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Dayton Freight Awarded by The Hillman Group and R2 Logistics

Dayton Freight was named the 2018 U.S. Carrier of the Year by The Hillman Group and the 2018 LTL Carrier of the Year by R2 Logistics. This is the first time Dayton Freight has been honored by these prestigious companies. The Hillman Group recognized Dayton Freight for on-time service, invoice accuracy, claims, shipment quality, customer service and management support. They are the leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions.…
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GlobalTranz Names DFL Midwest Regional LTL Carrier of the Year

For the sixth time, Dayton Freight was named Midwest Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz. This award is based on operational excellence, customer service, price, flexibility, strategic partnerships, technology innovation, and new service offerings. We are honored to receive this award. This achievement was possible because of the teamwork by our remarkable employees.   GlobalTranz is a technology company that provides award-winning cloud-based multi-modal Transportation Management System (TMS) products…
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Oshkosh WI Expands Service Center!

Construction is now complete for our expansion in Oshkosh WI – the home of our OSH Service Center. We have doubled in size, adding 30 new doors for a total of 60 doors! This addition also includes a warm room, remodeled office space, extra trailer parking, and two new employee parking lots. Increasing the size of Oshkosh allows us to be more efficient in our operations. Thank you for fueling…
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Our Employees are The Dayton Difference!

Over the holidays, many of our Service Centers gave back to their local communities. Dayton Freight is proud of these philanthropic efforts and we thank our employees for their generosity and participation. Thank you for showing The Dayton Difference.   Our Tomah Service Center participated in the Adopt a Child program with their local police department and adopted 23 children.   Fort Wayne raised $600 to donate gifts to Whitington…
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Dayton Freight Earns Scotts Award for the 8th Time

For the 8th time, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company presented Dayton Freight with the 2018 Transportation Excellence Award. The Scotts award recognizes superior performance in the regional LTL category. This accomplishment is a result of our employees’ hard work and commitment to delivering excellent service. The Scotts Company headquarters is located in Marysville, Ohio and is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, and also provides products for…
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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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