January 2015


Old Dominion Freight Line

January 30, 2015
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Phone: 435-750-0297
Fax: 435-750-0322
Email: customer.service@odfl.com
Old Dominion Freight Line: ‘Helping the World Keep Promises’ Since 1934
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national less-than-truckload (LTL) service and logistics services.
A Brief Overview
The company offers a wide range of innovative products and services for all size businesses. Through its national network of 225 state-of-the-art service centers, Old Dominion offers domestic LTL; expedited; drayage and assembly; and distribution services, as well as container delivery services worldwide.
The company’s five product groups:
  • OD Domestic’s single source operation helps customers manage their domestic shipping needs with confidence. Old Dominion provides complete nationwide coverage across all regions of the United States, and the company’s super-regional service allows customers to ship nationally with the most competitive transit times available.
  • OD Expedited provides daily on-time deliveries, guaranteed deliveries within normal transit times and time-specific deliveries, including air service, tailored to customers’ needs. Old Dominion provides online tracking and tracing, monitored shipments 24/7 and a seasoned, proactive team to serve customers.
  • OD Global offers seamless, reliable worldwide LCL and FCL services tailored to meet customers’ export and import, foreign to foreign or air freight needs. Old Dominion’s Pacific Promise provides businesses with standard guaranteed transit times and simplified rates from origin ports in China and Taiwan to any U.S. domestic destination. The offering also includes port-to-door tracking of all shipments.
  • OD Technology’s award-winning technology enables the company to manage both equipment and shipments more efficiently while consistently providing customers with premium service and access to real time information.
  • OD People is the backbone of the company’s success. Old Dominion’s more than 18,000 union-free employees aim to make customers’ businesses Old Dominion’s business.
A Brief History
Earl and Lillian Congdon founded the company in 1934 with a single truck running between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia. After Earl Congdon died in 1950, Lillian Congdon assumed the presidency and was joined by sons Earl Jr. and Jack.
By 1957, Old Dominion extended its operations to most major markets in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Five years later, the company relocated its headquarters to High Point, N.C.
Between 1969 and 1979, the company entered a period of expansion, acquiring a number of competing trucking lines. With the deregulation of the trucking industry in the 1980s, Old Dominion extended its service area into Florida, Tennessee and California and also started serving the major markets of Chicago and Dallas. The company went public in 1991.
David Congdon, son of Earl Congdon Jr. and grandson of the company’s founders, was named president and COO in 1997. Today, he serves as the company’s president and CEO. Earl Congdon Jr. continues to serve with the company as executive chairman of the board.
For more information about Old Dominion, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.