Commonly Asked Questions About A Career With OD

VP of Human Resources
Dee Dee Cox

Old Dominion Freight Line recently announced plans to hire more than 1,400 employees across the country, including more than 800 Class A CDL drivers. As Old Dominion Freight Line’s vice president of Human Resources, my team talks to many prospective candidates about the experience and benefits of working at Old Dominion and what we look for during the recruitment process. I thought it would help to compile some of the more frequently asked questions from applicants interested in pursuing a career at Old Dominion.

Why is Old Dominion hiring so many people right now?

People are the lifeblood of our organization – freight cannot move without them. As we continue to see a strong economic recovery from the pandemic's onset, the demand for our services is high. To move freight efficiently, carriers must have capacity, which is measured in three areas: equipment, service centers, and most importantly, people.

What driving positions are currently available?

We have open positions for pickup and delivery (P&D) drivers, who deliver freight on a daily route, then pick up freight from shippers in the same territory.

We also have job openings for line haul drivers who transport freight between our service centers. The majority of our line haul drivers have scheduled routes to ensure drivers can sleep in their own bed each day. For example, a driver could be assigned a round-trip from Greensboro to Atlanta.

We are also hiring team drivers who work in tandem with other OD drivers to transport freight to another OD service center over longer distances. When your scheduled drive time is completed, you ride in the passenger seat or rest in the sleeper cab until you reach your destination, or it is your turn to drive again.

Last, we are looking for applicants to participate in our exciting truck driving training program. The six-week OD Truck Driver Training program allows applicants to earn a Class A CDL license and the credentials needed to serve as a P&D or line haul driver.

Can you describe Old Dominion’s company culture?

Our company culture can be defined by two key areas: family atmosphere and Service 2.OD. We live by Service 2.OD, our internal operating philosophy that emphasizes going above and beyond for our customers and each other. We regard our employees as our OD Family; we treat each other with respect and admiration. Finally, for more than 87 years, we’ve focused on promoting from within through providing the training our employees need to advance and the tools they need to take their careers, and our business, to the next level.

Along with advancement opportunities, trucking offers great pay, job security, schedule flexibility, and the ability to travel the country. Our truck drivers, on average, make between $78,000 - $101,000 annually!

Dee Dee Cox
VP of Human Resources

Dee Dee Cox

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