos of children believed to be under 12 engaging in sexual activity.
“At this point what I believe is going into 2024, it is not just about the groomers and pedophiles and predators, society is now grooming our children,” Miller said.
Neither case surprises Miller.
“We are losing as a society,” she said.
She said nationwide, 80,000 tips are sent in for child sexual abuse material each day with 50,000 files of sexual abuse materials downloaded every single minute.
“The Demand Project was created to disrupt the demand for sex with children to defund it," Miller said. If we don’t have a demand, we don’t have a supply."
Without taking the blame off predators, she is putting pressure on parents to rethink who they can trust.
“Who is a safe adult?” she said.
She is also stressing to parents to reexamine the amount of trust they put in their children with phones.
“We believe online enticement is preventable," Miller said. "Sex trafficking is preventable, if we can educate children on the signs of a predator but also educating parents on how to safeguard their kids and have the right boundaries with a cell phone."
She said crimes like these are so new and rapidly growing, it’s hard to even track how often it's happening to Oklahoma children.
For more information, The Demand Project's website is linked HERE.
In a new resource, air quality professionals from Camfil explain the findings of the Allergy Capitals Report and how those suffering from pollen allergies in 2023 can ameliorate their symptoms.Tulsa, Oklahoma --News Direct-- KISS PR Brand StoryTulsa, OK — The 2023 Allergy Capitals Report, which ranks the severity of seasonal allergies in the 100 most populated cities in the United States based on factors such as total pollen count, rates of over-the-counter medication usage, and allergy specialist availability, has...
In a new resource, air quality professionals from Camfil explain the findings of the Allergy Capitals Report and how those suffering from pollen allergies in 2023 can ameliorate their symptoms.
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Tulsa, OK — The 2023 Allergy Capitals Report, which ranks the severity of seasonal allergies in the 100 most populated cities in the United States based on factors such as total pollen count, rates of over-the-counter medication usage, and allergy specialist availability, has ranked Tulsa as the 4th worst city for seasonal allergy sufferers and Oklahoma City as the fifth worst. For seven years straight, Oklahoma City has secured a top-ranking spot, with Tulsa joining the top 10 for the first time in 2020.
“Indoor spaces can be up to fifty times more polluted than the surrounding ambient (outdoor) air due to poor ventilation, which allows pollutants to build up in the stagnant air, and in buildings where the air is recirculated without adequate air filtration,” says Mark Davidson, Manager of Marketing and Technical Materials at global air filtration manufacturer Camfil, “Pollen is an indoor air pollutant and can build up in homes, offices, classrooms, and other indoor environments in the same manner as other pollutants, so staying indoors to avoid pollen exposure, though intuitive, is often ineffective.”
In a new resource, air quality professionals from Camfil explain what the findings of the Allergy Capitals Report mean and how those suffering from pollen allergies in 2023 can ameliorate their symptoms.
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When it comes to Tulsa internet options, the choice is pretty simple: There's AT&T Fiber, and then everything else that's not as good. The provider offers symmetrical speeds on all its plans -- you’ll get the same upload and download speeds -- and its pricing is reasonable and straightforward.We can’t say the same about AT&T’s main competition in the area, Cox. It offers good speeds at reasonable prices, but it’s difficult to untangle all the discounts Cox adds to each plan -- and to prepare for when th...
When it comes to Tulsa internet options, the choice is pretty simple: There's AT&T Fiber, and then everything else that's not as good. The provider offers symmetrical speeds on all its plans -- you’ll get the same upload and download speeds -- and its pricing is reasonable and straightforward.
We can’t say the same about AT&T’s main competition in the area, Cox. It offers good speeds at reasonable prices, but it’s difficult to untangle all the discounts Cox adds to each plan -- and to prepare for when they may abruptly end.
Our team considers speeds, pricing, customer service and overall value to recommend the best internet service in Tulsa across various categories. Our evaluation includes referencing a proprietary database built over years of reviewing internet services. We validate that against provider information by spot-checking local addresses for service availability. We also do a close read of providers' terms and conditions and, when needed, will call ISPs to verify the details.
Our process has some limitations you should know about. Pricing and speed data are variable: Certain addresses may qualify for different tiers of service and monthly costs may vary, even within a city. The best way to identify your particular options is to plug your address into a provider's website.
Note that the prices, speed and other information listed above and in the provider cards below may differ from what we found in our research. The cards display the full range of a provider's pricing and speed across the US, according to our database of plan information provided directly by ISPs, while the text is specific to what’s available in Tulsa. The prices referenced within this article’s text come from our research and include applicable discounts for setting up automatic payments each month -- a standard industry offering. Other discounts and promotions might also be available for things like committing to a contract or bundling with a cellphone plan.
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While AT&T Fiber is the clear top choice in Tulsa, that doesn't mean there aren't other decent options available. Some 41% of the city has access to fiber -- the gold standard in home internet -- and 99.8% can get at least 250 megabits per second download and 25Mbps upload speeds -- more than enough for a typical home’s streaming and internet usage. In other words, almost everyone in Tulsa will be able to find an internet plan that meets their needs.
If AT&T Fiber is available at your address, this is an easy choice. It offers symmetrical speeds on all its plans, ideal for households with multiple people gaming online or working from home. AT&T Fiber received the highest US internet provider score in the 2023 American Customer Satisfaction Index survey and J.D. Power named it the best provider in Oklahoma’s region. CNET also named it the best fiber internet provider in our analysis of the best internet providers across the country. It also delivers the fastest speeds in Tulsa, with an average of 249Mbps, according to Ookla speed tests.
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Cox has cable and fiber internet plans in Tulsa that offer download speeds up to 1,000Mbps. While download and upload speeds are symmetrical on Cox’s fiber plans, its cable internet has much lower upload speeds, which could be a deal-breaker for households that do a lot of online gaming or videoconferencing. Cox also increases the prices on almost all of its plans and for features like equipment and unlimited data. Your bill could increase by as much as $114 overnight after two years.
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T-Mobile is leading the charge for fixed wireless internet in Tulsa. According to the ACSI survey, it is the highest-rated non-fiber internet service provider in the country.
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There’s a big step down from our top picks to most of the providers below, with the exception being Windstream’s Kinetic Fiber service. Consider these as the backup options if you can’t get service from AT&T Fiber, Cox or T-Mobile.
Starting prices for internet in Tulsa average around $49 monthly. That’s on par with other cities CNET has covered -- Charlotte, Chicago, San Diego and St. Louis all have average starting prices around $50 per month.
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Three internet providers in Tulsa offer gig speeds: AT&T Fiber, Cox and Kinetic by Windstream. You can even access AT&T’s ultra-fast 5,000Mbps fiber plans throughout much of the city -- enough bandwidth to stream Netflix in 4K on more than 300 TVs at once.
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There’s a clear winner when it comes to internet service in Tulsa. AT&T Fiber isn’t just the best internet you can get in the city -- it’s the best internet provider in the entire country. If you can’t get AT&T Fiber at your address, Cox is a worthy backup option, with fast download speeds and reasonable prices.
Internet service providers are numerous and regional. Unlike the latest smartphone, laptop, router or kitchen tool, it's impractical to personally test every internet service provider in a given city. So what's our approach? For starters, we tap into a proprietary database of pricing, availability and speed information that draws from our own historical ISP data, partner data and mapping information from the Federal Communications Commission at FCC.gov.
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Because our database is not exhaustive, we go to the FCC’s website to check the primary data for ourselves and make sure we’re considering every ISP that provides service in an area. Plans and prices also vary by location, so we input local addresses on provider websites to find the specific options available to residents. We look at sources, including the American Customer Satisfaction Index and J.D. Power, to evaluate how happy customers are with an ISP's service. ISP plans and prices are subject to frequent changes; all information provided is accurate as of the time of our pre-publication fact-check.
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While the answer to those questions is often layered and complex, the providers who come closest to “yes” on all three are the ones we recommend. To explore our process in more depth, you can visit our How we test ISPs page.
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COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. The Tulsa Health Department continues to vaccinate anyone ages six months and up at COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations across Tulsa County.THD has COVID-19 vaccine clinics at four of its main sites: James O. Goodwin Health Center, Central Regional Health Center, North Regional Health and Wellness Center and Sand Springs Health Center. Appointments are required at THD and can be scheduled online or by calling 918-582-9355. Clients need to bring an ID and copy of their COVID-19 vaccination...
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. The Tulsa Health Department continues to vaccinate anyone ages six months and up at COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations across Tulsa County.
THD has COVID-19 vaccine clinics at four of its main sites: James O. Goodwin Health Center, Central Regional Health Center, North Regional Health and Wellness Center and Sand Springs Health Center. Appointments are required at THD and can be scheduled online or by calling 918-582-9355. Clients need to bring an ID and copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card to the appointment. Those 6 months to 17 years old will need a parent or guardian present for consent to receive the vaccine.
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The vaccine is widely available at many local doctors’ offices, health care systems, pharmacies and big retail chains like Walmart.
The Tulsa Health Department is administering the COVID-19 vaccine in alignment with CDC clinical recommendations. Four COVID-19 vaccines are approved or authorized in the United States:
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COVID-19 vaccination has many benefits and is an important tool to help protect you from severe illness, hospitalization, and death. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, schedule your appointment. Here’s what to expect when getting your COVID-19 Vaccine.
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