Thursday, October 25, 2012

Old Dominion Expands Canadian Gateway With New Detroit Service Center

TROY, Michigan (Oct. 25, 2012) – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center.

Old Dominion, which has maintained a presence in Troy for 11 years, moved into a larger, state-of-the-art facility located on a 16-acre site at 1310 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. The terminal is strategically located along the Interstate 75 corridor, allowing for overnight service into parts of Ontario.

The relocation is part of a $90-120 million investment Old Dominion has committed to real estate purchases and expansion projects in 2012. With the relocation, Old Dominion increased its workforce at the Detroit terminal by 20 percent.

“This expanded facility guarantees our customers will continue to receive the superior service they have come to expect from Old Dominion,” said John Westendorf, the terminal’s manager. “We’re excited about the growth opportunities this state-of-the-art facility affords us.”

The Detroit terminal, which also includes a new repair shop, provides direct service to a number of cities throughout the region, including Auburn Hills, Chesterfield, Ferndale, Lapeer, Oak Park, Pt. Huron, Madison Heights, Royal Oak and Warren.

The company operates a total of seven terminals in Michigan. Last month, the company relocated its Grand Rapids Service Center to a larger facility.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL service and value-added logistics services. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery, warehousing and consumer household moving services. Through marketing and carrier relationships, the Company also offers door-to-door international freight services to and from all of North America, Central America, South America and the Far East. For more than 78 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. In 2012, the company was named as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine and ranked as the No. 1 National LTL carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company’s 2011 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. More information can be found at