Hansen's Errand Service: Your Trusted Ride for Any Occasion or Need
Reliable transportation services provided throughout Western Pennsylvania
For many, driving can be a challenge. It can be hard to find reliable transportation when you either don't have a vehicle or cannot drive for a variety of reasons – and the limitations of local public transportation don't do much to alleviate this struggle. Fortunately, Hansen's Errand Service offers courier services and multi-purpose transportation in 14 different counties, including Erie, Warren, Venango, Bradford, Oil City, Crawford, Corry, Union City, and beyond.
"Our goal is to transport people anywhere they want to go," says Peggy Allin, owner of Hansen's Errand Service. "We take people to the hairdresser. We take them to the airport. We take them out to dinner. We take them to medical appointments in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. We help people continue to live their lives when transportation is unavailable to them."
The service part of Hansen's Errand Service is broad in the best possible way. Hansen's not only provides transportation to those who may not (or cannot) drive, such as the elderly, but also to those who simply want a more trustworthy option than Lyft or Uber.
"All of our vehicles are marked, so people know when they see the blue Hansen logo pull up, that's their ride. Their loved ones don't have to worry about who they're going with. And that's without getting into how great our drivers are – we get a lot of compliments on our drivers," Allin says cheerfully.
Hansen's has also found niche purposes for their 12 vehicles – quite the growth from the single-vehicle business Allin purchased in 2006. In fact, some of Hansen's most popular clientele are those looking for a wedding shuttle to get guests from their hotel to the venue, the reception, and back safely.
"Clients love our wedding shuttles because not only are they convenient, but they keep people from drinking and driving," Allin says. From weddings to wine tours and weekly rides to work, Hansen's Errand Service prides itself on providing friendly, convenient, and professional transportation to anyone who wants or needs it.
This is all before we even scratch the surface regarding Hansen's courier services. "Of course we deliver prescriptions, we deliver groceries, but we also deliver machining parts. In fact, we pick up medical supplies and deliver them to Sewickley every week!"
In addition to personal courier services, Hansen's also serves a number of local businesses – but serving the community is nothing new for Allin. "In a previous life, I was self-employed with my husband and we were the nation's largest landscape and snow plow contracting firm. He did snow removal for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. So after 25-plus years of serving the community with snow removal, I'm happy I get to continue to do so with transportation services."
It's nearly impossible to cover the full breadth of offerings provided by Hansen's Errand Service – even as our conversation comes to a close, Allin manages to mention more opportunities such as inter-office mail and liquor runs for restaurants – but those interested in becoming a driver or wondering about their convenient transportation by appointment should visit their website, hansenerrandservice.com. Or call their office, where you may even speak to Allin herself; even as the owner of the company, you can still find her giving rides and occasionally answering phones.
"I really do owe so much of our success to our wonderful drivers and office staff. I couldn't do it without them."
Hansen's Errand Service is located at 2904 Pittsburgh Avenue in Erie. (814) 455-1960