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RED ARROW FREIGHT LINES ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL SERVICE BETWEEN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS AND DALLAS, TEXAS

DALLAS, Texas, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Arrow Freight Lines (RAFL) announces expanded less-than-truckload (LTL) regional service in the southwest with new next-day service between Jonesboro, Arkansas and Dallas, Texas. These new lanes are effective immediately.

This new regional service, provided by the 65-year-old carrier, continues Red Arrow's aggressive growth into Arkansas. Just last month, RAFL introduced next-day service between Little Rock, Arkansas and Dallas.

"We are excited about this opportunity to serve the Jonesboro market with next-day service," said RAFL Vice President Doug Wade. "Jonesboro is a hub for commerce in northeastern Arkansas. We believe we are properly positioned to service the existing businesses there, as well as the new enterprises that are aggressively being recruited to the area."

Wade also said these new lanes will provide a vital service connecting agricultural interests in the Jonesboro area, as well as Arkansas State University, with the vibrant business community in Dallas.

This new service between Jonesboro and Dallas brings to 58 the number of new next-day lanes RAFL has introduced this year.

"We don't want anyone to forget that Red Arrow is a leader in the long-haul LTL marketplace," said Red Arrow Freight Lines President Wayne Tompkins. "But we must respond to the needs of our customers. And these new lanes between Jonesboro and Dallas provide a valuable service in the southwestern regional market. We are now positioned to effectively cover central and northeastern Arkansas with next-day service. We also want our customers to understand that we are rolling out new lanes in carefully-planned stages to insure that Red Arrow meets the on-time service requirements of our customers."

Coordination of freight operations through these locations will be handled by the company's Metropolitan and Regional Distribution Center (MRDC) in Dallas.

Red Arrow Freight Lines with more than 580 employees utilizes a fleet of 17,000 trucks, tractors and trailers and 178 service centers in a multi-regional operating network. Red Arrow Freight Lines offers seamless service with Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation in the east and G.I. Trucking in the west, and provides transcontinental, regional and next-day LTL coverage nationwide. Red Arrow Freight Lines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carolina Freight Corporation (NYSE: CAO) which includes Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, CaroTrans International, Cardinal Freight Carriers, Innovative Logistics Incorporated, The Complete Logistics Company, and G.I. Trucking.
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