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Old 06-09-04, 03:17 PM   #1
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Boston Courier Companies

I was just wondering if anyone on here knew some contact information on some courier services in Boston. I'm a recent engineering graduate, but I'm thinking about being a bike messenger to pay the bills while I look for the oh-so-dreaded "real" job. any info would be appreciated. thanks.
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cool link.. but both the companies for boston are dead links and i couldn't find any addresses or phone #'s. some more help would be appreciated.

i inquired at a place called City Express.. anyone familiar with this company? is it any good?
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cool link.. but both the companies for boston are dead links and i couldn't find any addresses or phone #'s. some more help would be appreciated.

i inquired at a place called City Express.. anyone familiar with this company? is it any good?
sherlock...you can use messengers.org to find what you're looking for...think....mailing lists..
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...or look in the phone book under "messengers" or "couriers" there's a bazillion in boston.
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Go check out Marathon messengers. I can't remember the exact address but it's right across the street from the cemetary with mother goose and Sam Adams on Tremont st. Right before Park st. Stuart runs a straight forward business. The vast majority of companies down there just don't pay all that good and the ones that do I doubt you will get in with right away. Just remember to do your taxes at the end of the year.
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i work for USA couriers in boston, 15 court square, suite 400

it was the first place i called, and they told me to come up and fill out an application, that was on a friday, i was working the following monday.

i heard city express is good for starting couriers though, look up delivery services in the phone book, theres like 2 pages of courier businesses, thats how i found a job.

on a side note, you would be suprised at the number of good looking girl couriers riding fixies, its pretty cool.
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i work for USA couriers in boston, 15 court square, suite 400

it was the first place i called, and they told me to come up and fill out an application, that was on a friday, i was working the following monday.

i heard city express is good for starting couriers though, look up delivery services in the phone book, theres like 2 pages of courier businesses, thats how i found a job.

on a side note, you would be suprised at the number of good looking girl couriers riding fixies, its pretty cool.

my friend jaffney is one of them there good lookin' female fixie couriers...she rides a bright orange spicer.
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