Breakaway News Volume No. 13 Issue No. 6 June 2008

Twenty Years

Hooray for Breakaway!  June 6th will mark our 20th anniversary.  We’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all our devoted customers and employees; especially the ones who have been with us since the beginning. We couldn’t do it without you.

Allez Neil

Recently, rookie of the year, Neil Bezdek, aka B560, made a stunning move from delivering packages to delivering victory. B560 was the winner of two consecutive Category 5 bicycle races in May. The second win is already the stuff of legend. After missing an early morning train, Neil rode a hard 30 miles just to reach the starting line. He then thundered to victory in a 25-mile race. B560  attributes his success to his  dispatcher Angel Lao who pushed his  limits on triple rushes all over the city. Bravo Neil,  next stop: The Tour de France!

Does Time Exist?

Since punctuality is the cornerstone of our excellent service, we are fanatics about keeping our clocks on accurate time. We set our clocks with which is the official time keeper from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Oh My Gosh!

While waiting for an elevator, N517, had the misfortune of an old sewage pipe bursting on him! Although we have thousands of war stories, this is a first. Intrepid courier that he is, N517 shook it off, went home, showered and promptly returned to work. That’s the spirit.  And yes he also changed his clothes and his bag.

Fathers Day

Breakaway would like to wish all our Dads a happy Father's Day. On June 15th, why not give Dad a little extra slack? Let him sleep late and watch all the sports he wants. We are open on Saturday and Sunday to deliver your last minute necktie or tool set straight to your Father’s couch.

Not Spinal Tap

Our own Mike Czekaj is vacationing in Europe and drumming for his old band the Fuzztones, a “path-breaking, pre-punk pre-Seattle grunge band”. The Fuzztones are wildly popular in Europe. “Mad” Mike will be drumming in Madrid and Barcelona and a host of other cities we can’t pronounce. You may know this “Mad” Mike when you call our trucking department. For details check out

Stump the Band

Last month we asked you: How much did the Red Sox shirt, buried under the Yankee’s new stadium sell for on EBay? Answer: $175,100

Delivery Anagram


The first person to unscramble the letters above will win the coveted Breakaway T-shirt. Please call Andrew Desmond, 646-674-8385.