LEXINGTON, S.C. (Aug. 24, 2016) - Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Melissa Atkins has been promoted to director of operations development in Columbia, South Carolina.
Atkins began her service at Southeastern in 2004 as an outbound support clerk in Valdosta, Georgia, where she excelled and was selected for the management training program. Since completing the rigorous training program, Atkins has served as process improvement specialist and manager of operations development.
"Under her leadership, the scope of the department has expanded significantly, allowing Operations Development to support all 88 service centers and implement operational improvements across the organization," said Keith Heaton, senior vice president of operations. "Melissa is very deserving of this promotion and we look forward to her exceptional contribution for many years to come."
In her new role as director of operations development, Atkins will manage additional responsibilities, including serving as industrial engineer, equipment manager, pickup and delivery for driver uniforms, financial budgeting for all service centers, real estate analysis and manager of various special projects.
Prior to joining Southeastern, Melissa was a systems analyst in the United States Air Force.
About Southeastern Freight Lines
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 88 service centers in 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 36 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 400 quality awards received from customers and associations. Southeastern Freight Lines subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, provides expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com and www.facebook.com/SoutheasternFreight.
Largemouth Communications (on behalf of Southeastern Freight Lines)
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