Old Dominion Freight Line Earns $0.36 Per Diluted Share for First-Quarter 2007

Affirms Established Guidance for 2007 Earnings Per Diluted Share in Range of $2.00 to $2.05


Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. Revenue was $319.9 million for the quarter, a 9.7% increase from $291.6 million for the first quarter of 2006. Net income for the first quarter of 2007 was $13.6 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared with $13.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2006. Old Dominion's operating ratio increased to 92.2% for the first quarter of 2007 from 91.9% for the first quarter of 2006.

Earl E. Congdon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Old Dominion, commented, "Old Dominion's results for the first quarter reflect a difficult operating environment due to slower domestic economic growth and harsh winter weather. Despite these challenges, Old Dominion increased its revenue by 9.7% through a 7.4% increase in tonnage and 1.4% improvement in revenue per hundredweight. Although the increased tonnage improved service center and linehaul density, the improved efficiency was not sufficient to offset increased operating expenses, resulting in a 30 basis point increase in our operating ratio for the quarter.

"While we believe the economic environment will remain challenging during the second quarter, we remain committed to our long-term growth objectives that include steady geographic expansion through the opening of new service centers and accretive acquisitions. We recently announced a definitive agreement to purchase selected assets from Priority Freight Lines, Inc., which operates eight LTL service centers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. Upon the completion of this transaction, which we expect to occur later this month, we plan to operate three of these service centers located in Yakima and Pasco, Washington and Medford, Oregon, while consolidating the remainder of Priority Freight's operations into our existing network. As a result of this acquisition, we will initiate full-state coverage in Washington, the 38th state with such coverage, and enhance our direct service in Oregon. We will also increase the number of our service centers in operation to 187 from 182 at December 31, 2006 with the addition of these three service centers and the West Atlanta, Georgia and Cedar Rapids, Iowa service centers that we opened in the first quarter."

Based on the Company's first-quarter results and its outlook for the remainder of 2007, Old Dominion today affirmed its established guidance for earnings per diluted share for 2007 in a range of $2.00 to $2.05. In addition, the Company today established its guidance for earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2007 in a range of $0.52 to $0.55.

Mr. Congdon concluded, "Our cautious near-term outlook does not diminish Old Dominion's opportunities to achieve long-term secular growth. We will continue pursuing these opportunities from our strong, differentiated market position as a single-source, non-union provider of comprehensive and high quality regional and inter-regional LTL services."

Old Dominion will hold a conference call to discuss this release today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live over the Internet by going to www.odfl.com or by going to www.InvestorCalendar.com. Please log on at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available at these websites shortly after the call through May 26, 2007. A telephonic replay will also be available through May 3, 2007, at (719) 457-0820, Confirmation Number 5430999.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to be materially different from those expressed or implied herein, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the Company's ability to complete and successfully integrate acquired businesses and assets, including the acquisition of Priority Freight Lines, and produce the anticipated benefits from such transactions; (2) the competitive environment with respect to industry capacity and pricing; (3) the negative impact of any unionization of the Company's employees; (4) the challenges associated with executing the Company's growth strategy; (5) various economic factors such as economic recessions and downturns in customers' business cycles and shipping requirements; (6) the availability and cost of fuel; (7) difficulty in attracting or retaining qualified drivers; (8) the Company's exposure to claims related to cargo loss and damage, property damage, personal injury, workers' compensation, long-term disability and group health and the cost of insurance coverage above retention levels; (9) the Company's significant ongoing cash requirements; (10) the availability and cost of new equipment; (11) the costs of compliance with, or liability for, violation of existing or future governmental regulation; (12) seasonal trends in the industry, including the possibility of harsh weather conditions; (13) the Company's dependence on key employees; (14) changes in the Company's goals and strategies, which are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; and (15) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a less-than-truckload multi-regional motor carrier providing one-to-five day service among five regions in the United States and next-day and second-day service within these regions. Through its four product groups, OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-Global and OD- Technology, the Company offers an array of innovative products and services that provide direct service to 47 states within the Southeast, South Central, Northeast, Midwest and West regions of the country, including 37 states within which it provides full-state coverage. In addition, through marketing and carrier relationships, Old Dominion provides service to and from the remaining states as well as international services around the globe.

                   OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE, INC.
                         Financial Highlights
               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                          Three Months Ended
                                               March 31,         %
                                               2007    2006     Chg.
                                         ----------- --------- ------
Revenue from operations                   $ 319,942  $291,631    9.7%
Operating income                           $ 25,044   $23,582    6.2%
Operating ratio                               92.2 %    91.9 %
Net income                                 $ 13,571   $13,020    4.2%
Earnings per share:
    Basic and diluted                        $ 0.36     $0.35    2.9%
Weighted average shares outstanding:
    Basic and diluted                        37,285    37,285    0.0%
                   OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE, INC.

Statements of Operations
----------------------------- --------- ---------------- -------------
 (In thousands, except per
  share amounts)
                                           First Quarter

                                   2007             2006        %Chg.
                              ---------------- ---------------- ------

Revenue                       $319,942  100.0% $291,631  100.0%   9.7%

Operating expenses:
Salaries, wages & benefits     176,255   55.1%  160,058   54.9%  10.1%
Operating supplies & expenses   49,490   15.5%   45,554   15.6%   8.6%
General supplies & expenses      9,299    2.9%    9,310    3.2% (0.1%)
Operating taxes & licenses      12,221    3.8%   11,035    3.8%  10.7%
Insurance & claims              11,112    3.5%    8,484    2.9%  31.0%
Communications & utilities       3,882    1.2%    3,802    1.3%   2.1%
Depreciation & amortization     18,432    5.8%   15,537    5.3%  18.6%
Purchased transportation         9,792    3.1%   10,006    3.4% (2.1%)
Building and office equipment
 rents                           2,717    0.8%    2,770    1.0% (1.9%)
Miscellaneous expenses, net      1,698    0.5%    1,493    0.5%  13.7%

   Total operating expenses    294,898   92.2%  268,049   91.9%  10.0%

Operating income                25,044    7.8%   23,582    8.1%   6.2%

Other deductions:
Interest expense, net            3,023    0.9%    1,611    0.5%  87.6%
Other expense, net                 251    0.1%      271    0.1% (7.4%)

Income before income taxes      21,770    6.8%   21,700    7.5%   0.3%

Provision for income taxes       8,199    2.6%    8,680    3.0% (5.5%)

Net income                     $13,571    4.2%  $13,020    4.5%   4.2%
                              =========        =========

Earnings per share:

Basic and Diluted                $0.36            $0.35           2.9%

Weighted average outstanding

Basic and Diluted               37,285           37,285           0.0%
                   OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE, INC.

                                                  First Quarter

Operating Statistics                          2007     2006    % Chg.
 ((a) In thousands)

Operating ratio                                 92.2%    91.9%   0.3%
Intercity miles (a)                           74,978   68,630    9.2%
Total tons (a)                                 1,242    1,156    7.4%
Total shipments (a)                            1,620    1,544    4.9%
Revenue per intercity mile                     $4.27    $4.25    0.5%
Rev/cwt (b)                                   $12.95   $12.77    1.4%
Rev/cwt excluding fuel surcharges (b)         $11.56   $11.40    1.4%
Rev/shp (b)                                  $198.53  $191.32    3.8%
Rev/shp excluding fuel surcharges (b)        $177.31  $170.68    3.9%
Weight per shipment                            1,533    1,498    2.3%
Average length of haul                           944      937    0.7%

(a) - In thousands
(b) - For statistical purposes only, revenue does not include
 adjustments for undelivered freight required for financial statement
 purposes in accordance with the Company's revenue recognition
                   OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE, INC.

                                               March 31, December 31,
Balance Sheets                                     2007         2006
---------------------------------------------- ----------------------
 (In thousands)

Current assets                                 $234,170     $256,367
Net property and equipment                      670,365      607,588
Other assets                                     29,102       28,238
                                               --------- ------------
Total assets                                   $933,637     $892,193
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Current maturities of long-term debt            $12,528      $12,697
Other current liabilities                       139,971      108,849
                                               --------- ------------
Total current liabilities                       152,499      121,546
Long-term debt                                  255,181      261,885
Other non-current liabilities                    94,766       91,142
                                               --------- ------------
Total liabilities                               502,446      474,573
Equity                                          431,191      417,620
                                               --------- ------------
Total liabilities & equity                     $933,637     $892,193
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Notes: Financial and operating data are unaudited
             LTL is less than 10,000 lbs.

Source: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.