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#1 Terry Mester

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:44 AM

DHL is going belly-up in America!

I just seen on CBS's 60 Minutes tonight that the DHL Shipping company (headquartered in Germany) is closing its American operations as early as this week. Those of you who've made purchases from Pro8mm know all about DHL. Is there anyone who would actually offer a good word for DHL? :lol:
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#2 Paul Bruening

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:49 AM

I don't know about DHL. But, I've got some choice words about going belly-up in America.
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#3 Ira Ratner

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:25 AM

Didn't FedEx buy them?
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#4 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:07 AM

Frys Used DHL for delivery and each time i had a delivery from DHL it was always right on time.

the LOCAL hub's customer service was a JOKE! a BIG JOKE! i had an issue once thru them and it was brutal..

but the shipping was always on time and early in the morning...
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#5 Ronney Ross

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

Thats shocking and strange. I drive trucks for a living and remember just six months ago word was they were trying to become the largest carrier in the states. They supposedly put in a bid to purchase both jb hunt and yellow/roadway meaning buying roadway would've meant purchasing 10 trucking compaines. But
I've also seen the days were you could cherry pick your loads and getting 3500-4500 miles a week was nothing now getting 2000 a week is a crap shoot this is all in the last 4 yrs. Ive been driving.
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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:42 PM

Is there anyone who would actually offer a good word for DHL? :lol:


They operate a considerable fleet of Boeing 757's, perhaps the most dull and dreary narrow-body airliner ever built, made even more boring as a freighter.
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#7 Jim Carlile

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:12 PM

This was a long time coming. I've bought cameras from Germany where the originating agent there was DHL, but by the time it hits the states, it's the U.S. Post Office-- who does a good job, BTW!
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#8 Ira Ratner

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:43 PM

...but by the time it hits the states, it's the U.S. Post Office-- who does a good job, BTW!


Touche! And I don't work for the Post Office or know anyone who does.

They get a terribly undeserved bad reputation.
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