What's Up At Old Dominion Freight
Through the years, it has expanded and today has nearly 13,000 employees, 48,000 points of service, and 207 service centers. It has 5,159 tractors as well as vans and trailers. In 2002, their sales exceeded 556 million dollars. It is a non-union company and specializes in LTL (less-than-load trucking) services for general commodities. With LTL service freight is shipped to terminals where it is sorted for local distribution rather than being shipped directly to the customer. They use all the latest technology in determining the status of shipments, including Radio Frequency Identification tags that automatically record when shipment arrive or depart.
Their driver requirement site reads as follows:
Owner/Operator Driver Requirements:
Minimum age 22
High School Graduate or Equivalency or 5 years accident-free driving record
CDL and proper endorsements (includes Double or Triples and HazMat)
Minimum one year experience in tractor/semi/twin trailer operation or completion of truck driving school course
Must Take Old Dominion Truck Driver Training Program
Must take company medical exam and pass DOT drug tests
Line Haul Driver Requirements:
A valid CDL with HazMat and Triples endorsement
One-year tractor trailer experience, OR graduated from a State Certified truck driving school, OR passed the ODTDT.
Good knowledge of vehicle control and safety systems
Be ready for around-the-clock trips to deliver/pickup freight and to be away from home for long periods of time
Pass company physical fitness test
Pass DOT drug test
Pass Old Dominion orientation/training program with a company driver/trainer
Age 22 years or older
Their positions open for owner-operators and company drivers have excellent benefits. A line haul driver averages $75,000 to $90,000 per year. They also have a driver-training program and a truck lease purchase program. The truck lease purchase program features 1/no money down and no credit check or traditional money down and a credit check.
This company has received numerous awards for excellence over the year, the latest being the 2012 CIO 100 Award. They have received this honor for the past four years, which "…exemplifies the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology".
Reports from drivers vary with most satisfied after working there for years. Information about this company and what it offers can be found atwww.odfi.com.