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 Sparvin@hbexpressit.com.

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

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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Couriers provide TSA approved service at airports

HB Express offers pickup and delivery service in California to and from all major airports.  We work with TSA approved couriers to insure your shipments are transported in a timely and efficient manner.Additional services in include warehouse distribution, expedited delivery services, express freight in California and third party logistics in California.

What is 3PL or Third Party Logistics?

3PL or Third Party Logistics (also known as TPL), refers to companies that provides more than one logistics service to their customers, usually bundled to further increase efficiency and reduce costs.  The term logistics refers to the distribution of materiel.  A better definition of logistics, set forth by The Logistics Council: The process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow and storage of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of meeting customer requirements.

HB Express provides Third Party Logistics to companies across California, including Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas. HB Express also provides overnight courier, same day distribution, dedicated routing, driver staffing services and express freight services throughout California and the western states.

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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

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