Old Dominion plans to hire 800 drivers in next 3 months

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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Thursday, March 4, said it expects to hire 800 truck drivers over the next three months to accommodate business growth. The new job openings are in response to a strong economic recovery with robust freight demand, tighter capacity, and "Old Dominion’s continual investment in its workforce," according to a statement from the company.

The Thomasville, North Carolina LTL carrier has more than 1,200 jobs open, including drivers, dock workers, and clerical positions. 

Old Dominion’s hiring plans include adding 275 line haul drivers, 260 pickup and delivery drivers, 100 team drivers, and more than 430 dock workers. With current trends, Old Dominion anticipates that it will hire a total of 800 drivers in the next three months with a combination of new employees and by training current employees in the company’s truck driver training program.

All new truck driver hires will be full-time employees with average annual pay ranging from $73,000 for pick-up and delivery drivers and $99,000 for line haul drivers, according to the company's statement. Additional benefits such as health insurance including an option at no cost to the employee, company-sponsored 401(k) and paid time off. In some locations, Old Dominion is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates.

“Our OD People are the heart of our operations and we’re looking to add to our workforce in response to a growing demand for our premium service,” said Marty Freeman, executive vice president, and chief operations officer at Old Dominion Freight Line. “There’s never been a better time to consider a career in transportation. These career opportunities offer a great work-life balance, a competitive compensation package, on-the-job training, and career advancement opportunity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply.”

Qualified applicants can visit ODFLDrivers.com to learn more about open opportunities and apply.