Helping the World Keep Promises Motto on OD Truck

Driven by a Relentless Desire to Deliver

In 1934, Earl Sr. and Lillian Congdon founded Old Dominion Freight Line in Richmond, Virginia, with one truck and a steadfast commitment to keep their promises to customers. Since then, a great deal of work has gone into turning OD into a leader in the freight business. The philosophy of “helping the world keep promises” still guides us to this day as the entire OD family carries on the tradition of helping our customers succeed.

Customer First

A lot has changed over the years, but we’re still the company that puts you first and one that continually invests in our business and our people. OD does more than excel at delivering freight. We deliver on promises.

Vision Statement

To be the premier transportation solutions company in domestic and global markets served.

Mission Statement

To provide innovative solutions designed to exceed customer expectations, increase shareholder value and ensure the continued success of the OD company and our family of employees.

Core Values

OD and its employees believe and uphold these core values: Professional, Reliable, Open, Mindful, Innovative, Serving, Ethical and Supportive.

Why OD?

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Premium Service Delivers Confidence

For more than eight decades, the dedicated work of Old Dominion (OD) employees has consistently delivered premium service to assure that your shipments arrive on time and intact.

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Over 99% On-Time Delivery Assures Reliability

You depend upon consistency and reliability. OD is committed to delivering on-time service and transit times among the best in the industry.

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You depend upon consistency and reliability.

OD is committed to delivering on-time service and transit times among the best in the industry. OD invests millions of dollars each year to maintain a claims ratio that ranks as one of the lowest in the industry. Damage-free deliveries help reduce your hassle and expense from replacing shipped items.

OD Technology Makes You More Efficient

Get the immediate visibility you need to track shipments, billing and related documents efficiently and accurately with advanced online and mobile technology.

We Help You Keep Your Promises

OD works for you. Your feedback is important to us, and we prove it every day by listening, innovating and continually striving to improve your service.

Company Information

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OD Difference

We treat your business like it's our business, that's the OD Difference. 

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OD News

Stay current on all of Old Dominion's official announcements.

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OD Technology

Consistent investments in technology have made the OD network the most efficient in LTL, creating the most value for customers by providing better service, data visibility, and dependable performance.

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Certifications & Licenses

Download key certifications and licenses to ensure your freight arrives on-time at the best rate.

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Investor Relations

View Old Dominion's financial information, including our Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) financial reports.


A Letter To Our Customers

We are thankful to be your trusted business partner and are dedicated to helping you keep your promises.