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What Freight Movers Go Through to Make Sure Your Package Arrives Quickly and Safely

July 17th, 2018 by

What Freight Movers Go Through to Make Sure Your Package Arrives Quickly and Safely

Today’s freight transportation environment is covering more miles and using more fuel with a shrinking number of drivers and vehicles. Truck sales have also seen a decline in recent years, with manufacturers expected to sell less medium and heavy commercial trucks by 2026.

Experts predict that freight tonnage is expected to grow by 35% between 2016 and 2027. One of the reasons is that consumers are spending more time online, buying everything from retail items to groceries. Literally anything can be delivered by freight. Here at Pak Mail of Jonesboro we provide various shipping solutions for a wide range of needs, including custom crating and freight shipping.

This growing trend in e-commerce is shifting the need from retail space to more demand for distribution and fulfillment centers. The Transportation Planning Board remarks that each person in the United States generates demand for more than 60 tons of freight per year, which is mostly made up of consumer goods. This has led to freight being delivered by smaller UPS, FedEx or USPS delivery trucks, rather than big tractor trailers.

Therefore, companies like FedEx have to ensure their drivers uphold high standards and try their best to deliver the packages quickly and safely. FedEx Ground driver James notes on Mental Floss that drivers have an incentive to make sure your packages are safely delivered, as they sometimes get bonuses. They are also trained to notice if thieves are following their vehicles when they make package drops. James went onto state that this is why drivers will not leave packages behind if the neighborhood seems unsafe, and will go out of their way to keep your package secure. Drivers often also have to deal with dogs and other pets, and while some brave the backyard to deliver your package, others will not if dogs are loose.

UPS driver Keith Greenleaf has been with the company for more than 25 years delivering in the D.C. area. While several years ago the 56-year-old was mainly delivering to retail and commercial locations, these days more than half of his deliveries are residential. The lack of available parking and congestion has become so unworkable that Greenleaf has little choice than to walk a good portion of his route to safely deliver packages by hand. The situation is exacerbated all over the country with overworked drivers and an ageing workforce.

In order to maintain their standards, therefore, and ensure a stable supply chain to allow freight to be delivered in a safe and efficient manner, many companies are digitizing their fleets. Deloitte remarks in a study titled ‘The Future of Freight’ that telematics sales are forecasted to grow 16% per year for the next decade, along with the ability to track, record and coach driver behavior.

This kind of technology has already been implemented through systems such as the Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), which have now been mandated into law in the U.S. for commercial vehicles. Verizon Connect details how the ELD Mandate monitors drivers to help companies stay compliant with government regulations, as well as using advanced telematics to improve delivery times by analyzing vehicle status and driver behavior. Systems like the ELD also ensure drivers are working the legal number of hours and are getting the required rest. Overdriving to meet company targets is a big cause of accidents involving freight vehicles.

With growing traffic and congestion, freight drivers have had to adjust and adapt to the new landscape. UPS for example, has introduced its first eBike delivery vehicle in Portland, Oregon, in an effort to reduce emissions and take advantage of curb space to deliver packages. Not only are their vehicles sustainable, but drivers are getting exercise while delivering your packages. Other companies have also taken to using digitization and tracking technology to ensure that they maintain consumers’ wishes for faster and cheaper deliveries, as well as stay compliant with government regulations to maintain a healthy workforce. Despite these advances in technology, freight drivers are still struggling to keep up with the ever-growing demand.

Written by Aleah Krisline
Exclusive for weshipjonesboro.com

Better Ways To Prepare For Moving House In 2018

April 3rd, 2018 by

By Jess Walter

Thinking about moving home this year? You’re not alone as statistics reveal that the average person in the United States moves more than 11 times in his or her lifetime. Although lots of people decide to pack up and move every year, it’s a fact that moving house is not that easy. There’s the whole business of changing your mailing address, having your valuables specially packed and shipped, and making sure that you don’t leave anything behind while you’re moving. But by being organized and giving yourself enough time to prepare for the big day, you can make moving less stressful and be more efficient while transferring all your belongings to your new home. Here are a few better ways to get ready for a household move in 2018.

Transfer your information

List all the utilities that you’re responsible for and inform your service providers about your move by filling out change of address forms. Make sure that your banks are also informed of your change of address so that bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial documents get sent to the right address.

Find good packing supplies

You may think that you have enough duffle bags to hold all your belongings, but in truth, you need quality packing and moving supplies if you choose to do the packing yourself instead of having custom packing services do it for you. Before moving to a family buy to let home, a rental, or your very own new home, you’ll need to have a few supplies on hand to contain your items. You will need sturdy boxes and packaging tape, packing peanuts and bubble wrap, as well as markers, tape, and tags. If you have fragile items that you need to move such as fine crystal or china, paintings, or sculptures, you may want to have these items custom packed by professionals. It’s a good idea to start packing in stages weeks before the big day so you can systematically pack your belongings, plus, you won’t have to rush on moving day.

Get rid of items that you don’t need

The good thing about moving is you get to take stock of your belongings and find items that you no longer need. Instead of bringing all of these unwanted items to your new home, why not have a garage or yard sale instead? Not only is it a great way to pare down your excess stuff, but you can make more money and have extra funds to repaint or redecorate your new home. If you decide to keep certain large items such as furniture at the last minute, you can coordinate with professionals to pack and ship your furniture for your convenience.

Get some help

Moving alone is not only more tedious, but it can be lonely when you’re doing everything by yourself. To make moving house a better experience, throw a moving party and ask your friends to help you on the big day. Afterwards, treat your buddies to pizza and some drinks as a thank you for helping you relocate. Doing so also enables you to throw an instant housewarming party to mark the special occasion.

This year, make moving a little easier and less stressful. Follow these tips to prepare for a household move and stay on top of everything before and during the big day.

Downsizing is No Longer Just the Preserve of Retirees and Empty Nesters

March 31st, 2017 by

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In today’s turbulent economic times, buying a smaller home can make a great deal of sense, whatever your age, income and personal circumstances. There was a time when the idea of downsizing might have seemed alien. Surely, we all go through life striving to make everything bigger and better? The thought of selling our four-bedroom detached home and moving into a ground-floor apartment was only something to be considered as we approached our twilight years.

Perhaps that was once the case, but in the flexible, yet more financially austere 21st century, downsizing is seen by more and more people as just another way of moving with the times and putting all of your assets to the best possible use. There are a whole variety of reasons downsizing makes sense, and here we take a look at a few of them.

Moving is cheaper and easier than ever

Today, nothing and nobody seems to stand still for long. The days of a family staying in the same house for decades, and sometimes for generations, are long gone. Whether you think that is a good thing or not, there is no doubt that it has made the whole concept of moving home far easier and less of an ordeal than it was for our parents and grandparents.

Shipping and logistics companies provide great deals for house movers to ship furniture quickly and safely, while finance companies can transfer your mortgage painlessly, because it is something they are doing every day.

Free up some equity

The obvious reason to downsize is to free up some equity that you might wish to spend elsewhere. There are a whole variety of reasons for this, applying to people of all ages and incomes. You might wish to make money on your property to put towards college fees for your kids or simply to allow you to move to a better or safer neighborhood.

Free up some time

A smaller home means there is less to keep clean and tidy, meaning more time for you to spend doing the things you enjoy.

Redefine yourself

Many of us feel we are defined by our homes, and some see that as an argument against moving. However, you can turn that on its head – at 50, you are no longer the same person you were at 25. Your downsize gives you a unique opportunity to create a home that is exactly the way you want it, for today and the years to come, not the years gone by.

Written by: Jess Walter for PakMail of Jonesboro Ar, 2017

Planning Your Summer

May 15th, 2015 by

military-shippingHappy Memorial Day!

Summer Time is almost HERE!!!!

The summer months seem to bring all sorts of activities and transitions, such as moving, ball games, vacations, art shows just to name a few! There are a few things we do here at PakMail that may help to alleviate some frustrations for you during the busy summer.

Such as, did you know…

We pack and ship art for art shows and galleries.

We can crate and/or freight those great deals you found at the antique action.

Your kid hits that ball so hard they broke the bat? No problem! We can package and ship it in for repairs for you.

We can ship your golf clubs or luggage ahead so they are there waiting on you – no dragging them to, from or through the airport! We can also provide you with a return label to ship your items back home when your vacation is over.

We have all the packaging and shipping supplies you’ll need for moving. We can also help you get your household items sent to your new location… including furniture!

PakMail is a full service packing and shipping company. If you need to get something from one place to the next, we can help! Not to mention, we are an authorized ship center for all the major carriers (FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL). PakMail is here to help you take the hassles oluggageut of summer!

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Easter Time Shipping

February 19th, 2015 by

Easter Time ShippingEaster is just around the corner, all those special Easter baskets and gifts you want to give to you friends, and family in other towns, states, or even other counties, Pakmail can help you get then there, with custom packing services and shipping with all the best providers from USPS, FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, & DHL. We Specialize in Holiday, Gift, and Special Event Shipping. Stop by and see us for all your Shipping & Printing Needs.

Pak Mail
361 Southwest Drive, Jonesboro, AR. 72401
870-931-5151

Valentine Specials – Sweetheart Deals

January 24th, 2015 by

Valentine GiftPak Mail of Jonesboro your shipping and printing headquarters is offering some Sweetheart Deals now through Valentine’s Day on Framed Custom Canvas Prints. Send us a photo and we will print it and frame it for that very special gift.

Mention this post and receive and extra 10% off our already regular low prices. Pick the size you want and let our graphic designer make it one of a kind for that very special person.

We are your one stop shop for shipping, packaging, crating, freight, and printing. Pak Mail Jonesboro gives you choices of carriers like UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL all in one spot, no need to drive all over checking prices.

Pak Mail of Jonesboro can be your only stop!

As a bonus you can receive an extra 10% off shipping to help you get your gifts to your loved ones in time for Valentine’s Day. Drop in today and see all the services we have to offer!

Don’t Worry There Is Still Time

December 19th, 2014 by

Holiday ShippingDon’t stress! Pak Mail of Jonesboro can still get it there on time. Don’t have a box? We got it. Don’t want to stand in line? No problem. At Pak Mail of Jonesboro we got you covered. Bring in your last minute holiday shipping and we will choose the best method to get it there. On time and at a reasonable price. Contact us for more information.

Holiday & Gift Shipping

December 1st, 2014 by

Christmas ShippingDid you know Pak Mail of Jonesboro can help take some of the stress out of your holidays? Pak Mail can pack all of your presents and holiday items and ship them to your friends and family across town, across the state, across the country, or around the world. Just bring them to us, tell us where they need to go, and we will get it there safe and on time. Contact us for more information.

Back to School

August 1st, 2013 by

student-shippingBack to school… back to college… back to business…it’s that time of year when vacations have ended and we get our nose back to the proverbial grindstone.  Sometimes, the thought of shipping books, or freighting dorm furnishings or even ordering those new business cards can seem overwhelming.  That’s where we come in!  Pak Mail has a professional staff, trained to take care of those printing, shipping and freighting jobs.  We are here to help and make things a little easier for you, so you can get back to what ever it is that has pulled you away from that vacation.

Summer Shipping

July 2nd, 2013 by

Summer ShippingThe summer months seem to bring all sorts of activities and transitions, such as moving, ball games, vacations, art shows just to name a few!  There are a few things we do here at Pak Mail that may help to alleviate some frustrations for you during the busy summer.

Such as, did you know…

We pack and ship art for art shows and galleries.

We can crate and/or freight those great deals you found at the antique action.

Your kid hits that ball so hard they broke the bat?  No problem!  We can package and ship it in for repairs for you.

We can ship your golf clubs or luggage ahead so they are there waiting on you – no dragging them to, from or through the airport!  We can also provide you with a return label to ship your items back home when your vacation is over.

We have all the packaging and shipping supplies you’ll need for moving.  We can also help you get your household items sent to your new location… including furniture!

 Pak Mail is a full service packing and shipping company.  If you need to get something from one place to the next, we can help!  Not to mention, we are an authorized ship center for all the major carriers (FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL).  Pakmail is here to help you take the hassles out of summer!



Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail of Jonesboro is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. We service all of Northeast Arkansas and surrounding areas including, Paragould, Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas, Bay, Truman, Newport, Harrisburg just to name a few. We are located at 361 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro between the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Fire House Subs. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 870-931-5151.

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