THOMASVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2018) — Old Dominion Freight Line continues expanding its nationwide network of 233 locations as the company celebrates six service center upgrades this fall. Responding to ongoing customer demand, the company will dedicate new, relocated and remodeled facilities in Birdsboro, Pa., Milton, Vt., Knoxville, Tenn., Commerce City, Colo., Abilene, Texas and Anaheim, Calif. Old Dominion completed the service network upgrades over the summer.
"As earnings this year have demonstrated, demand for our premium service remains high. Our customers expect a carrier that can channel their inventory," said Terry Hutchins, vice president of field services and real estate. "We have to be everywhere to help our customers keep their promises. So, this expansion reflects our strategy of measured continuous growth, building more efficiency in our network and increasing freight density and yield in order to exceed customer expectations."
Outfitted with best-in-class logistics technology, service centers are strategically located to reduce shipping times, increase delivery flexibility and maximize daily volume. They are also designed to anticipate future growth based on customer demand.
"Many locations are built with an eye on future expansions and hiring as markets grow. While we can't predict the future, we remain optimistic and plan for multiple outcomes. Our network allows us to quickly respond to customers' needs, and is critical for us to maintain our industry-leading claims ratio and on-time delivery rate." said Hutchins.
The Thomasville, N.C.-based LTL carrier plans additional openings in the fourth quarter and will assess the logistics landscape for 2019. Latest service center projects to be completed include:
• Birdsboro, Pa. - Old Dominion has eight service centers across the Keystone State. Based in Cumru Township, the new, 82-door service center opened in June and provides quick access to Interstate 176 and U.S. 422, boosting the company's eastern Pennsylvania presence. In addition to Birdsboro, the 15.9-acre facility's service area encompasses Downingtown, Elverson, Leesport, Montgomeryville, Morganton, Norristown, North Wales, Pottsville, Reading and Schuylkill Haven.
• Milton, Vt. - Old Dominion's Vermont facility relocated, and now includes 40 doors and 7.1 acres, adding 22 doors and expanding the company's reach across the state and East New York, around Lake Champlain. Positioned near Interstate 89, a major statewide logistics artery, OD can more efficiently access customers in Burlington, Colchester, Montpelier, Newport, Rutland and South Burlington as well as Champlain, Plattsburgh, and Rouses Point in New York.
• Knoxville, Tenn. - Old Dominion has operated in East Tennessee since 1985, and its new 102-door service center allows the company to handle increasing demand in the region. After opening in August, the 48-acre complex sits at a critical junction of Interstates 75 and 40, providing OD faster access to customers in Alcoa, Athens, Clinton, Gatlinburg, Harriman, Lafollette, Lenoir City, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Pigeon Forge, Rutledge, Sevierville, Stearns, Sweetwater and Vonore. This is OD's seventh service center in Tennessee.
• Commerce City, Colo. - With 213 doors on more than 40 acres, the Commerce City location is the largest of three Old Dominion service centers in the state and an important component of the company's regional operations. After two decades in the market, OD remodeled its facility, adding 62 doors to better serve its customers in Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Castle Rock, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden, Greely, Longmont, Loveland, Sterling and West Minster. It is located near Interstate 270 and Interstate 70.
• Abilene, Texas. - Old Dominion has a significant presence in Texas with 20 service centers across the state. The Abilene service center relocated to a new, 24-door and 7.5-acre facility beside Interstate 20, increasing capacity by 12 doors. It services customers in Abilene, Big Spring, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Coleman, Comanche, Hamlin, Roscoe, San Angelo and Sweetwater.
• Anaheim, Calif. - A new 40-door service center puts Old Dominion closer to its customers in Anaheim, Artesia, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Fullerton, La Habra, La Mirada, Norwalk, Placentia and Whittier. Officially open since July, OD positioned its 3.04-acre site near Interstate 5 and U.S. 91 to shorten delivery response times. The carrier has operated in California for more than three decades and has 16 service centers across the state.
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About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a leading, less-than-truckload ("LTL"), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services through a single integrated organization. Our service offerings, which include expedited transportation, are provided through a network of 233 service centers located throughout the continental United States. Through strategic alliances, the Company also provides LTL services throughout North America. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers a range of value-added services including container drayage, truckload brokerage and supply chain consulting. To learn more about the company's industry leadership, click here.
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