Old Dominion kicks off nationwide Truck Tour

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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. kicked off its fourth annual Truck Tour during a daylong celebration in Tulsa, Okla. The Old Dominion Tulsa Service Center hosted the first of eight stops on the 2012 Old Dominion Truck Tour, a nationwide excursion aimed at celebrating the company’s history and vision for the future with customers, employees and communities.

The tour celebrates Old Dominion’s 78-year heritage, which dates to 1934. The company, which started with a single truck, is today one of the largest less-than-truckload motor carriers in the United States and employs more than 14,400 people globally.

“We have such a unique and proud history at Old Dominion, and the truck tour gives us an opportunity to share our experiences and plans with each community we visit,” says Chip Overbey, Old Dominion’s senior vice president of strategic business development. “The Truck Tour is a small way for us to thank the many people who consistently help us keep our promises throughout the year.”

The Truck Tour was developed in 2009 to commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary and relaunched in 2010 and 2011. Following the Tulsa stop, the 2012 Old Dominion Truck Tour will stop in Austin, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; Harrisburg, Pa.; South Windsor, Conn.; South Orange, Calif.; and Indianapolis. The tour will conclude on Oct. 17 in Morristown, Tenn.

For more information about the tour or to track its progress, visit www.dominionroad.com. The site also includes video blogs and details about the rig, including construction photos documenting the transformation of the trailer into a unique museum.