Package couriers – Assises Image 2013 http://assises-image2013.com/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 10:41:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://assises-image2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Package couriers – Assises Image 2013 http://assises-image2013.com/ 32 32 Hornchurch mum’s rage to urinate on her house https://assises-image2013.com/hornchurch-mums-rage-to-urinate-on-her-house/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/hornchurch-mums-rage-to-urinate-on-her-house/ Published: 08:30 am January 23, 2022 A mother from Hornchurch has expressed her disgust at delivery drivers who urinate in the back of her house. Sarah Walter, of Hornchurch Road, says she had to put up signs asking people not to urinate on her property after catching four people doing so in the past few […]]]>

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A mother from Hornchurch has expressed her disgust at delivery drivers who urinate in the back of her house.

Sarah Walter, of Hornchurch Road, says she had to put up signs asking people not to urinate on her property after catching four people doing so in the past few months.

“People need to stop being so gross,” she told the Recorder. “All of a sudden, the neighborhood has become a public restroom.”

Sarah said she noticed the problem after security concerns led her to install Ring cameras at the back of her house, which overlooks a narrow lane.

She claimed a number of the individuals pictured were delivery drivers.

A woman – who can be seen wearing an SBL courier suit in the Ring footage – was caught in the act by Sarah’s husband Andrew.

She can be seen putting down two bundles, before crouching down to urinate.

After being asked to step in front of the Ring camera by Andrew, she excuses herself, retrieves the package, and leaves the area.

According to Sarah, the woman then delivered their packages to their doorstep.

A spokesperson for SBL Couriers said: ‘We are concerned to hear this as this is not the level of service we expect from any of the independent drivers we work with.

“We are investigating and will take appropriate action if necessary.”

Sarah said the problem made her home an unpleasant place to live and expressed concern for her three children – a 10-year-old girl, an eight-year-old girl and a 22-month-old boy.

“The two girls, they pick up twigs and sticks and think they’re Harry Potter wands and throw them in the corner that everyone is peeing on,” she noted.

Sarah said she complained to the police, but although she said they had a “good relationship” with their Safer Neighborhood team, these issues were “a bit low on their list”.

“I want them to understand there’s a Sainsbury’s down the road, don’t come pull your pants down and pee in my garden,” she said.

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Dog breaks window as delivery driver leaves package in viral video https://assises-image2013.com/dog-breaks-window-as-delivery-driver-leaves-package-in-viral-video/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:49:40 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/dog-breaks-window-as-delivery-driver-leaves-package-in-viral-video/ A home security camera captured the moment a dog smashed a window just after a FedEx delivery driver placed a package outside the door of a home. Comments were shared below the video, which has been viewed on TikTok over a million times. The video, which was posted on Britney Harper’s TikTok account @britneyharper859, opens […]]]>

A home security camera captured the moment a dog smashed a window just after a FedEx delivery driver placed a package outside the door of a home. Comments were shared below the video, which has been viewed on TikTok over a million times.

The video, which was posted on Britney Harper’s TikTok account @britneyharper859, opens when the delivery driver deposits the package next to the front door. A barking dog is heard off-camera, and just as it began to walk away after knocking on the door, the window shattered.

“My God !” exclaimed the delivery man, covering the side of his face. He stopped to turn around and saw the broken window.

A dog continued to bark off camera and the unharmed delivery man continued down the driveway, glancing at the house before the video ended.

A dog was caught breaking a window just as a delivery driver dropped off a package in a viral TikTok video. Here, an image of a dog looking out the window.
Alexander Zotov/Getty Images

“As a dog owner, I’m embarrassed that the dog isn’t better trained than this,” TikTok user Lynn Terri commented. “They should have a no-delivery list for houses like this.”

Other commenters echoed the sentiment.

“Omg the glass literally hit this man all over the place smh,” Victoria Moon wrote. “I understand that accidents happen, but he can sue if glass fell on his eyes or something like that.”

Shawna Hull wrote that it was unsafe for the delivery worker, noting that the situation could have been much more serious. Liz Stasieczko wrote that it wasn’t safe for the dog either.

According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, an animal owner can be prosecuted if his dog bites a person or attacks another animal.

The law may vary in different areas, but the person who was attacked may be able to file a complaint to declare the dog dangerous.

While many commenters shared their concern, others were less concerned.

“You always see part of it and you assume the worst part, if that dog wanted to do any harm, he would have jumped out the window after it broke,” Kayla commented.

Haley Berliner suggested the broken glass may have been an accident.

“He could have easily gotten too excited and his paw hit the window the right way for it to break,” the TikTok user wrote.

In a follow-up video, Harper explained that FedEx delivery driver Tim told his manager, who then informed her that his dog, Gus, had broken the window but was still in the house.

“We have very old windows, they’re old, they’re thin, they’re single-glazed,” Harper said. “I’m not very surprised because he’s a very strong dog.”

She continued and said that Gus wasn’t aggressive, but when the family isn’t home, he “protects” the house.

Following the incident, Harper said he spoke with Tim, who was uninjured, although he was worried about Gus. She noted that the only injury Gus suffered was a small cut on his leg.

Viewers of the latest update were relieved to learn that Gus and Tim were uninjured.

“Poor baby didn’t want to break the window,” haely_eileen commented. “Also n/a to tim to make sure Gus didn’t come out or get hurt.”

According to a statement sent to Newsweek, the safety of FedEx employees is the company’s top priority.

“Couriers and service providers are encouraged to operate as safely as possible when making deliveries, which includes remaining aware of their surroundings and using discretion to avoid potentially dangerous situations,” a doorman said. -word.

Newsweek has contacted Britney Harper for comment.

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MoneySavingExpert shares list of best and worst parcel delivery services across the UK https://assises-image2013.com/moneysavingexpert-shares-list-of-best-and-worst-parcel-delivery-services-across-the-uk/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:46:52 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/moneysavingexpert-shares-list-of-best-and-worst-parcel-delivery-services-across-the-uk/ Users of MoneySavingExpert (MSE) has ranked Amazon Logistics as the best parcel delivery company in the UK for the first time in its annual post-Christmas poll. The results come after another difficult year for businesses across the country that have continued to provide essential services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, MSE says consumers should […]]]>

Users of MoneySavingExpert (MSE) has ranked Amazon Logistics as the best parcel delivery company in the UK for the first time in its annual post-Christmas poll.

The results come after another difficult year for businesses across the country that have continued to provide essential services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, MSE says consumers should still complain to their retailer to pressure courier companies when they fail to deliver.

The UK’s largest consumer website, founded by Martin Lewis, asked its users to rate their experience with every delivery company they had used in the past 12 months.

The survey received over 9,000 responses from MoneySavers who were given the option to rate the specific couriers used throughout the year as ‘excellent’, ‘ok’ or ‘poor’.

MSE users voted Amazon Logistics best of the bunch for its work in 2021, knocking DPD Local out of the top spot.

Meanwhile, sister company DPD, which held a seven-fight winning streak through 2020, remained firm in second place for two years at the trot.

Overall, five of the 17 companies are rated higher by MoneySavers in this year’s survey compared to last year’s.

At the other end of the scale however, CitySprint and Hermes – also known as MyHermes – received the worst ratings from MoneySavers.

Although this is a minor improvement of just 1% over last year’s “big” score, CitySprint once again finds itself at the bottom of the scale, with only 12% reviews .

This year’s results see Hermes/MyHermes fall two places to 16th place. Yodel also remains in the bottom three for the seventh consecutive year. See below for full results.

Parcel companies ranked best to worst by MSE users

  1. Amazon Logistics
  2. DPO
  3. DPO Local
  4. royal mail
  5. DHL
  6. CollectPlus
  7. Parcelforce around the world
  8. UPS
  9. FedEx United Kingdom
  10. APCs at night
  11. DHL Parcel United Kingdom
  12. UK mail
  13. DX
  14. DTT
  15. Zipline
  16. Hermès/MyHermès
  17. CitySprint

Commenting on this year’s results, Chris Newlands, News and Surveys Editor at MoneySavingExpert.com, said: “There is no doubt that the past year has once again proven to be very challenging for businesses in parcel delivery, especially with some employees forced to self-isolate.

“But unfortunately we continue to hear of missing, late, damaged and discarded packages, so it’s important that consumers exercise their rights and vote with their feet when companies fail to deliver the goods.”

Chris added: “If it’s something you’ve ordered, chances are you won’t have much choice as to which company shows up on your doorstep. But if you’re unhappy with the delivery, or if it just doesn’t arrive, complain to the retailer – that’s who your contract is with – and make sure they know about it.It’s their responsibility to make things right, and if others also complain, they will have no choice but to pressure their couriers to improve their performance, otherwise they will use another service.”

MSE’s Top 3 Information on Delivery Rights

Your contract is with the retailer, not the delivery company

Unless you paid for delivery directly with a parcel company, the store owes you a duty of care. If the item does not turn up or is damaged, your rights under consumer rights law come into effect and you should receive a full refund or replacement.

If that doesn’t work, try submitting a complaint to the retailer. If that doesn’t work and you paid even part of the cost by credit card, you can try claiming through Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act (for items of worth between £100 and £30,000). If you used a debit card or paid for an item worth less than £100 with a credit card, you may be able to apply the chargeback rule.



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If your package is late, you can probably send it back

If you ordered something online and it arrives late, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you have 14 days after receiving a package to notify the seller that you have changed your mind, it is defective or not. You then have an additional 14 days to return the item. This means that if your package doesn’t arrive in time for what you need, you can send it back and get a refund. (Certain items, such as personalized or perishable items, are not covered by these rules.)

You have less rights if you buy something in store and request it for delivery, but you can increase your delivery rights when buying in store with the “time is running out” trick.

If you had to wait for a delayed delivery, you may be able to get compensation

If you had to take extra time off for a redelivery, you may be entitled to compensation for ‘consequential damages’, such as lost earnings or time off taken. Importantly, you cannot claim the original no-show day, this is additional time taken.

For full details of your rights, see MSE’s Parcel Delivery Rights Guide here.

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The e-commerce boom is boosting courier service providers, including ProCourier Inc. of West Hartford. https://assises-image2013.com/the-e-commerce-boom-is-boosting-courier-service-providers-including-procourier-inc-of-west-hartford/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:06:24 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/the-e-commerce-boom-is-boosting-courier-service-providers-including-procourier-inc-of-west-hartford/ For the past two years, e-commerce and healthcare have been among the two fastest growing sectors in the United States amid the pandemic. But the massive increase in door-to-door package deliveries and the transport of medical supplies and test samples has also been a boon to another industry: last-mile courier service providers, which have seen […]]]>

For the past two years, e-commerce and healthcare have been among the two fastest growing sectors in the United States amid the pandemic.

But the massive increase in door-to-door package deliveries and the transport of medical supplies and test samples has also been a boon to another industry: last-mile courier service providers, which have seen demand for deliveries same-day skyrocketing, even as in-office shipping takes a hit in the age of remote work.

For Michael Gualtieri, president of West Hartford-based ProCourier Inc., a same-day delivery services company he founded in 1997, the pandemic fueled record sales.

“We’ve been growing 8-10% a year over the last few years. [several] years, but the last two years have seen our sales double,” Gualtieri said.

This is largely due to healthcare companies which, he estimates, account for 40% of ProCourier’s customer base. The company also has offices in New Haven, Stamford and Boston.

Gualtieri said he remains optimistic about future growth. Last month, it completed the acquisition of Hartford Courier, a delivery company located in downtown Hartford. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the move reflects the need to diversify revenue streams in an increasingly competitive and technology-driven environment.

Having a city-centric presence is especially important for timely pickup and delivery, he said.

“To be [in a downtown location] can cut our response time in half,” Gualtieri said, noting that this is a significant issue, especially since ProCourier largely provides one-stop deliveries.

Same day deliveries

A study by EFT, which tracks the supply chain and logistics industry, found that “delivery efficiency” was the top concern (25%) for customers, surpassing issues such as cost (13%) and “interactions with the end customer” (10%).

Customer demands – in an age of speed and convenience – have increased both expectations and pressures on courier services.

Steve Howard, president of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA), which has nearly 3,000 members, said real-time customer feedback has dramatically changed quality control and the delivery experience.

“Today, every delivery … comes with an email survey,” Howard said. “Yes [a courier company] does not do his job well, he may [reflect poorly] both on the delivery provider and on the customer [company].”

One of the biggest expectations of customers these days is same-day delivery, Howard said.

At the same time, many consumers also expect free shipping: more than 60% of EFT survey respondents said they would cancel an order without it, and 24% of consumers said were willing to spend more on purchases to qualify for free shipping. .

These expectations have created a need for improved technology to provide greater efficiency and predictive planning in the global last mile delivery market, which is expected to grow annually by 9%, from $108 billion in 2020 to more than $200 billion by 2027.

“A few years ago, giving a customer a four-hour delivery window was [acceptable], but today [customers] I want it cut down to an hour or two,” Howard said.

Continued investment in technology and data metrics has, in part, been a factor in the number of mergers and acquisitions in the messaging services industry in recent years, says Jason Burns, CLDA senior vice president and director business development at Dropoff, a delivery and logistics services company with operations in 38 cities nationwide.

Burns is head of mergers and acquisitions at Dropoff, which bought his family’s small New Orleans-based courier services business in September 2020.

Despite the uptick in business her company has seen during the pandemic, Burns said she needs more capital to sustain long-term growth.

“There is a lot of consolidation in the industry with bigger national companies [acquiring] regional players,” Burns said. “As a small business, it’s getting harder and harder to compete.”

The larger regional or national footprint, Burns said, also provides greater value to customers in multiple markets.

“If a company serves 20 markets, [customers] can see [the shipping/delivery] for each of these markets via a dashboard, which offers greater transparency [vs. using multiple couriers]”, Burns said.

And it’s not just traditional parcel delivery companies that represent an increasingly competitive landscape. The logistics and delivery sector has also attracted billions in venture capital in recent years, including drones and autonomous vehicles.

Fast service

While ProCourier’s Gualtieri understands that new technologies — and the future of the city-centric workforce and remote working — will continue to evolve as we emerge from the pandemic, he said offering the peace of mind and prompt service remains of crucial importance, especially in the growing medical industry in which his company plays.

He also emphasized finding quality riders, which Gualtieri says has been the biggest challenge of the past two years.

Given the business customers ProCourier serves — from doctor’s offices to Fortune 500 companies — he said the appearance and professionalism of his more than 50 drivers, who work as independent contractors, is particularly important.

Despite the growth in home deliveries, Gualtieri said he remains committed to serving the business-to-business market, which has seen a downturn in some industries like law, where electronic filings have reduced the amount of physical documents to ship.

But with manufacturers and medical customers in high demand, he said he was optimistic that this windfall will continue.

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“Hermès lost a £1,000 painting I was donating to charity” https://assises-image2013.com/hermes-lost-a-1000-painting-i-was-donating-to-charity/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/hermes-lost-a-1000-painting-i-was-donating-to-charity/ Sally says: I receive many complaints about courier packages going missing and I share your opinion that their disappearance without explanation is not acceptable as it can only undermine trust in these services. Although some packages inevitably go missing, especially during the peak of the Christmas rush, I felt Hermès could do more to help […]]]>

Sally says:

I receive many complaints about courier packages going missing and I share your opinion that their disappearance without explanation is not acceptable as it can only undermine trust in these services.

Although some packages inevitably go missing, especially during the peak of the Christmas rush, I felt Hermès could do more to help recover it or compensate for the loss.

Hermes automatically provides insurance cover with its standard offer, but it’s set at just £20, which in no way reflects the value of your impression. Customers can choose to pay for additional cover, but only up to a maximum of £300. This is why Hermès is one of the cheapest services. In for money.

The charity organizer who organized the collection of your painting told me that she had never used a courier before and had simply chosen Hermès after researching the best delivery companies online. She was unaware of the insurance limits.

Hermès told him that the quickest way to resolve the situation was to “contact the retailer/shipper of the package who will explain their options, which may include a refund or replacement.” This was not an option as there was no money exchanged and you had no other painting to donate to the charity.

I contacted Hermès to put it in the picture and add my consumer champion weight to your complaint. I’m happy to say that it didn’t take long for him to agree to your compensation. A spokesperson said: ‘We have been in contact with the customer to apologise. We have given him £1000 to donate to this great charity and will continue to search for his painting.

It’s generally a good idea to consider paying extra when sending high value items. Adam French, consumer rights expert at Which?, said: “You can get extra protection with most couriers if you take out insurance or pay for delivery methods that include additional liability cover – like delivery Registered from Royal Mail. I urge people to read the terms to make sure they know exactly what is and isn’t covered.

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5 Best Courier Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico https://assises-image2013.com/5-best-courier-services-in-albuquerque-new-mexico/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 00:19:18 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/5-best-courier-services-in-albuquerque-new-mexico/ Below is a list of the best courier services in Albuquerque, NM. To help you find the best courier services located near you in Albuquerque, we’ve compiled our own list based on this list of rating points. Albuquerque’s Best Courier Services: The top rated Courier Services in Albuquerque, NM are: Albuquerque Hot Shot Services – […]]]>

Below is a list of the best courier services in Albuquerque, NM. To help you find the best courier services located near you in Albuquerque, we’ve compiled our own list based on this list of rating points.

Albuquerque’s Best Courier Services:

The top rated Courier Services in Albuquerque, NM are:

  • Albuquerque Hot Shot Services – popularly known as a one stop shop for all logistics needs
  • Crystal Mail Service, Inc. – experts in last mile logistics
  • Albuquerque Courier Services Inc – dedicated to the efficient and safe transport of goods
  • Transport and storage on narrow roads – works behind the scenes to support the interests of the world’s leading 3pl, logistics and forwarding companies
  • R+L Carriers – a family shipping business built on the belief that a satisfied customer is their number one priority

Albuquerque Hot Shot Services

Albuquerque Hot Shot ServicesAlbuquerque Hot Shot Services started in 1989 with deliveries. The business flourished and was able to grow rapidly not through advertising, but through favorable word-of-mouth from its vast customer base. Hot Shot Services is now widely regarded as a one stop shop for all logistics requirements. Hot Shot ServicesS specializes in warehousing, logistics, inventory management, call center solutions, delivery and courier services, reverse logistics, outsourced fleet management and on-time inventory monitoring reality with its high-end logistics software.

Products:

Courier Services

SITE:

Address: 4111 Ellison St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone: (505) 344 5440
Website: hotshotservices.com

COMMENTS:

“If you need a package picked up and delivered, these are your guys! They have many options for statewide deliveries! – Xacy Belle

Crystal Mail Service, Inc.

Crystal Mail Service, Inc.Crystal Mail Service, Inc. is a last mile logistics expert who will be happy to tailor a solution to your business needs. You benefit from a well-connected and well-planned network of similar deliveries when you hire Crystal Couriers. It’s the only regularly scheduled and routed courier that optimizes its delivery to give you the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost. Their innovative hub and spoke strategy ensures consistent delivery throughout Denver and throughout the Colorado Front Range, from Fort Collins to Pueblo.

Products:

Courier Services

SITE:

Address: 4748 W Glen Dr SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Telephone: (505) 238 7357
Website: crystalcourier.com

COMMENTS:

“These guys completely saved me from a rush pick up and drop off which the fed ex royally screwed up. Very quick, efficient and polite – highly recommend them.” – Lilian Serrato

Albuquerque Courier Services Inc

Albuquerque Courier Services IncAlbuquerque Courier Services Inc is the #1 logistics company serving New Mexico, West Texas and Southern Colorado, having been in business for over 72 years with over 200 years of total managerial expertise. Their roots in trucking remain the foundation of their business, even as a premium intermodal freight service. Their trained drivers are committed to moving items in a timely and safe manner. Additionally, they provide training to all of their workers to ensure that transfers go smoothly and that there is no time wasted in the transition.

Products:

Courier Services

SITE:

Address: 101 Rosemont Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 843 7613
Website: abqmailservice.com

COMMENTS:

“What a fantastic service, they handle our business with respect and professionalism. If you need to transport freight and/or local goods, I highly recommend checking them out. – Jared Kellogg

Transport and storage on narrow roads

Transport and storage on narrow roadsTransport and storage on narrow roads works diligently to assist the interests of the world’s largest 3pl, logistics and freight forwarding companies who need a trusted last mile and warehouse ‘agent’ to operate on their behalf in New- Mexico and neighboring states. Additionally, as a neutral provider of warehousing and trucking/logistics and warehousing services to logistics companies and the shipping/importing public, we provide core support to the import/export industry. .

Products:

Courier Services

SITE:

Address: 3201 University Blvd SE #101, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Telephone: (505) 373 3000
Website: nrabq.com

COMMENTS:

“Excellent delivery service. On time, helpful and professional. Jorge Fernández and Bobby Domínguez were phenomenal. – Javier Martínez

R+L Carriers

R+L carriersR+L Carriers is a family-owned freight forwarding company founded on the principle that a satisfied customer is the most important thing to them. This goal is represented in everything they do on a daily basis. They strive to exceed a customer’s expectations with every delivery, from our world-class customer service to our expert drivers. R+L CARRIERS is a global transportation provider whose mission is to provide exceptional service at reasonable prices by combining safe and efficient operations with creative thinking, all for the benefit of our customers and shareholders.

Products:

Courier Services

SITE:

Address: 2350 Aztec Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 881 4019
Website: rlcarriers.com

COMMENTS:

“Customer service is great!! My shipment arrived quickly. I called the company twice and both times they were very accommodating!!! I wish I had the person’s name so I could personally thank them! !” – Veronica Otero

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Conclusion: A secure box that could put an end to missed deliveries https://assises-image2013.com/conclusion-a-secure-box-that-could-put-an-end-to-missed-deliveries/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/conclusion-a-secure-box-that-could-put-an-end-to-missed-deliveries/ We are a nation of consumers and the pandemic has led to an increase in internet shopping. Couriers are busier than ever and door-to-door deliveries are now part of the daily routine. But what happens when you’re not in it? What happens when the courier arrives and there is no answer at the door? Yale […]]]>

We are a nation of consumers and the pandemic has led to an increase in internet shopping. Couriers are busier than ever and door-to-door deliveries are now part of the daily routine.

But what happens when you’re not in it? What happens when the courier arrives and there is no answer at the door? Yale security experts have come up with a fascinating new device that can essentially accept deliveries on your behalf. Kind of.

it’s called Smart delivery box and it’s essentially a harmless gray “safe” that sits in your driveway or porch, and acts as a secure container for any packages you’ve missed.

By locking one of Yale’s excellent keyless digital locks, a delivery driver can receive a code for that lock before they arrive and plug your box inside, automatically locking the door behind them when it closes.



So he claims to put an end to the problem of coming home to find a soggy box on the doorstep, or, worse yet, not finding the box at all because it was pinched.

And while that’s a brilliant idea, and though it’s executed beautifully with famous Yale build quality, there are a few flaws.

I used mine over the holiday season so I was very busy with Christmas shopping deliveries and tried my best to get couriers to use it but only a few really understood this that I asked them to do.

Amazon’s drivers, for example, have been hit and miss. Most of them ignored the message I left in line giving them the passcode and just dropped the box and set it up. I know because I have CCTV.

However, a few Amazon drivers have used the box. Well, we tried and failed because the package was too big, but I’ll take that as half a win.

A DPD driver fumbled with it for a few moments, but quickly got bored and dropped the dreaded card by my door, only to come back another day.

And then there was the Amazon driver who had never seen one before, and asked me all kinds of questions about it as I signed for my package. He never came back, but I’m waiting.

The lovely guy from Parcelforce who regularly delivers items for my wife’s business also got a crash course when I saw him one morning, and he likes it so much that he’s even considering buying one himself. now.



And then there was the time when I had to retrieve a car that I had tested on the road and the driver got stuck on the M1 so, as I was leaving the house for a night out, I put the keys in the box, texted her the code, and I didn’t have to cancel my Friday night pint.

With the exception of busy couriers who just can’t bother to use it, I think the main problem with the Smart Delivery Box is simply the fact that it’s not yet ubiquitous. Devices like this should be at every door, and maybe one day they will.

But it still seems like a bit of a foreign concept for some drivers, and that will hopefully change.

Oh, and it’s not cheap, at £ 300. But you can tell right away that it’s built to last, so think of it as an investment, maybe.

There’s a lot to like about it, however. I love the variety of ways I can access it. I can use a card, a chip or even, if I buy the module, my smartphone and my connected speakers.

With this £ 50 smart add-on, I can use my home WiFi to send notifications to it when it’s accessed, and update it over-the-air to give people temporary access if I suddenly find out they’re are on their way.

You can even, if you wish, hide a house key there somewhere and give your family or neighbor an access code to allow them to call and water the plants while on vacation.

So it is such a useful addition to any household. It anchors securely to the floor or wall, it is completely waterproof and its batteries last for months.

While we all promise each other that we will do more to support local businesses, online shopping is here to stay. And home deliveries will always be part of our daily lives.

The advantages of this Smart Delivery Box are therefore obvious. I just wish more couriers would continue.

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Mississippi man, several others sentenced to prison for drug conspiracy – Picayune Item https://assises-image2013.com/mississippi-man-several-others-sentenced-to-prison-for-drug-conspiracy-picayune-item/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:00:53 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/mississippi-man-several-others-sentenced-to-prison-for-drug-conspiracy-picayune-item/ SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Damione brock, 42, was sentenced by US District Judge Donald E. Walter to spend 292 months (24 years, 4 months) in prison, followed by 5 years on probation, for drug conspiracy. Other co-defendants were also convicted of conspiracy or other drug trafficking charges in […]]]>

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Damione brock, 42, was sentenced by US District Judge Donald E. Walter to spend 292 months (24 years, 4 months) in prison, followed by 5 years on probation, for drug conspiracy. Other co-defendants were also convicted of conspiracy or other drug trafficking charges in connection with this case.

Brock was convicted of the indictment by a federal jury after a two-day trial in April 2021. Evidence presented at the trial showed the jury that agents of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened a case. 2018 investigated drug trafficking activity in the Plain Dealing and Springhill Areas of Louisiana. During their investigation, officers sought permission to use wiretaps and were able to intercept phone calls and texts between Brock and Hogan in which they discussed the delivery of methamphetamine to Brock while he was a prisoner. at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola (“Angola”). Brock, who was serving a long sentence in Angola for possession of cocaine, was using a smuggled cell phone to communicate with Hogan. Brock had arranged for the methamphetamine to be brought to him in Angola, using a courier and Keisarah McGee, a woman who worked in the prison as a correctional officer.

DEA agents observed the transport of the methamphetamine, which was hidden in fake soda cans driven from Bossier City to Alexandria by one of Brock’s couriers. The courier, Marvin Beck, placed the package in McGee’s vehicle, who then took possession of the methamphetamine hidden in fake soda cans with the intention of transferring them to Angola when he reported to work. DEA officers alerted investigators from the Louisiana Department of Corrections to expect the officer to attempt to enter the facility with the hidden narcotics. Investigators were able to stop his vehicle at Angola’s front door and seized the methamphetamine before it entered the facility.

Additionally, agents uncovered a separate plot involving Hogan to distribute cocaine in the Springhill, Louisiana and Arkansas areas. Between October and December 2018, Hogan conspired with Steven Dewayne Gilbert, Patrick Clayton and Kagan Weaver to distribute and possess with the intention of distributing cocaine. DEA agents were able to intercept numerous phone calls between these defendants during which they discussed the distribution of cocaine and the conversion of powdered cocaine into crack cocaine. On December 18, 2018, it was discovered that Clayton had individually wrapped packets of cocaine for street-level distribution.

Law enforcement officers received additional information that Weaver intended to purchase cocaine from Gilbert for distribution to individuals in Arkansas. On December 14, 2018, officers observed Weaver arrive in Springhill and meet Gilbert. They both went to a residence in Plain Dealing which belonged to Hogan where the cocaine was bought from Hogan. Weaver then traveled to Arkansas where he was arrested by law enforcement and found in possession of the cocaine. An analysis of the drugs seized from these defendants was carried out by the DEA laboratory and turned out to be cocaine.

“Some of the defendants convicted in this case, who are from the Western District of Louisiana, used the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola to facilitate this conspiracy. This office will continue to aggressively prosecute repeat drug traffickers who have no respect or respect for the law. In addition, state corrections officers are held to high standards and are responsible for policing state prisons, not helping inmates to commit other crimes. “

All the co-defendants in this case have been convicted and their names, convictions and information are as follows:

Steven dewayne gilbert, 39, from Springhill, Louisiana, was sentenced on June 19, 2020 to 188 months (15 years, 8 months) in prison, followed by 6 years on probation;

Roderick Dewaine Hogan, 40, from Plain Dealing, Louisiana, was sentenced on April 23, 2021 to 200 months (16 years, 8 months) in prison, followed by 5 years on probation;

Keisarah McGee, 30, from Woodville, Mississippi, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by 2 years on probation;

Weaver Kagan, 24, from Waldo, Arkansas, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, followed by 3 years on probation;

Marvin beck, 45, from Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to 4 years of supervised probation; and

Patrick clayton, 44, from Springhill, Louisiana, was sentenced to 1 day in jail, with time served credit, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

This matter was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and has been pursued by the United States. Attorney Brandon B. Brown and American Assistant Attorney J. Aaron Crawford.

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Gang that imported £ 165million worth of cocaine into UK jailed for 167 years https://assises-image2013.com/gang-that-imported-165million-worth-of-cocaine-into-uk-jailed-for-167-years/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 15:31:47 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/gang-that-imported-165million-worth-of-cocaine-into-uk-jailed-for-167-years/ The group consisted of 21 members who all played a role in the program from checkouts, couriers and wholesale customers. A gang that organized the importation of more than £ 165million of cocaine into the country has been jailed for a total of 167 years. The 21 members of the group were a complex network, […]]]>

The group consisted of 21 members who all played a role in the program from checkouts, couriers and wholesale customers.

A gang that organized the importation of more than £ 165million of cocaine into the country has been jailed for a total of 167 years.

The 21 members of the group were a complex network, each ensuring the smooth running of illicit cases.

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The main members of the gang were traveling to Dubai to meet their contact with the cocaine which they boasted of being in a “mill a week”.

The gang led by Paldip Mahngar (center) has been jailed for a total of 167 years

They were discovered after the secure Encrochat system they were using was infiltrated by police.

An investigation by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit found that the gang was led by Paldip Mahngar, 45, from his modest terraced house in Willow Close, Darley Abbey, Derby.

The group of 21 was led by Paldip Mahngar who organized 100 kg of high purity cocaine from his terraced house to the area.

Gang won £ 165million over 408 days

Mahngar was using an encrypted phone with the Encrochat system to order many kilograms of cocaine from contacts in Dubai – Jaswant Kajla was then responsible for distributing the drug across the country.

Kajla, 41, of Bluebird Drive, Coventry, organized the logistics of moving the drugs and arranged for the gang’s revenue collection.

He made sure that the distributors were all repeated, acting as couriers to distribute their illicit drugs to buyers.

Paldip Mahngar.

The gang’s accountant, Manraj Johal, 32, looked after the money collected, holding spreadsheets recording the gang’s financial situation.

Johal, of Turnpike Drive, Luton, then used another encrypted phone to relay his activity to his superiors.

Over the 408 days the gang would have earned £ 165,208,208 – at one point it was thought they were making up to £ 400,000 a day from their ‘offices’ in Derby and Luton.

Police were already investigating the gang and its crimes when the Encrochat phone system – a coded system used by criminals – was infiltrated by European police.

A gang that imported more than £ 165million worth of cocaine into the country has been jailed for a total of 167 years.

Seized messages led to drug interception

From the seized messages, the police were able to intercept a 7 kg package of cocaine in Derby in April 2020.

When gang member Basharat Iqbal raided his home, police found £ 20,000 in £ 1,000 packages in a locked box and 3kg of cocaine stuck in a cupboard.

In total, the gang was jailed for a total of 167 years, with the leaders receiving the most. Three of those involved will be sentenced at a later date for their role in the program.

Gang members

Paldip Mahgar was given 18 years and three months, Jaswant Kajla 15 years and three months, Manraj Johal 15 years and eight months and Manvir Singh was given 13 years.

DCI Tim Walters, who led the investigation, said: “This was a massive undertaking of a very competent and determined investigative team to dismantle a gang responsible for the wholesale supply of cocaine to the United States. industrial scale across the country, as well as the movement of millions of people. pounds in criminal cash every week.

“While the gang’s use of a ‘token’ system to monitor their cash flow and the encrypted Encrochat handsets to coordinate their activities have shown a level of sophistication, they have simply served as a breadcrumb trail for us. allow you to see the scale of the “business”, and identify each member of the organized criminal group, as well as any sales they have made.

“Today’s heavy sentences are testament not only to an impressive regional investigation, but also to the power of collaborative law enforcement nationally and internationally.

“And we haven’t finished yet. Thanks to the Proceeds of Crime Act, we will now seek to identify and seize all assets resulting from the management of this illicit enterprise, to ensure that those responsible are not only deprived of their liberty, but also of all. profits made from their criminal activities. “

There were 21 gang members all with different roles in the scheme.

Who else was involved in the operation and what did they do?

Besides the main players, other gang members have helped move drugs and money across the country. This included couriers Ranjit Sandhu, Basharat Iqbal, Banaras Iqbal and Tyrone Gibbons. While John Castledine and Adil Saddique acted as counters.

The drugs were bought by wholesale customers, the following people buying cocaine by the kilo, Michael Karim, Kelly Williamson, Nathaniel Collymore, Narinderpal Sahota, Mohammad Shafiq and Joseph Davidson.

Further evidence found by officers showed that four of the men were also involved in the supply of heroin between January and February 2020.

Shimei Connell and Joseph Davidson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply heroin – while Marvin Johnson and Jermaine Callender were convicted at trial.

All but three of the gang members were convicted.

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Gang that smuggled cocaine into UK from Dubai jailed for a total of 167 years https://assises-image2013.com/gang-that-smuggled-cocaine-into-uk-from-dubai-jailed-for-a-total-of-167-years/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 19:07:23 +0000 https://assises-image2013.com/gang-that-smuggled-cocaine-into-uk-from-dubai-jailed-for-a-total-of-167-years/ A gang that organized the importation of more than £ 165million of cocaine into the country has been jailed for a total of 167 years. The group of 21 was a complex web of well-trained individuals who took illegal drugs to ‘industrial scale’. The main members of the gang were traveling to Dubai to meet […]]]>

A gang that organized the importation of more than £ 165million of cocaine into the country has been jailed for a total of 167 years.

The group of 21 was a complex web of well-trained individuals who took illegal drugs to ‘industrial scale’.

The main members of the gang were traveling to Dubai to meet their contact with the cocaine which they boasted of being in a “mill a week”.

But the smooth running of the operation collapsed when European police broke into the Encrochat phone system – a coded system used by criminals – giving UK police evidence to arrest the gang.

An investigation by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit found that the gang was led by Paldip Mahngar, 45, from his small terraced house in Derby.

A 21-person gang led by Paldip Mahngar, 45, at a Derby home imported more than £ 165million worth of cocaine into the UK from Dubai using the Encrochat coded phone system. They have now been jailed for a total of 167 years

Over the 408 days the gang would have earned £ 165,208,208 – at one point it was thought they were making up to £ 400,000 a day from their ‘offices’ in Derby and Luton.

Mahngar was using an encrypted phone with the Encrochat system to order many kilograms of cocaine from contacts in Dubai – Jaswant Kajla was then responsible for distributing the drug across the country.

Kajla, 41, from Coventry, organized the logistics of transporting the drugs and having the gang’s revenues collected.

He made sure that the distributors were all repeated, acting as couriers to distribute their illicit drugs to buyers.

The gang’s accountant, Manraj Johal, 32, looked after the money collected, holding spreadsheets recording the gang’s financial situation.

After the drugs arrived in the UK, Jaswant Kajla (left), 41, of Coventry, organized the logistics of moving the drugs and organized the collection of the gang’s proceeds. Gang accountant Manraj Johal (right), 32, looked after the money collected, holding spreadsheets recording the gang’s financial situation

Johal, from Luton, then used another encrypted phone to relay his activity to his superiors.

Over the 408 days the gang would have earned £ 165,208,208 – at one point it was thought they were making up to £ 400,000 a day from their ‘offices’ in Derby and Luton.

When gang member Basharat Iqbal raided his home, police found £ 20,000 in £ 1,000 packets in a locked box and 3kg of cocaine stuck in a cupboard

Police were already investigating the gang and its crimes when the Encrochat phone system – a coded system used by criminals – was infiltrated by European police.

From the seized messages, the police were able to intercept a 7 kg package of cocaine in Derby in April 2020.

When gang member Basharat Iqbal raided his home, police found £ 20,000 in £ 1,000 packages in a locked box and 3kg of cocaine stuck in a cupboard.

In total, the gang was jailed for a total of 167 years, with the leaders receiving the most.

Paldip Mahgar was given 18 years and three months, Jaswant Kajla 15 years and three months, Manraj Johal 15 years and eight months and Manvir Singh was given 13 years.

DCI Tim Walters, who led the investigation, said: “This was a massive undertaking of a very competent and determined investigative team to dismantle a gang responsible for the wholesale supply of cocaine to the industrial scale across the country, as well as the movement of millions of people of pounds in criminal cash every week.

From the messages seized on the Encrochat telephone system, the police were able to intercept a 7kg parcel of cocaine in Derby, April 2020

“While the gang’s use of a ‘token’ system to monitor their cash flow and the encrypted Encrochat handsets to coordinate their activities have shown a level of sophistication, they have simply served as a breadcrumb trail for us. allow you to see the scale of the “business”, and identify each member of the organized criminal group, as well as any sales they have made.

“The heavy sentences handed down today are a testament not only to an impressive regional investigation, but also to the power of collaborative law enforcement nationally and internationally.

And we haven’t finished yet.

“Thanks to the Proceeds of Crime Act, we will now seek to identify and seize all assets derived from the management of this illicit enterprise, to ensure that those responsible are not only deprived of their liberty, but also of all. profits made from their criminal activities. ”


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