1200 South Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324
Employees: 285,000 worldwide
U.S. CEO: Hans Hickler
Division of Germany's Deutsche Post World Net
DHL is the world's third-largest express
package delivery firm behind FedEx and UPS. With its familiar
yellow and red lettering, DHL delivers to 220 countries worldwide
with strong presence in China.
DHL is owned by Deutsche Post World Net
DHL announced rates for 2007, including
a 3.9 percent increase in the net average shipping rate for DHL
Domestic Air Express and International Express, and an average
increase of 4.9 percent for DHL Ground shipments and for DHL@home.
The company uses independent contractors
for delivery and pickup work in many parts of the U.S.
In 1969, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom
and Robert Lynn (D, H, and L) founded
DHL as a service shuttling bills of lading between San Francisco
and Honolulu. The company grew rapidly and in a few years initiated
service to the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia,
creating an entirely new industry of international door-to-door
express service in the Pacific Basin.
Steady expansion continued in the 1970's
as DHL initiated service to Europe (1974), Latin America (1977),
the Middle East (1978) and Africa (1978). The international delivery
company was the first to bring air express to the Eastern Bloc
countries in 1983 and to the People's Republic of China in 1986.
In 1998, Deutsche Post World Net would
become a shareholder in the company. DHL would invest $1 billion
Euro on a new state-of-the-art cargo fleet including 44 new Boeing
757SF cargo planes for its European and African network.
Deutsche Post completes its acquisition
of DHL in 2002 and expands its Asia network with a joint venture
with Cathay Pacific for express air cargo.
In 2003, DHL's brand is changed to yellow
and red colors. Airborne Express is purchased making the company
the third-largest express carrier in the U.S.
benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
Income Protection is
provided through a combination of sick leave, a short-term disability
plan, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment
insurance, life insurance and workers' compensation.
Paid Vacation features
six designated holidays, five floating holidays and vacation
based on your length of service.
401(k) Plan allows
you to save up to 15% of your base pay on a pre-tax basis.
Pension Plan helps
you build retirement security by providing benefits based on
age, length of service and pay.
Tuition Assistance is available for team members who want to enhance
their career opportunities through continued education. DHL provides
100% reimbursement for tuition, registration, required textbooks
and lab fees, up to an annual limit of $3,000.
Employee Programs and Services:
- Membership in a credit union
- Automatic paycheck deposit
- Discount shipping via DHL
- Entertainment discounts
- Discounted travel privileges, and other local programs, charitable
focuses and services
Updated December 7, 2006