LEXINGTON, S.C. (August 12, 2021) – Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, is celebrating 45 years of quality without question service at the Albany, Georgia service center.
Located at 1115 Centennial Ave. in Albany, the service center opened for business in summer of 1976, with 20 dock doors and 18 associates. Since then, the facility has grown to 44 dock doors and over 44 associates.
Seven employees are also celebrating professional milestones after joining the Southeastern team in the 1980s and continue to serve the company’s internal and external customers today:
• Senior Linehaul Driver Wayne Swords, 40 years
• Outbound Supervisor- Phil Macolly, 38 years
• Inbound Supervisor- Mark Horne, 37 years
• Senior Pick Up and Delivery Driver- Kirk Mason, 34 years
• Fleet Services Britt Olson, 34 years
• Combo Driver - Al Attell, 33 years
• Fleet Services - Mark Lasseter, 33 years
“It’s important for us to recognize our senior associates who helped build and grow the Albany service center more than 30 years ago, and who continue to provide the same Quality without Question service today,” said Tommy Herndon, service center manager. “Forty-five years is an incredible milestone for our service center, and we look forward to serving our customers for many more years to come.”
Over the years, the service center has given back to the Albany community, most recently as part of Southeastern Serves, a program dedicated to contributing to communities across Southeastern’s footprint by having associates of all levels get involved with providing for the less fortunate. Initiatives have included food drives to collect soup and other canned and dry goods for donations and helping prepare food packages for Kids Against Hunger.
The Albany service center was the ninth service center opened by Southeastern Freight Lines since its founding in 1950. The company now operates 89 service centers spanning 13 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 13 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 500 quality awards received from customers and associations. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com and www.facebook.com/SoutheasternFreight.
Largemouth Communications (on behalf of Southeastern Freight Lines)