Monday, April 27, 2009

New Jack in the Box logo



I know this has nothing to do with the courier business (except that prolly alot of couriers eat there). But, I just saw a location with the new logo. I like it. reminds me of the YouTube logo a little bit.




Here it is. What do you think?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Medical Courier delivery

So, I just finished an OSHA / HazMat training webinar. The trainer was Kevin Arnold with Integrity Corporate Solutions. I highly recommend them. Their number is: 719-502-7081 and their website is: http://www.integritydelivers.com/aboutus.html

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Freddie Mac CFO, David Kellerman, found dead...

"David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.

The 41-year-old Kellermann was named acting chief financial officer in September 2008, after the resignation of Anthony "Buddy" Piszel, who stepped down after the September 2008 government takeover. The chief financial officer is responsible for the company's financial controls, financial reporting and oversight of the company's budget and financial planning.
Before taking that job, Kellerman served as senior vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer. He was with Freddie Mac for more than 16 years. "

Crazy man! I will be 40 ths year. It is crazy seeing these guys, my age, running multi-TRILLION dollar companies and ending it all. Leaving wife & children. Just crazy... and sad.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Collin County Courthouse is moving

This will be of interest to all Title Companies and Courier Services in Dallas and surrounding cities...

The Collin County Courthouse in moving to: 2300 Bloomdale Rd. McKinney, TX 75071.

The will be open at that location on Monday, April 21. In the meantime please make note of their hours this week:
4/15 - Must have all filings in by 10am
4/16 - Closed
4/17 - Closed

Be safe on the road my courier friends.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Egg Deliveries

It's not too late to get all you Easter decorations and Easter presents. Did you know that you can use a courier service to do your shopping & errands for you? Call it your personal concierge, call it your personal valet service or call it your personal errand boy. Whatever you want to call it, just call. Don't waste your time sitting in traffic and standing in lines. Don't spend your day off running errands. Spend your free time with your family and call the courier.

JetStar Courier is your courier service in Dallas, TX. Call now: 214-343-7212 or 817-640-3106.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Company Bank Deposit

So, your company has a bank deposit that needs to be made every week or even every day. Your first thought is: "who can make the deposit?" You decide to use the receptionist or some other employee in the office. "Heck, the bank is just 10 minutes away." They can do it on the way home or during a lunch break, right?

Well, yes. But, is that really the best solution for your company? Probably not. Especially if that person is on the clock. If that bank is "just 10 minutes away", that is 10 min there, 10 min back plus however long they have to wait at the bank. So, you're starting to look at 30 minutes and if that person makes $10/hr, then paying $5 right off the bat. Then, you have to reimburse them for mileage. I think that is 55 cents per mile now.

In addition to out-of-pocket expenses, what about lost work? If they are on the clock, not only are you paying them to do the delivery, they are not doing any work at your office (the thing you hired them to do). So, now they are not only costing you money for the delivery, they are not generating any money for your company.

If that's not enough, what about the liability? Do you know who is liable if they get in an accident while performing a delivery for your company? The person with the biggest check book. That is going to be your company. It's just not worth it.

So, what do you do? Call a reputable courier company in your town. Chances are you can get a courier service to do your bank deposit for very little money. Maybe even less than it would cost to send your employee. Plus, there is no liability for you. Just make sure that the delivery service has a significant insurance policy and bonding package.

Don't waste your time & money. In Dallas, you should call JetStar Courier at www.JetStarCourier.com

Friday, April 03, 2009

How to hire a salesman

Most small businesses are operated solely by the owner(s). This usually includes sales. But, when you get to the point that you have to hire a salesman, what do you do?

I would love to hear from other courier company owners as to how they hire salesmen and how you compensate them. Do you advertise? Do you hire within? Hire a driver? Someone from the office?

When you find someone, do you pay salary, salary plus commission, or straight commission?

What is your success rate?

We are in the position where we would like to hire a salesman, but have not been able to find someone that meets all our desired qualifications that is willing to work under the compensation package we can offer.

Can anyone help me out? What have you done that has worked & not worked?

BTW, we are hiring a salesman. lol contact: jobs@jetstarcourier.com

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Courier/Delivery Drivers vs. The Police

Everyone has heard the story by now of NFL player, Ryan Moats, and the incident outside the Plano Hospital with Dallas police officer Robert Powell. And by now you prolly have heard that the wife of Dallas Cowboys player, Zach Thomas, also had a problem with office Powell last year. apparantly she was hauled into jail for 3 hours due to a number of traffic violations.

Being in the courier business for almost 20 years now, I have had my share of traffic tickets and funny traffic stop stories. Like the time when I got a speeding ticket in Plano. After receiving my ticket, I drove off and apparantly went over the speed limit again. The officer did not did not pull me over again, but they did send me another ticket in the mail. So, I wound up with 2 speeding tickets in the same block that were written 1 minute apart.

That being said, I'm sure all of you have some funny traffic ticket stories. I sure would like to hear them. I will even post them here if you want me too. Send in pictures too if you have them.