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Update on Atlanta-Area road Closures

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March 31, 2017 – Atlanta-area road closures due to a collapse of parts of I-85 on March 30 are requiring a re-thinking of delivery schedules in and around the Atlanta area.

A significant fire under the I-85 overpass collapsed a large portion of the interstate and has also severely damaged the road in both directions, requiring the DOT to close the interstate indefinitely.

Fortunately, no injuries or casualties were reported. Additionally, the affected area is was inside the I-285 Atlanta Bypass, which is required for commercial truck traffic. Unfortunately, the re-direction of traffic has impacted the already high volume of traffic the bypass already experiences.

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Averitt Named Cenveo’s Regional LTL Carrier Of The Year

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn, March 14, 2017 — For the second time in three years, Averitt Express has been named as Cenveo’s Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. Cenveo, a leader in the management and distribution of customized print and related offerings, is based in Stamford, Conn., and operates a label printing facility in Jefferson City, Tenn.

The honor, which was based on Averitt’s 2016 performance, was determined by on-time service and damage ratio, as well as Averitt’s day-to-day relationship with Cenveo’s facilities throughout its network. Averitt earned the same recognition from Cenveo in 2014, when Cenveo began awarding its Regional LTL Carrier of the Year honor.

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Averitt Named ChemTreat’s Regional LTL Carrier Of The Year

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. March 7, 2017 — ChemTreat, one of the largest and fastest-growing industrial water treatment companies in the world, has named Averitt Express as its Regional LTL Carrier of the Year for 2016.

The honor was determined by several criteria, including on-time service, safety, day-to-day interactions with ChemTreat’s facilities, and much more.

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Averitt Stands Ready To Help Suppliers Meet Changing Retail Compliance Demands

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March 2, 2017 – In its continued effort to help retail suppliers meet growing industry demands, Averitt has enhanced its award-winning retail compliance solutions to provide suppliers with a simple, single due date delivery service to retail distribution centers.

This improvement ensures that retail suppliers will be able to meet strict delivery windows and compliance standards that have been set forth by many major retailers. Failure to make on-time deliveries, which can result in costly surcharges, has been a thorn in the side of many suppliers.

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Averitt promotes McDaniel to regional vice president of sales

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. March 1, 2017 — Averitt Express recently promoted Keith McDaniel to regional vice president of sales.

As part of his new role, McDaniel will oversee Averitt’s sales team in North Carolina and South Carolina.
McDaniel began his Averitt career in 2004, and he has broad experience on the sales and operations sides of the transportation industry. His most-recent role was as Averitt’s service center director in Norfolk, Va.

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Averitt Express employees donate $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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COOKEVILLE, February 22, 2017 – Matching their largest-ever donation for the second-consecutive year, truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express raised $500,000 in 2016 that was recently donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The donation was made possible by weekly contributions from Averitt employees as part of its charitable employee-giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of Averitt employees are members of the program, giving $1 per week to help St. Jude and other charitable causes.
Averitt Cares for Kids has been in existence for more than 30 years, contributing close to $8.5 million to various charities, including nearly $6 million to St. Jude.

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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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