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Our Delivery Drivers Make a Good Impression

President Industrial Products, LLC - Shipping SuppliesHow do we know that our drivers are doing a great job and making a good impression?
That’s easy. I’d like to share with you an example of how great service translated into growing our business.

Last year a client contacted us to begin making deliveries to President Industrial Products, LLC. They are a division of the President Container Group. President Container Group provides corrugated packaging, point-of-purchase displays, and industrial supplies. In fact, they are one of the largest manufacturers of Corrugated Shipping Containers and Point of Purchase Displays in North America.

Delivery after delivery, our consistent on-time service caught their attention. President Industrial Products (PIP) reached out to us and decided to give us a try in May 2015. As it happened, they were growing and needed additional trucks and drivers immediately to meet growing demands for their products.

Since we had been delivering to their facility regularly for one of our other customers, their shipping management knew us and had a positive experience with our drivers and our service.
 
Starting right out of the gate, or off the dock, President Industrial needed 4 trucks immediately. So, we did what we do best and activated back up drivers, made adjustments to our scheduling, and had 4 trucks for President Industrial that same morning. Sometimes I think my team is a group of magicians who make trucks and drivers appear.
 
Impressive right? One call and Eveready delivered! President Industrial was impressed enough with Eveready’s service that they continued to order trucks and we continued to provide up to 6 trucks daily. President Industrial and their customers benefited from our fast responsive service throughout the summer. Continue reading Our Delivery Drivers Make a Good Impression

Easing Move-In Day Stress : Dorm Shipments

Back to school season is upon us. All over the country, thousands of young men and women are embracing the last weeks of summer while preparing to embark upon their journey into higher education. With a mix of nervous energy and excited anticipation, these young adults are buckling down and getting packed for dorm living. While the prospect of leaving home and experiencing the freedom of independent living is exciting, the idea of hauling all of your belongings across the country is often a far less appealing proposition.

College move in days are notoriously stressful. Hundreds of nervous and clueless students descend upon a campus and start moving about in a frenzy of unsure confusion. Chaos often ensues. Parents are stressed. Students are ready to begin this next phase. No one wants to deal with the hassle of hours of unpacking box after box of belongings. One way to relieve this stress is to decide what you will need immediately and then ship everything else after the fact. Wait for the crowds to die down and ship the extra goods with a local trucking service.

Same day shipping services offer families that ability to bypass hours of annoyance and move directly into enjoying campus life. Sort your belongings by priority and schedule a few same day shipping deliveries. Within a month or two, you will be fully moved in without the usual first day headaches.

 

Taking The Driver’s Seat with Eveready Technology

Technology was designed to put you in the driver’s seat of your life and business. Eveready’s state of the art technology puts the power at your fingertips with our online services. Customers can now take care of everything from placing an order with our same day shipping services to tracking an order’s progress and viewing customized reports without ever picking up the phone!

Business owners know that time is money. The less time you spend tracking a local trucking delivery, the more time you have for important business and personal matters. Eveready Express’s site gives customers the opportunity to complete their order online – from start to finish – without any extra charge.

Use our online order entry to give us the specifics of your shipping needs. Schedule pickup and delivery dates and times using your own personal address book. Our technology allows you to customize the order screen to include any of a number of mandatory fields. Once your order has been placed and a confirmation email has been received, you can follow your shipment’s progress with our own real-time tracking and proof of delivery services. You can even use the technology to find a proof of delivery for orders that were sent out up to a year ago! Never find yourself wondering where a package is again!

Finally, you can create online invoices that can be viewed, printed or saved in multiple formats. We can provide daily or monthly account activity information and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing the system is working properly while you’re busy living your life and managing your business.

Visit our site today to learn more.

Simplifying Travel With Advance Shipping

With the summer months fully upon us, many are preparing for the vacations they’ve been dreaming about all year.

Whether you’re planning on seeing the sights of Montana or Tennessee, ease the stress of traveling by shipping some of what you will need ahead of time. Or, reverse the process and send yourself a package delivery of some of the goods you pick up along your journey.

Airlines have tightened their belts. Carry-on luggage must now be kept to a minimum and there is an additional fee per every extra bag you check. Save yourself these costly travel expenses by bundling up your souvenirs before you leave. Box what you’ve found on your journey and send to your home or office with a local trucking service. This will ensure your prized memories arrive safely without costing you the extra luggage fees and the headache of trying to fit two weeks of memories into an already overstuffed suitcase.

Here are a few things to consider before shipping valuable souvenirs.

  • Will a trusted recipient be available to receive the package?
  • Are the items to be shipped valuable or breakable? If so, be sure to wrap them carefully and note their fragility when placing your shipping order.
  • Does your package need to be signed for? If so, be sure to specify who will be signing. Also, ask for a receipt of delivery to ensure it arrives and you are notified.
  • Are the items you want to send shippable by law? Some items cannot be sent via mail. Be sure to check with your shipping company if you are unsure.

There is nothing more frustrating than spending the last night of your vacation trying to cram everything into a suitcase that’s already overstuffed. Save yourself the headache and have your memories shipped while you travel.

The Trucker Obsession of the 1970s

overthetopFor reasons we may never fully understand, during the 1970s the United States became briefly, but deeply, infatuated with the profession of truck driving. “Keep on Truckin’ ” became a national motto, the radio was filled with truck driver ballads, C.B. radio became a common pastime and Hollywood, never one to let a good fad go unexploited, followed suit with a number of truck driving films. Being in logistic services and knowing a thing or two about local trucking, here’s a couple of our favorites.
  •  Smokey and the Bandit (1977): In one of the most ridiculous film plots ever conceived, Burt Reynolds plays Bo “Bandit” Darville, a trucker who must transport a truck full of Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to Birmingham, Alabama (where it was banned for not being pasteurized) in less than 28 hours. Leading the way in a black Pontiac Trans-Am, Bandit draws attention away from the 18-wheeler full of contraband Coors following close behind in the feature-length police chase that follows.
  •  Over the Top (1987): Few films live up to their titles quite like Sly Stallone’s truck driving, arm wrestling epic Over the Top. The Italian Stallion himself plays a long haul trucker trying to make enough money to start his own trucking company and win back his son the only logical way one would: winning an international arm wrestling championship. In between the vein-popping arm wrestling scenes, also listen for the soundtrack by synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder.