Pilot Freight Services’ Detroit Station Announces 2008 Financial Results


DETROIT, February 24, 2009 – Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced financial results for its Detroit station for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008. The station’s revenue was $7 million, up 109 percent from the previous year. The Detroit station delivered over 19,000 shipments and more than 10 million pounds of freight during 2008.

Nationwide, Pilot reported yearly revenue of $373 million, an increase of 9.7 percent from 2007. Pilot’s growth was driven by its international division, with a 13 percent revenue increase, and its government services division, which saw an impressive 30 percent increase over 2007 revenue.

The Detroit station’s 10,000-square-foot facility employs approximately 15 professionals. The station plays a key role in the supply chain for a diverse range of regional industries, including the automotive industry. In addition, the company also supplies 400 local businesses with customizable freight-forwarding services.

“Our success in 2008 is thanks in large to the very solid operation we have created, that delivers quality service to our customers,” says Zach Pollock, Manager of the Detroit location. “In addition, we have continued to invest heavily in our sales force, putting sales people out on the road and training them to do bigger and better things.”

“Despite challenges due to current economic conditions, 2008 was a very successful year for Pilot as a company, and specifically for the Detroit station, thanks to an unrelenting commitment to customer service and customizing each shipment for each customer,” said Richard G. Phillips Jr., CEO of Pilot Freight Services, “We look forward to another strong year in 2009, with the help of our dedicated employees in Detroit and other stations around the country.”


Pilot Freight Services, Inc. is a full-service transportation and logistics provider with over 75 locations in North America. Pilot is also a founding member of the World Freight Alliance (WFA), operating in more than 190 countries worldwide. The company’s freight forwarding services encompasses every mode of transportation, including air, ground, and ocean, serving all corners of the globe. Pilot’s logistics programs offer a complete line of expedited and time-definite services, international shipping solutions, product warehousing, and inventory management. In addition, Pilot’s online shipment navigator, CoPilot, provides customers all of the necessary tools to make online shipping fast, convenient, and secure. Learn more about Pilot Freight Services at www.PilotDelivers.com.


Press contact(s): Jessica@GregoryFCA.com
Web site: http://pilotdelivers.com/
Press room: http://pilotdelivers.com/pages/pilotnews.aspx

Press contact:
Jessica Hirsch
Account Executive
Gregory FCA
27 West Athens Avenue
Ardmore, Pa. 19003
Main: 610-642-8253, ext. 132
Mobile: 732-995-5366

Company contact:
Peter Placido
Director of Marketing
Pilot Freight Services
314 N. Middletown Rd.
Lima, Pa. 19037
Main: 610-891-8511