Motor Carrier Will Leverage ArcGIS for Fleet Management and Business Development
Redlands, California — August 19, 2010 — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina, has signed an enterprise license agreement ( ELA) with Esri that will provide unlimited deployments of Esri's ArcGIS geographic information system (GIS) software as well as data solutions including NAVTEQ Transport. Old Dominion Freight Line, a leading less-than-truckload carrier with over 10,000 employees, 5,500 tractors, and 21,000 trailers, will use Esri's GIS server technology to assist in its fleet management, business development, and distribution network expansion activities.
Esri's ArcGIS software captures, manages, analyzes, and displays geographically referenced data such as truck, shipment, and customer locations; shipping lanes and densities; and distribution center service areas. With the benefit of unlimited software deployments, Old Dominion Freight Line gains the flexibility to establish GIS as a core enterprise system with broader access to desktop, mobile, Web-based, and data solutions. The ELA will also provide Old Dominion Freight Line with streamlined access to software and data updates, consulting services, and training, thereby saving time and reducing costs.
"Having the ability to visualize our fleet and customers' locations using Esri technology will enable our dispatchers and customer service representatives to monitor freight and proactively make better decisions," said Old Dominion Freight Line vice president of information technology Ken Erdner. "Esri's GIS will help our customers and our company keep promises."
Old Dominion Freight Line's first phase of the enterprise GIS will be the deployment of a Web-based, enterprise-wide fleet tracking system that will enable better decisions in its pickup and delivery and line-haul operations. Building on this foundation, Old Dominion Freight Line will deploy GIS in subsequent phases to enable new business abilities in its fleet, sales, and distribution network activities.
About Old Dominion Freight Line
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a less-than-truckload multi-regional 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 container 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.
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