THOMASVILLE, North Carolina (June 24, 2013) – Inbound Logistics has named Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. to its 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) list.
This is the company’s fourth consecutive year receiving the honor, which recognizes companies for their commitment to supply chain sustainability.
The annual list, which will be featured in the special “Lean and Green” (June) issue of the magazine, was compiled based on the four main criteria: measureable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition.
“Sustainability initiatives are crucial to keeping our promise to our customers, communities and investors,” said Jayna Wade, Old Dominion’s manager of sustainability. “As we celebrate this achievement, Old Dominion will continue to seek out ways to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency across our global network.”
In recent years, Old Dominion has invested substantially in environmental programs. In 2012, the company completed installation on a 1.8 megawatt Solar PV system on the roof of a warehouse near its North Carolina headquarters. As the state’s third largest roof-mounted installation, the system produces enough energy to power 200 homes and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1,500 tons per year.
Through the U.S. EPA SmartWay Program, the company adopted numerous other technologies to reduce Old Dominion’s environmental impact, including wide-based tires, longer combination vehicles in specific U.S. markets, automatic tire inflation and recycling programs. Old Dominion also equips new trailers with aerodynamic side skirts – a move that resulted in fuel reduction for the company.
In 2011, the company’s new Canton, Ohio, Service Center opened as the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility in its nationwide network.
Find out more about Old Dominion’s commitment to sustainability in a Q&A with Jayna Wade, visit www.odfl.com/company/sustainQA.shtml.
For more information about Old Dominion, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.
About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free company providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL service. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery, warehousing and consumer household moving services. Through marketing and carrier relationships, the Company also offers international freight forwarding services throughout the world. For more than 79 years, Old Dominion has been Helping the World Keep Promises. In 2013, Old Dominion was recognized with numerous awards: Forbes Magazine named Old Dominion as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies; NASSTRAC honored the company as 2013 Carrier of the Year; and Mastio & Company ranked Old Dominion as No. 1 National LTL carrier for the third consecutive year in a row. More information can be found at www.odfl.com.