Save time and money utilizing a delivery or courier service

I’ve worked with many companies during my tenure in the courier and delivery business.  From a transportation perspective, Most of our customers have a common theme.  Shipments arrive at their warehouse, usually by tractor trailer, in some type of bulk form.  Sometimes raw materials, or partially assembled products, but most often just in large bulk amounts to be broken down in the warehouse, sorted into smaller shipments and then shipped locally, regionally, nationwide or worldwide, to their customers.

For local and regional, time sensitive shipments, many companies choose to outsource to a courier or delivery service in their area.

Courier and delivery services offer different options including:

  • On demand, same-day pickup and delivery
  • Scheduled, same-day pickup and delivery
  • Medical couriers
  • Pharmacy delivery
  • TSA couriers
  • Express freight California
  • Driver staffing
  • 3PL

To get a timely, reliable quote for any of these services in California or western Nevada, call Scott Parvin at HB Express.

800.690.6410

Scottp@hbexpressit.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What types of services do Courier companies offer?

On demand and scheduled courier, or delivery companies offer different types of distribution services.

While many people think of a courier as a person carrying an important envelope under their arm, either biking or driving to deliver it, actually most courier and delivery companies offer far more diversified services.

Here a some of the delivery solutions you can find from you local and regional courier companies:

1. On Demand Messenger: A package needs to picked up in 4 hours or less and delivered the same business day.

2. On Demand Express Freight:  A shipment requiring a truck needs to be picked up and delivered the same business day.

3. Scheduled Courier Services: A company or organization requires multiple stops to be picked up and delivered on a regularly scheduled basis.

4. Driver staffing: A company or organization outsources their drivers and vehicles to a courier company.

5. Overnight courier service: Picking up shipments and delivering the following day, or following business day.

6. 3PLl or Third Party Logistics: Refers to an array of services that include logistics services for part, or all of their supply chain management functions.

7. Warehousing and Distribution: Courier companies allow customers to store their products at the courier’s warehouse and distributed on either an on-demand or scheduled basis.

There are variation of these services and other services not listed here, but these are the primary services offered by courier companies.

HB Express provides quotes from 5 of the most reliable courier and delivery companies on California.

Questions to ask when getting a quote for delivery services

When companies need to find  a delivery or courier company, either for a one time delivery or an ongoing partnership, the first question and often the deciding factor is cost or delivery rates.

Since rate or cost is such an important factor in deciding whether to use a delivery or courier company, it is critically important to get all charges included or explained in the quote.

For instance, fuel surcharges.  Many companies, especially transportation companies, institute fuel surcharges to account for the fluctuating price of fuel.

Typically, a delivery company will base their rates on a certain set price of fuel, (say $2.50 per gallon of unleaded in your area).  As fuel goes above the base price, they will calculate a fuel surcharge on all delivery rates.  You will find a wide range of calculation methods and fuel surcharge rates, from none at all up to 20%, it just depends on their policies and whether their basic rates cover all fuel surcharges or not.

There are many other ancillary charges delivery companies charge, but fuel surcharge is usually the most expensive of these type of charges and if not explained and then considered carefully, can cause you to make bad choices and spend more money than you planned for you delivery service requirements.

This applies to courier companies, express freight companies, delivery companies and same day messenger services to name a few.

HB Express is a California based transportation company that works with couriers and delivery companies throughout California and western Nevada to insure our customers get the best rates and most reliable service and a convenient one stop option for getting quotes on any type of delivery, courier, express freight or messenger services.

 

How to get an honest quote for delivery services California

Often, when I speak to people who are seeking to get a quote for delivery services, they are pleasantly surprised that they have reached someone who is experienced, knowledgeable and has the time to get an accurate and detailed description of the needs.

There are thousands of small delivery companies, some with only very specific and limited capabilities, due to the fact that they only have one or maybe two customers.  Even delivery companies that have a website can have little more in the way of assets, experience or financial backing that would make you feel comfortable putting your delivery needs in the care.

I started HB Express five years ago and now work with five of the most experienced and reliable delivery companies in California.  I work closely with the owner of each company and insure that every quote we provide an accurate and honest assessment of your needs and the rates for which you can count on paying.

From packages across town to pallets across the state, HB Express provides quotes for the following services:

3PL California, California Freight Service, courier quotes, courier services sacramento, Driver staffing, express freight california, medical courier, pharmacy delivery, Same Day Delivery, TSA Courier, warehouse distribution

 

 

HB Express provides warehouse and distribution solutions

HB Express provides warehousing and distribution services in Northern California including Sacramento, San Francisco and the East Bay .

HB Express can provide you with a quote for these services and the delivery services listed below:

Third Party Logistics 3PL

Express Freight in California

Freight Services in California

Courier services in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento

Courier and Transportation Services throughout the Bay Area

 

Getting a quote for delivery services in California

HB Express provides quotes for Messenger and Courier services in California to facilitate your same day delivery requirements.  From packages to pallets, express freight or TSA courier shipments, HB Express can assist you with a no obligation quote.

We are able to provide on demand same-day service and scheduled pickup and deliveries.  HB Express also provides quotes for 3pl and warehousing in northern California.

 

 

 

 

Driver staffing services Employee or IC

Driver staffing services allow our customers to outsource all or some of their local and regional deliveries, while retaining control of their operations.

Beware of courier companies, delivery companies and driver staffing services utilizing Independent Contractors (IC’s).  These companies are not providing workers compensation nor are they paying taxeson their driver’s behalf.

This could leave you, the customer, responsible for the drivers accidents, injuries and workers compensation claims.

HB Express provides timely, no obligation quotes for courier service, driver staffing, on demand delivery and express freight services throughout California and western Nevada.

HB Express provides warehouse distribution

HB Express has warehouse space available in West Sacramento and Hayward California to store and stage our customer’s products for local and regional delivery.

HB Express provides warehouse and delivery services throughout Northern and Central California.

HB Express provides timely, accurate and no-obligation quotes in California for delivery services including:

3PL

courier services Sacramento

courier services San Francisco

express freight

medical courier

same day delivery

HB Express provide quotes for third party logistics

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, third party logistics, or 3PL,  is defined as “a firm that provides multiple logistics services for use by customers. Preferably, these services are integrated, or bundled together, by the provider.

HB Express specializes in third party logistics.

Driver staffing

Express Freight California

Sacramento Logistics Services

Warehouse Distribution

Third Party Logistics

TSA Courier

How to select a courier company part 2

Price.  Send me your rates.  Yes, price is king when companies or organizations choose a courier, messenger or express freight company to deliver their shipments.

That is probably why these same companies, organizations and especially government agencies have to put their work out to bid on a regular basis instead of having a long term relationship with a reliable carrier.

Here are two other factors and questions that need to be addressed,  that are as important as price:

Operational Soundness: “Show me exactly how you would perform my service”.   Tour courier warehouses, look at similar shipments being processed and delivered, test the service and look hard at the results.

Get references.

If you can get a solid price, personally inspect operations and test the service and then get references, you have a better chance of receiving high service levels and maintaining a successful relationship with your courier company and your customers.

HB Express provides quotes for courier, messenger, third party logistics (3PL),  and express freight services throughout California and western Nevada.

Courier services in Reno, Nevada, Sacramento California, San Franisco, California

 

 

 

 

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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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