Briefly: Southeastern Freight Lines marks service center's 65 years

Southeastern Freight Lines Greenville Service Center
Southeastern Freight Lines

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, is celebrating 65 years of service at its Greenville service center located in Piedmont, South Carolina.   

The original service center opened for business in 1959 with 10 dock doors and 16 associates. By 2007, it had expanded to include 112 dock doors. To continue the facility’s rapid growth trajectory, Southeastern relocated the service center to 516 Sagitairus Way in 2020, which now has 202 dock doors and 230 associates.  

To commemorate this significant milestone, the Greenville service center is honoring five of its long-serving associates:

  • 47 years of service: Pickup and Delivery Driver Jerry Pennington 
  • 40 years of service: Clerical Associate Gigi Oliver 
  • 37 years of service: Driver Mentor Marshall Cook, Fleet Services Associate Robert Pickle and Office Manager Rosa Little 

 “The Greenville facility has forged a legacy of operational excellence over the years, largely in part due to the dedication our associates have shown to its steady growth since its humble beginnings,” said Kyle Hulsey, service center manager. “As we look to the future, we embrace the task to unlock new avenues of opportunity and continue providing world-class, timely service to our great customers, partners and the community."  

The Greenville service center was the sixth service center opened by Southeastern Freight Lines since its founding in 1950. The company now operates 89 service centers in 13 states, Canada and Puerto Rico and has undergone numerous upgrades in trucks and trucking technologies. 

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Peterbilt recently announced its largest electric vehicle order to date –150 Model 579EVs from Einride, a leader in designing, developing and deploying digital, electric and autonomous freight technology. This order will strengthen electric heavy duty fleets across the U.S. as they are deployed with Einride’s customers, according to a statement from Peterbilt.

“We are proud to announce this partnership with Peterbilt and Rush Peterbilt Truck Centers as we combine our technology platform with their premium hardware to provide a market leading offering as we collaborate on the future of electric freight,” said Niklas Reinedahl, general manager North America at Einride. “Bringing new technology to market is imperative to enabling the switch to electric freight operations and we look forward to seeing this further scale Einride’s footprint in the market.” 

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Einride is based in Stockholm, Sweden and has been operating in the U.S. since 2021.            


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