Couriers R Us - What is a Courier and what do Couriers do?
|Date Added: June 13, 2010 03:21:45 PM|
|Author: Maria Pallorina|
|Category: SERVICES - Transportation Related|
Definition of a Courier - an individual or company providing a delivery service that picks up and delivers documents and packages by hand.
Bicycle messengers deliver documents from one establishment to another (same city delivery) on busy streets of big cities such as New York (USA), London (England), Sydney (Australia), and Vancouver (Canada). This is a risky job because riders have to deal with heavy traffic, zooming cars and rushing pedestrians.
Bicycle messengers must equip themselves with riding skills as well as safety gear that will keep them safe and aware whilst riding for a living on the road. Motorcycle couriers are somewhat similar to bike messengers or riders because they cannot deliver large volume of goods at one time due to lack of space and weight limits.
Motorcycle couriers can be utilised for a variety of purposes like fast mail delivery, food delivery or document exchanges as well as small parcel deliveries. Advantages of motorcycle couriers is that they can move through heavy traffic easier than motor vehicles therefore getting small parcels or important documents delivered as fast and as efficiently as possible. Fuel cost is a lot less for motorcycles when compared to van couriers. In cities, you will often see bike messengers or motorcycle couriers but most delivery companies today use vans. Aircraft is widely used by international freight forwarding companies which is the on-demand type of delivery covering greater distances in shorter periods of time and can also carry large volumes of goods ranging from letters to large packages and even vehicles etc. This form of courier covers wide areas across countries and continents catering to increasing courier service demand. Air courier is preferred and most reliable method for sending parcels overseas and can arrive to any part of the world in a specified time.
Cost is often a factor when choosing a courier service as same day delivery service costs more than overnight and 1 hour, 2 hour or 3 hour express vip door to door being the most expensive.
Author: Maria Pallorina - Sales and Marketing Manager at Couriersrus.com
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