Old Dominion Continues Nationwide Growth
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is celebrating the opening of five service centers across the United States in the second quarter of 2018, punctuating its steady growth strategy to keep pace with ongoing customer demand. New and relocated facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Casper, Wyoming; Lakeland, Florida; Ogden, Utah; and Parkersburg, West Virginia, expand the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s US network to 230 locations.
Terminals feature best-in-class logistics technology and are strategically located to reduce shipping times, increase delivery flexibility and maximize daily volume.
“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.
“Old Dominion builds with an eye on future growth,” Hutchins added. “Many locations have contingencies in place for additional expansion and hiring based on customer need and positive economic trends.”
OD’s new terminal in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 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.
OD’s new facility in Casper, Wyoming, near the intersection of I-25 and Bypass 26, 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.
Central Florida remains a strong area for job growth according to OD’s research. The company built its new terminal in Lakeland close to I-4, to augment a major transportation corridor between Tampa and Orlando. In addition to Lakeland, the 52-door, 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 Florida.
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 US. The new 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.
OD’s second service center in West Virginia, in Parkersburg, within range of southeast Ohio, occupies nine 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.