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DHL (U.S.)

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[DHL flag] image by Randy Young, 31 March 2015

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The DHL flag consists of the corporate logo in red against a yellow field. The logo itself features the capital letters D, H, and L, italicized, and three red lines, likely intending to represent the speed with which packages are delivered by the company.
Randy Young, 31 March 2015

Originally founded in 1969 to deliver documents between San Francisco and Honolulu. The company's name is derived from the name of its founder and partners, "D" for Adrian Dalsey, "H" for Larry Hillblom and "L" for RobertLynn. The company expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s. The company was primarily interested in offshore and inter-continental deliveries, but they chose rather to focus in intra-U.S. expansion starting in 1983. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL. It finally reached majority ownership in 2001, and completed the purchase in 2002. Deutsche Post then effectively absorbed DHL into its Express division, while expanding the use of the DHL brand to other Deutsche Post divisions, business units and subsidiaries.
Esteban Rivera, 30 March 2015