Best Logistics, Inc. is the only Northern California logistics and public warehouse service provider with direct access to the West's major ports, railroads and highways, offering a national network of connections for warehousing and transportation services.

Our Vision

As a leader in regional, national and international logistics, the primary purpose of Best Logistics is to provide quality, industry expertise and service excellence.

Our Mission

Best Logistics’ personalized approach, emphasis on quality and leading edge technology enhances our ability to design custom solutions that meet and exceed the demands of today’s changing business environment. Innovating solid transportation with the use of fleet management services from companies like https://www.lytx.com/en-us/resources/articles/distracted-driving, distribution, warehousing and value add services for over 40 years. It is Best Logistics’ commitment to our customers and dedicated team that drives us to deliver consistent value, making Best Logistics the superior choice for third party logistics services.

In 2009, Best Logistics expanded their operation to the Port of Stockton where they operate as long-term tenants of the Port and serve many local, regional and international businesses in the food, consumer, retail, industrial and building markets.

Company History

Best Logistics, Inc. originated from the San Francisco Bay Area where Bert Artlip, our original founder, served as foreman of operations in Northern California for the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1968, Bert was promoted to sales for the Santa Fe Trails. He was convinced that he could create opportunities for Santa Fe to backhaul imports from the Western US to the Midwest and East coast utilizing carrier onboarding and the rail system. Consolidating imports into trailers from the Port of San Francisco for what would be the first TOFC movements using Custom’s house license #15, Bert was successful. In 1971, the rail industry made the decision to change their over the road and intermodal business models, and at that time, Bert became a key operator for a local IMC. Realizing his passion for serving customers and growing business, in 1973, Bert purchased his own trucking company in Berkeley. To better serve its’ customers from a centralized Western US location directly located on Interstate 5 and within minutes of the major domestic rail hubs, Best Logistics moved to the Central Valley, where today is home for many large retail and manufacturing distribution centers.

Bert’s children, Greg and Erin, have served the industry since the 1980’s and have also served companies such as Viking Freight Systems (now Fedex) and Pepsico Foodservice.

Greg Artlip, President

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg is the eldest son of Bert and Charlotte Artlip. Born and raised in the transportation industry, his family has served the industry for 3+ generations. Greg has worked in the industry since the 1970’s, serving such companies as M & L Trucking, Milne Truck Lines, Viking Freight Systems, Active Distribution and Building Material Distributors. He has filled many roles throughout his career including Dispatcher, Warehouse Supervisor, Safety Coordinator, Inventory Control Manager, Operations Manager and Sales. With over thirty-five years in the industry, Greg’s professional experience provides the opportunity to share best practices in material and inventory management, transportation and distribution services. Greg is a member of various industry-related organizations such as IWLA, CTA, and Chamber of Commerce; he is an avid Nascar and Giants fan and especially enjoys spending time with family.

Best Practices

Team environment built on respect, cooperation, and creativity.
Personal responsibility based on integrity, ethics, accountability, empowerment, dependability and resourcefulness.
Customer focus on goals and objectives, economy, efficiency, flexibility, courtesy, responsiveness, good judgment and continuous improvement.
Diversity to serve manufacturing, international and domestic trade, wholesale distribution and consumer markets.

We are very pleased with the service and support that the Best Logistics team provides our company on a daily basis. They have worked to know our business and are able to handle our general and specific needs sometimes with very fast turnarounds. Very professional and a pleasure to work with. We made a good choice.


Best Logistics has always been my “Go To” logistics company for central California. They are always friendly and willing to help. Value Added? You keep me from laying over and having to coordinate another trucking outfit for delivery the following week. That is incredibly valuable for a private fleet, which has unique circumstances. I have nothing negative to say about my experiences with Best Logistics. I only wish you could help me on Saturday morning sometimes but you have to give a hardworking crew a rest.

Transportation Manager

Best Logistics lives up to their name of being the Best. They are welcoming and always listen to our needs. Erin Jenkins and her team make you feel like their only customer, they will do everything they can to ensure our supply chain is the best it can be. What makes Best Logistics unique is a balance of a family-run company free, but with big corporate capabilities. There is no limit for them, and they are always willing to take on new projects/challenges for us. My biggest compliment to them is their full transparency in everything they do, and it is much appreciated from our side! I would 100% recommend Best Logistics to anyone looking for a full logistics company – and I have!

Operations Manager

Your single solution for warehousing, transportation and supply chain services. We look forward to providing both you and your customers top quality services based on what you value most.