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About OnTrac

OnTrac is the faster, more affordable alternative to the national carriers' Ground service. Small-parcel shippers choose OnTrac because we can speed up ground delivery without the added cost of express shipping. We have a rich history of service, and 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, a division of its now 60-year old parent company Express Messenger Systems, Inc. EMS was formed from the acquisitions of several small Canadian and American courier companies, and saw an opportunity to provide a more an affordable next-day service from Los Angels to San Francisco.

California Overnight logoThe first California Overnight customers were architects and lawyers, and we quickly grew to help other industries reduce their shipping spend without sacrificing next-day delivery.

We expanded to all 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 national carriers.

Parcel Logistics & Beyond

DirectPost by OnTrac logoToday, OnTrac 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 are integrated with over thirty multi-carrier software providers.

Our promise is "On Time Delivery For Less," and we stand behind our commitment by offering a Money-Back Service Guarantee.

OnTrac has become a core component of an efficient last-mile delivery strategy, and helps some of the world's largest brands arrange fast ground delivery, and delights customers with a positive service experience. We provide the abilities you expect from a national carrier, without sacrificing flexibility, professionalism and cost. It’s the next big thing in logistics!

Other OnTrac Divisions

OnTrac Messenger

OnTrac International


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