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Old Dominion Freight Line Management Trainee Program (On-Site: Dallas) in Dallas, Texas

Are you someone who never rests on their laurels, always strives to go above and beyond, and is committed to keeping your PROMISES? Do you appreciate a company culture that is open, fosters work-life balance, and a dynamic team environment? Then Old Dominion is the home for you. We take pride in being the best in the industry, and from our humble beginnings we know that our People and our Family Spirit are the main ingredient in our secret sauce to success. At Old Dominion we are looking for individuals to join the OD Family that will provide innovative solutions and exceed expectations to keep OD the premier transportation solutions provider.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is currently recruiting Management Trainees who will receive hands on training in all wage and salaried jobs to learn to manage a shift or an operational area in a service center. Once hands-on training is completed in each area the trainee fills in as a supervisor on various shifts and departments. The trainee will learn to manage a shift while emphasizing safety, quality, efficiency, service and delivery. The trainee also completes assignments while being assessed through knowledge indicators, writing papers, viewing management videos, recommending process improvements on operating procedures. Participates in Old Dominion Truck Driving Training program to receive a CDL license, participates in forklift training program and management and leadership training courses as scheduled.


  • Complete shift manager’s training as an understudy with an experienced manager or supervisor.

  • Trainees will complete forklift job training knowledge and production exercises on all jobs within the service center.

  • Trainees will participate in ODTDT (Old Dominion Truck Driving Training) program to obtain CDL license.

  • Fill in as a supervisor on various shifts and departments.

  • Completes department/area knowledge indicators and develops new indicators as well as process and procedure changes.

  • Works in AS400 moving freight as needed throughout the system and maintains records of efficiency, quality, cost, hot loads, missed loads, etc.

  • Works in Workday as needed to update payroll and employee information.

  • Writes and submits monthly activity reports.

  • Assigns work to employees according to daily schedule.

  • Makes quick and informed decisions based on the volume levels and communicates schedule to affected employees.

  • Inspects working conditions of tools and equipment needed for safe operation within the area and directs the correction of any improper or adverse condition that exists.

  • Approximately 15% travel to other service centers to learn the operations and supervise in a different environment.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree

  • Good working knowledge of computer/PC software (WORD, EXCEL). AS400 background helpful.

  • Good communications skills, both Oral and Written

  • Solid work history (if applicable)

  • Professional appearance

  • Must be open to relocation when trainee program is completed.

Working Days:

Shift and hours to be determined.

Working Shift:

Shift and hours to be determined.

Work Days and Shift are estimates and are subject to change, at any given time, based on job scheduling and/or business levels. Any information listed regarding Days and Shifts shall be considered a guideline of expectations for the specific position at the time of posting.

Join the OD Family Today!As a Full Time member of our Family, you and your family are eligible to receive:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Benefits

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • Flex Spending Accounts

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • Credit Union access, Vacation & Holiday

  • “Birthday Holiday” who doesn’t love some extra attention on their Birthday?

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, and/or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, Vietnam Era and/or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law(s).

Welcome to Old Dominion. If you are looking for a new career with the best LTL (Less-than-Truckload) carrier in the industry you’ve come to the right place. Many companies tout their family atmosphere, but at OD it truly is a reality. We’ve grown from our humble beginnings of a single truck and one route in 1934 started by Earl and Lillian Congdon to a company of over 23,000 employees. At OD we strive daily to keep the family spirit alive and help the world keep promises.