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The Long, Torturous Purolator Route

I recently had a package shipped via Purolator. Haven't heard of them? Neither had I. To me, it sounds like a crazy fad diet sold on late-night TV.

After tracking numerous FedEx and UPS shipments, I'm used to the familiar pattern of:

  • Pickup
  • Local Hub
  • Regional Hub
  • (Long-distance transfer)
  • Regional Hub
  • Local Hub
  • Delivery
Now compare this to the Purolator tracking:

2011-04-XX	Arrived at via PACOIMA, CA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via WEST SACRAMENTO, CA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via WEST SACRAMENTO, CA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via ROSEBURG, OR, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via ROSEBURG, OR, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via PORTLAND, OR, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via PORTLAND, OR, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via SEATTLE, WA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via SEATTLE, WA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via SEATTLE, WA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Import via SEATTLE, WA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via SEATTLE, WA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via SEATTLE, WA, US depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via RICHMOND, BC, CA depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via RICHMOND, BC, CA depot	
2011-04-XX	Export via RICHMOND, BC, CA depot	
2011-04-XX	Arrived at via RICHMOND, BC, CA depot	
2011-04-XX	Departure via CALGARY, AB, CA depot	
2011-04-XX	Export via CALGARY, AB, CA depot	
2011-04-XX	Export via CALGARY, AB, CA depot
Wow, that's a lot of stops! While I do like seeing frequent updates during shipping, wouldn't it be faster without all of those stops and transfers in the middle?
Last modified on 11 Apr 2011 by AO

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