Thirty Years Ago…
…the B-52’s were all over the radio with their hit “Love Shack,” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” was released, and Seinfeld’s first episode aired.
Seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? For Zipp Express, it’s been thirty years of growth: 1989 was also the year that Zipp Express was founded!
Over the past thirty years, Zipp Express has expanded services but stayed true to our goals of on-time solutions for every type of delivery need, professionalism, and top-notch customer service. We are and always have been locally owned and operated, and this has helped us stay close to our customers’ needs.
Starting out as a St. Louis trucking and courier company, Zipp Express began with car and van deliveries comprised of small packages and envelopes. Primarily serving small businesses and individuals, Zipp Express had a hand on the pulse of customer needs, and we soon realized that the St. Louis community needed a broader scope of delivery solutions.
In 2000, we added dock-high trucks to our fleet, and then in 2008 we integrated several other established trucking and air freight companies to the mix. This increased our straight truck capabilities and enhanced our trucking capacity—we added both tractor trailer services and flat-bed services. These additions allowed us to be more proactive in our delivery service options.
Since then, we have continued to listen to customer need and focus on efficiency. We added next day LTL (less than truckload) delivery services and established the Zipp Express Cargo Division, providing a full range of air freight and cartage services. We have enhanced our white glove and specialty services, ensuring that team members are trained to accommodate high-value items and airport pickups.
Most recently, we expanded our warehouse operations in April 2017. We now offer 40,000 square feet of storage capacity, accommodating our increasing volume of final-mile freight. Our warehouse is equipped with state-of-the-art security and docking, and we are able to house storage needs that arise.
We are proud of our growth, but it wouldn’t be possible without our community of customers. We don’t take this for granted! Our key team members are all native to St. Louis and foster strong ties to our community. Zipp Express actively participates in several St. Louis area Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations, and these memberships help us stay on top of what our community needs.