MR. GRANE GOES TO WASHINGTON
If you’ve driven on a highway in Illinois, you probably have seen a big red truck. That’s Central States Trucking located in Bensenville, Illinois, which is one of the fastest growing trucking companies in the Midwest.
Recently, the Illinois Trucking Association and American Trucking Association tapped Doug Grane to discuss transportation issues in our nation’s capitol. He met with three Illinois Members of Congress, including Congressman Peter Roskam who represents the district where Central States Trucking is located. Doug also met with Congresswoman Melissa Bean and Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. During these meetings, Doug discussed issues that affected the industry such as taxes, regulations, alternative fuels, labor issues and the status of Illinois toll roads.
While in town, Doug shared a major development at Central States Trucking with one of the nation’s largest trucking magazines Transport Topics. Central States Trucking purchased twenty acres of land at the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Logistics Park located near Joliet, Illinois. This significant real estate development will allow the company to serve its customers in a more efficient manner by saving time and resources by opening a “satellite office” at this location.
Doug is a third generation entrepreneur who is leading Central States Trucking to unparalleled growth. This family owned and operated business is not only becoming an industry leader but a public policy leader.