Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., recently announced a modest increase to its base rates, to be effective July 1. The exact increase may differ for customers based on a number of variables, including lanes utilized and the distance shipments move. The increase is approximately 4.9 percent. The rate provides for a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate and cross-border lane charges; it will also offset the rising costs of new equipment and insurance.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.