Corporate History


Edward Wadler founded Modern Mail Service Inc. in 1951 to service the mail delivery and messenger needs of California’s East Bay Area. After 25 years at the helm, Edward passed Modern Mail Service onto his son, Larry. Larry recognized that things had changed in the 25 years since his father founded the company and decided to significantly expand the type and volume of services Modern offers. He added same day “on demand” services and expanded the company’s route service offerings. Larry also decided to re-name the company Modern Express Courier to reflect the company’s expanding profile.


It has been more than 30 years since Modern Mail Service became Modern Express Courier and we have continued to grow and diversify our service offerings. We are no longer limited to the East Bay; we have seen our customer base grow to include companies from all over Northern and Southern California. Our fleet also now includes refrigerated vehicles and hybrid vehicles.


We credit our friendly, reliable service with being the reason for our continued success. From our founding, we have taken ownership of every order we process, ensuring that from the time you call us until you receive your confirmation e-mail, you are being assisted in the most professional and respectful manner possible.


Modern Express Courier Advantages


Professional Drivers

Modern Express Courier truly believes in investing in our staff. Unlike many of our competitors, all of our drivers are employees, not independent contractors. They are uniformed, neatly groomed and display laminated picture identification badges for increased security. You can be certain that all Modern Express Courier drivers will further enhance the good reputation of your company.


Vehicle Fleet

Modern Express Courier operates a fleet of vans, bobtails, refrigerated vehicles, and hybrid vehicles.  Our trucks are fully equipped with lift gates to handle palette-based freight orders and our forklift-trained staff enable us to manage even the largest warehouse and distribution orders.


Local and Experienced

We are the oldest independent courier service in the Bay Area!


Reliable and Efficient

All of our drivers are fully uniformed and equipped with the latest technology to remain in contact with our dispatchers while on the road.


Customer Service

Customer satisfaction is our top priority, our experienced customer service team will always answer your emails and calls in a timely and professional manner.

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