ODFL expands facilities in Ohio and Kentucky

ODFL said it moved its Toledo, Ohio-based service center to a larger and more modernized location, and it also said it has relocated its Paducah, Kentucky service center to a larger location.

By ·

Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said last week it has expanded two of its locations, with one of them also being relocated.

ODFL said it moved its Toledo, Ohio-based service center to a larger and more modernized location, and it also said it has relocated its Paducah, Kentucky service center to a larger location.

For the Toledo facility, ODFL said that the 48-door service center has additional yard space and a larger dock to better accommodate its steady growth in northern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. And it added that this location is part of the company’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint as it is comprised of energy efficient lighting with motion sensors to lessen the total amount of energy consumed and solar powered security fencing, too.

ODFL has been in Toledo for 19 years and has more than 30 staffers in this location. The Toledo service center, which is based near Interstate 75, serves 11 Ohio-based cities: Sandusky, Toledo, Port Clinton, Huron, Perrysburg, Holland, Swanton, Bryan, Wauseon, Findlay and Carey; and six Michigan-based cities: Tecumseh, Manchester, Monroe, Woodville, Jonesville and Adrian.

In Paducah, Kentucky, ODFL is relocating is Paducah Service Center to a larger facility to improve service to customers in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois, according to company officials.

It is comprised of an upgraded 20-door terminal near the Interstate 24 corridor, which ODFL said will allow to more efficiently manage the sustained growth in freight traffic in that area.

“The larger loading dock will eliminate congestion and allow us to more efficiently service our customers,” said Doyle Fox, manager of the Paducah Service Center, in a statement. “This enhanced facility will help Old Dominion maintain its commitment to providing outstanding service to all its customers in the region.”

ODFL has been in Paducah for nine years, with 20 employees working at the seven-acre service center. This service center provides LTL services for four Kentucky-based cities, including Paducah, Murray, Calvert City and Mayfield, two in Missouri, Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, and two in Illinois, Marion and Benton.

ODFL has more than 200 service centers. In 2012, it had a $90-$120 million company capital investment project focused on real estate purchases and expansion projects.

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

LTL · ODFL · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Case Study: LEAN Yields Big Results
Every day, companies across a wide range of industries use LEAN in their supply chains, warehouses and distribution centers, finance departments, and customer service centers, among other areas. LEAN practices improve safety, quality, and productivity by extracting cost and waste from all facets of an operation – from the procurement of raw materials to the shipment of finished goods.
Download Today!
From the October 2016 Issue
Over the past decade we’ve seen a major trend in regards to safety regulations for freight transport within the United States as well as for import and export shippers—that trend is the “international­ization” of rules and regulations.
European Logistics Update: Post-Brexit U.K. moving ahead, but in which direction?
Badcock Home Furniture &more: Out with paper, in with Cloud TMS
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
How API Technology Connects the Transportation Economy
Dynamic decision making is made possible through accurate, actionable data. When combined with progress in data science and the Internet of Things, technology companies that add value to direct-to-carrier APIs and combine them with high-power data analytics will create new concepts for the information economy.
Register Today!
Motor Carrier Regulations Update: Caught in a Trap
The fed is hitting truckers with a barrage of costly regulations in an era of scant profits....
25th Annual Masters of Logistics
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and...

2016 Quest for Quality: Winners Take the Spotlight
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence...
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...