Old Dominion Names Dave Bates Senior Vice President of Operations

THOMASVILLE, North Carolina (Nov. 3, 2011) – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has named Dave Bates as the company’s senior vice president of operations.

Bates has worked at Old Dominion for more than 15 years, most recently serving as the vice president of the Central States Region. He will be filling the position previously held by Greg Gantt, recently appointed to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“Dave’s impressive resume includes managing three Old Dominion facilities and helping to develop the vital planning system that we use to organize pick-ups and deliveries,” Gantt said. “I am confident that his long history as a part the Old Dominion family will serve him well as he takes on new responsibilities.”

Bates will be responsible for the Old Dominion’s day-to-day operations, including tracking and improving the company’s service and productivity.

Before his promotion to vice president of the Central States Region, Bates managed the company’s service centers in Miami; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He will be relocating to the company’s headquarters in Thomasville, North Carolina, from Edwardsville, Kansas.

For more information about Old Dominion, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.

About Old Dominion Freight Line
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a national less-than-truckload motor carrier providing one-to-five day service among six regions in the United States and next-day and second-day service within these regions. Through its four product groups, OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-Global and OD-Technology, the Company offers an array of innovative products and services that provide direct service to 48 states within the Southeast, Gulf Coast, Northeast, Midwest, Central and West regions of the country. In addition to domestic less-than-truckload services, the Company offers assembly and distribution services as well as LCL and FCL delivery services to and from all of North America, Central America, South America and the Far East. The Company also offers a broad range of expedited and logistical services for both its domestic and global markets, and for more than 75 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. More information can be found at www.odfl.com.

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