Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


ODFL expands facilities in Ohio and Kentucky

By Staff
February 04, 2013

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!

Recent Entries

Lyon, France-based Norbert Dentressangle, a $5.5 billion global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider focused on global logistics, transport, ocean, and air services, said today it has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based Jacobson Companies, a value-added warehousing (VAW) company, for $750 million from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Download the newly released research report, "Transportation Management Systems" conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) on behalf of Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management magazines. Learn what logistic experts are saying about their current supply chain technology infrastructures, how they tackle the transportation component, and revealed the gaps that still need to be filled in order to attain end to-end visibility of a streamlined supply chain.

From cost center to growth center. Get insightful opinions on changes in the marketplace from this independent survey of warehouse personnel. Motorola Solutions examined the current warehousing marketplace in our 2013 Warehouse Vision Report, conducted April-May of 2013.

Even though not all publicly-traded less-than-truckload carriers (LTL) have posted second quarter earnings yet, the early consensus for those that have issued results is looking very good.

The advance estimate for second quarter GDP at 4.0 percent could serve as a sign of a steadier and improving economy.

Article Topics

News · LTL · ODFL · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA