Lima, Pa.-January 30, 2008-Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced shipment figures and record revenue for the year ending Dec. 31, 2007. The company reported revenue for the year of $340.8 million, up 5.3% from 2006.

     

    Pilot saw the largest increases in its international and government sales, up 17.6 percent and 23 percent respectively from 2007. Overall, Pilot's international network handled over 722,000 shipments over the year, totaling more than 460 million pounds of freight.

     

    "For the fifth year in a row, Pilot has seen record-breaking earnings.  This year's revenue represents a 57 percent increase over our 2002 earnings," says John Hill, Executive Vice President of Sales for Pilot. "This significant rise can be attributed to the hard work of all of our employees, both in our individual stations, as well as our corporate sales and operations teams. Their ability to continually evolve to meet our customers' changing supply chain needs sets Pilot apart from the competition."

     

    Pilot made several significant changes in 2007, including changing its name from Pilot Air Freight to Pilot Freight Services, to reflect its continually expanding service offerings. Pilot also created a new Logistics Services Division, which includes custom warehousing solutions and expedited delivery services, as well as an Automotive Services Division to serve the automotive industry and grow its domestic business. Internationally, the company opened its first Asian office in Hong Kong to facilitate on-the-ground support, offer faster customer service, and strengthen ties with Pilot partners U-Freight and Global Alliance Logistics (GAL).

     

    ABOUT PILOT FREIGHT SERVICES

    Pilot Freight Services, Inc. is a full-service transportation and logistics provider with 65 offices throughout 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.

     

     

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