A Short History on Couriers

Posted on May 10, 2017

Our team prides itself on being a dedicated fleet service in Massachusetts that sets us apart from our larger covered-wagon-1675111_1920competitors. Though mail services often lump together all courier and delivery services, there is quite the distinction between the two!

Couriers are distinguishable because of their personalization, speed, enhanced tracking abilities, and security. Though these services can vary in size and scale, they are often considered a special or premium service over the normal mail delivery. Since as far back as anyone can remember, courier services were the largest communication method for humans.

In ancient times, courier services consisted of hand-delivery. Runners, riders on horseback, and homing pigeons were all utilized before cars, and other mechanical services were available. As time progressed into the Middle Ages, royal families would have personal messengers to handle their message delivery.

In the United States, Wells Fargo became the primary delivery method as westward migration began. Over time, the Pony Express was created and quickly became the go-to for package deliveries, as it was faster than the usual stagecoach. As our transportation technology progressed, mail delivery services began utilizing trains, vehicles, and then airplanes. In cities where maneuvering in traffic can be challenging, bike couriers are still used to cut down on time.

Couriers in the US range from national to local businesses. Though national chains who offer customized courier services are available, they just don’t have the same care as a same-day delivery service like Fleet Couriers in Massachusetts.

Businesses like Fleet take your packages and deliveries personally. We are available 24/7/365 and will work with you every step of the way to ensure your deadlines are met. From start to finish, you will know which of our trained professionals as your valuables, exactly when they are delivered and will rest well knowing we will meet all requirements and standards necessary for your particular package.

With more questions about out services, please call us today at (800) 734-9309.