THOMASVILLE, N.C. (July 28, 2010) – Sam Faucette, director of safety compliance, training and recruiting for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., was awarded the North Carolina Trucking Association’s “Safety Director of the Year” Award for 2010.
The announcement was made July 24 during the North Carolina Trucking Association’s Annual Safety Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Faucette has 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He joined Old Dominion as a field safety supervisor in October 2002. He was promoted to manager of safety compliance and training before taking on his current position as director.
“Our company is only as good as the people we hire, and with someone like Sam, it’s easier to keep every promise that we make,” said Brian J. Stoddard, Old Dominion’s vice president – safety and personnel. “We’re excited to congratulate Sam on this honor.”
Before joining Old Dominion, Faucette began his career as a mechanic at Burlington Industries and rose through the ranks to become their best driver trainer.
In addition to his work at Old Dominion, Faucette has served on the North Carolina Trucking Association Safety Council where he has held a number of officer positions, including secretary, treasurer and vice chairman. He recently completed his term as chairman of the North Carolina Safety Management Council.
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.