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Courier-Messenger Inc is a local company, based in the Valencia Industrial Center, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.

CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.

CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion via email.

CMI provides 24/7 Dispatch

CMI Service Map for California

C.M.I. DELIVERS TIME CRITICAL SHIPMENTS DOOR-TO-DOOR INTERSTATE OR INTRASTATE ANYWHERE IN THE USA

How to Track Delivery Packages

Package tracking allows customers to trace their delivery shipment. This service includes multiple-package tracking through airmail or freight. Customers can track the package through the Internet, telephone or text messages. With careful research, tracking your package delivery is simple.

Instructions

    • Find out how the package was shipped. It may have been shipped via the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, DHL or some other shipping company. Search for the package tracking number, which is needed to track the package. Most companies email it to you once a shipment is made.

    • Log in to the carrier’s website. Click on the Track and Confirm tab. Enter the tracking number and click “Submit.” Another page will load showing the package location in transit to you. Packages are updated as they reach sorting facilities or their destination. Options to continue receiving package updates through email or text messages are also offered.
    •  Call the carrier if you don’t have a tracking number or access to the Internet. Customer service representatives can give you feedback about package shipments, such as departure information, route itinerary and delivery confirmation.
COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Happy Holidays from CMI!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Courier-Messenger, Inc.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Courier-Messenger, Inc.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Road Trip Checklist

Road Trip Checklist

Inspect Your Truck or Car Before You Take a Road Trip

Road Trip Checklist

Are you getting ready to head out on a vacation or other road trip? Take a little time before you go to make sure your pickup truck is as ready to hit the road as you are.

Change the Oil and Filter

If the truck is within 500 miles or so of needing an oil change, and your trip will take you past that distance, change its oil and filter before you leave.

Check Fluid Levels

Check the truck’s fluid levels, like washer fluid, engine oil if you don’t change it, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid and power steering fluid. If checks reveal low levels, have the truck serviced to make sure there’s not a problem.

Check Your Tires

Inspect your tires for wear. That job covers more than checking the tire pressure, but it won’t take you very long.

If you don’t already know how to change a flat tire, learn to do it before you leave. A short pre-trip exercise will help you figure out tire-changing problems before you’re stuck on the side of the road.

More Road Trip Checks

  • Install new wiper blades or blade inserts or take along a spare pair.
  • If it’s summer, check your auto’s air conditioning system.
  • If it’s winter, make sure the truck’s heater is functioning correctly. Throw in a small shovel if you’ll travel where snow is a possibility — just in case.
  • In winter, take along a few blankets in case you get caught in snow and are forced to sit in the truck for awhile.
  • Inspect belts and hoses to make sure they aren’t cracked or worn. If you aren’t comfortable doing that, take the truck to a technician.
  • Check all lights to make sure they work.
  • Slip in a jug of water in case you need it for the radiator (or for a drink).

Be sure to follow specific suggestions for safe travel to your destination. Have a good trip!

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL

Why Real Estate and Banks should be using a Courier Service?

1. Reliability
It’s essential for you to demonstrate that your business is professional and reliable. Therefore you need to show this in every area of business that you operate. This includes delivering items to clients and prospects.

If you can impress your clients and prospects with a professional, sleek and timely delivery of goods or documents, you’re likely to retain these clients. It will also increase your businesses reputation through word of mouth.

2. Contracts Speed Up
If you can get an important contract signed on the same day, you can begin starting a project much sooner. Using slower, inefficient courier services or doing it yourself means delays in starting new contracts which can all affect your businesses cash flow.

3. Peace of Mind
Being able to rely on a courier service to get your delivery to its destination on-time and impress your clients or prospects is a necessity. Once you’ve sent your delivery you need to be able to focus on running your business, not worrying about what you need to be doing at the office.

4. Save Time
Why make numerous trips to the home seller? It makes sense to focus on running your real estate business. Let the courier pick-up your deliveries from your office. Save time by letting the experts handle your problem of getting real estate equipment or checks and contracts delivered on time.

5. Save Money
Using our courier service isn’t as expensive as you might think compared to other courier services. It makes sense to save gas costs along with wear-and-tear on your car by paying a courier to do the job.

A professional courier service can make a big difference to you business. So use one.

 

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

3PL (third-party logistics)

A 3PL (third-party logistics) is a provider of outsourced logistics services. Logistic services encompass anything that involves management of the way resources are moved to the areas where they are required. The term comes from the military.

In business, 3PL has a broad meaning that can be applied to any service contract that involves storing or shipping things. A 3PL service may be a single service such as transportation or warehouse storage or it can be a system-wide bundle of services capable of managing the entire supply chain.

The term 3PL was originally coined to differentiate logistic providers who used the Internet to enhance their services from those that did not.

 

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

The World’s Greatest Drives

Looking for a road trip that will leave you breathless? We picked some of the world’s greatest roads some of them are downright scary, some feature amazing scenery and some of the routes are so remote that you might be the only traveler. We also considered roads that were unique for their construction such as the Atlantic Road in Norway.
The Atlantic Road at 5 miles in length but isn’t the longest but its remarkable enough to be the 9th largest tourist draw in Norway. The route won the title “Norwegian Construction of the Century”, in 2005 and was named by The Guardian (a British newspaper) as one of the world’s best road trips. The route traverses the low islands between Molde and Kristiansund. The Storseisundet Bridge is the tallest and highlights the artistic building techniques of the highway. Some visitors come to the road in the fall to witness the dramatic storms that pound the region.Winding road in Atlas Mountains

The Dades Valley Road is a stunning drive through the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. As if the desert landscapes and steep cliffs were not enough to occupy the senses the highway passes hundreds of ancient Kasbahs. These ancient fortified dwellings served as places where local leaders could retreat in times of attack from roving bands and foreign invaders. The length of the road through the spectacular canyon is 35kms (22-mile).

Highway 12

Highway 12 stretches approximately 65 miles from Torrey to Escalante in Utah. The road reaches over 3000m as it climbs to the summit of Boulder Mountain where visitors can see the expanse of the desert beyond and the entirety of Capital Reef National Park. The real highlight of the road is between Boulder and Escalante where the road traverses the slick rock and barren exposures of Navajo Sandstone before descending to the Escalante River.

Pan-americana near Nazca

The Pan-American Highway from Lime to the border at Tacna traverses some of the driest desert in the world. The only villages are seen along the rivers that reach the coastal regions after leaving the Andes. The miles of empty and desolate coastline between Nazca and Camana encourage the traveler onward. The road is not without its mysterious attractions whether it the lines at Nazca or the ruins of Tambo Colorado.

Mount Fitz Roy at sunrise

The impressive Mount Fitzroy lies a short distance off Route 40 at the small town of El Chalten. The highway is the longest in Argentina and one of the longest continuous highways in the world. The southern part of the route is a largely unpaved road that travels parallel the eastern slope of the Andes. The distance, remoteness and unequaled scenery of the highway is a draw to adventurers from around the world.

Trollstigen pass

Trollstigen pass with a steep incline of up to 9% and eleven hairpin turns has become a popular tourist attraction in Norway. The pass only reaches an elevation of 850 metres (2,790 ft) but the route up is impressive. At 700 meters drivers can park and use the viewing platforms to catch a glimpse of Stigfossen falls. The road is open from May to October before it is closed for the winter.

Yungas Road

The Yungas road which is better known as the Death Road is a 61km (38mi) route connecting La Paz (Boliva) to Coroico. It first climbs and reaches a high point at La CumbrePass (4,650m) before descending 1,200m to the town of Corocio. It’s a largely a single lane road with no guard rails and sheer cliffs off the side of up to 600m. In the rainy season visibility can be poor in the fog and the road can be muddy and littered with rockfalls. Maybe we should have left this one off the list.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

10 tips for reducing supply chain logistics costs

10 tips for reducing supply chain logistics costs

As companies continue to manufacture and source materials from overseas, controlling costs remains a top priority for those involved in international trade. One key factor that should be monitored more closely is logistics management, which covers all activities relating to the procurement, transport, transshipment and storage of goods. Depending on the industry sector, supply chain logistics costs account from 5% to 50% of a product’s total landed cost.

Some issues effecting logistics costs: Fuel prices remain high and ports continue to experience delays, resulting in higher transportation fees. Increasingly complex international trade laws and security measurements threaten to lengthen delivery times and increase warehousing costs. According to a recent report by TechnologyEvaluation.com, a typical air-freight shipment takes eight to twelve days. Of this, the cargo is en route only 5% of the time. The rest is spent sitting in warehouses waiting for the required documents and compliance checks.

Following are 10 Tips on Reducing Supply Chain Logistics Costs:

1. Understand the true costs of sourcing overseas. Calculate freight, duty, brokerage, and inventory carrying costs to support these lengthened supply chains. Also factor in such items as the costs of engineers flying overseas. Once you understand the true total landed cost and total impact to the business, that domestic buy may look a lot better. Sourcing from Ohio to your U.S. plant, distribution center or customer may, in the long run, be more cost effective than sourcing from China.

2. Focus on eliminating the variability out of transit times. The more variable the transit times are, the more likely it is that the receiving party is using more premium freight, building buffers of inventory, or ordering more often and more quantity than necessary to compensate for the uncertainty. Understanding these dynamics can lead to the conclusion that paying higher freight costs to insure higher variability actually saves your company in total costs.

3. Tariff engineering. Strategically source and manufacture products to take advantage of classification duty rates and eligibility for special trade programs such as NAFTA.

4. Consolidate. If you have multiple suppliers in one country, consolidate their goods into one shipment. In addition, if you always have LCL (less than container load) shipments out of one country, try to find another LCL importer of goods from that country. You may be able to partner and consolidate to a more cost-effective FCL (full container load) shipment.

5. Informed decision-making. Provide to the decision-makers/customers of your logistics network the cost of freight for each service level, the reliability of each lane for each service level, and the true cost of carrying inventory so they can make informed decisions. People generally want to be good corporate citizens and will select the less expensive option that still meets their needs.

6. Sometimes insurance doesn’t pay. Often when a company has a shipment of premium goods they tend to use the Carrier’s Insurance. Carriers Insurance is very expensive. If the company is self insured, which most companies are, they should check their insurance policy to see if it covers shipment of goods. If it does, then they do not need to add the extra cost of Carrier’s Insurance.

7. Automate compliance processes. Companies that implement software solutions to automate trade compliance are able to speed the cycle times associated with tasks being performed manually, such as document preparation, and eliminate the associated errors. Automated compliance procedures also bring fewer delays at border crossings, resulting in on-time delivery, adequate inventory levels, increased customer satisfaction, and the avoidance of fines.

8. Control your express shipping costs. Typically when a company runs into a supply chain issue, it will have an entire shipment sent on an express/expedited (highest cost) service level basis. Panicking often results in higher costs. If the company would just do a little bit of calculating it can determine the amount of goods that are needed immediately and have that amount sent using express/expedited service level, while the balance of the shipment can be sent using a standard (lower cost) service level.

9. Planes, trains and automobiles. Which is cheapest? In general, rail is more cost-effective than trucking or air. Water is cheaper than air shipment. No matter the mode of delivery, always try to get three quotes for movements.

10. Be aware of non-tariff trade barriers. Companies need to be more aware of the increasing level of non-tariff trade barriers that are in force to reduce sweat shop labor and support human rights and animal welfare issues. These restrictions can bring importers increased liability and compliance costs.

 

COURIER-MESSENGER INC. – (661) 257-8689 – BIG OR SMALL, WE SHIP IT ALL!

Are Truckers About to Get Rich?

As problems go, the U.S. trucking industry is facing a good one. Thanks to a gushing oil industry and a homebuilding renaissance, everyone needs trucks. The industry, however, is running short on supply—specifically drivers.

Trucking outfits are bristling under new federal rules that drastically constrain how long drivers can stay on the road. Since July 1, truckers have been limited to about 70 hours of driving per week, down from 82 hours. And new rest requirements limit how much they can drive in the small hours of the morning, when roads are relatively empty.

Even before the new rules took hold, capacity was tight. At the height of the Great Recession, truck fleets at transportation giants FedEx (FDX), UPS (UPS), and Swift Transportation (SWFT) had 85,000 more drivers than they needed; today these companies are about 211,000 bodies short, according to estimates by FTR Associates, a freight logistics firm in Indiana.

STORY: Trucking Recruiters Shift Into High Gear

To make matters worse, crumbling U.S. infrastructure is forcing truckers onto expensive detours. One in nine U.S. bridges is structurally deficient and 42 percent of the country’s major urban highways are congested, according to an analysis in the Wall Street Journal.

Those kinds of problems are hard to picture in virtually any other sector. Imagine a Wal-Mart (WMT) without enough parking, a Google (GOOG) data center too small to speed through a glut of searches, or JPMorgan (JPM) turning customers away because its safes were full.

Bloomberg Industries analyst Lee Klaskow says trucking outfits may need to fork out more money to attract and retain drivers. “If you really want to find people to fill the seat, you’ve got to make the industry much more attractive to the 21-year-old who doesn’t know what he wants to do with this life,” Klaskow says. “Rates now—$45,000 to $55,000 a year.

 

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

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