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Delivery Company to Service Internet Merchants

Consolidated Delivery and Logistics Inc. said it plans to expand its residential delivery operations in response to the explosive growth in Internet and catalog shopping.

CD&L will begin offering alternative transportation solutions to Internet and catalog companies in specific cities where the company presently performs home deliveries.

"The strategy will be to provide a customized service for the growing number of deliveries going to individual homes as a result of the nationwide explosion in Internet purchasing. Customers and shippers are eagerly looking for speedier, more efficient alternatives to carriers that currently provide this type of service. We believe we can offer economic and service advantages to businesses selling over the Internet and through catalogs," said Albert W. Van Ness, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer.

CD&L said it already provides home delivery service for many direct-sell companies and catalog shoppers in specific markets. The company is a full service, same-day ground and air delivery and logistics company with 70 offices in 24 states and the District of Columbia. It has nearly 4,000 employees and utilizes over 1,000 independent contractors to provide time sensitive delivery services to thousands of businesses.