Over its 30-year history, The Clark Group, Inc. has built a position as the leading independent third party logistics provider of value-added distribution, transportation management, and international air and ocean freight forwarding services to the print media and other highly service sensitive industries. Clark’s four unique and complimentary business units, Clark Distribution Systems (CDS), Highway Distribution Systems (HDS), Clark Worldwide Transportation (CWT),  and Preprint Logistics (PP) provide customers with a single source supply chain solution. The company operates a network of 9 distribution centers strategically located across the United States to provide consolidation efficiencies and time-critical domestic transportation services to all regions of the country and internationally. Additionally, Clark offers its customers supply chain export and import services to more than 65 countries worldwide and has developed strategic alliances with numerous international agents throughout the world specializing in print media logistics. Our customer base consists of prominent industry leaders in the publishing, printing and distribution industries around the world.




Clark Group Affiliation: Smartway
The Clark Group is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership program. As partner in the Smartway program Clark expands upon the environmental benefits the company provides through its consolidated delivery model by implementing and maintaining environmentally responsible practices across all sectors of its operations. By engaging with environmentally focused agencies and like-minded trading partners, Clark is making a positive contribution to the health and well-being of our communities, our country and our planet.

Periodical and Book Association of America

Clark Group Affiliation: PBAA
Clark is an active member of the Periodical and Book Association of America.Founded in 1965, PBAA is a not-for-profit organization for publishers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, consultants, and industry service providers. PBAA provides an open-style forum of communication and encourages its members to voice opinions and concerns regarding the single-copy industry. Membership currently consists of organizations which publish and distribute magazines and books in the United States and abroad.


Clark Group Affiliation: IDEAlliance
The goal of IDEAlliance is to enable information-driven enterprises to strategize, innovate, standardize and implement information technology solutions in an open and cooperative cross-industry environment. The unique proposition for IDEAlliance membership is that it is the only association that addresses the end-to-end digital supply chain. By joining IDEAlliance members can collaborate with business partners from across the supply chain to improve efficiencies, lower costs and improve quality.


Distripress is at the heart of the international press network.
The objectives of Distripress are:
• To assist in the promotion of press freedom worldwide with special regard to the freedom of press circulation and to support UNESCO in promoting the free flow of ideas.
• To offer a regular platform for members in the form of congresses, trade events and publications so as to facilitate the co-operation and the exchange of information and ideas from the national and international press industry.
• To represent impartially the activities and interests connected with the circulation of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and paperbacks.
• To further the development of fair and efficient trade in press circulation.

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Domestic Track & Trace

Clark provides a tracking service for domestic print media pool shipments.

Reverse Logistics
Build A Load -
Create and build book return pallets by Publisher location.
Delivery Confirmation -
Search for Proof of Delivery of Publisher return pallets.
International Track & Trace

Clark Worldwide provides a tracking service for international print media shipments.