Old Dominion Freight Line extended its $120 million expansion this year into Pennsylvania, opening a terminal in Altoona and hiring 14 employees.
The expansion in central Pennsylvania, a key trucking state, follows the opening of a terminal a week ago in Madison, Wis., and a Midwestern hub in Indianapolis.
The $1.5 billion less-than-truckload carrier in the second quarter said it would spend between $100 million and $120 million to expand its footprint this year.
The 40-door terminal in Altoona is ODFL’s seventh facility in Pennsylvania. It will serve nearly 75 cities within a 50-mile radius surrounding Altoona.
“Altoona’s location in central Pennsylvania along the Interstate 99 corridor — and in close proximity to Interstate 70 and Interstate 80 — will allow us to provide direct, next-day service to many locations that previously required a two-day shipping window,” said Bob Rice, service center manager in Altoona.
Altoona is less than three hours from Harrisburg, Pa., and Pittsburgh. ODFL said it would hire 14 people in Altoona immediately and 10 more over the next year.
The Altoona facility brings ODFL’s total network to 215 terminals.