Delivery company prepares for snow in California

Delivery companies that provide transport of time sensitive shipments in California, have it pretty easy compared to their counterparts in other parts of the U.S.

Our challenges are usually related to traffic, traffic bottlenecks caused by bridges or toll booths and the distance between pick up and delivery destination (California is a big state!).

It’s not unusual for us to get no rain after the month of May and before October, or even November.  But when it does rain, it also brings another challenge, which is snow.

The most likely areas of California to have snow related road closures or delays are the Sierra Mountains between Nevada and California and the Grapevine (I-5 north of LA and south of Bakersfield), I-5 north of Redding to the Oregon state border and in Southern California, the road and highways in the San Bernardino mountains.

Ask your transportation provider what there plans are this winter.  If they don’t have one, you should consider checking around for a more prepared company to transport your time sensitive shipments.

HB Express transportation is a 3pl California, third party logistics company California that represents major couriers and delivery companies in California.  You can get a quote for courier quote California or express freight quote California by calling us at (800) 690-6410 or by email at

HB Express also specializes in TSA couriers, driver staffing, Bay area courier, medical courier and same day delivery  California and western Nevada.

Who is the most reliable courier service in California?

Which is the most reliable courier service in California?  Or Bay Area courier, or San Francisco courier service.  Which service is the most reliable in Reno, Los Angeles or San Diego?

Well, that depends on exactly what type of service you require and what area you wish to either ship to, or pickup from.

Courier or delivery companies have different strengths and weaknesses.  This can be driver by many factors including:

Do your service requirements, compliment or fit on their delivery network. . Most regional courier companies have a few large, major accounts and lots of smaller customers.

Their rates are often based on whether your service requirements can fit on the network that depends on their largest customers.

Does the company have the vehicles needed for your service requirements.  Some courier companies only use cars, some have vans and some have a few, or many large box trucks they use for their customer shipments.  If the company has the right vehicles, you will get typically get a better rate.

HB Express Transportation is a 3PL Third Party Logistics provider.  We can provide you with the most reliable and accurate quote for courier, delivery or express freight services throughout California and western Nevada.  Contact us at (800) 690-6410 or  HB Express also provides cross-docking, driver staffing and express freight services throughout California.





What is difference between a courier and a messenger?

Delivery companies go by different names or categories.  Couriers, messengers, express freight or expedited freight are some of the other categories delivery companies use to describe their operations.  While express and expedited freight, like LTL (less than a truckload) can also apply to trucking companies, regional delivery companies often offer these services also.

Messenger usually applies to companies that offer car or bicycle drivers who pick up and deliver on a same-day basis, often within a designated time allowance (ie: 4 hours service, 2 hour service, etc.).

While the term courier is also used for messengers, courier companies most likely also provide overnight service in addition to same day, and also covers jobs like medical couriers, pharmacy delivery couriers, auto parts couriers, bank couriers, etc.

Express freight generally means LTL (less than a truckload) freight that is too time sensitive to rely on trucking companies.  Pallets or multiple box or bag shipments that require same day pickup and delivery fall into this category.

HB Express Transportation is a 3PL, Third Party Logistics, California based  company that can provide courier, messenger or express freight quotes for all of the above listed services in California and western Nevada.  You can reach us at (800) 690-6410 or by email at

HB Express Transportation can assist you with driver staffing, warehouse distribution and TSA couriers.

Sacramento SF Bay Area Courier connects all points

HB Express is a 3PL, providing delivery and freight service to all points in California and western Nevada.

HB Express can provide quotes for the following delivery services:

Pallet pickup and delivery

Express freight California

Same day delivery

Medical Courier

TSA Courier

auto parts delivery service

Driver Staffing

HB Express services the following areas:

Courier Services San Francisco

Bay Area Courier

courier services Sacramento

San Francisco delivery service

California and western Nevada


CA Logistics Companies offer unique shipping solutions

Regional Delivery, Courier and Logistics companies like HB Express provide unique services not offered by the giant nationwide and international shipping companies like UPS, Fedex and of course, USPS.

When the national and international shippers do provide custom regional shipping services, they are usually outsourcing it to smaller, regional couriers or shippers.

Pallet pickup and delivery, resorting, warehouse distribution, driver staffing and same day delivery service are examples of the types of service that are best served by regional couriers and delivery companies.

For TSA couriers, medical couriers, phamacy courier service and regional auto parts deliveries, regional courier companies are also the most efficient and cost effective.

HB Express can provide you with a no-obligation quote for any of the aforementioned services.  Call (800) 690-6410 or email at

Should you hire a courier that uses independent contractors?

Unfortunately, companies today looking to save money, are taking advantage of couriers for their distribution needs, who use independent contractors (IC’s).

Use of independent contractors by courier companies is a no-brainer for companies who are looking to make a quick buck at the expense of the drivers.  No workers compensation, no unemployment insurance and you can run the drivers into overtime with no extra money being paid.

California EDD, the US Department of Labor and the IRS might have a different take on this issue.

If you and your company needs transport services and want to avoid the pitfalls that Uber, Amazon and many courier companies who misuse IC’s are having, contact HB Express and I can provide you with a no-obligation, competitive quote based on your delivery specifications.

HB Express represents messenger companies, express freight companies, overnight couriers and trucking companies in California who provide the following services:

Medical Couriers

Pharmacy Couriers

Auto Parts Delivery Services

Pallet pickup and delivery

High volume delivery services

Driver Staffing

The contents of this article are the opinions of the author.

Logistics and Transportation Services in California

Warehouses are used by companies for receiving, storing and re-sorting, assemblying or preparing their products, parts, raw materials, etc.

The next step in the logistics chain is where delivery companies come in.

Some warehouses have their own fleet of trucks and use their own employees for this step in the logistics chain.

Most companies operating warehouses these days, utilize delivery companies who are specialists in providing secure and reliable transport.

HB Express can solve your logistics challenges in California, providing the following critically important services:

3PL Third Party Logistics California

Express Freight (Same-day and next-day, pallets, high volume shipments)

Same Day Messenger Service Sacramento San Francisco San Jose

Overnight Courier Service

Pharmacy Delivery Services

Medical Couriers

 California Freight Service

Driver Staffing



What can a courier company do for my company

Courier companies, also known as delivery services, transport time sensitive shipments, typically specializing in a certain a regional area and often providing varying types of  transport services.

Courier Companies typically transport small package shipments, either on a same-day or overnight basis, within the specific regional delivery area.

Messenger Companies typically provide on-demand, same day transport of small packages, again, within their specific regional delivery area.

Express Freight Companies typically provide transport of small packages, singe and multiple boxes or packages and pallets, either on a same day or next delivery basis.

Driver Staffing Companies provide drivers, including vehicles, to companies requiring their own drivers, typically based at their location or warehouse.

HB Express, a 3PL (Third Party Logistics) company, provides service quotes for all of the above services in California.

Pallet Delivery

Messenger Service

Overnight Courier Service

Express Freight California




How to get a delivery service in California

HB Express Transportation LLC President Scott A. Parvin provides logistics services to customers that require reliable and secure transportation for their time sensitive shipments.

HB Express can provide you with a free, no-obligations quote for Delivery and/or  Courier services for all regions in California and western Nevada.

Express Freight

Pallet pickup and Delivery

Service requiring Bobtail or ‘Straight’ Trucks

Driver staffing


Medical and Pharmacy Courier

US Mail pickup and delivery

TSA Courier

Same Day Messenger Service



Courier Service and Driver staffing in California

If your company would like to get a no-obligation quote for courer services or driver staffing services, HB Express can assist you.

HB Express represents 5 courier companies in California and western Nevada.

We provide quotes for service in the following areas:

3PL California, auto parts delivery service, courier services sacramento, courier services san francisco, Driver staffing, medical courier, Same Day Delivery, TSA Courier, warehouse distribution


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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.

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