AMS Couriers

About Us


AMS Couriers was founded in 1964 by Anchorage Court clerk Betty H., who was urged by several attorneys to start a courier service for filing legal paperwork. Betty originally operated AMS from the courthouse and ran it as a side business. She gradually built up the company to over 200 clients until it was sold in 1995.


AMS Couriers expanded its customer base to clients all over the state and across various industries from telecommunications to engineering to medical. AMS also serves numerous out-of-state customers and has a dedicated team of STA certified couriers available for interstate shipping. Aside from its role as the premier courier service in Alaska, AMS Couriers also offers warehousing, 3PL, and last mile logistics management for all business models.

AMS Couriers specializes in Same and Next Day delivery across Alaska. AMS is a leading third party logistics provider for local delivery. Our delivery network provides a wide range of local delivery solutions for companies struggling with limitations of a fleet, UPS or FedEx time limits, and less-than-truckload carriers.

We have been around for 50 years because we care about our customers – we are reliable, consistent, competitive, accountable and forward-thinking. We will work hard to ensure that what you want is what you get. We stand by our word and by our work.

The AMS Couriers Difference

AMS Couriers Workforce

  • Employee-based workforce
  • Multi-step recruiting process
  • Professional uniforms and ID badges mandatory at all times
  • Extensive two weeks training course including: company process and procedures, proprietary technology training, regulatory (OSHA and HIPAA) training, shadowing experienced co-worker in the field

We were the first to introduce an advanced, easy to use Web-based ordering and package tracking system at the street level in Alaska. All AMS Couriers in the field are equipped with hand-held scanning and signature capture devices allowing you to track your order real-time. Ordering, tracking, administering, billing, and permanent record keeping, are available to you via your desktop.