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Chris' Corner Office: Courier Industry Veterans

Chris' Corner Office: Courier Industry Veterans

Chris' Corner Office: Courier Industry Veterans With Special Guest Richard Ziemba from Open Road Courier



Chris Marchetti, CEO of Excel Courier, sits down with special guest Richard Ziemba, President of Open Road Courier based out of Denver, Colorado. They talk about how the courier industry has changed since they started in the 70s and 80s; the great things but also reminiscing about the good ole days. For those that have been in the courier and logistics industry for a while, you'll resonate with the full video and the following clips! But, for those new to it, it's a great perspective, from those that know from experience, on the need to adapt and grow within your industry as the times inevitably change.


They dive into the industry's evolution from using their first radios and pay phones to using mobile apps and directly communicating with drivers and clients. They've seen it all!



Habits That Don't Quit

Do you have any environmental or era-based practices that you've carried with you? Chris does! From his days as a dispatcher in the 80s, he still does this one thing...


The Switch To Medical Courier Work

One significant change Richard notes is how medical deliveries used to have a short shelf life, and medical facilities could only service small pockets of areas. But now, with improvements in medical packaging, couriers can receive and deliver shipments from all over the world. As a result, the medical industry relied heavily on couriers and the logistics industry during the past few years.  


What Makes A Good Driver?

Finally, Chris and Richard discuss what it means to be a courier driver and how it differs from the gig economy. 


To be in any industry, especially the courier and logistics industry, you need grit and perseverance. Chris and Richard have proven to adapt to many changes in the past 3+ decades they have been in logistics. Watch the entire video here!


Start a conversation with Excel Courier

Don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for a medical courier service. Excel Courier has over 35 years of experience providing comprehensive medical courier services to hospitals, biopharma, life sciences research, and other companies located in the greater Mid-Atlantic states. With headquarters located in the heart of Northern Virginia, delivering important items to destinations in the traffic-congested DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) is what we do best. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet our customers' needs, no matter what they may be.

Is your hospital or medical facility ready to partner with a medical courier services company? If so, Excel Courier can help. Contact us today!


Start a conversation with Open Road Courier 

Based out of Denver, Colorado, Open Road Courier can help you with your local same-day courier needs. Specialties include Next Flight Out, Medical/Life Sciences, Expedited Cold Chain, Parcel & Freight Distribution, Routed & Scheduled, Retail Pool Distribution, On-Demand, Airport Retrieval, Critical Parts Logistics, and Dedicated Fleets. You can contact them to learn more today!





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