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Relay Express Inc.

Company Bio

Our Beginning
Relay Express was founded in February 1986 on the vision and optimism of Mike Bernecker, Matt Seiter and Robert Smith. Through a belief in hard work and a mindset to do anything it took to get the job done for their customers, Mike, Matt and Bob set Relay Express on a path to growth that continues today.  At that time, each employee did everything necessary to satisfy customers while driving the business forward. That “intrapreneurial” spirit is the foundation for our success.

Focused Growth
Since 1986, Relay Express has expanded our reach to service Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Western New York. The company evolved from a focus on local pick-up and delivery into a full service Logistical Solutions Provider.

Relay Express has been perennially recognized for its wide variety of Logistical Solutions and customer service, including INC. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies, Cincinnati Magazine’s best, FedEx New Carrier of the Year.

The company’s growth focused approach has evolved over time into an opportunistic vision for the business.


  • 24 Hour Turn-Around
  • 24/7 Onsite Dispatch
  • Airport Pickup/Delivery
  • Commercial Services
  • Cross Dock
  • DDU
  • Dedicated Truck/Van
  • e-commerce
  • E-Mail PODs
  • Expedited Freight
  • Expedited Services
  • Fulfillment
  • Hot Shot
  • Legal
  • Legal Other
  • Life Gate
  • Line Haul
  • Local Pickup
  • Mail Drops
  • Medical
  • Messenger
  • Next Flight
  • Online Order Entry & Tracking
  • Parts Storage/Distribution
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Prompt Delivery
  • Residental Services
  • Route Work
  • Scheduled
  • Signature Capture
  • Time Sensitive
  • TL
  • Trade Show
  • Warehousing
  • Warehousing & Logistics

Driver Info

  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Drug Screens
  • ID Badges
  • Independent Contractors
  • Occupational/Accidental Insurance
  • Safety Training
  • Uniforms
  • Workers Comp Insurance


  • Cell Phones


  • Cargo Vans
  • Cars
  • Covered Pickups
  • Lift Gates
  • Mini Vans
  • Sprinter Vans
  • Straight Trucks
  • Tractor Trailers


  • 10,000 - 20,000 square feet

Dock Doors

  • 1-5


  • Bar Code Scanning
  • E-mail Access
  • Online Track & Trace
  • Signature Capture
  • Two Way Data


  • CXT


  • BUF - Buffalo Niagara International Airport (Buffalo, NY)
  • CLE - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (Cleveland, OH)
  • CMH - Port Columbus International Airport (Columbus, OH)
  • CVG - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (Cincinnati, OH)
  • DAY - Dayton International Airport (Dayton, OH)
  • DTW - Detroit Metro Airport (Detroit, MI)
  • IND - Indianapolis International Airport (Indianapolis, IN)
  • SDF - Louisville International Airport (Louisville, KY)

Team Members

Brannon Player
Director of Sales
Email: playerb@relayexpress.com
Phone: (540) 400-2014
Brendan Dutton
Operations Manager
Email: duttonb@relayexpress.com
Phone: 513867072
Jim Bernecker
President & C.S.O.
Email: sales@relayexpress.com
Phone: (800) 860-6288
Mike Bernecker
Account Executive
Email: berneckerm@relayexpress.com
Nathan Gates
Account Executive
Email: sales@relayexpress.com
Phone: (800) 860-6288


Cincinnati, OH 45014

498 Commercial Drive
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Dayton, OH 45377

3632 Cargo Rd
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Columbus, OH 43123

3341 Centerpoint Drive
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Tonawanda, NY 14150

181 Cooper Ave
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Romulus, MI 48174

29105-29107 Airport Drive
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Louisville, KY 40218

4429 Kiln Ct.
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Indianapolis, IN 46268

7301 Georgetown Road
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Cleveland, OH 44131

4770 Van Epps Rd
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