Did you ever receive a package in the mail only to find that it had been bent, ripped, or even damaged during transport? Or worse, did you ever send a gift to someone, only for it to arrive looking like it just went through a hurricane? You’re left wondering, “What happened?”
Popular Mechanics decided to find out how careful carriers actually are with your precious cargo.
According to www.todaysthv.com, Popular Mechanics inserted a small device inside a package which would count each time it was dropped or flipped.
The experiment was conducted on U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx carriers, finding that on average of a single trip, FedEx dropped the package three times and flipped it seven, UPS flipped it four times, and the US postal service…12.5 flips!” (http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=130753&catid=2).
One thing’s for sure, if the experiment tested Road Scholar Transport’s shipping abilities, they would have found that their package would not have been dropped once, no matter if it was one package or one thousand.
Marking FRAGILE or HANDLE WITH CARE should guarantee the safety of your product though right? Wrong. In fact, results showed that packages marked with these words were dropped more than those that were unmarked!
Popular Mechanics Magazine’s Glenn Derene states, “We have to give them credit for getting the packages there on time. It would just be nice if they got them there fast and in one piece,” the site notes.
How about a company that not only guarantees on time delivery but will deliver your cargo exactly how it was received? That company would be Road Scholar Transport.