PHOENIXVILLE, PA — A leading LTL carrier is adding capacity to its service center network and Phoenixville is one of its 2021 investments.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. will bring new service centers to Phoenixville, Kenosha, Wis., and Benicia, Calif., bringing its total count to 248 service centers. Old Dominion also relocated or expanded three more facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo., Milford, Conn., and Warren, Ohio.
The 55-door Phoenixville facility opened in response to rapidly growing freight volume across Pennsylvania, explained John Heid, Vice President, Integrated Media, in a news statement. The service center covers an area between Old Dominion’s Philadelphia facility and its other service centers in the middle of the state, simplifying a region that was previously serviced out of four different centers across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Its regional 40-mile service area is expected to grow, and its prime location between major Pennsylvania Routes 76, 422, and 100 — as well as its extra land with space for 30 more doors — positions it well to tackle increasing customer demand, Heid said.
In the past 10 years, the Company has spent $1.7 billion in expanding its service center network equating to a 50 percent increase in door-count during that period.
“Our record-breaking first and second quarters demonstrate that freight demand is at unprecedented levels. We expect the growth to continue as the economy rebounds, so it’s important we continue to invest in capacity,” said Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic development at Old Dominion Freight Line.
“With our six new and upgraded facilities, we’re targeting some of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. to ensure shippers in these areas have access to the superior transportation service they need to meet their own customer demand,” Overbey added.
Old Dominion opened the 20-door Benicia facility to expand coverage in-between its San Francisco and Sacramento service centers. The new facility will allow Old Dominion to better service its wine country customers in Napa, Sonoma, and the surrounding area, eliminating three major daily bridge crossings for trucks coming from the San Francisco area, the company said.
Old Dominion opened the 103-door Kenosha facility as southeastern Wisconsin saw major business growth. The Company once serviced the area out of its Milwaukee service center but needed a facility closer to its growing number of distribution, manufacturing, packing, and pharmaceutical customers. The service center’s location is just two miles from I-94.
Phoenixville, Benicia, and Kenosha are not Old Dominion’s only capacity additions in fast-growing regions. The three other relocated and/or expanded service centers include:
- Warren, Ohio — The newly expanded Warren, Ohio facility increased from two acres to 15 acres, with an additional nine employees, allowing growth for Youngstown/eastern Ohio and adding service for western Pennsylvania shippers. The 60-door facility has room for an additional 24 doors in the future, and its location near the Ohio Turnpike and SR 76 allows for convenient access to customers’ locations.
- Colorado Springs, Colo. — Old Dominion’s third Colorado service center covers the mountainous region south of Denver.
- Milford, Conn., — The Milford facility allows Old Dominion to offer service to customers along coastal Connecticut, covering additional areas including New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Greenwich. The service center, near I-95, has 49 doors across more than six acres of land.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is one of the largest North American less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carriers and provides regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services. For more information about Old Dominion, go here, or call (800) 432-6335.
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