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Averitt promotes Mason to regional vice president of operations for NC and SC

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express recently promoted Fort Mill, S.C. resident Larry Mason to regional vice president of operations.

As part of his new role, Mason will oversee operations in North Carolina and South Carolina for the transportation company.

“Larry brings a wealth of experience from across the industry to the table,” said Richard King, Averitt’s vice president of operations. “That experience, combined with his versatility and drive, make him the perfect fit to help us move forward in our North Carolina and South Carolina region.”

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Averitt Express associates team up to give more than 4,000 hours of community service

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express associates recently teamed up to provide more than 4,000 hours of community service as part of its annual 40 for 40 Community Challenge.

During the event – which began five years ago to commemorate Averitt’s 40th anniversary – each facility across its network is encouraged to donate 40 hours of service to various charitable causes from October 1 through December 31. In 2016, Averitt associates set a company record by serving 4,002 hours, with 66 facilities giving to numerous efforts such as clothing, food and toy drives, blood donations and more.

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Averitt announces expansion to Maryland and West Virginia

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Because of its growth of service to and out of the northeast, Averitt Express recently announced it has added new locations in Hagerstown, Md., and Saint Albans, W.V.

The new locations will provide flexibility for Averitt by allowing it to place more trucks in Maryland and West Virginia, which will help meet increasing demand for truckload services in both areas.
“We’re committed to continuing on our path of growth, and these new locations are important strategic points that will help us do just that,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources. “And we’re excited about the opportunities we have to add talented professional drivers to our team as a result of this expansion.”

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Averitt awarded Flag of Freedom honor for commitment to hiring veterans

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ST. LOUIS, MO. – The Missouri Division of Workplace Development recently recognized Averitt Express for its commitment to hiring military veterans, presenting Averitt with the Flag of Freedom honor as part of its Show-Me Heroes program.

More than 20 percent of Averitt’s current associates have served in the U.S. military. Additionally, Averitt has pledged to add 1,200 more veterans to its team by 2020.

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Averitt Releases 2017 “State of The North American Supply Chain” Survey Results

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (January 9, 2017) – Averitt Express has released the results from its second annual State of The North American Supply Chain Survey. Nearly 2,200 shippers from a wide variety of industries throughout North America participated in the survey, which was conducted in late 2016.

The transportation and supply chain solutions provider asked participants a series of questions to identify the top challenges that shippers faced in 2016. They also asked shippers what they believed 2017 would look like in terms of business growth and supply chain strategy.

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Averitt Named As Most Recommended LTL Provider By Shippers In Mastio Study

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Mastio & Company, an independent research agency that specializes in the LTL industry, recently honored Averitt Express as its 2016 overall Mastio Net Promoter Score Award winner, as well as its Inter-Regional Carrier Award winner.

Mastio & Company interviewed more than 2,000 major shippers to identify carriers that excel in meeting their customers’ needs for its 12th annual LTL Carrier Customer Value/Loyalty Benchmarking Study. The interviews allowed customers to gauge carriers on a number of attributes, including quality of performance, pricing and customer service.
Averitt’s Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 85.47% topped this year’s list of carriers. The NPS is used to determine how likely a shipper is willing to recommend a carrier to a colleague or another business.

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Averitt Contributes $10,000 To Red Cross For East Tennessee Relief Effort

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In response to the recent wildfires and tornadoes in East Tennessee, Averitt Express associates have contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help the relief efforts in that area.

The contribution comes from Averitt’s associate-driven charitable giving organization, Averitt Cares for Kids. Nearly 85 percent of Averitt associates are part of this group, giving $1 per week to make a difference in the lives of countless people.

“Our hearts go out to the people who have been impacted by the natural disasters in East Tennessee,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We want to do what we can to help the relief efforts there, and we’re proud to partner with the American Red Cross as it continues its important work.”

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Averitt Announces Enhanced Tuition Reimbursement Package

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 18, 2016) – As part of its continuing efforts to support up-and-coming professional drivers, Averitt Express recently enhanced its tuition reimbursement package for those who choose to begin their career with Averitt.

Student drivers joining Averitt are now eligible for a $5,000 tuition assistance bonus, payable at a rate of $150 per month after completing orientation.

“There is a strong demand for quality drivers, and this is just one of the many ways we’re setting ourselves apart as we look to recruit and retain the best,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources.

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Averitt Earns Recognition from Tennessee Trucking Association

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 16, 2016) – The Tennessee Trucking Association has awarded Averitt Express with the 2016 Clean Diesel Award and the 2016 Fleet Safety Award.

The Clean Diesel Award recognizes organizations that take action to improve air quality through clean diesel actions. Averitt has been recognized for its ability to reduce air pollution through fuel efficiency efforts and carbon emissions reduction. This is Averitt’s third consecutive year winning this award.

The Fleet Safety Award recognizes an organization’s driving safety. The contest measures the number of accidents for a specific mileage category. Averitt was presented with first place in outstanding safety within the largest division of the contest.

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AVERITT EXPRESS LAUNCHES HANJIN SHIPMENT RESCUE SERVICE

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) — In an effort to help the thousands of shippers across the U.S. that have been affected by recent events surrounding Hanjin Shipping, Averitt Express has launched a nationwide shipment rescue service.

“This has been a difficult situation for all who are impacted,” says Averitt’s Vice President of International Solutions Charlie McGee. “We are working to help shippers retrieve their stranded cargo so that they can get their businesses back on the right track.”

Utilizing its assets and coordinating with other carriers, the global supply chain solutions provider is aiding shippers by retrieving cargo from Hanjin containers that have become stranded at ports. In addition, Averitt is assisting shippers by moving rescued cargo by road, rail and air to final destinations throughout the country.

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