Madison WI – Dayton Freight is Growing!

We’re pleased to announce the opening of our new Service Center in Madison WI, placing Dayton Freight closer to its customer base. This new Center maximizes delivery performance and minimizes travel time between Service Centers and Dayton Freight customers. It features 43 doors, an 80 foot-wide dock, warm room, on site fuel and a snow removal system. This is the Company’s fifth Service Center in WI and increases Dayton Freight’s…
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Knoxville TN – We’re Growing To Serve You Better!

Due to increased demand, Dayton Freight is pleased to announce the opening of our Knoxville Service Center. We now have four Service Centers in Tennessee, with another 51 throughout the Midwest – all designed to provide you with fast, flexible and focused LTL service. Knoxville Service Center 2225 Sycamore Dr. Knoxville TN 37921 Toll Free Number: 866.637.2038 Local Number: 865.507.2488

Regional LTL Carrier of the Year

Dayton Freight was named the Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Transplace! This is the first time Dayton Freight has been honored with this award. This award evaluates and measures service providers across the nation utilizing criteria such as on-time service, claims, SmartWay score, customer service, accuracy/timeliness of invoicing and status updates. This much-appreciated award from Transplace speaks volumes about our focus on customer-centric operations, technology and service. It…
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J.B. Hunt Selects DFL as 2018 Carrier of the Year

J.B. Hunt, for the third time, has selected Dayton Freight to receive its 2018 Carrier of the Year Award. We are being recognized for our superior performance in on-time pickup and delivery, customer service, EDI compliance and carrier responsiveness. We are grateful and humbled by this award, and appreciate our business partnership with J.B. Hunt. Dayton Freight employees are to be commended for their dedication to serving J.B. Hunt, and…
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Employee Appreciation

At Dayton Freight, we strive to make employees feel valued. This is why Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) was created in 1997. For one week each year, our Service Centers are filled with games, gifts, luncheons and more, all to show gratitude to our employees. EAW came into existence to acknowledge our workforce’s contributions and celebrate their successes. Catch all the action below and immerse yourself in the fun of EAW!…
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2018 Quest For Quality Award

Dayton Freight won two Logistics Management 2018 Quest for Quality awards. This is the ninth time our Company has been honored in the Midwest/North Central Regional LTL category. And for the fourth time, Dayton Freight won the 2018 Quest for Quality Award in the Expedited Motor Carriers category. The Quest for Quality awards are voted on by readers of Logistics Management magazine, and are considered one of the most important…
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Dayton Freight Truckload

Dayton Freight is excited to announce our newest service, Dayton Freight Truckload (DFT). In response to our customers’ needs, Dayton Freight now arranges truckload transportation across North America. The addition of DFT gives our customers a one-stop option. Paired with our LTL and DFXpedited service, shippers can trust Dayton Freight with their multi-modal needs. For a same-day quote and competitive pricing, call 844.231.7043 or visit!    


Each year, Echo Global Logistics evaluates regional LTL transportation providers on a number of criteria including quality metrics like on-time pickups, on-time service and claims ratios in addition to customer service metrics such as communication and technology. Dayton Freight was named an Echo Platinum Award Winner and they wish to recognize the hard work DFL employees put in on a daily basis to provide the highest level of quality and…
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GlobalTranz Names DFL Overall Carrier of the Year

At their Annual Freight Agent Conference, GlobalTranz presented Dayton Freight with the Overall Carrier of the Year Award! This is the first time we won the overall award. This award is based on operational excellence, customer service, price competitiveness, flexibility, strategic partnerships, market leadership, technology innovation and new service offerings. When it comes down to it, we exceed in these categories because we have outstanding employees who put our customers…
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Region 5 Extends a Hand at Local Food Bank

Dayton Freight Region 5 Account Managers and Service Center Managers volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Tennessee where they sorted 9,666 lbs. of food. Prior to volunteering, each Region 5 Service Center held a food drive and collected 1,821 lbs. that were donated. The generosity of our employees resulted in 9,533 meals for those in need in Central Tennessee. We appreciate these Dayton Freight employees. They are…
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