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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

Expedited Trucking and Courier Vehicles Rely on Excellent Maintenance

38605692_mWhen it comes to meeting our customers’ demands and needs we need to get on the road and sometimes that means driving in harsh conditions. We rely on our vehicles to keep our drivers safe and to get the job done. This requires that we keep all vehicles in tip-top shape with excellent maintenance routines at all times.

Summer and Winter are radically different in temperature and travel conditions, and each season requires different maintenance routines for our trucks and vehicles. As we prepared for this winter, we thought we would share with you some ideas to keep you safe on the road this winter no matter what may come.

While we are only too happy to offer some tips, we strongly recommend that before servicing your car yourself that you first check your owner’s manual as not all vehicles are the same. And we also recommend that you schedule an appointment at your dealership where they are familiar with your make and model to winterize your vehicles. Our maintenance suggestions are general recommendations and may not be right for your particular vehicle. Continue reading Expedited Trucking and Courier Vehicles Rely on Excellent Maintenance

Preparing Your Shipment For an LTL Carrier

Less Than Truckload (or LTL) shipping refers to the transportation of relatively small freight. Typically, LTL shipments weigh between 151 and 20,000 pounds. Less Than Truckload shipping offers customers the ability to ship their goods without meeting the pricing demands of shipping a full load. While LTL package delivery shipments take longer to arrive at their final destination, the financial boons can be worth the wait to many customers. If your shipment isn’t a rush order that requires same day shipping, LTL trucking is the perfect way to save money on your packaging orders.

Given the fact that LTL shipments are transported through multiple loading and unloading ports, there are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your shipment for an LTL delivery. Here’s a quick overview of what to keep in mind when preparing packages for LTL shipment.

Proper Packaging of LTL Shipments:

  1. Load freight onto pallets or packaging freights prior to pickup.
  2. Use sturdy shipping containers made of corrugated fiberboard to prevent scuffing and damage from condensation, humidity and vibration.
  3. Place the tracking number on each side of every piece of freight.
  4. Do not advertise the value or contents of packages. This will reduce the likelihood of losses.
  5. Be sure to include proper labels, bar codes and RFID to ensure correct routing and delivery.

If your order is a rush delivery, a same day shipping service is your best bet. But, if you can afford to wait an extra day, LTL shipping saves money and is hassle free.

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.

Springtime Packaging Materials

tissueAs you’re sending out your packages this season, considered adding some springtime materials to the mix. After the winter that we had, any touch of color will make a person smile. Wondering where to begin? Below are some of our ideas.

1. Pastel Tissue Paper – Pastels define Spring. You can stuff your bags and boxes with tissue paper for package protection and effect. Want to make your package even brighter? Combine colors.

2. Floral Wrapping Paper – Using wrapping paper is a perfect package addition, especially when you’re dealing with same-day shipping.

3. Green Crinkle Cut Shred – Why green you ask? We chose green to symbolize grass. Fill your packages with this green shred, to replace bubble wrap and add a fresh spring look.

So when you use our courier services to send mom a package this weekend, be sure to add some color.

Proof of Delivery Mishaps

Have you ever seen that episode of ‘Broad City’ where Abbi volunteers to wait for a package for her neighbor? The package is expected during a specified time but something happens where she can no longer wait for the delivery.

In the time that she’s unavailable, the package comes and gets sent back to the source. Abbi spends hours trying to get the package back but without a POD (proof of delivery) the task at hand is pretty tricky.

While it makes for an entertaining episode, we all know how frustrating that can be. That’s why, at Eveready Express, we take our POD seriously.

With our Promise Commitment Times, you’ll know exactly when your package will arrive. If you know that you’re not going to be home by that time, have your package delivered to your office or place of work. We want you to accept your package with ease.

Going Green — Shipping Regional

It’s no secret that the world is going green. The heightened awareness of one’s environmental footprint has educated the masses and influenced individuals as well as businesses to think about the environment before taking an action. Being more environmentally aware doesn’t have to be a daunting task, in fact, it can be quite simple.

There are tons of opportunities to shrink one’s footprint in almost every aspect of life. For example, making small changes such as eating healthier, walking more, recycling, starting a garden and using energy saving appliances are all easy and thoughtful ways to care for the earth at home.

There are also many ways to go green at work, especially when it comes to shipping. Shipping parcels to and fro is the one constant in both business and personal life, however, some traditional shipping may not always be the most eco-friendly. Nevertheless, there are ways to ship greener whether seeking, same day shipping or messenger services, check out our tip below.

Going Green – Shipping Regional:

  • Ship Several Items Together: One of the best ways to ship greener is to ship several items together at the same time. We educate and encourage our clients to bundle ship if necessary, not only is it more sustainable, doing so is also more organized.
  • Use Eco-friendly Packaging: Eco-friendly packaging refers to post-consumer boxes and containers as well as materials that can naturally biodegrade without harming the environment.
  • Ensure that the carrier uses alternative fuel: Alternative fuel emits less C02s into the atmosphere which makes it a more eco-friendly option over traditional fuel.
  • Choose ground over air: Air shipping requires more use of fuel than ground shipping, so always choose ground over air.

Shipping will always be a part of our life’s, however, we certainly do not have to degrade the environment to get our messages and parcels delivered. As the world continues to darken its shade of green, more sustainable shipping options will present themselves, and we will be first to adopt them.

 

Next Day LTL Trucking

When you have an LTL (less than truckload) shipment, you don’t want to put your shipment on a mail truck with other packages, where it can get lost or mixed in with another shipment. You also don’t want to have to pay for an entire truckload. This can be incredibly expensive when you don’t have enough goods to fill the truck. Instead, you need a dedicated LTL shipping company, a company like Eveready package delivery who understands the challenges faced by LTL shippers.

When you hire Eveready to handle your LTL shipment needs, you get a professional shipping company who understands how to get your shipments to their destination quickly, accurately, and efficiently. With Eveready’s Next Day LTL service, your products can get almost anywhere on the very next business day. In fact, our Eveready team is so assured that we can get your shipment there on time that we guarantee delivery.

Use Eveready’s Next Day LTL service for the following types of shipments:

  • Palletized Freight
  • Pallet /Skid sizes 40” x 48” and other sizes
  • Floor Loads
  • Stage Equipment; Sound, Lighting, Scenery

Prices start as low as $39 per skid. If you want to learn more about how you can protect your business’s bottom line and save on shipping costs with Eveready’s Next Day LTL Shipping Service, call one of our specialists today. They will help you find the right shipping solution for your needs, regardless of the size of your shipment.

Why Experience Matters in the Shipping World

The shipping world has a variety of problems that can arise when professionals are not experienced and don’t have the training to handle a variety of situations. When it comes to shipping your parcels, it’s important to work with an experienced and well-reputed company.

Handling Objects With Care

An experienced courier messenger service ensures that your parcel is handled with care and that it will not be damaged during transport. We take measures to ensure that every package is handled carefully and that fragile items will not break when we ship items to your loved ones.

Providing a Professional Experience

An experienced company offers a high level of professionalism that shows in every aspect of our services. We find out exactly what you want before accepting your parcel and we explain all of our services so that you can make the most informed decision about what you want.

Professionalism is essential for any shipping company, and an experienced company can ensure that every courier is trained to handle any situation with the level of professionalism that you expect.

Training Requirements

Our courier messenger service requires training before we send out a new courier. Every individual in an experienced company is fully trained. Furthermore, our experience allows us to avoid training mistakes because we have already learned what works, what does not work and where our couriers may need extra help. The knowledge gleaned from years of experience ensures that all of our couriers know how to handle any situation.

The shipping world requires experience to ensure that your packages are delivered on-time and with the highest level of professionalism available. It’s important to ensure that breakable objects are not damaged and that your loved one receive items exactly the way they were shipped.

Eveready Information Systems

The Eveready information systems that help us to bring you same day shipping with same day delivery service, courier messenger services (including same day courier services,) package delivery, local trucking, and much more are highly sophisticated due to necessity.

Information systems involves the study of both our hardware and software systems. Our employees use these systems for the purpose of data collection, data filtering, data processing, data creation, and data distribution.

We strongly believe in keeping our customer information private and confidential. While we need to get some personal information about you or your company in order to complete the jobs you need done as effectively as possible, we guard that information closely and take customer privacy very seriously.

When you hire Eveready for your delivery needs, we are here to help. We will use the utmost discretion, along with rapid delivery and intense attention to detail to make sure that your precious packages arrive at their intended destination in the time frame that you specify.

Just let us know what your delivery needs are and we can find a way to meet them. If we don’t make your delivery on time, we will make your next delivery for free. This is part of the performance guarantee that we make to each and every customer!