Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Couriers, Messengers, Delivery Drivers in the Bejing Olympics

Have you seen the advertisement for Seur Courier Company? Here it is.

They are the sponsor for the Spanish Basketball Federation. The picture is of the Spanish Olympic Basketball team pulling the skin back on the side of their eyes to make them look slanted.

In an official statement the Spanish basketball federation explained that the "gesture was one of affection, friendliness and recognition". They also suggested that the press had inflamed the situation and would be taking “appropriate legal action".

The Spanish players themselves have made it clear than no offence was intended with squad member, José Manuel Calderón, saying he thought it would be interpreted as “affectionate.”

However, fellow team member, Pau Gasol, has firmly pointed the finger of blame at the advertiser.

“The sponsor insisted and insisted. They pushed because they're the people that pay the money. It was just a bad idea to do that. It was never intended to be offensive or racist against anybody," he told the Guardian.

BTW, you should see the picture on their website. It is a picture of a Chineese woman blowing a kiss. lol
Man, the world gets so bent out of shape over everything these days. Sure, it wasn't appropriate and it was definitely stupid. But, considering the atrocities that are being committed all around the world (including China), this isn't that big of a deal.

But, this got me to thinking... Do you know of any courier/messengers that are in the olympics? I would really like to showcase a delivery driver that is an olympic athlete. Let me know.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FedEx Funny Video #3

Here is a FedEx Ground delivery driver tossing what appears to be LCD computer monitors onto his dolly. Unfortunately some of the computer screen are hitting the ground too.

What is amazing about this video is how the driver is throwing the boxes to the ground right in front of dozens of people. It doesn't look like he cares at all.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Funny FedEx video #2

Here is another FedEx courier making a delivery. This one is a computer hard drive.

You know, FedEx and UPS are almost always less expensive than any same-day courier service. Customers want to know what benefits there are in using your service instead of FedEx & UPS.

Well, it just occured to me... we have never had a driver do something like this. Why? Because we get a signature at each delivery as do every other local courier company that I know of.

And what happens when the courier gets there and nobody is home? The driver calls dispatch to see if they have PTL (Permission to Leave). If so, the driver leaves it on the porch. The point is, they don't just walk up and throw the package on the ground and take off.

Have you noticed that UPS, FedEx, USPS don't attempt to get a signature anymore unless it is required by the sender.

Let's keep the professionalism in our industry high so we can all offer something that the big guys don't.

If there are any special services & benefits that your company offers that the big guys can't or don't, let us know.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Funny FedEx video #1

I found this on Youtube. The guy that posted this, got the video from his neighbor who has a security camera on his house.

The FedEx delivery driver throws the package 30 feet to the guys door in order to avoid going through the gate. You can see the other FedEx courier giving the thrower a fist-bump. lol

The package was a $400 cell phone.

For all of you other courier company owners. PLEASE tell your drivers to remember that cameras are everywhere now and nto to do stupid stuff like this. Wouldn't you hate to see a driver in your company uniform doing something like this. UGH!