Pallet Saver Makes Waves on the West Coast


Warren, Michigan, October 26, 2005 - Central Transport announced today the expansion of its already successful Pallet Saver 05 program to include the states of CA, AZ, WA, OR and NV. This expansion will allow Central Transport to offer even more significant transportation cost savings to all the customers who ship multiple pallets daily on the West Coast.

Pallet Saver 05 programs primary benefits to the customer are very attractive short haul and long haul pallet rates on both intrastate and interstate West Coast lanes. The rates are implemented through a simplified pricing structure and easy sign-up, eliminating the need for complex auditing. Central Transport also offers a pallet saver incentive to customers so that the more they ship the greater their savings will be. If shippers present 25 pallets per week or 100 pallets per month for all locations combined, they can save even more with an additional 10% discount taken off their freight bill. An aggregate pallet provision, where multiple shipments are going to different locations, also adds to even greater savings for the customer.

Nationwide in scope, the program has a very extensive coverage area that includes most major metro markets in Central Transports service area. Over 96% of all US traffic lanes are now covered by the Pallet Saver rates. At this time there are four origin regions (Northeast, Florida, Southeast and West Coast) with more regions planned to be added as the program expands. The origin states currently included in the program are AL, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT and WA.

The Central Transport brand, marketed by Central Transport International, Inc., is a major less-than-truckload (LTL) service reaching across most of North America. The company, based in suburban Detroit, is part of a group of transportation-related companies owned by privately held CenTra, Inc., which Forbes ranks among the largest 500 private companies in America.