Started in Knoxville, TN by W.H. Reed Sr. and his brother Earl Reed. At this time Skyline served as a local interline trucking company for large LTL carriers in the United States such as Yellow, Roadway, and CF. Skyline operated within a 200 mile radius of Knoxville, TN
U.S. Government deregulated the transportation industry allowing All trucking companies to compete for business anywhere in the Continental U.S. without having to obtain operating authority for each individual state. This allowed Skyline to begin offering LTL service in the Southeast states of Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina and Alabama.
Skyline continued to grow and expand their LTL service area. W.H. Reed Sr. retired and his son Bill Reed Jr. continued to lead the company. Bill took the companies operations from 3 freight terminals up to 22 freight terminals. In January 1999 Skyline was a major competitor in the southeast regional LTL market. Skyline employed over 600 people in the 10 states that we offered LTL service to. Skyline had great service due to good utilization of the four breakbulk facilities in our network. Shippers in the southeast knew if it was service you needed then Skyline was the carrier to call.
Skyline sold its LTL book of business to Old Dominion Freight Lines based in High Point, NC. Old Dominion took over the LTL operations on this day. Skyline executives agreed not to Compete in the LTL market for 3 years. Old Dominion and Skyline Executives did agree that Skyline could conduct truckload business or dedicated business with previous business partners. We were also allowed to operate under the same name, Skyline.
Skyline Truckload/ Dedicated began operations. We invested in the newest technology available so that we could be more competitive in the truckload and dedicated markets. Our service area now covers the eastern half of the United States. Qualcomm satellites in our trucks link to our AS400 computer system to give us instant communication with our drivers. Today Skyline is operated by Jeff Reed and Bill Reed III the two sons of Bill Reed Jr.