Southeastern Freight Lines had added next-day service between its Oklahoma City OK Service Center (OKC) and its Odessa TX Service Center (ODS). The carrier said this new capability will allow Southeastern to provide overnight service for customers, primarily in the oil field market, who ship or receive in this lane.

“The majority of our customers in this area are in the oil industry,” said Dean Baker, regional vice president of sales for Southeastern. “Our customers, especially those in the oil field market, have requested next-day service, and now that the economic state of the oil business is improving, we’re positioned to fulfill their needs.”

Baker noted that one such customer is Balon Corp., manufacturer of ball, swing check and needle valves for the oil and gas industry. “Our oil field equipment is time-sensitive, so next-day service is a good fit for our industry,” said Larry Wedman, traffic manager for Balon. “I have an obligation to Balon and our customers to ensure products are shipped on time, and it’s comforting to know a service-oriented company like Southeastern is dedicated to making that happen.”