AmeriQuest Transportation Services Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies of 2009

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AmeriQuest ranks No. 962 on the Inc. 5000 with a three-year sales growth rate of 318%. It also ranks near the top of lists of Mid-Atlantic businesses; in the logistics and transportation industry category; and among companies by gross dollar of growth and revenue.

Inc. magazine announced that AmeriQuest Transportation Services, headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, was among the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, coming in at No. 962 in the prestigious Inc. 5000 annual list. This year marks the fifth time AmeriQuest - which achieved a three-year growth rate of 318% -- has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list.

AmeriQuest, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services, also earned high rankings in a number of other categories. In the Logistics and Transportation industry category, the company came in at No. 22. Among fast-growing companies in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD region, the company was posted at No. 22.

Additionally, it was ranked No. 29 in the top 100 Inc. 5000 companies by gross dollars of growth and No. 48 in the top 100 Inc. 500/5000 companies by revenue.

"We are honored to be recognized among the nation's most innovative, fastest-growing companies," said Doug Clark, president and CEO of AmeriQuest. "Earning a place on the Inc. 5000 is testament to AmeriQuest's ability to successfully weather the economic ups and downs and demonstrates the tremendous value AmeriQuest provides to companies operating in the transportation industry.

"My passion has always been to find a platform where mid-size businesses can compete with the large players in the industry. The growth of AmeriQuest over the past several years validates the success and demand for the AmeriQuest business model," he said.

Since its founding in 1997, AmeriQuest has reinvented the way transportation services are provided by delivering cost-savings on equipment and a wide variety of services to its private fleet and truckload carrier members. The company's success is based on leveraging its proprietary technology and established supplier relationships to give clients a single source for all of their transportation needs.

According to Inc. magazine, the Inc. 5000 list is the most comprehensive look at the country's independent-minded entrepreneurs, which it sees as the backbone of the U.S. economy. "It gives an unrivalled portrait of young, under-reported companies across all industries that are still showing impressive growth," said Jim Melloan, Inc. 5000 project manager.

AmeriQuest Transportation Services
AmeriQuest is a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services. By leveraging the strength of over 700,000 vehicles, AmeriQuest delivers savings, expertise, and opportunities to its private fleet and truckload carrier members. AmeriQuest provides supply management services, asset management services, material handling services, financing, technology products, and outsourced transportation management services such as full service leasing, integrated logistics, and contract maintenance. More information can be found at http://www.ameriquestcorp.com.

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