THOMASVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2016) - Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second consecutive year.
This award celebrates Old Dominion as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
"Working with the SmartWay program, Old Dominion has adopted technologies across our fleet to reduce our emissions impact while maintaining our premium service commitment to customers," said David Congdon, vice chairman of the board and CEO, Old Dominion Freight Line. "We're proud that our work has been recognized, alongside the other strong companies chosen for this honor."
Old Dominion is one of 42 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's more than 3,500 partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, on Oct. 3.
"As the SmartWay program completes its 12th year, EPA recognizes its top carrier partners for their commitment to an efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation supply chain," said Christopher Grundler, EPA's office director of Transportation & Air Quality. "We all depend on the freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that it is possible to compete in this space while placing an emphasis on environmental integrity, allowing for reduced fuel costs which increase revenue while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions."
Old Dominion has been a SmartWay Transport partner since 2008. The partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change.
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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:
•2016 SmartWay Excellence Award winner.
•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.
•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.
•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 Businessperson 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.
•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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