THOMASVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2017) — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. partnered with Major League Baseball (MLB) teams across the country for "Moving Day". The Spring Training send-off is a ritual where fans and players celebrate the start of a new season.
Old Dominion partnered with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals and New York Mets for Moving Day and the 2017 season.
The Angels' Old Dominion Moving Day on February 3, featured the Single Game Ticket On Sale and Yard Sale, as well as interactive activities and games for fans at the front gates of Angel Stadium. Angels infielder Danny Espinosa, broadcaster and former pitcher Mark Langston and bench coach Dino Ebel signed autographs throughout the event. Old Dominion moved the Angels to Spring Training in Tempe, Arizona.
The Chicago White SoxFest celebrated the team's sendoff on January 29, before departing for Glendale, Arizona. Old Dominion moved all of the team's equipment to the Hilton Chicago for the annual convention, SoxFest 2017.
"We are proud to continue our partnership with MLB teams across the country, and are excited for the 2017 season to begin," said David Carter, vice president of marketing and communications at Old Dominion Freight Line.
On February 2, Old Dominion prepared for the Kansas City Royals departure to Surprise, Arizona. Old Dominion loaded the trailer with all of the team's equipment.
Old Dominion moved the New York Mets to Port St. Lucie, Florida for Spring Training on February 3. The Mets held an invitation-only Open House for behind-the-scene activities, including visits to the team clubhouse, autographed memorabilia and an appearance from Mr. and Mrs. Met.
The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs also have partnered with Old Dominion for the 2017 season.
For more information about Old Dominion, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335. On Twitter: @ODFL_Inc and Facebook: Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
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:
•Institutional Investors named David Congdon 2017 Best CEO for Airfreight & Surface Transportation division
•The ATA Transportation Security Council awarded OD with its 2016 Excellence in Claims and Loss Prevention Award for the fourth consecutive year.
•Mastio & Company ranked Old Dominion as No. 1 National LTL carrier for the seventh consecutive year.
•ATA 2016 President's Trophy Award winner in the Over 100 Million Miles category
•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.
•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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