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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:

Why Are Drayage Companies in Charlotte, NC So Important?

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.

But anytime challenges exist, so too do innovative solutions.

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RelyEx Solves Problems

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.

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RelyEx Has a Unique Vantage Point

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:

  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Finance

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.

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RelyEx Nurtures Strong Carrier Relationships

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 Charlotte, 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.

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Customers choose RelyEx because:

  • We are a reliable drayage logistics partner that manages your freight from beginning to end
  • We have a rare industry vantage point with 30+ years of client-side experience
  • We foster and fortify the strongest vendor relations
  • We take a proactive approach to problem-solving, not a reactive approach
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Your Drayage Shipments Managed from Start to Finish

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.

We Source Top-Notch Operators at the Best Prices

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.

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We Make Transparent, Timely Communication a Priority

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.

We Have Robust Project Management Experience

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.

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Paperwork Errors

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.

Payment Delays

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.


Documents Received Too Late

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:

  • Damaged Container Storage
  • Custom Released Containers
  • Storage Containers Are Too Heavy

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The Supply Chain Partner You Can Count On

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.


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I hate the Carolina Panthers

I hate the Carolina Panthers.There, I said it. I hate everything about them. As crazy as this sounds though, I’ve never really put together the pieces until now.Are you North or South Carolina? Pick a side!The word “Panthers” sure looks a lot like “Packers” – disgusting!Oh, your color is “Carolina Blue?” How...

I hate the Carolina Panthers.

There, I said it. I hate everything about them. As crazy as this sounds though, I’ve never really put together the pieces until now.

Are you North or South Carolina? Pick a side!

The word “Panthers” sure looks a lot like “Packers” – disgusting!

Oh, your color is “Carolina Blue?” How creative.

Your list of Hall of Fame players is just sad… no one drafted by the Panthers and only players signed at the end of their careers? Way to go, guys!

I’m still mad about the Greg Olsen trade.

And signing Charles Tillman and making the Panthers part of his legacy. Stay away!

I’m still mad about the Steve Smith playoff game too!

Seriously, coleslaw on top of the BBQ? Just put it off to the side like everyone else!

Your all-time winningest coach is a former Chicago Bear. You want to be the Bears so bad, don’t you?

Speaking of coaches, why did you inception us to hire John Fox?!

Why does your mascot look like a Bear? You’re confusing your players!

The mascot’s name is Sir Purr. I mean…okay, that’s pretty funny.

I hate them so much, I want them to lose every single game this upcoming season. I’m talking 0-17, embarrassing football. I want them to have to the worst record in the league so that I can feel as though I truly got my vengeance as a fan. No cooling off period – I need it now.

I predict that this will all be out of my system and I can go back to not caring at all about the Carolina Panthers in 2024. Until then, my list:

1. Panthers

2. Packers

3. Everyone Else

Note: Completely unrelated to the above, the Chicago Bears own Carolina’s first-round draft selection for next year.

Fixing the NFL's WR-needy teams: Patriots trade for Tee Higgins, Panthers make a move for DeAndre Hopkins

This year's crop of free-agent wide receivers was one of the weakest groups in recent memory, so any NFL team needing to massively upgrade at that position was always going to be looking at alternative avenues.The Dallas Cowboys made a move for Brandin Cooks, but...

This year's crop of free-agent wide receivers was one of the weakest groups in recent memory, so any NFL team needing to massively upgrade at that position was always going to be looking at alternative avenues.

The Dallas Cowboys made a move for Brandin Cooks, but plenty of WR-needy teams are still trying to plot a way to upgrade one of the most important positions in the game.

Here is a pathway for each of those teams.

Fix: Trade for Tee Higgins

I believe the Bengals when they say they have no intention of trading away Tee Higgins, but everybody has a price, and the Bengals have a lot of financial juggling to do over the next couple of seasons as they try to pay market-leading money to quarterback Joe Burrow and receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

Any potential plan to give comparable money to Higgins would create a salary cap nightmare, and if they plan to simply keep Higgins around for as long as they can without committing long-term money to him, they would be wise to listen to alternative offers.

Either way, everybody has a price, and the Patriots would be wise to test their resolve with a trade offer that features the No. 14 pick of the draft. Higgins showed last season he could be a true No. 1 receiver when Chase wasn’t playing and caught 56.7% of his contested targets overall. Higgins is one of the few players who would immediately transform the outlook of this offense.

Fix: Trade for DeAndre Hopkins

The loss of receiver D.J. Moore in the trade up to the No. 1 pick is massive for the Panthers, who now face the prospect of deploying a weak group of pass-catchers around their rookie quarterback.

The Panthers are one of the few teams with more than enough cap space to absorb DeAndre Hopkins’ contract, and the fact that it’s a relatively short-term commitment actually works in their favor: If all goes well, the money would come off the books the same time they'd be looking to invest it elsewhere.

However, that contract will keep the price for Hopkins relatively cheap — as the deal for Brandin Cooks showed — and Carolina still has mid-round picks to put to use.

There’s no move in the draft they can make that will have the kind of impact adding Hopkins would, and ensuring that their rookie passer has a chance to succeed is the most important thing this franchise will do after they make the call on which quarterback they draft.

DeAndre Hopkins: PFF overall grade and rank since 2013 (postseason included)
Season Snaps PFF Grade Rank
2022 553 72.9 T-33rd of 102
2021 560 79.8 17th of 94
2020 1,043 87.1 7th of 101
2019 1,114 87.8 5th of 103
2018 1,154 92.0 1st of 110
2017 1,021 90.2 4th of 106
2016 1,224 77.8 27th of 104
2015 1,214 90.6 4th of 101
2014 1,058 84.0 12th of 100
2013 999 68.7 68th of 107
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Fix: Draft Jaxon Smith-Njigba at No. 12 overall

Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba is one of the biggest enigmas in the 2023 NFL Draft. In 2021, in the same offense that fielded first-rounders Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson alongside him, JSN was the player who outgained his more experienced teammates. When Olave and Wilson opted out of their bowl game to prepare for the draft, Smith-Njigba put up 336 yards and three touchdowns on 15 catches.

He then missed almost all of the 2022 season with a lingering hamstring problem. On top of that, he spent just over 90% of his career snaps in the slot and ran a relatively pedestrian 4.53-second 40-yard dash at his pro day, according to most reports.

There is much debate about what exactly his ceiling is in the NFL, but one thing almost nobody disagrees with is that he will be good at something. He will make an offense better.

Houston needs exactly that, and hitting on a receiver for its new quarterback is far more important than what type of receiver that player ends up being. Drafting JSN at No. 12 overall might be the safest move they can make to add quality to a receiving corps badly in need of it.

Fix: Trade for Jerry Jeudy

According to reports, Denver’s entire wide receiver room appears to be on the trade block as new head coach Sean Payton returns to the strategy of making Russ cook pre-prepared meals rather than giving him free rein to throw together a pickle and ice cream salad.

The Indianapolis Colts are going to draft their future quarterback in the first round, but that player is going to need an upgrade to a receiver group that has been too reliant on Michael Pittman Jr. since he joined the team.

Pittman has caught 70.5% of the passes thrown his way in the NFL but generated just 1.62 yards per route run over the same time. Jerry Jeudy is an elite separator, particularly against man coverage, and he can operate from the slot or out wide. He brings a lot of the skills that complement the weaker areas of Pittman’s game and would be a force multiplier within this offense.

Fix: Draft Jordan Addison at No. 25 overall

Jordan Addison may well be the best receiver in the draft, but the further along the process we all get, the more the luster appears to be coming off his stock and a slide in the first round sounds more likely.

Addison had relatively unimpressive workout numbers, especially for a player who weighed in at just 170 pounds at the combine, and some are questioning whether that combination of size and average athleticism will succeed as much against NFL athletes as it did in college.

Ultimately, Addison’s trump card is route running and his feel for the game. He gets open and makes plays from all alignments and at all depths and has generated over 2.8 yards per route run over the last two seasons in two different offenses.

The Giants made a big upgrade to their pass-catchers by trading for Darren Waller, and there are some players already on the roster who can emerge as bigger threats in 2023, but adding Addison would immediately put this group over the top and make it a real strength.

Preview: Hornets begin final multi-game road trip of season against Pelicans

What: Charlotte Hornets (23-50) at New Orleans Pelicans (35-37)When: 8:00 PM ESTWhere: Smoothie King Center; New Orleans, La.How to watch: Bally Sports Southeast, NBA League PassOutfitting: Hornets — City (granite); Pelicans — Association (white)CHA: LaMelo Ball (ankle surgery), OUT; Cody Martin (knee soreness), OUT; Mark Wi...

What: Charlotte Hornets (23-50) at New Orleans Pelicans (35-37)

When: 8:00 PM EST

Where: Smoothie King Center; New Orleans, La.

How to watch: Bally Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass

Outfitting: Hornets — City (granite); Pelicans — Association (white)

CHA: LaMelo Ball (ankle surgery), OUT; Cody Martin (knee soreness), OUT; Mark Williams (thumb sprain), OUT.

NOP: Jose Alvarado (leg), OUT; E.J. Liddell (knee), OUT; Zion Williamson (hamstring), OUT.

The Charlotte Hornets have hit the road for their final multi-game road trip of the 2022-23 season, beginning with a matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Tonight’s meeting wraps up the season series with the Pelicans, who claimed a 124-112 victory in the second game of the season on Oct. 21, 2022.

After a hot start to the year, the Pelicans have trailed off considerably; on Dec. 30, 2022, New Orleans held a record of 23-12. From then on, they’ve gone 12-25 with health playing a massive role in their downturn. Zion Williamson has been out since Jan. 2 with a hamstring injury and Brandon Ingram has played in just 35 games this year, and both missed games during a 10-game losing streak in January and early-February. Ingram will be available tonight, though Williamson is still out and was just recently cleared to return to on-court activities. The Pelicans were a popular dark horse title pick early in the winter, but now they’re 12th in the West and a half-game behind the 10th-place Lakers.

Medical Update on Zion Williamson: Following a re-evaluation on his right hamstring strain, Zion Williamson has been cleared to return to on-court activities. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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On the season, New Orleans is 20th in offense and ninth in defense. With the Hornets ranking third in defense over the last 15 games, we could be in for a grindfest this evening. The Hornets are also sixth in pace in that same stretch, showing that Steve Clifford is able to uphold his coaching principles while maximizing the strengths of the roster, even without LaMelo Ball on the court.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets odds, tips and betting trends | March 24

The Dallas Mavericks (36-37) take the court against the Charlotte Hornets (23-51) at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, March 24, 2023 on BSSW and BSSE.The Mavericks are a double-digit favorite against the Hornets when the Mavericks and the Hornets square off. The Mavericks are favored by 14.5 points. The game features an over/under of 227.Mavericks vs. Hornets Betting OddsOdds provided by ...

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Dale F. Halton: "Her Legacy Will Last Forever"

On March 21, UNC Charlotte lost an enthusiastic champion, generous benefactor and supportive friend with the death of Dale F. Halton. A Charlotte business icon and philanthropist whose name is emblazoned on no fewer than a half-dozen campus entities and whose influence touched thousands of Niners, Halton will be remembered as an innovator whose commitment to her home city's university enhanced the higher education ex...

On March 21, UNC Charlotte lost an enthusiastic champion, generous benefactor and supportive friend with the death of Dale F. Halton. A Charlotte business icon and philanthropist whose name is emblazoned on no fewer than a half-dozen campus entities and whose influence touched thousands of Niners, Halton will be remembered as an innovator whose commitment to her home city's university enhanced the higher education experience for all students, particularly student-athletes.

Over four decades, Halton, a former CEO of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, served UNC Charlotte in many direct and subtle ways. Her relationship with the University began in the 1980s through a professional kinship with Director of Athletics Emerita Judy Rose who, like Halton, was widely recognized throughout her career as a skillful leader in a field traditionally dominated by men. Their friendship ignited what became for Halton a lifelong interest in supporting UNC Charlotte's academic, administrative and athletics growth.

"Dale has always embraced and supported underdogs," said Rose. "She saw potential in organizations and the people leading them. She adopted our University and was 'all in.' What started as a professional relationship developed into a personal friendship; her legacy will last forever."

Backing the 49ers A passionate Charlotte 49ers fan, Halton held season tickets for men's basketball for 37 years and was a football FSL license holder from the program's inception. She could be spotted in the stands not only at 49ers home games but also at many on the road, including conference basketball tournaments and the football team's first-ever bowl game in 2019.

Halton's imprimatur — while a member of the University's Board of Trustees, Foundation Board, Board of Visitors and the 49ers Athletic Foundation Board of Directors — is undeniable. The Dale Halton Reading Room on the main floor of J. Murrey Atkins Library, the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex (named for Halton and her husband, Fred Wagner), the Charles Hayward Memorial Practice Gym, the Judy W. Rose Football Center and Dale F. Halton Arena in the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center exist because of her investment and manifest interest in UNC Charlotte and its students.

Support for these campus facilities — combined with that for scholarships and capital and program improvements — totals more than $14 million, a sum that reflects Halton's individual giving as well as that from the Dale F. Halton Foundation. She helped raise funds for 49ers women's athletics by chairing and organizing — for its entire 17-year-to-date history — the annual Judy W. Rose Let Me Play Luncheon. Support for all 49ers athletics came through her contributions to the annual fund and 49ers Athletics Scholarship Fund and participation in the 49er Club Golf Outing and annual Athletics Foundation Great Gold Rush Auction, an event for which served as hostess for many years.

Rounding out her contributions are the Dale F. Halton International Study Scholarship, Dale F. Halton Women in Marketing Scholarship, Halton Biology Ph.D. Library Fund and the Henry B. Fowler Men's Basketball Scholarship. Over the years, Halton supported the Aliaga-Buchenau Witness-in-Residence Program, History of the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean World Fund, Women and Girls Research Alliance Fund, Charlotte Fund, Student Emergency Fund, various ballfield improvements and the planned Barnhardt-Halton Baseball Clubhouse. She also provided an in-kind gift of a Knabe square grand piano for Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.

An enduring legacy For her extraordinary service and investment in the University, Halton was presented in 1994 with a UNC Charlotte Alumni Award and in 1998 with an honorary doctor of humane letters. In September 2022, she was among the inaugural inductees to the Charlotte 49ers Athletics Hall of Fame.

"Dale Halton was one of the first people I met when I joined UNC Charlotte," said Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber. "What I quickly saw was her enormous love for Niner Nation, especially for our students. Dale demonstrated her love, not just through her generous support, but also through her leadership, advocacy and close friendship. For that, we are eternally grateful. Her immeasurable impact will be felt forever on our campus, by our students and throughout our entire community."


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