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Sierra Courier has been in business for 37 years. In that time, we’ve seen just about every crazy condition that Canadian winter can throw at us. We have drivers and vehicles on the road all the time, not just when it’s nice and sunny out.

All Sierra Courier vehicles and drivers are as winter-proof as we can make them. That goes for our independent contractors, too.

Here are some of the things we’ve learned about travelling when the weather is less than co-operative that we’d like to share with you:

  1. If you don’t have to be on the road, don’t do it. There aren’t that many things that are worth risking life and limb by driving in true blizzard conditions for. Better to be home, wishing you were at hockey practice, thank stuck in a snowdrift halfway to the arena wishing you were at home.
  2. Communication is key. In a weather emergency, a charged cellphone or working CB radio can bring help when you need it most. It can also help you help others. All Sierra Courier drivers are connected at all times, and have helped countless others when their services were needed. Local couriers to the rescue! If you don’t have a mobile communication device, be sure that someone knows where you’re going, and the route you plan to take. That way, if there’s an emergency, people will know where to look for you.
  3. Make sure your vehicle is winter-ready. Ensure you have adequate tires (snows are best), your lights work, and the wipers and washer-fluid are up to the task. Have your mechanical systems checked in the fall, including the coolant and the battery. A breakdown that’s a minor inconvenience in the summer can spell real trouble in the dead of Winnipeg winter.
  4. This is the one thing we can’t stress enough: Drive according to the weather conditions! This means slow down when the bad stuff starts falling from the sky. While getting your package where it needs to be on time, every time is important to us, we do our absolute make it happen without endangering anyone. Our motto for our drivers is “Fast on your feet, not in the seat.”

Sierra Courier would like to take this opportunity to ask that all of our drivers, employees, customers, and potential customers (so, yeah, pretty much everybody) be safe this winter!

Sierra Courier is located at 1200 King Edward St. in Winnipeg. We can be reached by telephone at (204)632-8920, and Toll Free at 1-866-575-ASAP (2727).

Most of the time, you love living in Manitoba.  But when the thermometer heads south, you make your friends and relatives insanely jealous and do the same.

Murphy’s law dictates that things won’t always go smoothly.  Imagine you arrive in Phoenix, Miami, or Myrtle Beach and find you’ve left your bathing suit (you know, the one with the yellow polka-dots), your golf clubs, camera, or something else essential to your enjoyment of the good life back in Winnipeg.

Some things can be readily replaced with a trip to the local outlet mall.  Others are prohibitively expensive, and some just can’t be had at any cost.

Will you sit in your room and think about the great things you could be doing, if only you’d remembered to pack the right stuff?  No way.  You can solve this problem with the services of a Winnipeg courier company.

Sierra Courier can get your stuff to you quickly, saving you the need to shop for a new bathing suit.  We offer service to the US via air (super speedy, for things you need right away) and ground (less speedy, but more economical (things you can wait 2 to 7 days for).

Since 1976, we’ve made it our business to take care of our customers’ items like they were our own.  We don’t specialize in moving things; we specialize in helping people relax knowing that people who care are moving their things safely.

Hey, we’re only human.  As imperfect creatures, we sometimes forget important stuff.  Let Sierra Courier get them to you, and get you out of the doghouse.

To arrange shipping, call anytime toll free 866-575-ASAP (2727) or 204-632-8920 from the Winnipeg area.  You can also have someone drop your stuff off at 1200 King Edward Street in Winnipeg, and we’ll make sure it gets to you.

Can we be a bit obvious for a moment and say that the holiday season is one of our favourite times of the year?

Let's face facts - this is one of those rare times of the year where a package delivery is not just anticipated hotly, but there's a childlike excitement that's very evident when one of our drivers arrives to a door across Winnipeg with a special couriered package in hand, ready to turn it over to the outstretched arms of its intended recipient.

The stories we hear from our drivers of this excitement really warms our hearts. Whether it's an anticipated gift from an uncle or auntie who lives outside our fair city or is a gift from company to client, each of these gifts holds a special meaning. It is our pleasure to be part of this proud tradition that has been around since biblical times.

On behalf of the entire staff of Sierra Courier, we wish you the happiest of holidays this season. May we all enjoy the holiday season and speak again in 2013.

January means different things to different people; but if you're a semi empty-nester whose kids are off at university, it means that the taste of your teen being at home again was enough for you to happily have wished them well as they got in their car or boarded the plane back to their dorm life.

Now we all know college kids and how they pack - throw clothes in this suitcase, chuck random pieces in that bag, don't forget their cell phone and they're off.

What that means is they're going to, fairly quickly, realize that they forgot their iPhone charger, clean clothing or worse (yes, there can be worse).

Now you (and your teen, we suppose) are left with a decision to make:

1. Courier their belongings to their university; or
2. Give them money to buy everything new.

Far be it from us to suggest one over the other, but option 1 can be less costly than buying a second set, and will save you on space when your kid inevitably does come home for the summer.

Now comes the easy part.

You already trusted Sierra Courier with your deliveries in Winnipeg, and just as sure as you are with our ability to transport your packages safely, securely and on time around Manitoba, you can trust us with the same professionalism outside our city. Whether within Canada or in the U.S., Sierra can provide you with ground or air parcel service for your courier needs.

To learn more about our services outside Winnipeg, including pricing information, fill out our contact form here or call us at 204 632-8920.

The holiday season is very nearly upon us, and for many that means a lot more shipping and delivery needs. End of the year inventory clearance, holiday gift orders and rush deliveries can make for some very busy scheduling. The best remedy is some basic planning, beginning with selecting the right choice in shipping companies.

Sierra Courier offers a number of services that will help you through the busy upcoming holiday season. Dedicated delivery drivers can make your shipping and delivery tasks go smoothly and save you a lot time in the process. Having the same driver perform your deliveries and pickups means you don't need to get a new driver up to speed on delivery locations and corporate policies regarding shipments. You'll have someone familiar with your schedule and delivery locations arrive to do the job each time you call us.

Our warehousing service is available 24 hours a day so you can move more products out of your facility and let us store it for delivery. We'll even cross-dock your merchandise and distribute it as required from our warehouse, leaving you room at your facility for the new year's inventory. Opt for our 60-minute Executive Service for fast delivery of those last-minute rush orders, or use our Direct Drive Service for emergency deliveries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

With Sierra Courier, you've got a reliable partner to help you get through the busy holiday season. Just think of us as your own personal Santa's elves, with a whole lot of sleighs on call to deliver the goods.