Dayton Freight Lines

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Founded in 1981, Dayton Freight is a private, union-free LTL (less-than-truckload) freight carrier headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. With 70+ Service Centers in the Midwest region, Dayton Freight offers shippers 1 or 2 day service to thousands of points throughout a 15 state area. With our Strategic Partners, we can serve all of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Guam. Dayton Freight, recognized leader in regional LTL transportation services, is truly different from other carriers. It’s apparent in how we treat our customers, and each other. Our culture is one of teamwork, respect and professional honesty. Dayton Freight appreciates its employees: you are not just a number, you are family. We attribute our growth to the dedication of our employees, and the loyalty of our customers and business partners. Mission: Our mission is to be the recognized leader in providing high quality regional LTL transportation services. We will accomplish our mission through trained & empowered employees who are dedicated to continuous improvements that focus on our customers & internal processes. Our ultimate measure of success will come from customer loyalty & partnerships. The services provided by Dayton Freight Lines are the end result of our efforts & designed to meet or exceed our customers’ needs & expectations.

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3.4

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Transportation

Category

Shipping & Logistics

ESG/Ethical Impact

Dayton Freight is committed to the health of the planet and our communities. As a SmartWay Transport Partner, our ongoing Go Green efforts include: Service Center Initiatives: Strategically placed Service Centers allowing us to be closer to our customers and reduce our carbon footprint. Routes planned accordingly to reduce engine idling time, improve engine life and save money on fuel. Routinely retrofit Service Centers to LED lighting. Utilize energy saving equipment in new or remodeled facilities. Equipment Initiatives: Yearly purchase of new tractors, trailers and forklifts. Retire old models to help increase efficiencies, meet regulations and improve air quality. Better engine life with selected high efficiency vehicle components including alternators, transmissions and drive axles. Economic shipping solutions with our versatile equipment including: bruck trucks, eVans and a variety of trailer sizes. Regular scheduled preventive maintenance and OEM requirements. Wingman Fusion trucks added to our fleet to help decrease accidents and over speed incidents. Testing battery powered equipment in select markets. Proper recycling of used oils, scrap metal, filters and aerosol cans. Technology Initiatives: Paperless systems. Digital documentation and viewing. Use biodegradable products and technology. Routine electronic/computer upgrades to better power efficient devices. Implemented data center cooling options to reduce electric costs. Diversity – We take pride in our diverse employees who are a great representation of what our culture is all about. We are committed to learn and grow as the world evolves.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$1,600,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

4.3

Customer Rating

4.9

Company Size

5000-10000

ESG Risk Rating

3

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