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#TruckDay Is Here! New Partner 'Old Dominion Freight Line' to Move the Phillies to Clearwater with Spring Training Sendoff on February 8

The Phillies are moving to their home away from home for the start of spring training - thanks to new team partner Old Dominion Freight Line, the Official Freight Carrier of The Philadelphia Phillies

On Friday, February 8, Old Dominion Freight Line is packing up Citizens Bank Park - and heading south - as they move the Philadelphia Phillies to Spring Training at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.

The extensive undertaking will start early that morning when a custom-designed Old Dominion Phillies Spring Training Truck - featuring two 28-foot trailers - will skillfully maneuver its way down the Phillies truck ramp toward the team's Clubhouse, where dozens of employees will pack and load up the trailer with thousands of much-needed items for Spring Training.

On Friday, February 8, Old Dominion Freight Line is packing up Citizens Bank Park - and heading south - as they move the Philadelphia Phillies to Spring Training at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.

The extensive undertaking will start early that morning when a custom-designed Old Dominion Phillies Spring Training Truck - featuring two 28-foot trailers - will skillfully maneuver its way down the Phillies truck ramp toward the team's Clubhouse, where dozens of employees will pack and load up the trailer with thousands of much-needed items for Spring Training.

Items from the Phillies Clubhouse that will be loaded onto the trailer include: 10,000 POWERADE cups; 2,400 baseballs; 2,000 short and long sleeve shirts; 1,200 bats; 900 socks; 600 pairs of pants; 600 batting practice hats; 350 pairs of shorts; 300 batting gloves; 250 batting practice tops; 200 fleeces; 200 light jackets; 140 batting helmets; 125 leather and elastic belts; 75 pairs of assorted spike, plastic and turf shoes; 40 heavy jackets; 20 coolers and a half pallet of POWERADE mix; 12 sets of golf clubs; six bikes and one Phanatic hot dog launcher.

Once the final item is loaded, the team's mascot - the Phillie Phanatic - will escort the Old Dominion Phillies Spring Training Truck onto Phillies Drive for a fun Spring Training Sendoff, before it embarks to Clearwater, Fla. via 95 South.

The truck will then then travel 1,058 miles, passing through eight states, before being unloaded at its final destination of Spectrum Field on Sunday, February 10 - just three days before the first official workout for Phillies pitchers and catchers on Wednesday, February 13.

For some social media fun, fans will be encouraged to tag @Phillies and @ODFL_Inc in photos of their truck sightings, using the team's popular hashtag #RingTheBell. *While we encourage you to share photos, for safety purposes do not take pictures while driving a moving vehicle.

About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a leading, less-than-truckload ("LTL"), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services through a single integrated organization. Our service offerings, which include expedited transportation, are provided through a network of 235 service centers located throughout the continental United States. Through strategic alliances, the Company also provides LTL services throughout North America. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers a range of value-added services including container drayage, truckload brokerage and supply chain consulting. To learn more about the company's industry leadership, click here

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