THOMASVILLE, N.C. (Sep. 1, 2016) -Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. sent 19 drivers to compete in the 79th Annual National Truck Driving Championship in Indianapolis.
Bill Hill, a driver based out of Old Dominion's Boise, ID Service Center earned second place in the Flatbed Class. In 2012, Hill was named the Grand Champion and Idaho's Rookie of the Year. That same year and for the next two years, he won first place in the 5-Axle Van Class. Hill has been driving professionally for 15 years, and started at Old Dominion in 2006.
Mark Putnam, a driver out of the Greenville, SC Service Center was part of the winning South Carolina State Team. The State Team Trophy was awarded to the team of state champions who achieved the highest average score at the Championships. The state association and each driver on the winning team received a plaque. Putnam has been driving for Old Dominion since 2006.
"The NTDC is an opportunity for us to celebrate our driver's hard work, skills and competitive spirit," said Greg Gantt, president and COO of Old Dominion. "We are extremely proud of Bill Hill, Mark Putnam and every member of the OD Family that participated in the National and State Championships."
The National Truck Driving Championship is hosted every year by the American Trucking Associations. The winners in eight classes of competition from 50 State Trucking Associations' Truck Driving Championships move onto compete in the National Championship.
The competition includes a written examination, personal interview, pre-tip inspection test and skills test. Drivers have the opportunity to demonstrate their driving and inspection skills, as well as their knowledge and professionalism.
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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:
•For the seventh consecutive year, Logistics Management honored OD with its Quest for Quality Award.
•SupplyChainBrain named ODFL in its 2016 "100 Great Supply Chain Partners" listing.
•Inbound Logistics magazine recognized Old Dominion as a 2016 Top 100 Trucker and named the company to its 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) List for the sixth consecutive year.
•NASSTRAC honored the company as 2016 Multi-Regional LTL Carrier of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.
•Forbes Magazine named Old Dominion one of America's Best Employers in 2015
•Fortune named CEO David Congdon to its 2015 Business person of the Year list.
•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.
•Commercial Carrier Journal ranked OD No. 10 on the 2015 Top 250 Carriers list.
•Forbes Magazine named Old Dominion as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies for three consecutive years.
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