Thacker promoted to director of traffic at Averitt

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2013) – Chris Thacker, a 17-year associate at Averitt Express, was recently named director of traffic for the global logistics and transportation provider.

In that role, Thacker will continue overseeing the auditing and rating processes of Averitt’s less-than-truckload, truckload and supply chain solutions services. He will also work closely with fellow members of The Reliance Network and other partner carriers to provide seamless global transportation coverage.

“Chris is an outstanding leader who provides exceptional service to our customers and support to our sales and operations teams,” said Mark Davis, Averitt’s vice president of pricing and traffic. “He has established a proven track record for excellence throughout his nearly two decades with Averitt, which has helped our team continue to grow. Our future becomes even brighter when associates like Chris step up to lead our team.”

A graduate of White County High School, Thacker earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Tennessee Tech University before starting his career with Averitt in 1996.

About Averitt Express
Now in its 42nd year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWaySM partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail distribution services, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage), warehousing and value-added services, including a centralized call center, strict performance metrics and an ongoing focus on green/sustainability efforts. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems.

Note: ExpressTracking now provide Averitt Tracking service.