On Saturday, 4/27/2013, Metro Delivery moved clear across Ann Arbor, from the Southside to the Wild Westside. You probably didn’t even notice, did you?
Because we always come to your place, and you don’t drop around as often as you should…
Eerily empty, isn’t it?
Yes, we even brought that coffin, left to us by the deadbeat coffin salesman…
Where we finally have a REAL LOADING DOCK, Hurray!
The move across town , although short in milage, was massive in the required coordination of our staff to keep all of our systems online, all of our technology enabled, and ensure uninterrupted terrific service for our thousands of weekly customers while we moved a phenomenal amount of equipment, furniture and assets and made the transition, without a hitch.
Kudos and appreciation to the Metro Team for this very critical and successful same-day delivery!
It’s a zippy logo, but instead we took the hat and put it on a penguin. Go Figure.
Thank YOU, Toys for Tots, for the 2,500 children in Washtenaw County that had a better Holiday this year because of your efforts. We’re proud to be of assistance.
One of the great things about driving around all day is finding the free things that people leave at the curb. People throw the most amazing stuff out.
For instance, our glowy Santa was found discarded- orphaned, even- head down in a dumpster, actually- but he’s been brightening our holidays here at Metro for the last three years.
Saved from the landfill and shining on as a proud yard-high beacon of redemption.
The University of Michigan Transportation research institute had a big soiree this Morning to launch the largest study ever done on Smart Vehicle Technology- and Metro Delivery was there, as a volunteer participant in the study.
Metro delivery vehicles- and soon several thousand other vehicles belonging to local individuals and businesses- are being equipped with special UM-designed tracking devices that communicate with traffic signals, landmarks, and other vehicles, to gather data.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was on hand to express the Federal Government’s support for the study, which everyone hopes will result in drastically reduced accidents and enhanced fuel efficiencies.
Imagine traffic lights that turn green because you’re coming towards them, or a warning from your dashboard when collision is imminent. Imagine your car knowing when there’s been an accident 500 yards ahead on a dark wet highway, and you can immediately begin to grasp the implications for public safety. Imagine a car that can listen to the other vehicles on the road and take their advice to reroute you around traffic jams and you start to think about the tremendous savings in fuel economy. We’re proud to be a part of it!
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder stood to proclaim himself a “nerd” in support of the project and Congressman John Dingell drew a large hand of applause when he said that he looked forward to a day when not only vehicles but also people could communicate with each other.
The system was demonstrated to local members of the Media, who were given test drives in vehicles equipped with the technology.
Metro thanks our friends at UMTRI for the opportunity to be a part of this exciting study of developing vehicle-to-vehicle technology! Pictures below!
Mercury also is frequently depicted as wearing winged shoes.
On the evidence, Mercury had an obsessive focus on style that required wings on everything, or he wouldn’t wear it at all.
Mercury carried a (winged) snaky scepter called a CADUCEUS, the traditional staff of Heralds & Messengers.
The impressive image of the caduceus, two snakes intertwined around a rod surmounted with wings, has been appropriated as a logo by various modern Medical Institutions, who’ve confused it with the ROD of ASCLEPIUS, which is a stick with one measly snake tied around it.
Metro Delivery respectfully calls for the restoration of the caduceus to the Couriers, who are its rightful bearers.