GD Express Sdn Bhd (GDEX) was formed in 1997 to provide express delivery service for both the domestic and international markets. It operates a network of 168 stations, comprising 85 branches, 57 agents and 26 lodge-in centres throughout East and West Malaysia. GDEX has a fleet of more than 1000 trucks and vans used primarily for hauling of documents and parcels between stations and the National Hub (termed "line-haul" fleet) for local pick-ups and deliveries. The company's express delivery service operation is structured along the "Hub and Spoke" concept whereby customers' packages are collected by the branches, sent by trucks to a Central Clearing Hub for sorting and then redirected to their ultimate destinations. The group currently employs more than 4500 staff.