Driver Spotlight: Meet Rodney!

Posted by Alexia Smith on January 30, 2019 at 12:42 PM

At Dispatch, we couldn't be more proud of the drivers that work here. It's important for their hard work to be recognized and we love knowing more about their story and how they came to be at Dispatch. Read on to learn more about Rodney and why driving for Dispatch works for him and his family!

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Company Spotlight: 3D Printing Ally

Posted by Alexia Smith on January 28, 2019 at 1:05 PM

I had the opportunity to connect with Tyler Pope from 3D Printing Ally and learn more about what their business story looks like. It's a pleasure working with companies like 3D Printing Ally and people like Tyler who share our belief of speed to value. Read on to learn more!

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Why Working in the Trades is Becoming More Relevant

Posted by Alexia Smith on January 23, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Skilled trade is one of the oldest professions in the world and has evolved with the progression of time and technology. With increasing globalization, the need for specialist workers in trade is on the rise.

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Why Drive in Texas

Posted by Alexia Smith on January 10, 2019 at 11:56 AM

The U.S. News ranks Austin, the capital of Texas, as the most desirable American city to live in. Declaring Austin as one of the fastest growing metro areas of the country, the report recognizes the city for its great economy, low taxes, and good weather throughout the year.

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Company Spotlight: Curbell Plastics

Posted by Alexia Smith on January 9, 2019 at 1:58 PM

Here at Dispatch, we love our customers and are excited to share with their local communities what they do. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and in need of plastic materials for a wide range of commercial and engineering applications — or have questions about what materials may suit your particular needs — contact Curbell Plastics. The company has been in business for more than 75 years, and it takes pride in offering the latest in high-performance materials and helping customers select the right materials for the job.

We asked Dolan Wagstaff, Warehouse Operations Manager at the company’s Arlington location, a few questions about what makes Curbell Plastics unique — read below to learn more!

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What Is Final Mile Delivery?

Posted by Alexia Smith on November 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM

With global online sales projected to skyrocket in the next few years, online sales in the US alone are expected to surpass $700 billion by 2020. In order to survive in the flourishing and highly competitive e-commerce market, online retailers are adopting customer-first policies designed to ensure customer and revenue retention. 

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Free Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Alexia Smith on November 1, 2018 at 2:46 PM

We want you to feel confident that your vehicle is in safe and working condition while you are on the road! Whether you are a Dispatch Driver, a customer or have your own vehicles to maintain, Dispatch wants to provide valuable information on what you should be checking and when! Click here to download our free Vehicle Maintenance Checklist.

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Driven to Deliver in Cincinnati

Posted by Alexia Smith on October 30, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Cincinnati has the fastest growing economy in the entire Midwest. Couple it with the report by U.S. News & World that includes it among the best places to live in the nation, and you have enough reasons to work in this great Ohio city.

Although it has excellent educational institutes, low crime rates, and higher employment levels that receive more appreciation, there is another major reason for the achievements of the city. While it is one of the most underrated aspects of the town, Cincinnati provides its resident with one of the best commute facilities as well.

It may be the least marketed factor of the city; we tell you exactly why driving in Cincinnati is among its major selling points.

Lower Fuel Rates
Gas prices in Ohio may not be among the best in the entire country. But compared to its neighbors, the Buckeye State has one of the lowest gas tax rates. A 2017 study by Tax Foundation suggests that while the per gallon gas tax in Ohio was 28.01 cents, it is neighbored by Pennsylvania, ranked number one for the highest fuel taxes in the country, at 58.20 cents per gallon.

Except for Kentucky where the rates were slightly lower and stood at 26.00 cents per gallon, Ohio offered the best fuel prices to its drivers among its neighboring states. Being one of the major cities of the state, Cincinnati enjoys significant benefits of this low tax fuel policy.

Ease of Access to Cars
WalletHub places Cincinnati at number sixteen in terms of its access to vehicles and maintenance. Since the cost of living in this growing economy is low, and the unemployment rate in the city is also lower than the national average, the city is one of the most affordable places in the country.

This, along with some of the best car insurance rates in the region, makes it really easy for residents to own a car. Therefore, if you are planning to move to the city or already live there but don’t own a vehicle, this is perhaps one of the easiest decisions to make.

Lenient State Laws
While state regulations are great for maintaining traffic order and providing road safety, an overly regulated environment can become a hindrance to enjoying the road life. Unlike many other states, Ohio doesn’t disappoint in this regard.

Even though the lawmakers of Buckeye State had already increased the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph in 2013, two years later, they were already reconsidering it to set it even higher at 75 mph. Additionally, other relaxations in driving laws of the state make it one of the friendlier states in terms of owning a car. And it stands true for the city of Cincinnati as well.

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What Makes Kansas City A Great Place To Drive

Posted by Alexia Smith on October 23, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Travel and Leisure ranks Kansas City, Missouri at number nine in its list of America’s most underrated cities. The roasted beans from Oddly Correct, the great American barbecue from a gas station, its rich history and culture, all make it the next capital of cool.

Kansas has been a happening city ever since the early 1800s. The buzz in the town was one of the reasons why its counterpart on the other side of the river named itself the same. It tried to cash in on the city’s bustling tourist and industrial vibe, which it successfully did for quite some time.

Kansas City, KS may have confused tourists and businesses for some time, but its namesake in Missouri is still home to most of the downtown attractions. There is more to this. While Kansas state ranks 13th worst in terms of its drivers and overall driving culture, Missouri ranks as the 21st best in the same category. Kansas City, MO definitely has a significant share in this ranking. But what makes it such a great to drive?

Cheaper Gas Prices
According to a comparative analysis by the Tax Foundation published in early 2017, the state of Missouri had lower gas prices than most other states. This was primarily because the state of Missouri had the fourth-lowest gas tax in the country.

At 17.30 cents, the tax rate in Missouri was lower than most of its neighbors including, Kansas (24.03 cents) and Illinois (34.01 cents). Only Oklahoma fared better in neighbors and that too with a small margin. This means that it is cheaper to drive in Kansas City, MO than most other cities in the United States, and who doesn’t love that?

Pleasant Weather
The weather in Kansas, MO remains nice throughout its four seasons. While the weather keeps changing from snowy winters to its humid summers, the mercury hardly touches the extremes.

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Meet our Dispatch Drivers: Nicole!

Posted by Alexia Smith on October 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM

We had the chance to chat with one of Dispatch's very first drivers, Nicole, to learn how she got started, why she drives with Dispatch and what makes this the perfect gig for her.

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