Old Dominion to create 100 jobs with new Whitehaven service center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., one of the largest trucking companies in the country, opened a new facility in Memphis last week, expanding its local presence and boosting its local employee base. The company invested $30 million in the new, state-of-the-art Memphis facility; they currently employs 416 people in Memphis and will add 100 more over the next two years.

The less-than-truckload carrier spent $30 million on its new, state-of-the-art service center. Old Dominion currently employs 416 workers and plans to add 100 more people over the next two years.

The new facility is located at 2098 Spirit of ’76 Drive, in the Whitehaven neighborhood of Memphis near the Mississippi-Tennessee border.

Groups marketing Memphis’ industrial capabilities have for years used the “quadramodal” buzzword, which refers to the city’s rail, road, air and port capabilities. Those capabilities are what drove Old Dominion to expand here, and what should drive continued job growth in the future.

According to the company, Memphis is one of its busiest freight hubs in the country because of the Bluff City’s proximity to Interstate 40, Interstate 55, three major rail heads, the largest American cargo airport and the nation’s second largest inland port.

Old Dominion’s 59-acre Memphis Service Center provides direct service to West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North Mississippi.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate our 35th anniversary in Memphis with this state-of-the-art facility,” said Johnny Stricklin, manager of the Memphis Service Center. “As we continue to attract new customers in the region, we remain steadfast in our commitment and promise of delivering premium service to Old Dominion’s customers.”

By Jane A. Donahoe

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