|Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day from Reddaway where we love our customers all year-round!
This Feb. 14th take a moment to express your love to those who mean the most in your life.
|Feb. 17--President's Day
President's Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is on Feb. 17 this year.
Aside from being a pleasant day off for some, it is also one of the oldest American federal holidays.
And despite it's second name of Washington's Birthday, it actually hasn't fallen on his birthday (Feb. 22) since 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed!
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|Get the latest looks!
Check out the new Reddaway jackets and sale items at the Reddaway Company Store.
Winter items available--watch caps, coats, hoodies, etc.
SALE items: Reddaway tees, long/short sleeve shirts, desk clocks, notepads, flash drives, watch caps, ear bands and more.
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Reddaway Knows Alaska
Reddaway extends its value and coverage to customers shipping to Alaska. From Anchorage to Fairbanks, and Kenai to Kodiak, Reddaway offers coverage to the nation's "Last Frontier."
Whether it is our best-in-class Standard Service or our Guaranteed Services, when time is critical, Reddaway ensures your domestic shipment will arrive on-time for its Alaska sailing.
Partnered with Quest for Quality award-winning carrier, Pacific Alaska Freightways (PAF), Reddaway shipments set sail from the Port of Tacoma in Washington twice weekly, and are then delivered directly to the doorsteps of your valued Alaskan customers.
Reddaway Alaskan coverage includes dependable on-time pickup and delivery times, electronic tracking tools, and a dedicated, skilled customer service staff that's golden.
Reddaway and PAF hold claim to a collective 145 years of shipping experience. This rich history results in a truly exceptional level of performance and expertise.
At Reddaway, we know Alaska. And more importantly, we know LTL shipping. So the next time your cargo is set to brave the rugged wilds of the Last Frontier--ship with Reddaway and enjoy our cost-efficient, high quality Alaska Service. Call us at 888-420-8960 to speak to an Alaska shipping specialist or visit reddawayregional.com.
Bringing Incomparable Service Closer to Your Door
The best regional LTL carrier in the west is now a'knocking at your door. From British Columbia, Canada to Phoenix, Arizona, Reddaway is now bringing our award-winning service directly to your customers' homes with our Residential Delivery Service.
Our new Residential program is ideal for shipping larger commercial goods--such as furniture, work-out equipment, and home appliances--straight to your customer. Deliver a higher level of service to your customers today.
Reddaway Residential provides superior logistical control and comfort with coverage six days a week and shipment tracking that supplies detailed uploads every thirty minutes.
Reddaway Residential Service has two distinct levels--depending on your customer's unique needs. Our first level, Threshold Service, includes curbside, inside-garage or front-door drop-off. Our second level, Premier Service, provides your customers with inside delivery--complete with unpacking, debris removal, light assembly and placement.
With Reddaway Residential service options, you can bring the industry-leading on-time, damage-free dependability of Reddaway right to your customer's living room. Visit us at reddawayregional.com or dial 888-420-8960 to learn more about Reddaway Residential Service today.
Don't Let Winter Catch You Unaware
Although the holiday season has officially passed, winter still has a way to go before Spring pops up. We haven't seen the whole spectrum of what winter weather has to offer that could affect your important shipments.
While you can't adjust the thermostat on the sky, you can ensure you are never caught off guard by the harsh weather winter brings. Eliminate unpleasant surprises by signing up for Reddaway online service alerts.
Visit our Service Alert page here and register in the short, orange box in the upper right hand corner of the page today.
Enjoy added control over your supply chain and improved logistical dexterity, with timely, automatic service notifications. Stay in the know--receive the information you need--with Reddaway Service Alerts.
Receive alerts via email or directly to your mobile device and minimize surprises in your supply chain!
Be Prepared for What Winter Travel Might Bring
Winter road travel with snow, sleet and ice bring challenges and changes in the way you drive. One of the most important changes is to make sure both you and your vehicle are prepared for winter. This will help keep you traveling safely on the highways and byways for many more miles to come.
Keep your fuel tank full or near full to avoid being stranded in long lines of slow moving traffic or to have a reserve to run your engine and heater if you become stranded.
An emergency can arise at any time. Be prepared with an emergency kit that should always remain in your vehicle.
Your kit should include:
- Working flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- A properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench and jack
- Jumper cables and tooklit
- Blanket, warm clothes, hat and gloves
- Bag of salt, sand or non-clumping kitty litter
- Extra washer fluid
- Ice scraper, snow brush and shovel
- Wooden stick matches in a waterproof container
- Non-perishable, high energy foods like nuts, dried fruits, hard candy
- Tire chains or traction mats
To keep safe, make sure your:
- Heater and windshield defroster are functioning properly
Battery is in great working condition
- Tires are properly inflated
- Lights and emergency flashers are working
- Brakes are fully functional
PLAN AHEAD: Listen to local weather forecasts for the most up-to-date information on road conditions you might possibly encounter and prepare.
IF YOU BECOME STRANDED: Do not leave your vehicle unless you know exactly where you are and how far it is to possible help and are certain you will improve your situation. Hang a brightly colored cloth from your antenna. If your vehicle’s exhaust pipe is not blocked, run the engine and heater for about 10 minutes every hour or so depending on the amount of gas in your tank, and open a downwind window slightly for ventilation.
Any temperatures below zero affect road and driving conditions. Give yourself extra space between your vehicle and others. Hold your steering wheel firmly. Watch for black ice. Brake or accelerate lightly.
THINK: If conditions look bad, don’t push your luck. Sometimes staying home and off the roads until conditions improve is best.
Remember, in ice and snow, take it slow.