Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, is celebrating 35 years of quality without question service at its Dalton, Georgia, service center.

Located at 180 Cross Plains Boulevard in Dalton, Georgia, the service center opened for business in the winter of 1984, with 12 dock doors and 18 associates. Since then, the facility has grown to 168 dock doors and over 200 associates, with one original employee.

Line Haul Driver William (Bill) Darnell is also celebrating a professional milestone, as he has been at the Dalton service center since its opening in 1984 and remains active with Southeastern today.

“As we celebrate this milestone in Dalton, it’s incredible to reflect on the meaningful relationships we’ve built with our customers and that Bill has been able to experience all of this first hand over his 35 years with our Southeastern team,” said Jeff Sittnick, service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “We’re excited to continue growing our shipments, serving the region and witnessing the momentum of our great team year-after-year.”

The Dalton service center was the 16th service center opened by Southeastern Freight Lines since its founding in 1950. The company now operates 89 service centers spanning 13 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, and has undergone numerous upgrades in trucks and trucking technologies.