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 scottp@hbexpressit.com.

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

What cities in California and Nevada does HB Express service?

HB Express, a Third Party Logistics provider in California, can provide you with a fast no-obligation courier or freight quote for same day or next day delivery or courier services in the following areas.

SF Bay Area

Sacramento

Reno

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Jose Area

Central Valley

HB Express provide overnight courier service, same day delivery service, express freight, expedited freight and same messenger service in California and the above listed cities.

 

 

 

Get your important shipment delivered same day

Some shipments require same day delivery, as opposed to overnight or multiple day shipping options offered by the major shipping companies and USPS.

HB Express specializes in same day pickup and delivery service throughout California and western Nevada.

We provide transportation from anything from packages to pallet delivery.  Whether your shipment requires a car, van or box truck, please call or email HB Express Transportation for a courier or freight quote California at (800) 690-6410 / scottp@hbexpressit.com.

Our same day services include medical couriers, TSA couriers, messenger service, express freight, expedited shipping and same day messenger.

 

How to get a same day freight quote in California

When overnight is too late, call HB Express for a fast, no-obligation freight quote.  From packages across town, to pallets across the state, HB Express is available 24/7 to get your high priority freight to it’s destination on time.

HB Express is a 3PL, Third Party Logistics provider.  We operate in California and western Nevada.

Sparvin@hbexpressit.com      800.690.6410

HB Express provides the following logistics services:

3PL California

California Freight Service

Courier Quote California

Express Freight California

Warehouse Distribution

Logistics California

Same Day Delivery Service in California

HB Express is a logistics company that provides same day delivery service throughout California, and to and from western Nevada and Arizona.

HB can provide services for the following shipping needs:

Medical Couriers

Pharmacy Couriers

Auto Parts Delivery

Express Freight California

Construction and Electrical Parts Delivery

Warehouse Distribution

TSA Couriers

Whether you need a box truck, stake bed, cargo van or car, HB Express can solve your distribution needs. You can reach us by phone for a courier service or freight quote at (800) 690-6410 or email at Sparvin@hbexpressit.com.

 

 

 

Third Party Logistics 3PL in California

Getting freight moved in and around California requires a fleet of box trucks, tractor trailers and cargo vans.  Whether it’s moving pallets or large volumes of boxes, companies turn to 3PL, Third Party Logistics providers like HB Express to provide them with distribution solutions.

3PL companies like HB Express also provide warehousing, warehouse distribution, cross docking and sorting.

HB Express specializes in LTL, Less than a Truckload shipments and we connect all large cities with the towns and even the remote areas of California, western Nevada and Arizona.

If you or your company needs any of the below services, please call or email HB Express for a Freight Quote at (800) 690-6410 or scottp@hbexpressit.com.

Expedited Shipping

3PL California

logistics California

warehouse distribution

Calfornia Freight Service

Pallet Delivery

 

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

 

 

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

3PL

Medical and Pharmacy Courier

US Mail pickup and delivery

TSA Courier

Same Day Messenger Service

 

 

California Delivery & Courier Services

HB Express represents five (5) delivery companies in California that provide their customers with an array of services to transport their time sensitive shipments:

Medical Courier: Lab runs, medical equipment and nuclear medicine.

Pharmacy Delivery Services: Bulk deliveries to care homes and hospitals.  Also, residential deliveries of prescriptions to pharmacy customers.

3PL Third Party Logistics: Added services including warehousing, warehousing and distribution and white glove delivery.

Express Freight: Car, van or box trucks for shipments from packages to pallets.

TSA Couriers: Deliveries to and from airports.

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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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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.
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