August 21, 2008

Ryan McLaughlin

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Trucking Company Earns Back-To-Back Award

New York- Inc. Magazine has announced Central States Trucking located in Bensenville, Illinois, as one of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. This is the second consecutive year Central States Trucking has been named to the exclusive list. The Inc. 5,000 highlights the fastest growing privately held businesses in America. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

"This award recognizes the continued tremendous growth our company is experiencing as we provide customers world-class service with a personal touch", said Doug Grane, President, Central States Trucking. "We are honored to receive this ranking once again by one of the nation's premier entrepreneurial publications."

Methodology
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2004, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2007. Revenue in 2004 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2007 must have been at least $2 million. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.

About Central States Trucking
Central States Trucking is one of the fastest growing trucking companies in the Midwest. 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 with its headquarters located in Bensenville, Illinois. By utilizing its 300 employees, 200 tractors and 300 company owned trailers, Central States Trucking serves customers across six Midwestern states in four specific areas of transportation: container drayage (intermodal), dedicated contract, line haul and CFS warehouse (ocean and air freight break bulk).

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