Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Memorial Day

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day. Now, Let's get back to work!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Expedited deliveries

Sometimes you have a delivery that is so valuable or important that it can never leave someones sight. This is when you need to use an expedited service. When you use this service, a driver will come to your location pick up your package and take directly to the delivery location. The driver will not make any stops in between. This can be used for local deliveries or for deliveries across the country. Recently a customer called to get a delivery from Irving, Texas to New York. This required picking up the package, driving to DFW Airport, buying a round trip ticket, flying to JFK Airport, renting a car, delivering the package and returning the same night.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Dallas Traffic

As traffic in Dallas gets more congested, deliveries get harder to make on time. Higher delivery costs are inevitable. Here is a great site to view traffic conditions: Traffic

Thursday, May 19, 2005

MCAA courier convention

All courier companies interested in networking and learning more about the courier industry should attend the 2005 MCAA Courier Convention in Las Vegas. To register, Click Here

Remember... What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Professionalism

Does your courier look like this:

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Remember, everything you do relects on your company. Including the services you use. Make sure you use a professional courier company that utilizes company uniforms.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Courier Service #1

One service that many people don't know about is the Mobile Notary service. This service can be used to notarize any legal document. There is no need to look all over town to find a Notary close by you. Just call a courier and ask for a Notary to come to your location.
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Friday, May 06, 2005

Dallas Maverick Basketball

DONT PANIC!!! Game 7 vs. the Houston Rockets will be at the American Airlines Center on Saturday night. Yes, McGrady is amazing and Dirk couldn't throw the ball into Grapevine Lake. But, the Mav's will win on Saturday.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Spring?

Be careful on the road today. We still haven't fully entered into spring yet... Today will be wet, wet, wet. Traffic will be terrible and people will be impatient. Drive safe and keep out of the ditches...

Forcast for tomorrow... Sunny

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Courier Insurance

This is a much neglected subject when choosing a courier service. Generally because many delivery companies do not carry any insurance at all. So, they don't like to talk about it. If you use a courier company that does not have sufficient insuance you put yourself and your company at risk.

Most courier companies use independent contractors. This means they are not employees of that company. So, if a driver causes an accident that includes a fatal injury the following scenario will occur:
1. The victim's insurance company tries to sue the driver. But, they can not collect from them because the driver generally only carries the state mandated minimum insurance.
2. Then the insurance company tries to sue the courier company. But, they do not carry insurance.
3. Finally, the insurance company sues you and your company.

If you have ever been involved in a lawsuit or a large insurance claim, you know that this is not something you want to be involved with.

In addition to this scenario, there are a number of problems that can happen:
1. Lost deliveries
2. Damaged items
3. Stolen items
4. Missed payoffs or bank deposits that result in late fees or interest payments

In short, make sure that you and your company are protected!!!

Here are some Insurance Companies