Old Dominion Freight Line Company Review

Old Dominion Freight Line Company Overview

Old Dominion Freight Line company logo

1934: Earl and Lillian Congdon founded Old Dominion Freight Line with a single truck running between Richmond, VA and Norfolk, VA.

1980-1994: Congress partially deregulates the motor carriers, granting nationwide operating authority to all applicants. OD extends services to Florida, Tennessee, California, Dallas and Chicago. OD concentrates on LTL, building density and improved profitability. OD goes public in 1991. OD initiates Intraregional service in the mid-Atlantic region in 1993.

2001-2005: OD acquires Carter and Sons Trucking. OD expands into Nevada, Nebraska, Oregon and Washington State and builds density in existing areas throughout the country. Globally, OD introduces direct service to Canada. In 2005, OD expands into South Dakota and Vermont and continues to build density in existing areas throughout the United States.

Old Dominion Freight Line Paid CDL Training

ODFL Paid CDL Training

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  • Length Of Training At ODFL

    The training at ODFL will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • ODFL Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with ODFL

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At ODFL you will run solo after training.

Old Dominion Freight Line Corporate Headquarters

Map of ODFL corporate headquarters
500 Old Dominion Way
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 1-800-432-6335
Website: Old Dominion Freight Line

Getting Hired At Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must possess a valid commercial driver's license with hazmat, doubles, triples and tanker endorsements.
  • Must have 12 months previous tractor trailer driving experience and/or be a graduate of a State Certified and Licensed truck driving school, acceptable to Old Dominion and/or have satisfactorily completed the Old Dominion truck driver training program (ODTDT 8/88)
  • Must have the ability to read, write and understand English, and perform simple mathematical calculations with mental ability to handle receipts, read maps, road signs, maintain logs, etc.
  • Must have the ability to properly operate hand held mini-computer when required.
  • Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
  • Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance, and extended periods, of time.
  • Must be available for around-the-clock trips to accommodate freight movements and must be able to be away from home for extended periods of time.
  • Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the US Department of Transportation.
  • Must satisfactorily pass a drug test.
  • Must satisfactorily pass an alcohol test (if applicable)
  • Must satisfactorily pass the orientation/training program instructions by an Old Dominion qualified driver trainer.
  • Must be at least 22 years of age.
  • Must be available for work at all times in order to meet customer pickup and delivery schedules.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    ODFL does not allow any DUI's

ODFL Hiring Area

ODFL hires from all 48 contiguous states

Old Dominion Freight Lines operates at least 223 shipping centers and 32 transfer points, and cover every state in the lower 48.

Minimum Hiring Age For Old Dominion Freight Line

ODFL Minimum Hiring Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • NFI 23  
  • ODFL 22  
  • Lone Star 22  
  • USA Truck 21  
  • Maverick 21  
  • Swift 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Old Dominion Freight Line

ODFL Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Eagle  18  
  • P&S  12  
  • Rush  6  
  •  CT
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  ODFL
    No Experience Required

Old Dominion Freight Line Operations

Driving Opportunities At Old Dominion Freight Line

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated
  • Food Tanker
  • Chemical Tanker
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Line-Haul

ODFL Operating Area

ODFL operates all 48 contiguous states

Old Dominion Freight Lines operates at least 223 shipping centers and 32 transfer points, and cover every state in the lower 48.

Old Dominion Freight Line Terminal Locations

Old Dominion Freight Line terminal locations

ODFL Yearly Revenues

ODFL: $2,788,000,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
  • ODFL  $2.79B
  • Prime  $1.3B
  • Saia  $1.3B
  • Heartland  $582.26M
  • Ward  $159.03M
  • G & P  $80M

ODFL Yearly Miles

ODFL: 646,902,684

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • ODFL  646.9M
  • ABF  343.23M
  • May  94.3M
  • Falcon  63.15M
  • CTL  22.08M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

ODFL Company Policies

  • ODFL Home Time Options

    ODFL has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
  • ODFL Rider Policy

    ODFL does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • ODFL Tuition Reimbursement

    ODFL does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • ODFL Pet Policy

    ODFL does not allow pets.

ODFL Company Equipment

ODFL Number Of Trucks

ODFL Number Of Trucks:
6,400 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • ODFL  6,400
  • TransAm  1,400
  • SRT  1,147
  • Paschall  950
  • JBS  600
  • Lynden  198

ODFL Number Of Trailers

ODFL Number Of Trailers:
19,400 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • Schneider  49,850
  • ODFL  19,400
  • NFI  8,200
  • Marten  4,300
  • Lone Star  2,500
  • Wil-Trans  300

ODFL Governed Speed

ODFL Speed:

  • Carter  68 mph
  • CRST  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Koch  64 mph
  • Prime  62 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • ODFL  0 mph

ODFL Tractor Brands

  • ODFL

  • P&S

  • Jim Palmer

  • CT

  • Maverick

  • Celadon

  • Crete

  • Transport America

  • Marten

  • USA Truck

  • Watkins Shepard

  • J.B. Hunt

ODFL Transmission Types

ODFL has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • J.B. Hunt
    • SRT
    • Prime
    • MTS
    • Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • Carter
    • AAA Cooper
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Wil-Trans
    • Navajo
    • Dart
    • CRST
    • Ozark
    • Schneider


ODFL has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Hirschbach
    • Maverick
    • Navajo
    • Prime
    • Wil-Trans
    • Carter
  • Without APU's
    • R + L
    • Beelman
    • Dillon
    • Swift
    • Quality Distribution
    • ABF
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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