Regional courier companies solve shipping problems

Regional and statewide courier and distribution companies (including express freight and expedited delivery services) are often a far better value and far more cost effective than the big 3 national shippers.  Private delivery companies can also customize service more readily for customers who require late pickup times, regularly scheduled same day service or personalized home delivery of their products or goods.

In California and the western states, HB Express  can provide courier and delivery quotes from the most trusted and experienced delivery companies.  We have worked with the most reliable carriers for over 20 years and earned their trust to represent them in the marketplace.   HB Express also pools the resources and capabilities of the best carriers and private shippers in your required service area to delivery the lowest rates available.

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Medical Couriers transport blood samples for labs

Courier companies transporting blood samples for laboratories must adhere to DOT, OSHA and HIPAA laws and regulations.  The DOT divides it’s regulations into nine classes, but labs are primarily concerned with Class 6.2 – Infectious Substances and Class 9 – Miscellaneous (which includes dry ice, often used for preservation).

HB Express provides medical couriers for hospitals, laboratories and clinics throughout California and western Nevada.  Other common services provided by couriers for these customers include same day, on call delivery service, overnight courier services, pharmacy delivery, express freight for medical supply deliveries, temporary drivers and driver staffing.
Courier services provided throughout California including Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.


Courier Services in California

HB Express provides quotes for the following courier and delivery services throughout California.

Same day express delivery, overnight courier service, express freight delivery services, white glove delivery, cross docking, warehousing, driver outsourcing and driver staffing services and direct to consumer delivery.

Our customer base consists of pharmaceutical companies, auto and truck parts companies, medical laboratories,  fresh meal, home deliveries and businesses requiring home delivery for their products.

HB Express provides services throughout California including San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, the Central Valley, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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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How to save money on your company’s shipping costs

Regional and statewide courier and distribution companies (including express freight and expedited delivery services) are often a far better value and far more cost effective than the big 3 national shippers.  Private delivery companies can also customize service more readily for customers who require late pickup times, regularly scheduled same day service or personalized home delivery of their products or goods.

In California and the western states, HB Express  can provide courier and delivery quotes from the most trusted and experienced delivery companies.  We have worked with the most reliable carriers for over 20 years and earned their trust to represent them in the marketplace.   HB Express also pools the resources and capabilities of the best carriers and private shippers in your required service area to delivery the lowest rates available.

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How to get a courier quote in California

Private courier companies provide many valuable services including overnight shipments, same day express freight and ‘direct to consumer’ deliveries.  Unlike national carriers, these courier and delivery companies provide regional based service and are most often far lower priced than the national carriers.  Private delivery companies also specialized in medical courier services, warehouse distribution driver staffing and home health care delivery.

Couriers connect all points in California

Overnight and same day, local and regional couriers provide delivery options for companies seeking to deliver their products directly to their customers.  For far less than the national carriers, companies like HB Express provide same day delivery locally and regionally and overnight courier service statewide.  HB Express specializes in 3PL, overnight courier services throughout California, same day express freight delivery and scheduled and on call courier services.  For shipping pallets or packages, the most efficient options and the best value throughout California can be found by contacting your local, regional and statewide courier companies.

Connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to all cities and municipalities throughout out the state.

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.

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 a courier quote in California

Getting a courier quote for either a single shipment or a more detailed quote  requiring multiple deliveries going to multiple locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada or the northwest states geographic area can be a daunting task.  Where do you start?

For infrequent shippers or shippers who need national or international delivery coverage, the easiest options might be  the national carriers, UPS, FEDEX, USPS.  For simplicity and reliability these carriers usually work just fine.  You can drop off your package or request a pickup.  FEDEX is usually the most expensive, UPS in the middle, and the Post Office the least expensive, depending on your service requirements, transit, time, insurance, etc.  You’ll pay premium rates, especially for overnight service.  Also, the big carriers have instituted high fuel surcharges on all shipments

Some private companies have developed web-based courier companies.  You can input the information regarding your shipment or shipments and they will get bids from hundreds of companies for you to review.  You still have to figure out which companies are reliable, which ones are giving realistic quotes and what kind of standards the company utilizes for tracking, background checks on drivers, driver vehicles, liability and insurance issues to name just a few concerns.  Another major concern, privacy,  the amount of information you are going to have to submit regarding you and your company in order to obtain a quote.

As a ‘non-asset based’ courier agent, HB Express can give you a personalized quote by phone or email.  We represent five of the largest, most experienced and reliable courier and express freight companies in California.  We are not limited in the number of vehicles, drivers or routes for your shipment.  You will be afforded complete confidentiality and urgency for your quote request.

We cover a service area including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon & /Washington.  HB Express specializes in overnight courier service, same day dedicated routes and express freight shipments.

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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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