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    Courier Companies in Boston/Providence?

    I'm moving to Providence RI, and I was wondering if anyone knew name/number/address of some bicycle courier companies in the Providence or Boston areas? I know of "Dash" in Providence, but is there any others, and what about names of some in Boston? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    from what i understand dash is the only company in providence and employs only 4 riders, so consider your chances of finding work there impossible. bostons has a ton of companies and its pretty easy to find work, although this late in the spring youre probably going to end up with a crappy company for a while.

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    Any idea for names? I've tried Monster.com and google, and I haven't found any, maybe I'm just searching the wrong words or something?

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    boston.craigslist.com

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    breakaway boston

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    In Boston, there are a lot of different companies. If you aren't experienced, especially this time of year, it's City Express for you! The possibilty of doing well money wise is there, and it's not an independant contracter gig (they DO take taxes out of your checks). However, be prepared to bust your ass, get yelled at, treated poorly (depending on your dispatcher this might not be true, but chances are, it is), and learn the ropes the hard way.

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    Well, so far I've found numbers for Breakaway, City Express, and Ground Express, Inc. (usground).
    Hopefully I can find something with one of those *crosses fingers*

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sMutRider
    Well, so far I've found numbers for Breakaway, City Express, and Ground Express, Inc. (usground).
    Hopefully I can find something with one of those *crosses fingers*
    Get a boston phonebook and look in it. There should be plenty of companies.

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    Well, I went to yellowpages dot com (DUH!!!!) and found 46, not sure if they all have bike couriers and some are probably doubles but I can look around and see what is what. Thanks BostonFixed for stating the obvious!!!

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    Who's the guy with all the tattoo's who rides for Dash in Providence?

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    I work for Ground-ex. We're not hiring.

    Breakaway - good luck. Normally you'll need experience, and this time of year courier companies aren't having too much trouble finding talented, experienced riders with experience IN Boston.

    You can 'def get a job with City if you want, just try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raygunner
    Who's the guy with all the tattoo's who rides for Dash in Providence?
    uh, they all have a lot of tattoos, i'm pretty sure. i knew a few of 'em from when i was going to school. nice guys.
    dassezzacklyright, yeeeaaaaah. uh-huh.

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