Old Dominion Freight To Open Five New Service Centers
THOMASVILLE, NC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Old Dominion) — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. will celebrate the opening of five service centers across the United States in the second quarter, punctuating its steady growth strategy to keep pace with ongoing customer demand. New and relocated facilities in Bowling Green, Ky., Casper, Wyo., Lakeland, Fla., Ogden, Utah and Parkersburg, W.Va. expand the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s U.S. network to 230 locations.
“We’re always looking forward in order to maintain our commitment to deliver premium service for our customers,” said Terry Hutchins, vice president of field services and real estate. “By continually investing in our service center network, we’re able to exceed customer expectations every day and drive efficiency, especially as capacity tightens throughout the supply chain.”
Terminals feature best-in-class logistics technology and are strategically located to reduce shipping times, increase delivery flexibility and maximize daily volume.
“Old Dominion builds with an eye on future growth,” said Hutchins. “Many locations have contingencies in place for additional expansion and hiring based on customer need and positive economic trends.”
Latest service centers to launch include:
Bowling Green, Ky. – OD’s new terminal boosts the company’s presence in Western
Kentucky, bringing its total statewide network to four service centers. The 9.9-acre facility features 43 doors, and is located near I-65 to quickly access a service area that includes Campbellsville, Fort Campbell, Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville and Scottsville in Kentucky and Portland in Tennessee.
Casper, Wyo. – Near the intersection of I-25 and Bypass 26, OD’s new facility provides greater access to central and northern Wyoming and increases shipping efficiency for its customers. The 22-door, 10-acre terminal will service Douglas, Dubois, Gillette, Glenrock, Lander, Lusk and Thermopolis. Including Casper, OD has four service centers in Wyoming.
Lakeland, Fla. – Central Florida remains a strong area for job growth according to OD’s research. The company built its new terminal close to I-4, to augment a major transportation corridor between Tampa and Orlando. In addition to Lakeland, the 52door, 16.6-acre facility will service Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City and Winter Haven. OD has 11 service centers across the state of Florida.
Ogden, Utah – Since arriving in 1995, OD has established seven service centers in Utah. Anticipating future growth, the company relocated from Ogden to nearby Farr West to build its latest facility in the state. Located adjacent to I-15, the 42-door, 8.1-acre terminal allows for timely access to a major north/south artery supplying the western U.S. The facility will service locations in three states: Utah – Brigham City, Clearfield, Farmington, Logan, Layton, Morgan, Snowville and Tremonton; Idaho – Malad City, Montpelier and Preston; Wyoming – Evanston and Kemmerer
Parkersburg, W.Va. – OD’s second service center in West Virginia, within range of southeast Ohio, occupies 9 acres and features 32 doors. Positioned near I-77, a vital north-south route through the state, the terminal will service Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Elkins, Fairmont, Parkersburg and Ripley as well as Athens, Caldwell, Cambridge and Marietta in Ohio.