THOMASVILLE, N.C. (March 6, 2019) Old Dominion Freight Line continues to celebrate growing capacity with six service center open houses in the first half of 2019. Responding to business growth and client demand, the leading LTL carrier will celebrate the openings of new, relocated or remodeled facilities in Mobile, Ala., Pompano Beach, Fla., Houston, Texas, Otay Mesa (San Diego), Calif., Texarkana, Ark., and Anaheim, Calif.
"Our 2018 results confirm that strategically opening new and renovating existing service centers to accommodate customer demand is helping to grow our business," said Terry Hutchins, Vice President of Real Estate. "We will continue that strategy of searching for new sites to increase capacity and grow our network to continue to deliver premium service that exceeds customers' expectations."
Strategically placed and built with best-in-class technology, Old Dominion's service centers reduce shipping time, increase daily volume and enhance delivery flexibility. Old Dominion's real estate team strategically selects locations to anticipate future growth and heightened customer demand.
"We search for locations in growing markets where we have access to quality workers to expand our network capacity. Expanding our network allows us to immediately accommodate customer needs, and is critical to maintaining our award-winning low claims ratio and guaranteed on-time delivery," said Hutchins.
The LTL carrier plans to increase service center count and capacity throughout the year. Early 2019 service center open houses include:
In addition to the open houses, Old Dominion's existing facilities continue to expand in response to growing customer demand. The Hagerstown, Md. service center was remodeled with 84-doors in October 2018, hiring 31 new employees to accommodate the growth. This service center will help manage deliveries to Hagerstown, Williamsport, Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Westminster, Hampstead and Monrovia, Md., and Greencastle, Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pa.
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 235 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.