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Third-largest package delivery firm.

1200 South Pine Island Road
Suite 600
Plantation, FL 33324
Employees: 285,000 worldwide
U.S. CEO: Hans Hickler
Division of Germany's Deutsche Post World Net

Website: http://www.dhl.com

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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 of Germany.

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.


Health Care benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage.

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

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