Delivery Express’ Story
Dave Hamilton, President and Founder of Delivery Express, started in the delivery business at a young age. He had a delivery paper route at age 12. At 13 was helping the milkman deliver milk.
At 18 he got his first courier job for a real estate title company. A couple years later, while in college, he met an overloaded independent contractor who had his own delivery business; whom he began working for.
In 1996 the government deregulated the trucking industry, opening the door to a whole new world for the courier industry. Delivery Express was born.
The company has grown steadily and impressively from the small one room office and three drivers it had in the beginning to the 20 employee, 100 independent contractors and more than 600 clients it services today from its office in Tukwila.
With anywhere from six hundred to a thousand deliveries a day, Delivery Express is serving a variety of industries with same day delivery and logistical solutions. We provide special handling of medical specimens to time-critical delivery of bank deposits, escrow checks and legal documents.
Be assured that whether you have a pallet of freight or an envelope of documents, when you need a shipment delivered on schedule, we handle it with professionalism and precision. We are experienced in meeting rigorous demands for handling and security. We treat every run with the utmost care.
Working closely with our customers, Delivery Express understands the logistics and supply chain management requirements of each business and knows what is required to deliver service excellence.
Key industries in which we have a significant impact on cost-effective, secure and timely transportation include:
- Medical Testing Labs
- Real Estate
- Automotive/Truck Parts
- Office Supplies
- Parts/Manufactured Goods
- Pharma Distribution
- Grocery/Produce Distribution
Delivery Express is a philanthropic company that believes strongly in giving back to the community.
The employees hired are those who support the Delivery Express rallying cry: “We can do this!” Dave strongly believes that “you need to be able to say ‘yes’ to customers every time they call.”
Yes, this company has grown, and changed in some ways, but one thing has always stayed the same: the importance of having the customer’s trust. “It’s about hitting the target and that target is on-time performance.” A lot of work by a lot of dedicated people goes into that. “We’re delivering items,” Dave says, “but we also have to deliver on trust and honesty. We have to be able to do what we said we’d do. Delivery Express will not over-promise. We want our customers to know they can always count on us.”