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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

CMI Courier-Messenger Service

Meet Brian and JC with Courier-Messenger Inc. and learn how their Messenger Service works.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Why do Gas Prices keep going up?

The production of oil is controlled by oil companies and the governments (as in OPEC) that own their countries’ oil. They can sell it for whatever price they want, as long as someone will buy it. With increased demand from the developing nations and from China, the price of oil (and thereby gasoline) will likely continue to rise.

Will gas prices keep going up?

It will keep going up because of supply and demand. Low gas, everybody wants it. We are running out because it is not a natural resource. Why do you think they made electric powered cars? Why do you think they are so expensive?

Why is gas prices going back up?

For the most part, our gas prices do not follow any sort of documented pattern. While it has been great watching prices plummet over these past couple of months, this has less to do with demand, or supply because OPEC is a protected cartel. They set the price and we pay it, or go without gas. The problem, however, is when they keep the price high people start talking about alternative sources of energy ect, like we saw during the election. This is bad for them because they rely on our dependency for oil. Consequently they begin to lower the price, but that’s not to say they won’t raise it again once they feel our memories have been erased, etc.

Why are gas prices going up everyday?

Because oil prices are going up so gas companies have to raise their prices so they can make a profit and not go bankrupt.

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

How Couriers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Here’s 5 things couriers can do to help:

Pick up and Delivery Network Optimisation
The toughest objective is reducing the emissions produced by the vehicles used to deliver the parcels worldwide. Optimizing the pick up and delivery networks helps to reduce the emissions by choosing the correct sized vehicles for the jobs and volume of goods, choosing smart routes that are both time and fuel efficient and reducing empty runs. In 2010 DHL restructured it’s network routes saving 500 tonnes of CO2 per year!


Renewing Vehicles and Implementing New Technologies The courier industry relies on vehicles for it’s business, but it is the vehicles which cause the most harm to the environment. However as new technology develops, road vehicles and air crafts get more and more efficient with less fuel consumption, less emissions and less noise. This is why it is important for couriers to update their fleets as regularly as possible.


Buildings There are many different buildings required by courier companies such as head offices, warehouses and call centres. All of these will need to use electricity, heating, running water and other types of energy sources. Many courier companies are aware of the potential harm buildings can cause to the environment but with advances in technology and using a little common sense, courier companies can put things in place to reduce the carbon footprint left by their buildings. By utilising intelligent heating, cooling and lighting systems and making use of renewable energies such as solar power, companies can dramatically decrease negative impacts on the environment. Also simple things like switching off unused plug sockets and lights, as well as collecting and making use of rain water can all make a huge difference.


Carbon OffsettingSome courier companies offer carbon offsetting so that your company can reduce its carbon foot print. Carbon offsetting is where all the transport-related emissions of carbon dioxide are first calculated and then offset through external climate protection projects. So in other words the cost to the planet by sending the parcels is balanced out by creating more renewable energy sources.


Recycling Just like the sender it is important to recycle as much as possible, as should all companies, whether they are a courier or not.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Happy New Year from CMI

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR CMI CLIENTS, FRIENDS, AND  LOGISTICS FAMILY!

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

Smart Holiday Tips and Shipping Deadlines

Smart Shipping Tips

  • Send your gifts ahead. If you are traveling this holiday season, take the hassle out of carrying wrapped packages with you by sending your gifts ahead of your arrival.
  • Ship early in the season. This will allow you to avoid the lines and provide you with a greater selection of shipping service options. Take advantage of Ground, Home Delivery, and Express, Second Day services to save money on your shipments.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For delivery in time for Christmas, the last day to ship with Ground is Monday, December 17, and the last day to ship with Express, Second Day is Saturday, December 22.

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

Transportation App to Keep You Moving #12

MapFactor: GPS Navigation

Agility

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. Map and app updates are FREE every month.

To contact us or make your views heard please use forum.mapfactor.com as Google Play does not allow us to answer your comments or queries.

MapFactor also makes the popular NavigatorFREE for PC, Pocket PC and WinCE.

OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. For more information see www.openstreetmap.org

Voice guidance
* intuitive voice navigation in different languages
* door to door route planning
* cross-border routing without the need to switch between countries or to a less detailed map
* overview of the upcoming manoeuvre and distance shown on the screen

GPS satellite navigation
* 2D/3D mode allows realistic visual map display
* day/night modes switch colour schemes for day or night time driving
* map rotates in driving direction, or north up

Searching
* find nearest points of interest
* postcodes
* full GB postcodes (1.8 million)

Speed cameras
* hear audible warnings as you approach speed cameras

Features
* add your own favourite locations and routes
* routing modes for car, pedestrian, truck
* route avoidance – block off certain road from your route

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

5 Tips on Traveling and How to Pack Presents

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Spread your cheer and save time and money doing it! Remember these five tips before traveling with gifts this holiday season — better to be safe before you go . . . than sorry at the security checkpoint!

1. Don’t Wrap Carry-On Gifts

If traveling by air this year, remember that TSA reserves the right to unwrap any wrapped packages. Best to save your cover-up job (and money on pretty, now-discarded paper), and fly through checkpoints by leaving any boxes unwrapped or in a gift bag, instead.

2. Improvise the Wrapping Goods

I’m all for stashing flat gift bags and simply packing packs of tissue paper, but remember that the newspaper you grab at the airport can also double as your paper, just bring tape and ribbon! Also, scissors with a cutting edge of less than four inches are allowed so there’s a great project to take up any wait time in the terminal itself.

3. Accept Your Bag Allowance

Need I mention that if you’re loading up gifts in a shopping bag that technically will take the place of your under-the-seat carry-on? With fewer planes in the air, thus more crowded cabins, be prepared to be stopped if you’re trying to load on more bags than just the two, even if they’re all small enough to fit.

4. Make Sure It’s Plane Approved

Measuring your cosmetics and other liquids into three-ounce size containers or less is common knowledge to those frequent fliers but make sure you cross check your carry-on gifts for any perfumes, gels, or prohibited contents — just ’cause it’s a present, won’t earn it a place in the overhead!

5. Ship Them First

Of course, an easy way to avoid this whole process is to ship the gifts first — many retailers offer free wrapping service so the festive result is effortless on your part. If you’d like to make it more personal, just bring wrapping paper to snatch and prettify your gifts before Christmas morning.

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

5 Tips on Traveling and How to Pack Presents

5 Tips on Traveling and How to Pack Presents

Spread your cheer and save time and money doing it! Remember these five tips before traveling with gifts this holiday season — better to be safe before you go . . . than sorry at the security checkpoint!

1. Don’t Wrap Carry-On Gifts

If traveling by air this year, remember that TSA reserves the right to unwrap any wrapped packages. Best to save your cover-up job (and money on pretty, now-discarded paper), and fly through checkpoints by leaving any boxes unwrapped or in a gift bag, instead.

2. Improvise the Wrapping Goods

I’m all for stashing flat gift bags and simply packing packs of tissue paper, but remember that the newspaper you grab at the airport can also double as your paper, just bring tape and ribbon! Also, scissors with a cutting edge of less than four inches are allowed so there’s a great project to take up any wait time in the terminal itself.

3. Accept Your Bag Allowance

Need I mention that if you’re loading up gifts in a shopping bag that technically will take the place of your under-the-seat carry-on? With fewer planes in the air, thus more crowded cabins, be prepared to be stopped if you’re trying to load on more bags than just the two, even if they’re all small enough to fit.

4. Make Sure It’s Plane Approved

Measuring your cosmetics and other liquids into three-ounce size containers or less is common knowledge to those frequent fliers but make sure you cross check your carry-on gifts for any perfumes, gels, or prohibited contents — just ’cause it’s a present, won’t earn it a place in the overhead!

5. Ship Them First

Of course, an easy way to avoid this whole process is to ship the gifts first — many retailers offer free wrapping service so the festive result is effortless on your part. If you’d like to make it more personal, just bring wrapping paper to snatch and prettify your gifts before Christmas morning.

Reference: click here.

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

5 Tips to Improve Holiday Shipping Efficiency

The 2012 holiday season is fast approaching, and what better way to prepare than to get your shipping processes in tip top shape. Making a few changes now can pay dividends during your peak season, helping you meet marketplace shipping requirements, ensuring that your packages arrive on time, and maybe giving you a few extra hours of sleep each night.

Use a consolidated shipping solution
If you are selling on multiple channels, consider using a software solution that will consolidate all of your orders into a single place and automate the communication between those channels. There’s no need to log into each selling account to process your orders and paste tracking information.

With a single click, you can create a shipping label with packing slip, email the tracking information to your buyer, and communicate tracking information to the sales channel. This is a great way to ensure that you meet marketplace shipping requirements without any extra work.

Take advantage of the USPS SCAN form
If you ship with the U.S. Postal Service, consider printing a shipment confirmation acceptance notice (SCAN) form at the end of each day. The USPS consolidates all of your shipments for the day into a single barcode. USPS employees then scan this barcode instead of each individual package.

This allows the tracking information for all packages to be recorded in the USPS tracking system, providing your buyers with confirmation that their package has entered the mailstream. This can really help to reduce the “Did my package ship?” question from your buyers.

Process orders in batches instead of one at a time
If you are creating a single shipping label at a time, you’re likely fulfilling 30 to 60 orders per hour. If you use software that can print labels in batch, you can double or triple your efficiency. Some sellers are concerned that batch shipping will increase the chance for human errors, but this can be minimized with a few safeguards.

Many shipping solutions can print identifying information such as the order number or product SKU(s) on each shipping label. You can also print a shipping label on half of a page and a packing slip on the other half so that you can easily match labels with inventory.

Use a thermal label printer
If you are printing labels on a laser printer, consider switching to a thermal printer such as the Zebra ZP 450 or DYMO LabelWriter 4XL. These printers can speed up label generation and they don’t use ink. UPS leases the Zebra ZP 450 thermal printer for only $2 per week and they provide thermal labels for free.

If you are not ready to move away from your laser printer, make sure you are printing on label sticker sheets instead of plain paper. You can waste a considerable amount of time by cutting and taping labels.

Pay attention to shipping carrier deadlines
Shipping deadlines vary for each carrier and service, so keep a list handy to ensure that you don’t ruin Joey’s Christmas. The carriers have yet to release their deadlines, but we’ll update the 2012 US Carrier Holiday Deadlines page when available.

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

Happy Holidays from CMI

happy_holidaysFrom all of us at Courier-Messenger, Inc.
JC, Brian, and Wes

December Holidays!

  • Advent: four weeks prior to Christmas (Western Christianity).
  • Saint Nicholas’ Day: 6 December
  • Bodhi Day: 8 December – Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautama) experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi).
  • Saint Lucy’s Day: 13 December – Church Feast Day. Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets.
  • Winter Solstice: 21 December-22 December – midwinter
  • Dongzhi Festival: a celebration of Winter
  • Soyal: 21 December – Zuni and Hopi
  • Yalda: 21 December – The turning point, Winter Solstice. As the longest night of the year and the beginning of the lengthening of days, Shabe Yald? or Shabe Chelle is an Iranian festival celebrating the victory of light and goodness over darkness and evil. Shabe yalda means ‘birthday eve.’ According to Persian mythology, Mithra was born at dawn on the 22nd of December to a virgin mother. He symbolizes light, truth, goodness, strength, and friendship. Herodotus reports that this was the most important holiday of the year for contemporary Persians. In modern times Persians celebrate Yalda by staying up late or all night, a practice known as Shab Chera meaning ‘night gazing’. Fruits and nuts are eaten, especially pomegranates and watermelons, whose red color invokes the crimson hues of dawn and symbolize Mithra.
  • M?draniht: or Mothers’ Night, the Saxon winter solstice festival.
  • Saturnalia: the Roman winter solstice festival
  • Pancha Ganapati: Five-day festival in honor of Lord Ganesha. December 21–25.
  • Christmas Eve: 24 December
  • Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (Day of the birth of the Unconquered Sun): late Roman Empire – 25 December
  • Christmas: 25 December
  • Twelve Days of Christmas: 25 December through 6 January
  • Yule: Pagan winter festival that was celebrated by the historical Germanic people from late December to early January.
  • Anastasia of Sirmium Feast Day: 25 December
  • Malkh: 25 December
  • Boxing Day: 26 December – Gift-giving day after Christmas.
  • Kwanzaa: 26 December – 1 January – Pan-African festival celebrated in North America
  • Saint Stephen’s Day: 26 December
  • Saint John the Evangelist’s Day: 27 December
  • Holy Innocents’ Day: 28 December
  • Saint Sylvester’s Day: 31 December
  • Watch Night: 31 December
  • New Year’s Eve: 31 December – Last day of the Gregorian year
  • Hogmanay: Night of 31 December – Before dawn of 1 January – Scottish New Year’s Eve celebration
  • Hanukkah: A Jewish festival celebrating the miracle of the lamp.

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