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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is expanding its network by adding nine service centers in new and existing markets.
The steady growth brings the Company’s service center count to 245 and solidifies Old Dominion’s presence across the continental United States. The less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s new or improved facilities include sites in Mansfield, as well as in Brooklyn, N.Y., Edinburgh, Ind., Grand Island, Neb., Louisville, Ky., McDonough, Ga., Mesa, Ariz., Milton, Pa. and Olympia, Wash.
The nine new and renovated service centers are strategically placed for operational efficiency aligned with the Company’s long-term strategic plan. Old Dominion’s investment in each market will support capacity needs, improve shipping time and enhance delivery flexibility, allowing the Company to better serve customers as demand continues to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Investment in our service center network is a hallmark of Old Dominion’s long-term strategic plan,” said Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic planning. “We measure capacity in three key areas: service centers, people and equipment. Each area is critically important to serve our customers and accommodate the growing demand for premium LTL services.”
Each service center is constructed with best-in-class facilities to improve operational efficiencies. Old Dominion’s recent investments in innovative technology, such as tools for real-time track and traceability, allow the Company to adapt to meet evolving customer needs while maintaining its premium service.
“Shippers can expect to see improved transit times, faster response times and adequate capacity to meet their transportation needs,” said Overbey. “In each of these nine markets, our team worked together with the common goal of wanting to serve our customer and community better.”
Old Dominion’s service center openings include one in Mansfield. The Mansfield service center sits on 20 acres of land owned by Old Dominion. Sharing a fence line with the Ohio Air National Guard Base, the 62-door facility is strategically located in the middle of several industry- and manufacturing-rich communities. With only 10 of the 20 acres developed and room for 38 additional doors, this service center has room for future growth.
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.