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.

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




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


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



What is White Glove Delivery Service?

White Glove Delivery Service is a special handling delivery option provided by some shipping companies.

Standard delivery service includes a package drop off and in some cases  a signature can be required.

White Glove Delivery is a specialty service that can include the following services:

Delivery Appointments

Special Placement of Shipment at customer’s location

Setup of items shipped

Removal of empty boxes and packaging

HB Express provides timely, no obligation quotes for courier services in California and western Nevada, including:

White Glove Service

Same Day Express Delivery

Courier Services Sacramento

Courier Services San Franciso

medical courier

pharmacy delivery




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:


courier services Sacramento

courier services San Francisco

express freight

medical courier

same day delivery

Save time and money with driver staffing services

Some local and regional courier companies in California provide excellent driver staffing services.  Pharmacies, auto parts suppliers and medical related companies use courier companies to provide a complete delivery program and other to augment their own delivery program during busy seasons.

HB Express can provide you with a timely, no obligation quote on drivers, including delivery vehicles for same day delivery services

Courier quotes for auto parts delivery service, courier service Sacramento, courier service San Francisco, medical courier

3pl warehouse space in California

HB Express provides 3pl services in California, including secure warehousing and regional distribution.  HB provides overnight courier, same day delivery, express freight and driver staffing services.

How to choose the right courier company

Companies turn to regional courier companies for different reasons.

The need for a courier indicates you have important materials that are time sensitive and you need a reliable, cost efficient method for shipping.

If you or your company requires shipments of time sensitive materials in the following categories, HB Express can help.

Overnight Courier Service

Same Day Delivery

Express Freight

HB Express can provide you with a courier quote for these services in California and western Nevada.


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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