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Southeastern Freight Lines Opens New Service Center in South Houston, Tx.

Additional Capacity Enhances Service throughout Texas

LEXINGTON, S.C. (Feb. 21, 2013) - Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces the opening of a second service center in Houston, Texas in response to growing business in the region

The new facility, located at 7313 East Orem Dr. in South Houston, features 15,000 square feet of office space, a 9,800 square foot appointment warehouse and 125 dock doors. The facility will provide improved delivery performance and decreased travel time between centers and Southeastern customers. In addition, the new facility will boast many sustainability features, including a solar panel field that will generate one-third of the facility's power and a 10,000 gallon rain water harvesting system to conserve water.

"By adding this service center in South Houston, we will be even better positioned to provide Southeastern's quality without question service to the local market," said Garrett Elrod, service center manager for Southeastern in South Houston. "Southeastern Freight Lines has provided the Houston market with "best-in-class" performance for many years. With the opening of the South Houston service center, our customers in the Houston market will benefit even more from the added capacity with improved pickup and delivery times."

Southeastern has seen double-digit shipment growth each year for nearly a decade in this region. As the business continues to grow, this new service center will help Southeastern streamline efficiencies for customer shipments in the South Houston area. The ability to traffic freight through two locations in areas with heavy traffic congestion will help to ensure on-time delivery standards and other measures of efficiency that lead the industry.

The South Houston Service Center will employ over 100 associates in the Houston area. The new facility will begin operations on Feb. 25 and will celebrate its grand opening on April 11.

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