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COMPETITION WATCH: Old Dominion Freight Line introduces direct service to Canada

THOMASVILLE, NC -- Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., which had been offering service to Canada through Concord Trans...


THOMASVILLE, NC — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., which had been offering service to Canada through Concord Transportation, will now be trucking direct to Canada.

The 70-year old Thomasville, North Carolina-headquartered LTL carrier began offering service to Canada in 1989 and worked with a number of marketing partners until 1999 at which time Old Dominion partnered with Concord Transportation and introduced TRANSLINE, an integrated program designed to provide seamless shipping between the United States and Canada.

The approach linking markets in the U.S. and Canada reduced
delivery times by as much as 3 days, according to the company.

Old Dominion will now operate Global service centers throughout Canada utilizing its own computers, telephone lines, and dedicated personnel to provide top-notch customer service and transportation solutions.

Commenting on the decision to offer direct services to Canada, Vice President of ODGlobal, Plemmons said, “Our customers were looking for door-to-door visibility and single carrier responsibility. Additionally,having our own equipment and personnel in Canada will provide Old Dominion with much greater presence in Canada which in turn will enhance growth possibilities.”

Old Dominion is one of the largest LTL motor carriers transporting shipments of general commodities such as consumer goods, textiles,industrial and capital goods to a diversified customer base.

Its service portfolio consists of four major components: OD Domestic serving regional, super regional and intraregional markets with 100% full state coverage in 27 of 38 states served; OD Expedited consisting of speed service products; OD Technology featuring technological enhancements and the customer secured area odfl4me.com and OD Global providing cross border service to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, as well as LCL and Full Container Load services worldwide.


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