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What Affects the Timing of a DFW Same Day Delivery?

Posted by Kayla Palesky on Fri, Feb 7, 2020 @ 19:02 PM

Dallas Courier, DFW Same Day Delivery

One of the best parts about being a local courier in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is that we get to deliver same day items, no matter what day of the week. Some of the big name logistics companies can offer 4 hour delivery options, but they come with a slew of stipulations. “Must be within 45 miles.” “Must be ready for pickup by 4PM.” “No delivery on Sunday.”


What about those deliveries that don’t fit in this DFW same day delivery box created by the big box transportation providers? What happens when you have an urgent delivery need on a holiday or after hours?


Fear not.


That’s where our DFW same day delivery team comes into play. We can offer same day options for large and small deliveries alike. We also offer deliveries in as little as 45 minutes. There are a few factors, though, that come into play as you time your DFW same day delivery with Dallas Courier. Your delivery professional will walk you through the specifics as they relate to your request when you schedule your delivery, but these are the main factors that affect the timing of a same day delivery:


#1 Temperature of the cargo- If your items require temperature control, they’re going to take a little longer to process. Generally speaking, the colder the required temperature, the longer the delivery takes. This is so we can ensure our temperature controlled vans and straight trucks are at the perfect temperature before we pick up your items.


This critical step cannot be overlooked. In some cases, having the right temperature in the cargo container prior to pick up could be a legal matter.  Keeping food, beverages, and medication at the proper temperature reduces the chances of these items spoiling or losing efficacy. With healthcare items, the right temperature could even mean the difference between life and death, as is the case when transporting an organ.


#2 Size of the delivery- Deliveries that need to move quickly are also assessed by size. As you’d expect, the larger the delivery, the longer it takes to move. This is because of increased loading and unloading time, as well as the nature of the vehicle that is required for transport. A large straight truck moves slower than a car or van.


Assessing the items out for transport and assigning the right size vehicle could mean the difference between a sub one-hour delivery and a 4 hour delivery.


#3 Sensitivity of the items- Items that require special handling or unique training could require more time to process. Crossing every “t” and dotting every “i” can be a lengthy, but necessary, step when sensitive items require a DFW same day delivery. There may be extra paperwork involved, additional security, supplementary packing, or added steps upon delivery turnover.

This shouldn’t be a point of concern, though. Rather, it should be comforting. A team like Dallas Courier takes the time to ensure every delivery is cared for. When special delivery requests come through, we don’t rush the process. We take the time to get it all right the first time, ensuring customer satisfaction and an accurate delivery.


#4 Distance between pick up and drop off- Hello, Captain Obvious! The longer the route, the longer it takes to get there- GPS 101. But forgetting to state this seemingly obvious factor could lead to unrealistic expectations, and, if your courier is lacking morals, an exaggerated timeline for delivery.


When you have DFW same day deliveries, you need to know that your items are in the hands of trained professionals. Dallas Courier can guarantee that. For nearly 40 years, we’ve perfected our same day delivery practices. The principles of honesty and integrity guide us in every delivery, which means when you call Dallas Courier, you’ll be given an accurate and fair estimated delivery time, based on the factors you see here and more.


Each delivery will have its own unique timeline, so when you’re ready to discuss, give us a call at 972.680.8000 and we’ll work with you to ensure your DFW same day delivery gets to its destination with perfect timing.