Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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In an era when most companies seem intent on doing more with less, Old Dominion Freight Line is doing more with more. The fifth-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier hired 868 employees in the third quarter alone to keep pace with its rapidly expanding business.

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