Old Dominion Freight Line, a less-than-truckload carrier, is driving deeper into drayage, opening a container drayage facility in Mobile, Ala.
ODFL will haul containers from Mobile throughout the U.S., the company said.
The Mobile site “expands our coverage throughout the South in close proximity to traditional drayage markets,” said Wayne Bersch, director of container operations.
Locating in Mobile also gives ODFL access to truck drivers in the area, he said.
It’s the second drayage facility opened this year by Thomasville, N.C.-based ODFL; it opened a facility in Memphis last month.
ODFL has offered drayage in its key markets for more than 50 years.
ODFL reported $21.6 million in net income on $422.7 million in revenue in the first quarter, backed by a 20.9 percent year-over-year increase in freight tonnage.
It plans to spend as much as $150 million to build its network this year.
In addition to expanding its LTL network and drayage operations, ODFL is expanding its international less-than-containerload services.
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