East 42nd Street
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
I’ve been driving for work since about 1976 and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s expensive for a business to keep an on-staff driver and company vehicle if they're not using them every minute. In the 1980s I worked in physical distribution for GTE Support Services and was assigned to deliver a faulty 100-lb power supply to the makers 80 miles up into northern NJ, wait about 90 minutes, and bring back a replacement and a few others. After this had wasted the whole day, I advised my boss that we all would have made out much better had I clocked out for the day, driven my own truck, and charged them a reasonable rate as a contractor.
Ever since then I’ve been keenly aware that many companies lose atrocious amounts of money unnecessarily, often because they just don’t feel comfortable trying something they haven’t done before - like calling me!
White Angel eXpress is one way I can help your business keep delivery-service costs down. The more you use me, the more you save. If you want to ship something somewhere, in a way that ensures your goods are not just another box to a big-name carrier but are cared-for with personal attention, and most importantly are collected and delivered promptly (same day), get in touch and you’ll see the benefits too.
October 2018 - peliminary walk-through of (undeveloped) section of land in Logan Township, NJ. Have been considering this for some time; still haven't decided to go for it and settle here. Very desirable, room to build and to base a business. A little out of the way but lovely.
October 2018 - dropped off some parts for client in boating business and took a 'lunch break trip' to nearby Fortescue, lovely old fishing town. Delaware Bay lies in background.
Unlike many people, I put on the back of the truck only stickers of stuff I actually buy, use and/or support. It's not, however, a complete list!
(None of the dents on this poor truck are from me. At least I keep it clean.)
October 2016 - just done at Mavis Tires, Delran NJ. Noddy (so named for the very bad front shocks that were immediately replaced when I got it) was a former fleet vehicle that (at least for tail end of its time there) was indifferently maintained. Poor thing ran terribly with so-called 'proper' truck tires - hard ride, loud, poor handling, poor fuel economy. Here it is fitted with traditional 'wagon wheels' by US Wheel, coutesy of Summit Racing Equipment, and new tires - which at this time happen to be General Altimax 225R60/16 rear and Cooper 205R60/16 front (at first I had 15" Altimax on front but wheels did not fit with new brakes). Runs and handles like a race car now.
Noddy is regularly maintained by Caplan Engines and Service, Beverly, NJ. Indescribably excellent service there - call and ask for Shawn.
(None of the dents in this poor truck are from me. I don't damage vehicles.)
I’ve been driving for work since about 1976 and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s expensive for a business to keep an on-staff driver...