Panther Expedited Services Receives Distinguished Service Award

Sept. 20, 2007

SEVILLE , Ohio, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Panther Expedited Services, Inc. (Panther), the largest independent provider of critical shipment delivery services in North America , today announced it has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA).

The NDTA Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the Defense Transportation System and who have shown exemplary support of the Association. Andrew Clarke , Panther's President and CEO, accepted the award at the NDTA's 61st Annual Forum and Exposition, held September 15-19 in Charleston, SC . Mr. Clarke also participated in a panel discussion, "Optimizing the Government/Industry Partnership."

"This is the second year in a row we received this distinguished award," said Mr. Clarke . "Nothing is more important to Panther than providing world-class service to the Government and Defense sector. Our objective is to deliver on-time, every time, anytime, anywhere."

Panther provides a full suite of secure transportation options to government and defense agencies. Panther's transportation protective services include: security escort vehicles, dual driver protection, constant surveillance, protective security, and signature and tally record service. The company is one of a select few critical shipment carriers with drivers who have undergone the necessary background checks that allow access to military and government installations. All vehicles are equipped with Qualcomm satellite tracking systems, with up-to-the-minute satellite location updates, and supply-chain visibility down to the street level.

About Panther

Panther Expedited Services, Inc., is the largest independently owned provider of premium expedited solutions in North America . Services include ground expedite, Elite Services, air freight and air charters. Panther has a non-asset based operating model and deploys a 100 percent owner/operator fleet of approximately 1,600 cargo vans, straight trucks and tractor trailers covering the United States , Canada and Mexico . Headquartered in Seville , Ohio, Panther has thousands of blue-chip customers, including 3PL providers, large automotive and industrial customers, technology companies and the U.S. Government. For further information about Panther, visit the firm's Web site at

About NDTA

The National Defense Transportation Association is a non-profit, nonpolitical educational association committed to fostering partnerships between government, military and industry, and maintaining a strong and efficient global transportation, travel and distribution system in support of national security. There are over 8500 members in the association, comprised of both individual and corporate members. There are 60 plus chapters in the United States and overseas in Europe and the Pacific. The national headquarters office is located in Alexandria, VA.

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