THOMASVILLE, N.C. (April 27, 2016) — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has announced its 2016 John Yowell OD Family Spirit Award recipient is Bill Goins, an employee at the company's Indianapolis Service Center.
The award recognizes an employee who embodies the OD Family Spirit through selfless dedication to helping others. The company created the award to preserve the legacy of the late John Yowell, former OD Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and his perpetual spirit of giving.
"The Family Spirit Award honors Bill's unflagging commitment to helping others," said David Congdon, President and CEO, Old Dominion Freight Line. "His generosity is rooted in his faith, family, church and community, and his work on behalf of the less fortunate extends from local to international."
With Bill's expertise and passion for transportation and logistics, he spends his free time repairing and maintaining vehicles for single mothers and widows in his church and community. He delivered loads of relief supplies to stricken areas after Hurricane Katrina.
Bill has performed mission work in Haiti for 27 years. He has participated in Christmas bags for Haiti since 2004, sending more than 100,000 bags full of gifts for children. He also sends containers of relief supplies to the country each year, and began a lunch program for Haitian school children. Bill's entire family is also involved with his Haitian relief efforts, including his daughter and son-in-law who live in Haiti as full-time missionaries.
Bill joined the OD Family in April 2014 as a linehaul driver. His reliability, unflagging courtesy, and team-first attitude have earned him Employee of the Month, and Indianapolis Employee of the Year for 2015. His industry experience and impressive skills as a driver made Bill the Indiana Truck Driving Grand Champion, and earned him a place representing OD in the national competition.
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About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload ("LTL"), union-free company providing premium service to all its customers. OD offers regional, inter-regional and national LTL service. In addition to its core LTL services, the company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery and warehousing. In addition, Old Dominion offers a consumer product for household moving: OD Household Services. Through strategic partnerships, the Company also offers international freight forwarding services throughout the world. Old Dominion's claims ratio and on-time record are among the best in the industry. For more than 80 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises.
Recently, Old Dominion was recognized with the following acknowledgements for company leadership in the industry:
• Forbes Magazine named Old Dominion one of America's Best Employers in 2015
• Fortune named CEO David Congdon to its 2015 Businessperson of the Year list.
• For the sixth consecutive year, Logistics Management honored OD with its Quest for Quality Award.
• The ATA Transportation Security Council awarded OD with its 2015 Excellence in Claims and Loss Prevention Award for the third consecutive year.
• Mastio & Company ranked Old Dominion as No. 1 National LTL carrier for the sixth consecutive year.
• 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award winner.
• Inbound Logistics magazine recognized Old Dominion as a 2015 Top 100 Trucker and named the company to its 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) List for the fifth consecutive year.
• Commercial Carrier Journal ranked OD No. 10 on the 2015 Top 250 Carriers list.
• NASSTRAC honored the company as 2015 Multi-Regional LTL Carrier of the Year for the third consecutive year.
• SupplyChainBrain named ODFL in its 2015 "100 Great Supply Chain Partners" listing.
• Forbes Magazine named Old Dominion as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies for three consecutive years.
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