Direct Expedite is a freight broker duly licensed by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and provides shipment services offering deliveries from start to finish in the tightest delivery windows. In addition, the company facilitates nationwide air and ground expedite, instant online quotes, real-time truck search, and robot process automation, enabling customers with transportation services solutions by connecting with freight and transportation agents.
The company was founded in October 2019 by Dale Prax, President & CEO, and Dayna Harap, Vice President Sales & Co-Founder, with partners Amanda Wyland and John DeBetta.
Dale Prax is a 30-year logistics industry expert. With the onset of COVID Prax harnessed his entrepreneurial spirit to make a difference in the freight expediting world through automation and technology.
Dayna Harap has been in the transportation industry for 30 years and has spent nearly her entire career on the trucking side of air cargo in roles ranging from operations to sales. She enjoys building solid relationships with customers and vendors to help them learn and grow from one another. Dayna is currently President of the JFK Air Cargo Association.
The Direct Expedite management team is committed to integrity, ethics, hard work, and best-in-class transportation service solutions. To ensure that they exceed customers’ expected service, they deliver Direct using years of experience, innovation, and groundbreaking technology. They offer ground expedited freight rate quotes in less than 15 seconds (with guaranteed capacity) and can book the load, dispatch the driver, and provide a tracking link in as little as five minutes.
Direct Expedite provides a hard copy POD within 15 minutes of delivery and pays all carriers within 48 hours of receipt of the invoice. Offering up-to-the-minute tracking and tracing via satellite, GPS, and cell phone technologies, their Truck Search engine provides customers with immediate and current information regarding capacity for expedited cargo vans, sprinters, straight trucks, and tractor trailers. Recently, Direct Expedite added its “Weather Adjusted Transit Time Platform.” With this innovative initiative, Direct Expedite provides its customers with route-based slowdown and impact data to pinpoint and avoid weather-related road delays days in advance for more accurate transit times.
Direct Expedite can also provide airline pickups, drops with TSA-certified drivers, white-glove deliveries, and much more in the John F. Kennedy International Airport area through a strategic partnership with Complete Transport Systems.
With their consortium of more than 200 qualified and vetted carriers, Direct Expedite has access to more than 8,000 Sprinter vans in the United States and Canada for expedited shipment.
In addition, Direct Expedite offers 12- to 26-foot straight trucks, liftgates, e-track, solo or team drivers, blankets, pads, and straps, all available upon request. Direct Expedite will ensure pick up within four hours for shipments in major metropolitan areas and regions beyond major metropolitan areas; a truck will arrive within six hours of dispatch.
Value-added services include instant online rate quotes, a photo of the driver and truck upon dispatch, driver name and cellphone number, photos of freight when secured on board the truck, 24/7 staff availability, around-the-clock live operations professionals, Spanish-speaking ops staff, and online and proactive tracking and freight status updates via email, and freight recovery specialists.