Messenger

Messenger

Blackhawk Express Messenger provides 5 different levels of service to accommodate all of your delivery needs.

Direct
Pickup package ASAP and deliver direct non-stop.  We do have 1 hour service for orders traveling under 15 miles when travel times are not delayed by weather or rush hour traffic. Any order that requires an exact pickup or delivery time bills at this rate.

2/3 Hour
Pickup and deliver within 2 hours of receiving the order with the distance being less than 20 miles. If the distance is not less than 20 miles, or is heading into or out of the Chicago Loop during rush hour, please allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours for delivery.  The cutoff time for this service is 3:00 pm.  

  • If your package needs to be delivered within 2 hours or less and is either traveling at least 20 miles or is heading into or out of the Chicago Loop during rush hour, you must use Direct service.  
4 Hour
Pickup and deliver within 4 hours of receiving the order.  Orders traveling more than 45 miles will be billed at no less than the 2/3 Hour rate.  The cut off time for this service is 1:00 p.m.

Economy
Place order before 10:30 a.m. to deliver by end of day.  Orders traveling more than 45 miles will be billed at no less than the 2/3 Hour rate.

Hot Shot
Any order traveling outside a 60 mile radius of the Chicago Loop or traveling more than 60 miles needs to be processed as a Special Delivery. Please call our office for a price.

  • Any order that picks up or delivers beyond our local area will be billed an additional 25%. If it is picked up and delivered outside our local area, it will be billed an additional 50%.

Weight
When an order exceeds 50 lbs., the weight charge is .04/lbs.

Cargo Van
Any order that is over 300 lbs. or more than 9 cartons measuring 2’ x 2’ x 1’ requires a van. Please allow for an additional ½ hour of time for loading and unloading when placing a van order.  The van charge is $35 plus .04/lbs. for orders over 925 lbs.  Orders over 1200 lbs. or more than 2 skids must use our Freight Service.

Inside Load
Any order that requires to be hand unloaded and/or requires dolly service will be bill at $35/hour with the first 15 minutes free.  

Waiting time
Waiting time is billed at $35.00/hour.  There is no charge for the first 10 minutes. 

Extra stops and wrong addresses
Extra stops and wrong addresses are a $10.00 minimum charge or the additional mileage, whichever is greater.

Cancel Dry Run
A canceled order with the driver in route to the pickup or product not available has no less then a minimum charge of $15 up to $35 depending on the service level and distance plus any additional vehicle charges.

Overtime
OT charges will occur for orders picking up before 8:00 a.m. or orders delivering after 5:00 p.m. Pricing will be 1.5 to 2 times the Direct rate depending on how early or late the delivery is scheduled. Please try and place your night orders before 6:00 p.m. Since we are not a 24 hour operation, we may not have a driver available if you call too late. As for weekends, are office is closed, but our paging system will notify us of any calls. To assure yourself of a weekend delivery, please try and place the order on Friday (weekend rates are 1.75 times the Direct rate).

Fuel Surcharge
Our surcharge is based on the Chicago average for gas remaining below $4.00/gallon.  If it goes over, 5% will be added to the base price for every .25/gallon.