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About OnTrac

OnTrac is the faster, more affordable alternative for parcel logistics. Small-package shippers choose OnTrac because we can speed up ground service without the added cost of express shipping. We have a rich history of service—it's the foundation of our commitment to our customers.

Our History

Express Messenger Systems, Inc. & California Overnight

Express Messenger Systems, Inc. logoOnTrac started in 1991 as California Overnight. It was a division of its now 60-year old parent company Express Messenger Systems, Inc.(EMS). EMS began in Canada and expanded its operation through the acquisitions of several Canadian and American courier companies. They saw an opportunity to provide a more affordable next-day service from Los Angeles to San Francisco and created California Overnight.

California Overnight logoThe first California Overnight customers were architects and lawyers, and we quickly grew to help other industries reduce their logistics spend without sacrificing next-day service. We expanded to the rest of California, and then added Nevada in 1996, Arizona in 1997, and Oregon and Washington in 2005. We knew that we had outgrown the California Overnight name, and began preparations for a name change.

California Overnight, OnTrac & 65 Million Consumers

OnTrac logoIn 2008, California Overnight changed its name to OnTrac. It was the name of our shipping software, which had already been in use for over a decade. OnTrac marked the first year of its new name by opening service to Utah. We then added Colorado in 2011, and Idaho in 2013.

The 8-state service area gave customers an opportunity to quickly reach over 65 million consumers without paying the extra fees charged by other companies.

Parcel Logistics & Beyond

DirectPost by OnTrac logoToday, the OnTrac Logistics Network connects companies to local delivery professionals through leading technology, advanced material-handling, and excellent customer service. In 2014, OnTrac launched DirectPost, a USPS Package Consolidation Service. We are a SmartWay Transport Partner, a USPS Workshare Partner, and integrate with over thirty multi-solution software providers.

Our promise is "On-Time for Less," and we stand behind our commitment by offering a Money-Back Service Guarantee. OnTrac provides a more efficient last-mile logistics strategy; the abilities you expect without sacrificing flexibility, professionalism, and cost. It's the next big thing in logistics!

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