Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. recognized Bill Kling with the prestigious 2019 John Yowell OD Family Spirit Award. Kling joined the company in 2004 and serves as a pickup and delivery driver for the Harrisburg, Penn. Service center.
Bill Kling received this award in honor of his hard work and selfless attitude, reflecting the spirit modeled by the late John Yowell, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of Old Dominion. Employees who receive the “OD Family Spirit” award are nominated by colleagues because of their selfless dedication to helping others. Kling was nominated by his peers and selected as the recipient amongst the company’s 22,000 employees nationwide.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with the John Yowell award. The winners before me are great examples of Old Dominion employees with character and drive, and I am thrilled to be one of them. I hope I can inspire my fellow employees to work hard and get more involved in their communities,” said Bill Kling.
A retired U.S. Army Sergeant, Kling is an active member in the local Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US chapter, Ickesburg Lions Club and he is an active member of Bethany Evangelical Church. In addition to his volunteer work, Kling is involved in his children’s school board and shares his industry experience with other Old Dominion drivers as a driver trainer. Kling lives in Carlisle, Penn. with his wife of 19 years and five children.
“Bill’s friendly demeanor and approachable attitude, on top of his accident-free record make him the true picture of a John Yowell OD Family Spirit Award winner” said Greg Gantt, president and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line. “His service to the community and dedication to work is an inspiration to what we hope all OD employees strive to be.”
Old Dominion awarded Kling $1,000 to give to his charity of choice. As a nod to his selfless nature, he chose the Lions Club International Foundation, the world’s largest volunteer service club organization.
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About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services through a single integrated organization. Our service offerings, which include expedited transportation, are provided through an expansive network of service centers located throughout the continental United States. Through strategic alliances, the Company also provides LTL services throughout North America. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers a range of value-added services including container drayage, truckload brokerage and supply chain consulting.