Tuesday, May 22, 2007

As Gas Prices Soar, Green Express is America’s first Courier to switch to Hybrid Electric Cars


ATLANTA, GA - The problem is dependency on fossil fuel. An Atlanta courier is working on a creative solution. “When gas hit $3 a gallon last year, we knew it was time to start buying hybrid electric cars,” says Jay Holgate, owner of Green Express – the first courier in the country to move its fleet to hybrids. He sensed that Atlanta companies would share his commitment to reducing their own use of imported oil and a desire for cleaner air. The response has been tremendous.

Affordable gas is the lifeblood of any courier company. With gas prices at an all-time high, the hybrids are delivering significant savings. Green Express has carefully tracked the numbers. They estimate the hybrid cars used 46% less gas than traditional cars since the first of the year. Green Express drivers travel at least 2,500 miles every day delivering packages throughout metro Atlanta in 16 counties. Green Express hybrids average 47 miles per gallon, while their traditional cars get just 25 miles per gallon.

Plus, the hybrids are zero-emission vehicles while idling or going below 30 miles an hour. At higher speeds, they put out one ton of greenhouse gases to every 3.4 tons spewing from traditional cars.

Holgate and his team all have young children which was another motivator to go green. He notes that “with Atlanta’s frequent smog alerts, we have more cases of childhood asthma than any city in the country. Reducing air pollution matters. It matters to our kids. And it matters to our customers.”

So far, 35 new customers have come on board. As the idea continues to take off, financial partners are prepared to roll out the green concept nationally. Operating as Georgia Couriers for seven years using traditional cars, the company was renamed Green Express in January this year. “Green Express is timely and easy to do business with. As a bonus, I’m also sending a message that we are mindful of using resources wisely,” offers new customer Gordon Kenna, Executive Director of the Georgia Concrete and Products Association.

Environmental groups like the Georgia Conservancy and Atlanta Botanical Garden have switched to Green Express. So have environmental attorneys Morris, Manning and Martin, and three divisions of Interface, Inc. – a global carpet manufacturer known for its leadership role in reducing the company’s carbon footprint worldwide. Interface’s legal secretary Karen Daniel uses Green Express almost every day. “The fact they drive hybrid cars – as well as being extremely reliable – is an added attraction for anyone who cares about controlling air pollution,” Daniel says.

Once Green Express took the leap of going green, it became a crusade – a kind of challenging game – to filter every process through an environmental microscope. By employing the most advanced GPS mapping technologies to boost efficiencies even further, drivers are often rerouted to alternate roads to avoid the worst congestion – another way to save fuel. One wrong turn can waste a gallon of gas every day times 10 cars; that’s at least 2,200 gallons a year. “We also advise our customers on the best times for pick-ups and deliveries to use gas more efficiently,” Holgate adds. And the company has moved to paperless e-billing and designed an easy online system for placing orders.

Holgate encourages his customers to rethink how often they use their own cars for trips Green Express can easily handle. “We are already on the road using the most efficient routes driving zero-emission cars,” Holgate remarks. “It makes sense to let us run personal errands as well as business deliveries to save gas and people’s precious time.” Learn more at greendelivers.com

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Gas Boycott? Think BIGGER

Alpharetta, GA- On May 15, Americans across the country are being asked to not buy gas for a day. By pooling their collective buying power, they hope to send a message to oil companies and politicians that prices are too high. Effective? Probably not. If it builds awareness that America must move away from a fuel-based economy, that’s a great start.

At Green Express courier, we’re in it for the long term. That’s why we switched to hybrid electric cars, bringing our gas consumption way down – every single day. We invite you to be the beneficiary. Reduce your own gas consumption week after week by having Green Express do the driving for you – from delivering business documents to running personal errands.

A Green hybrid is already in your area, using the most efficient routes, driving zero-emission cars. Instead of a one-day gas boycott, think twice about how far and how often you use your car for trips that can easily be handled by Green Express.

Give us a call today. We’re happy to explain our reasonable rates for two-hour and four-hour deliveries. Rates are even lower when you ask for next day, two-day or three-day delivery. Join us in being part of a bigger solution.

We appreciate your support. Go GREEN!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

In Atlanta: Don't Pump Gas, Don't Drive, Call A Hybrid Car Courier

Alpharetta, GA- We are getting a lot of emails telling us that May 15 is a day for a gas boycott.

Our recommendation is to reduce consumption by calling a hybrid car courier. Don't go to the gas station, don't even drive a car for one day. Instead call a hybrid car courier, who is in a car that gets 50+ miles per gallon and uses minimal gas for speeds under 30 miles per hour.

Using a courier just makes sense. The beauty about using couriers for delivering items is we can deliver anything, any size in a couple of hours, same day, next day or in five business days. There is a lot of convenience in not driving in traffic but instead calling a courier to make that pick up for you.

Green Express realized two years ago that dependence on foreign oil was a mistake. Our company took the big step of converting and investing in hybrid electric cars. Our customers are responding favorable and our new customers joining us make up 10% of our total base in the last three months.

We don't know what the impact of staying away from a gas station for one day will do. However, we agree with the core message of the campaign which is that America has to move away from a fuel based economy. Our entire economy could be paralyzed by $5 gallon oil.

If you choose not to go to the gas station on May 15th, that is your right and we respect your right to free speech. As for us, we're in the neighborhood delivering packages. If you need something done, call a hybrid car courier company.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Atlanta Courier Company Offers Expanded Delivery Zone

Green Express is now offering an expanded delivery zone so that more customers can benefit from our hybrid car delivery system. Our hybrid electric cars promote sustainability business practices while helping reduce the corporate carbon footprint and minimizing the corporate impact on the environment.

Beginning May 1, Green Express will also expand our metro atlanta delivery zone to include Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlantic Station, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Buford, Canton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Conyers, Cumming, Dallas, Dacula, Decatur, Dekalb county, Doraville, Douglasville, Downtown hotels, motels, conventions, arts and entertainment venues, Dunwoody, Duluth, Buckhead, College Park, East Point, East Cobb, Forsyth County and Fulton County.

Green Express will also include Gwinnett County, Gainesville, Hall County, Jonesboro, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Marietta, McDonough, Midtown, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Roswell, Snellville, Stockbridge, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Tucker, Vinings, West Cobb, Windy Ridge, Winder and Woodstock.

We look forward to serving an expanded Metro Atlanta area. Every chance you get, Go Green!