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California Assembly Bill No. 5 (aka California AB5)
AB5 (more info here), effective January 2020, will dramatically effect how companies utilize Independent Contractors. In short, it will be virtually impossible to run an IC model company. Gold Rush Express is an employee based company which offers us a feeling of safety, in the sense we won’t have to worry about doing anything illegal. The unfortunate truth is that it is much more expensive to run a 100% employee company with worker’s compensation and matching payroll taxes, not to mention the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2020 will bring necessary rate increases in order to continue to provide a higher level of service our customers are accustomed to. We greatly appreciate all of our customers who support small business and are loyal to great service.
New Customer Web Portal
As of October 16th, 2019 we have updated our customer portal. There are a lot more features that we think you will love! It is pleasing to the eye and more user friendly. Contact Rachelle if you have any trouble with the site or need any guidance. If you happen to prefer our older version you may access it HERE.
Rachelle got married!!
On Saturday, August 18th 2018 our general manager, Rachelle, got married in South Lake Tahoe. Of course her father, JR Dicker, was present to walk down the aisle. We are so happy for them!
Carr Fire Donation Drop Location
Monday, July 30th 2018, we were honored to support our night dispatcher, Jen McDonald, and her daughter, Jaime Bruck, collect donations for families affected by the Carr Fire near Redding, CA. Jen’s family was directly affected by this fire and it became a passion of her daughter’s to rally support and gather supplies to help other families in need. We are very proud to be associated with people who have such big hearts. Click on videos below to see News article by KRON 4, KTVU 2 and NBC Bay Area.
Happy 30 year anniversary, Kevin So!
In May 2018, we celebrated our longest employed driver of 30 years! Kevin So has been with Gold Rush Express Delivery from the beginning. He is a hard and consistent worker! We are very proud to have Kevin as part of our Gold Rush Team. If you see him out there feel free to say “Congratulations”! Thank you for all that you do, Kevin!
2018 Same Day Rate Increase
Please be aware that effective January 1, 2018 all same day services will be increased by 5%. We look forward to continuing to provide you with superior service and capabilities. If there is something we don’t have that you wish we did, let us know!
Full Episode of “World’s Greatest!”
Check out the video below to watch the full episode of “World’s Greatest!” that features Gold Rush Express Delivery.
Gold Rush Express Delivery featured on “World’s Greatest!”
October 16th, 2017 Gold Rush Express Delivery was featured television on How2Media’s “World’s Greatest”! Check out the video! Let us know what you think!
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
In June of 2017 our driver, Eddie Ortiz, was delayed making a delivery because he witnessed the car in front of him overturn and land upside down in a ditch. He stopped his vehicle to help the passengers and discovered 3 women inside, one of which was stuck in her seat belt with her head underwater. Eddie was able to cut through her seat belt, saving the woman’s life. He is a hero!
PG&E Energy Champion
As of October 2016, you might notice Rachelle floating around town. She can be spotted on VTA buses and lightrails all over town. Gold Rush Express Delivery has partnered with PG&E’s Step Up and Power Down campaign to help reduce energy waste. Let us know if you have seen Rachelle!
Delivery Is Family Affair
Gold Rush Express Delivery attributes much of its success to the company’s strong family values. Frank Dicker, Sr., his wife, Donna, and his son, JR Dicker opened the San Jose,
Calif., business in March 1986. While Frank and Donna Dicker have semi-retired, leaving JR Dicker as the company’s current president and CEO, Gold Rush Express continues to maintain its
customer service standards. And those standards help Gold Rush Express stand out amongst other delivery company competitors…
When Delivering As Promised is a Family Affair
In the summer issue of the Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA) magazine Gold Rush Express Delivery’s general manager, Rachelle Dicker, was quoted several times on the topic of family-run courier companies. See pages 37-39.
Gold Rush Express Delivery was started in 1986 by Frank Dicker Sr and his wife, Donna Dicker. Also starting with the company was Frank Dicker Jr, better known as JR. In 2002 JR’s eldest daughter, Rachelle, started as a customer service representative. Frank Sr is now retired and the company is currently owned by JR with Rachelle as the general manager.
JR Dicker Named New President of CDA
As of July 23, 2012, Gold Rush Express Delivery is PROUD to announce that our very own JR Dicker has been named the new President of the California Delivery Association! JR has been a board member for several years and has also served as the CDA’s vice-president. We look forward to seeing what great things JR will bring to the CDA! We know he will make an amazing CDA president.
One more reason to call Gold Rush Express Delivery for your delivery needs. With our large network of couriers in California, if we can’t serve you, we can find you someone who can.