Third Party Logistics Providers

HB Express is a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL).  Warehousing, cross docking, white glove delivery service, delivery service with light installation, overnight courier service, same day delivery service,  driver staffing warehouse distribution and express freight are all value added services provided by Third Party Logistics Providers.

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What type of insurance does your courier company have?

Before signing a service agreement with a Courier, LTL freight,  3PL or messenger company, it’s important to ask for the  company’s standard ‘ Accord for Certificate of Insurance’.  This certificate shows the specific limits of insurance coverage.  Furthermore, it is standard to also require the insurer to notify you as the customer, of any cancellations, non-renewal or reductions in coverage.

Companies utilizing overnight courier companies, express freight companies,companies that provide dedicated routes or driver staffing to their customers, are advised to require not only a valid copy of the ‘Certificate of Insurance’, updated as mentioned, but also insure the limits are detailed in any Service Agreements provided by the shippers.

This also applies to Driver and Warehouse Staffing companies.

California has some of the strictest requirements for couriers and messengers companies, and the most favorable environment for companies or individuals who seek liability or damages relief for accidents, injuries, etc.

Courier companies in California provide variety of services

Courier and expedited freight companies in California, provide a valuable array of transportation services.  From outsourcing drivers to providing home delivery of products and goods, these companies provide a vital link in the supply chain.

While many people often associate couriers with hand delivering diplomatic messages, today’s courier companies link shippers with their customers, providing services and amenities that national carriers just do not offer.

Dedicated routes, driver staffing and temporary drivers, ‘direct to consumer’ shipping and repair parts distribution and home pharmacy delivery services are just a few of the specialized services local and regional courier companies provide to their customers.

The difference between a courier and a messenger service?

In the shipping and distribution world, the terms courier and messenger can be confusing.

So what is a courier service, what is a messenger service and what is the difference?

Aside from the national/international carriers, there are the three major categories of  expedited, ground based,  domestic shipping in the business world , messenger, courier and express freight services.

Messenger Companies specialize in same day pick up and delivery service.  They have a dispatch office that receives the service requests and that office then dispatches a messenger, either from the dispatch office or from a a designated staging location to the customer.  Messengers offer three to four levels of service which generally fall in to the categories of ‘Immediate’, ‘Two Hour’, ‘Four Hour’ or ‘Six Hour’ services.

Couriers specialize in next day or overnight delivery.  Most courier also provide scheduled same day service.  While most messenger service is ‘on-call’ or ‘on demand’, couriers traditionally provide scheduled service.  For instance, pickup and delivery between a companies branches or stores, bank runs, residential or business-to-business delivery of goods and products.

Express freight shipping service is performed by a variety of types of shipping companies, from trucking companies to freight forwarders, courier companies and ltl (less than a truckload), shipping providers.  Express Freight usually denotes a larger shipment than a typical courier or messenger shipment.  Express freight can range from a box to a group of pallets and everything in-between.

For expedited delivery service, courier service and express freight services, throughout California and the western states, HB Express provide timely and confidential shipping quotes.  With offices in the San Francisco Oakland Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego.

How to get Courier quotes in California, Express Freight

Providing overnight delivery and courier options for companies requiring Home and Office Delivery Solutions throughout the state of California.  HB Express is centrally based in Sacramento, CA with offices in the Bay Area, the Central Valley and Southern California.

HB Express can provide you with a quote from five of the leading courier and express freight companies in California.

• Overnight Delivery of anything from packages to pallets

• Web site tracking and Proof of Delivery

• Dedicated Driver options

• HIPAA and OSHA certified drivers

• Pre-Scheduled or On-Call Service

• Toll Free 800# and Online Customer Service and Dispatch

• Service and Customer Service 24/7, 365 days a year

• Customized Service Options

Pharmacies rely on courier services for home delivery

Pharmacies in the Bay Area and throughout California are creating new profit potential from adding home delivery options to their customers.  Courier companies provide pharmacies an inexpensive option to allow their customers to receive same-day and next day delivery of the pharmacy items.  Couriers offer typically inexpensive on-route options or dedicated drivers for home pharmacy delivery.  HB Express provides customers quotes for home delivery throughout the greater San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland Bay Area, as well as Sacramento, the Central Valley and Southern California.

Courier Service provides Sacramento with vital connections

Whether it’s a package across town, or pallets across the state, call HB Express for a quote on your scheduled or unscheduled, overnight courier needs.

Vans or Bobtails, HB Express can provide the right-sized vehicle and with our network of existing line hauls and routes, HB can also provide you with the right rates.

Regional couriers are more efficient than national carriers

For scheduled courier and delivery needs, local and regional carriers are far less expensive and more efficient than national carriers.HB Express can provide quotes on overnight delivery needs of anything from packages across town to pallets across the state.  We provide delivery services throughout the Bay Area, Sacramento, Contra Costa County and all points in California.

HB express provides transportation broker services

HB Express is a one- stop call for all of your organization’s courier, messenger and delivery requirements.

HB Express is the answer for last minute delivery needs

With over 25 years in the Transportation industry, the team at HB Express understands the importance of your ‘time sensitive’ delivery needs.

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About HB Express

HB Express Transportation, LLC is a Northern California based distribution and expedited delivery service, providing both 'On-Call' and 'Pre-Scheduled' courier, messenger and trucking services.

What People Are Saying

One call to HB Express and I received three great quotes on our courier and delivery needs. It was a pleasure doing business with HB.
Steve Lucas, San Rafael