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About Velocity Express

Fulfilling customers' need for speed, Velocity Express specializes in same-day delivery services. The company offers scheduled pickup and delivery, distribution logistics (in which customers' shipments are sorted for delivery to multiple locations), and expedited delivery. Customers include retailers, office products manufacturers, pharmaceutical wholesalers, – more... and other merchandise distributors. Velocity Express operates from approximately 80 warehouses and terminal facilities, and deliveries are made by independent contractor drivers. In early 2013, Velocity Express agreed to be acquired by  TransForce, a large provider of transportation and logistics services based in Canada.

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Velocity Express agreed to be acquired by TransForce, a large provider of transportation and logistics services based in Canada, in January 2013.

Bankruptcy

As customers slashed their shipping budgets due to the recession, Velocity Express struggled to continue to operate under a shaky balance sheet, weighted by $100 million in debt. In 2009 the company filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection, emerging in November 2009 through a sale to ComVest Velocity Acquisition for $20 million. – less

Velocity Express Employer Reviews

Independent contractor - driver / courier (Current Employee), Greensboro, NCFebruary 26, 2013
"...If your willing to work hard you can make very good money..." - 2 similar reviews
Owner/Operator (Current Employee), Teterboro, NJApril 27, 2012
"...your day will start at 5 am, if you doing the "mail", you will have to sort about 20 stops, then scan them, you will then load the bags to ur trucks, u will spend about 16 hours and will get paid for about 10 hours..." - 2 similar reviews
Courier (Former Employee), Cedar Rapids, IAJuly 10, 2014
Warehouse Specialist I (Current Employee), Houston, TXJune 30, 2014
Mail Room Clerk (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 26, 2014

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Working at Velocity Express

  • Velocity Express is the worst company I have ever worked for in my life!!! I would Never Tell someone to work for this company ever!! They slave drive there warehouse worke...
  • Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at VELOCITY EXPRESS? Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full...
  • are there any year requirments on trucks to get hired? also I have a 16ft box truck with no lift, what kind of loads would I get? thanks
  • Do you work at VELOCITY EXPRESS? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview? Any advice for someone trying to get in?
  • pay per stop ? – 9 replies
    How much does velocity pay per stop? I'm in Northeastern USA and work a delivery route currently for another company as an ic. I'd be working out of an extended full size c...