Southeastern Freight Lines Celebrates 30 Years of Service at its Orlando and Tampa Service Centers
LEXINGTON, S.C. (July 20, 2017) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services is celebrating 30 years of quality without question service from its service centers in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, this year.
The Orlando service center opened for business on June 15, 1987, with eight dock doors and 27 associates. The location’s business quickly grew and 14 months later moved to a 32 dock door facility. It is now located at 10055 Central Port Drive in Orlando, Florida, with 124 dock doors and 195 associates, three of which are original Orlando employees.
“We are thrilled and humbled as we look back at our past thirty years,” said Steve Burton, Orlando service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “Since the opening of the Orlando service center, the impact and growth we’ve experienced is an exciting indicator of what’s to come in the approaching decades.”
The Tampa service center also opened for business that same day with 52 dock doors and 26 associates. Since its inception, the location continues to stand at 12315 Country Road 579 in Thonotosassa, Florida. Growing from its modest roots, the location now features 181 dock doors and employs 265 associates, six of which have been there since the beginning.
“It is truly incredible to be able to say our location has been open for three decades,” said Charles Parkman, Tampa service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “Throughout these 30 years, our quality without question culture and commitment has allowed us to build meaningful relationships with our customers and we look forward to serving them for many more years to come.”
Orlando and Tampa were dynamic locations as Southeastern has continued to expand since 1987. The company now operates 89 service centers spanning 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico and has been recognized by more than 400 quality awards received from customers and associations for high service standards and innovative trucking technologies.
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