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7/8/1998

First Day Manifest

Blue Sky Courier’s first day of operation with three total deliveries

11/1/2002

Memphis Magazine: Clear Skies Ahead

Herb Cochrane and Bill Simpson were interviewed about the company’s growth – an anticipated 15% increase in revenue from 2001 to 2002.

4/1/2004

BSC Purchase

Rick Hechinger purchases the company from founders Billy Simpson and Herb Cochran with help of an SBA loan

12/31/2004

Purchased Eddie’s Errand Service based in Collierville

9/1/2006

Purchased Memphis Transport with straight truck and tractor trailer equipment

4/1/2007

Blue Sky’s Third Location

Expanded from 1,100 square feet of office space on Front Street to 20,000 square feet headquarters and warehouse in Midtown Memphis

8/1/2007

Memphis Business Journal Small Business of the Year Finalist

4/20/2008

Completed our one millionth delivery

4/30/2008

Purchase of Direct Express

Purchased Direct Express and increased our freight capabilities

7/1/2009

Changed order entry and dispatching software to provide seamless workflow from customer to driver and back to customer

8/25/2009

First order placed by a customer through online access

3/1/2010

Purchased M&M Instant Package Delivery in Memphis, TN

Customer base included 30′ utility trailer moves

4/1/2011

Purchased Rush Delivery based in Southaven, MS

Customer base of larger loads via supply companies

12/3/2012

Purchased VIA Couriers to expand East Memphis customer base

8/28/2014

Purchased neighboring warehouse to increase large truck expansion opportunities

3/1/2016

Completed expansion of dispatch office to enable staff expansion

2/20/2018

Expanded dispatch office again to account for continued staff growth

4/1/2018

Purchased Paceline Couriers based in Chattanooga, TN

First use of dispatching remotely with app based software

4/1/2019

Purchased Regional Express (REX) with locations in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Farmington, MO.

Added more than 30 delivery vehicles, ranging from minivans to tractor trailers

2/15/2020

Purchased Jett’s Delivery based in Murfreesboro, TN and scaled our presence in the Middle Tennessee market

4/1/2020

Purchased Sun Couriers based in Myrtle Beach, SC, which originated as a golf bag shuttle service.

Grew into large medical delivery company with routes and locations throughout the Carolinas

7/8/2023

Celebrated 25 years of Blue Sky Couriers!

8/2023

Launched Couriers with a Cause

Laterrius chose to support the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County!

2024

Completing renovation of new headquarters to accommodate continued growth

Warehousing

Our dedicated warehousing facilities, experienced staff, and inventory management utilities systems make Blue Sky Couriers your source for your warehousing and delivery needs. We can store your inventory of goods and deliver them anywhere, either on demand or on a predetermined schedule. Check with us on availability in your area.