Incorrect -- I work for Purolator.
Purolator indeed has had a very lucrative deal with Airborne Express in the US to deliver it's packages. When ABX
was merged into DHL, we subsequently renewed our contract with DHL. DHL delivers our freight in the US.
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Correct... and they still make filters for airplanes and helicopters.
FYI, the origin of the name Purolator is "Pure-oil-later."
Purolator Courier in Canada is owned by Canada Post (a Crown Corporation). Their 727s (and Convairs) are operated and maintained by Kelowna Flightcraft.
This is correct.
As a matter of fact, the gentleman who owns Kelowna (Barry Lapointe) actually sits on our Board of Directors.
Additionally, Purolator years ago went through a re-branding so to speak. We kept the name, but we had to change our logo. This was part of the agreement when Canada Post bought us.
Just a side-tid-bit, Canada Post owns about 95% (I believe?) of Purolator Courier, however, we are completely and separately run. As a matter of fact, Canada Post is one of our major competitors!
There were still some old old old Purolator Oil-similar logo's on our fleet a while ago (automobile fleet) and subsequently we had to make payments to Purolator Oil Filter, as we were using their branding.
Purolator is becoming a large company --> we are the premier courier company in Canada, and hope to become larger in the US. We have Purolator USA, which is mainly a north-bound to Canada, consolidated shipment service. Works quite well, our customers love it.
If you ahve any other questions, please feel free to drop me a line, or thru this thread!