Daily Archives: February 23, 2015

Old Dominion Opens Watertown Service Center

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WATERTOWN, S.D. (Feb. 23, 2015) — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. today opened a new service center in Watertown, the company’s third in South Dakota.

With the increasing population and economic growth in the region, the opening of the service center in Watertown is vital for the Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s growth and will help serve the region’s robust manufacturing sector. The one-acre, 12-door service center will employ five.

“This expansion will benefit our customers not only in Watertown, but throughout northeast South Dakota,” said Ken Petersen, manager of the Watertown Service Center. “With this new facility, we are poised to expand our current business and better deliver the premium service customers expect from Old Dominion.”

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Old Dominion Opens Expanded Oshkosh Service Center

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MENASHA, Wis. (Feb. 23, 2015) — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. today opened an expanded service center in Oshkosh, allowing the company to better serve the region’s resurging paper industry.

The opening of the service center in Oshkosh is a key facility for the Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s growth in the region. The eight-acre, 48-door service center will lead to 15 new jobs and replaces a 37-door facility Old Dominion has maintained in the area for 15 years.

The facility is located at 1020 Ehlers Road in Menasha, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 41 in the heart of the Fox River Valley. The service center will provide direct service to cities in Wisconsin (Appleton, Chilton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Kaukauna and Neenah) and Michigan (Escanaba, Iron Mountain and Marinette).

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PMA and ILWU Reach West Coast Port Agreement

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Posted by Averitt Express on Feb 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Just as the media seemed poised to run headlines decrying the complete shutdown of operations at West Coast ports, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced this past Friday evening that a tentative agreement had been reached.

“After more than nine months of negotiations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that is good for workers for the industry,” said PMA president James McKenna and ILWU president Bob McEllrath in a joint statement. “We are also pleased that our ports can now resume full operations.”

The months-long labor dispute at 29 West Coast ports created a massive backlog of cargo that has disrupted the flow of freight across the entire country. The congestion had forced container ships to anchor at bay for weeks at a time before being unloaded and had also caused critical slowdowns in intermodal and truck transportation services. Delivery times had moved from an average of 20 to 30 days to as much as 90 days since the beginning of the crisis last July.

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