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
“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.