The History of Courier Services

//The History of Courier Services

The History of Courier Services

Pronto-Delivery, Courier, and Logistics provides quick, dependable delivery services to the modern business market in Texas and throughout the USA. However, you may be surprised to learn just how historically significant couriers really are.

The courier industry played an important part in the history of America, dating back to the Revolutionary War. “Mad” Ann Bailey was a scout and messenger during the war who famously rode from Fort Clendenin to Fort Savannah to bring back gunpowder. There was also the famous “Midnight Ride” in 1775, when Paul Revere warned the colonists in Lexington and Concord that the British militia was coming.

Wells Fargo was founded in 1852 and became the first premium package delivery company to deliver items across the American Western front. The company moved gold and other valuables while also establishing a large network of Wells Fargo offices throughout the country. These offices were essential to organizing ecommerce in the newly established territories and states.

In 1860, The Pony Express was established in order to provide express courier service between Missouri and California. This famous courier service employed riders who covered the 2,000-plus miles to deliver mail and packages within approximately 10 days. Riders switched horses every 15 to 20 miles and the service was operated throughout different states. The Pony Express stopped in 1861 upon the invention of the telegraph.

Four-hundred men served as couriers and scouts in the American-French effort against the Germans in World War I. The regiment rode throughout the night in 1918 and managed to get five miles behind the lines of the German soldiers.

Today, thousands of couriers exist to help deliver important packages safely and on time. From transporting money and equipment, to items as delicate as transplant organs or medical supplies, couriers’ dependability and dedication make them an important part of our society’s functionality.

At Pronto-Delivery, we always make it our goal to satisfy the needs of every customer. We provide same-day courier services in Texas and nationwide courier service through our logistics division. Our drivers are professional and intelligent people who will represent your company in the best possible light through their optimum customer service. We are always timely, accurate, and professional.

If you’re tired of depending on traditional methods of delivery for your business, it’s time for you to call Pronto-Delivery at 866-691-9107. You can also learn more about us and our services on our website: pronto-delivery.com.

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