July 24, 2007

Forecast Reveals the Strength of Dedicated Contact Carrier Division

Bensenville, IL – Central States Trucking is projected to double their revenues in the past four years from $21 million to $42 million, based in large part to their successful dedicated contract carrier division. Central States Trucking, through the utilization of dedicated contract carrier services, is able to provide world-class transportation solutions for a diverse range of consumers throughout Chicago and the greater Midwest. CST operates with over 200 drivers and 300 company-owned trailers. Founded in 1980, Central States Trucking has achieved unbelievable growth of late due to their innovation and ability to roll up their sleeves and provide solutions to their customers’ needs.

“Our dedicated contact carrier division has the ability to provide detailed and efficient solutions for our customers,” said Doug Grane, President, Central States Trucking. “Our focus is not only on providing an overall improved level of service, but also on saving our customers significant dollars. Improved service at a lower cost is a great formula to putting yourself on the path to being one of the faster growing trucking companies in the Midwest.”

Central States Trucking’s dedicated contract carriage division works with a number of Fortune 500 companies as an outsourcing service that focuses on a reduction in transportation costs, an improvement in logistics / distribution operations, and the redirection of time and capital back into their client’s core business functions. Outsourcing is often able to help business improve for both companies big and small because it provides the opportunity to focus on core areas of strength, while partnering with an experienced vendor that is also a market leader within their own trade.

With a family trucking history dating back to 1925, current ownership is proud to continue on as third generation entrepreneurs. Central States Trucking was founded in 1980 and today operates in six Midwestern states and employs 300 people with its headquarters located in Bensenville, Illinois. Central States Trucking serves customers in four specific areas of transportation: container drayage (intermodal), dedicated contract, line haul and CFS warehouse (ocean and air freight break bulk).