Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Person Transactions

Related Person Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Related Person Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Person Transactions

Note 6. Related Person Transactions

Family Relationships

Each of Earl E. Congdon, John R. Congdon, David S. Congdon and John R. Congdon, Jr. are related to one another and served in various executive management positions and/or on our Board of Directors during 2011. We have entered into amended and restated employment agreements with Earl E. Congdon, John R. Congdon and David S. Congdon, which are incorporated by reference as exhibits to our Annual Report on Form 10-K. We regularly disclose the amount of compensation that we pay to these individuals in the proxy statement for our Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Transactions with Old Dominion Truck Leasing, Inc.

Old Dominion Truck Leasing, Inc. ("Leasing") is a North Carolina corporation whose voting stock is owned by an Earl E. Congdon Revocable Trust; the John R. Congdon Revocable Trust; and members of Earl E. Congdon's and John R. Congdon's families. Leasing is primarily engaged in the business of purchasing and leasing tractors, trailers and other vehicles. John R. Congdon is Chairman of the Board of Leasing, and Earl E. Congdon is Vice Chairman of the Board of Leasing. Since 1986, we have combined our requirements with Leasing for the purchase of tractors, trailers, equipment, parts, tires and fuel. We believe that the termination of this arrangement would not have a material adverse impact on our financial results.

We purchased $278,000, $242,000 and $231,000 of maintenance and other services from Leasing in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. We believe that the prices we pay for such services are no more than what would be charged by unaffiliated third parties for the same quality of work, and we intend to continue to purchase maintenance and other services from Leasing, provided that Leasing's prices continue to be favorable to us.

We also paid Leasing $86,000 and $114,000 for leased equipment in 2010 and 2009, respectively. These payments were for long-term leases for tractors used in our linehaul operations. We received no commission or other financial benefit from Leasing or any other party in connection with these lease transactions. We did not lease any equipment from Leasing in 2011.

We charged Leasing $18,000, $17,000 and $12,000 for the rental of property in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. No other services were provided to Leasing for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

Split Dollar Life Insurance Policies

We are the owner of two split-dollar life insurance contracts insuring the life of John R. Congdon. The net cash surrender value for these policies was $6.6 million and $6.3 million at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and is included on our Balance Sheets under the caption "Other assets." At December 31, 2011, these policies provided for an aggregate of $8.7 million in net death benefits due to the Company, of which we have endorsed $2.0 million to Mr. Congdon's children.