A Nationwide Integrated GIS Route Planning System

Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) is the 9th largest trucking company in the US.  Since 2010, Esri has been working closely with ODFL to improve efficiencies through GIS, including developing a freight monitoring application, and dynamic dispatching tools, which won Old Dominion a CIO 100 award in 2012.  The existing system is used by 300+ dispatchers each day to track tractors, view maps of shipment and pickup activities, and access dynamic tools to make better decisions related to drivers, routes, freight and customers. 

Starting in 2014, Esri began developing a route-planning system that builds upon this previous success by providing enterprise-wide daily route planning for ODFL’s last- and first-mile pickup and delivery operations.  The system will replace an existing legacy solution.  Once implemented, the system will provide daily routes for ODFL’s 6,000 trucks located in over 220 service centers across all regions of the United States.  The new system will share infrastructure and data with other production GIS systems and will be integrated with ODFL’s mission-critical order management system, representing a true enterprise GIS.


Project Highlight

  • Route planning
  • Replacing legacy solution
  • Integrating systems
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