Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, is celebrating 45 years of quality without question service from its Charlotte, North Carolina, service center this month.
Originally located on Woodward Avenue, the Charlotte service center opened for business in July 1, 1972with five dock doors and 10 associates. Since then, the facility moved to its current location at 4524 Reagan Drive and has grown to 122 dock doors and 218 associates, five of which are celebrating more than 40 years at the Charlotte service center.
Linehaul drivers Francis Rawlinson, Joel Stevens, Bernie Burris and Carroll Ricker and Regional Safety Manager Mike Honeycutt were all hired shortly after the opening of the Charlotte service center in 1972 and remain active with Southeastern today.
"We're thrilled to be celebrating 45 years with our associates and customers in Charlotte," said Taylor Wray, service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. "It's incredibly satisfying to see the company grow and provide opportunities for so many people."
These opportunities continue to grow, including opening Charlotte's second service center facility in 2011, located on a 30-acre site at 11700 Steele Creek Road. This location has 123 doors, 201 employees and a full maintenance shop, providing additional transportation capacity for the region. The ability to traffic freight through two locations in areas with heavy traffic congestion helps maintain on-time delivery standards and other measures of efficiency that lead the industry.
The Charlotte service center was the seventh service center opened by Southeastern Freight Lines since its founding in 1950. The company now operates 89 service centers spanning 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico and has undergone numerous upgrades in trucks and trucking technologies.
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 89 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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