Temperature control- Refrigerated, frozen, or ambient transportation for everything from food items to medical deliveries.
Special handling- Anything that requires additional training or certification needs to be noted. That goes for items regulated by HIPAA, OSHA, HazMat, and FDA standards.
Delivery location- Final mile deliveries can sometimes require delivering to a residential location or a specific individual within a large office complex or skyrise. Couriers account for the delivery destination.
Stops along the route- Is the delivery a single pick up or part of a longer route. Knowing the number and location of stops allows couriers to plan and execute the most efficient route.
These points, and more, are important to DFW couriers while they transport your time and temperature sensitive goods. But there’s one vital point to consider that might trump all of these: arriving alive.
It might be something you take for granted, but couriers make their living on the road. Moving customers’ items safely is only half the equation. While we take safe transport of your items seriously, something that matters to us even more is the safety of our drivers.
Here at Dallas Courier, we aim to arrive alive. We’d like for you to, as well. In nearly four decades of experience surviving and thriving on the North Texas roads, we’ve learned a thing or two. One of the most important lessons we’ve learned is how deadly distracted driving can be.
You might think you’re a very focused driver, but consider how many times you’ve done one of these things behind the wheel in the last month:
- Talked on a cell phone
- Driven when sleepy
- Adjusted your mirrors
- Brought your pet along
If you have performed any one of these actions behind the wheel in the last month, maybe it’s time to reconsider your safety standards. Each of these actions can be seriously distracting as a driver.
Over the next several weeks, aim to become a safer driver. Our super rush DFW deliveries team suggests these pro tips for limiting distractions and arriving alive:
- Use your passengers- While you should limit the passengers in your vehicle, the passengers you do have can be helpful when it comes time to plug in a GPS address, change the radio station, or placate kids in the back seat.
- Don’t multitask- That means no eating, applying makeup, or using your drive time to catch up on email. When you’re behind the wheel, it’s drive time.
- Be fully ready before getting in the car- Adjust mirrors, seats, and set your radio station before you put the car in drive.
- Secure children and furry children- Bringing Fido along for the ride is great! But he should be fastened into a restraint system for his safety and yours. Children should also be in an age and weight appropriate restraint system. For Texas laws, check the Department of Transportation's standards.
- Don’t drive drowsy- Nearly 37% of adults admit to nodding off or falling asleep behind the wheel. Yikes! Our couriers might work overnight, but they work in shifts and adhere to all federal rest standards. For those who don’t drive for a living, recognize when you’re drowsy and pull over.
- Turn the phone on airplane mode- Cell phones should be reserved for emergencies. Keep your phone on you, but turn it on airplane mode. This will prevent you from hearing a text or call and being tempted to answer it.
Yes, delivering your time and temperature sensitive super rush deliveries is important, but what’s more important is arriving alive. Dallas Courier is committed to safety all around. From vetting and training our drivers to securing your cargo to handing it over to the right individual- safety matters to us.