Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Significant Accounting Policies

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Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Significant Accounting Policies
Note 1. Significant Accounting Policies

Business

We are a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services, which include ground and air expedited transportation and consumer household pickup and delivery, through a single integrated organization. In addition to our core LTL services, we offer a range of value-added services including container drayage, truckload brokerage, supply chain consulting and warehousing. We have one operating segment and the composition of our revenue is summarized below:
 
 
Three Months Ended 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
(In thousands)
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
LTL services
 
$
859,832

 
$
769,854

 
$
2,426,419

 
$
2,206,642

Other services
 
13,155

 
12,757

 
40,576

 
39,137

Total revenue
 
$
872,987

 
$
782,611


$
2,466,995


$
2,245,779



Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited, interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information and, in management’s opinion, contain all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring items) necessary for a fair presentation, in all material respects, of the financial position and results of operations for the periods presented. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.

The preparation of condensed financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions. Such estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Our operating results are subject to seasonal trends; therefore, the results of operations for the interim period ended September 30, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the subsequent quarterly period or the year ending December 31, 2017.

The condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and related notes, which appear in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. There have been no significant changes in the accounting principles and policies, long-term contracts or estimates inherent in the preparation of the condensed financial statements of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. as previously described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, other than those disclosed in this Form 10-Q.

Certain amounts in prior years have been reclassified to conform prior years’ financial statements to the current presentation.

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in these Notes to “Old Dominion,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Fair Values of Financial Instruments

The carrying values of financial instruments in current assets and current liabilities approximate their fair value due to the short maturities of these instruments. The carrying value of our revolving credit facility approximates fair value due to the variable interest rates of the facility that correlate with current market rates. The carrying value of our total long-term debt, including current maturities, was $95.0 million and $105.0 million at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. The estimated fair value of our total long-term debt, including current maturities, was $98.2 million and $108.3 million at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. The fair value measurement of our senior notes was determined using a discounted cash flow analysis that factors in current market yields for comparable borrowing arrangements under our credit profile. Since this methodology is based upon market yields for comparable arrangements, the measurement is categorized as Level 2 under the three-level fair value hierarchy as established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”).

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-15, "Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments" (Topic 230) to address how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. This ASU is intended to reduce diversity in practice in the classification of certain transactions on the statement of cash flows. The ASU is effective for public companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted. We early adopted the provisions of ASU 2016-15 in the third quarter of 2017 with retrospective application beginning January 1, 2017. The adoption resulted in proceeds from company-owned life insurance policies being classified as cash flows from investing activities, rather than cash flows from operating activities on our Condensed Statements of Cash Flows. The adoption did not have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers" (Topic 606). This ASU supersedes the previous revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605-Revenue Recognition. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers", which deferred the effective date for ASU 2014-09 by one year to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 and also provided for the option to early adopt for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. Transition methods under ASU 2014-09 must be through (i) retrospective application to each prior reporting period presented, or (ii) modified retrospective application with a cumulative effect adjustment at the date of initial application.

We are continuing to evaluate the impact of ASU 2014-09 on our financial reporting and disclosures, including but not limited to our accounting policies, internal controls and processes. We expect to complete our evaluation during the fourth quarter of 2017. We intend to adopt ASU 2014-09 beginning in 2018 using the modified retrospective transition method. Based on our current assessment, we do not anticipate ASU 2014-09 to have a material impact on our financial statements.