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Averitt associates combine to give 6,000+ hours of community service

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Over the course of 2019, Averitt Express associates combined to give more than 6,000 hours of community service as part of its Team Up Community Challenge. Overall, they served 6,161 hours, with 94 facilities across Averitt’s system helping 210 organizations for efforts including clothing, food and toy drives, disaster relief, litter cleanups and blood donations.

As a result of the hours served, the company is matching dollars for hours with a donation of $61,610 to Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s associate-giving program.

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Averitt Launches Transportation Management System for LTL Shippers

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has unveiled a transportation management system (TMS) called Averitt Connect. The transportation and logistics services provider partnered with MyCarrierTMS to provide customers access to a centralized platform to manage all aspects of LTL shipping at no charge.

Averitt Connect gives users quick access to shop for rates from multiple LTL carriers throughout the U.S. The platform is designed specifically for small and mid-sized shippers, and offers a variety of online shipment management tools, including multi-carrier rate quotes, a logistical planning calendar, bill of lading and label printing, and shipment booking and tracking.

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Averitt Releases 2020 “State Of The North American Supply Chain” Survey Results

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has released the results from its fifth annual State of The North American Supply Chain Survey. More than 1,800 shippers from a wide variety of industries throughout North America participated in the survey, which was conducted in late 2019.

The survey consisted of a series of questions aimed at gauging the supply chain challenges that shippers experienced in 2019. They were also asked questions to measure the use of and interest in various supply chain services in comparison to data taken from the previous years’ surveys.

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Averitt Opens Distribution Center in Atlanta to Serve Southeast Transportation Hub

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Averitt Express has opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, GA. Located just minutes from downtown and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the facility encompasses nearly 140,000 square feet of enclosed space to receive, manage, and distribute freight and inventory.

“We are excited to increase our presence in this vital freight market to better serve the growing needs of our customers,” says Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “Whether it’s moving cargo to or from the Port of Savannah or managing inventory for order fulfillment, this new facility will expand our ability to assist our customers at every turn in their supply chain.”

The opening of Averitt’s new facility adds to the number of locations the company currently operates in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Two other locations are service centers that are part of Averitt’s less-than-truckload and truckload distribution networks.

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Customers Choose Averitt As Top Carrier In National Customer Satisfaction Poll

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has been recognized by the readers of Logistics Management magazine as a top transportation provider in the publication’s Quest for Quality Awards.

In a poll of close to 5,500 shippers, Averitt was honored in two categories – South/South Central Regional LTL and Truckload Dry Freight. This marks the 19th consecutive year that Averitt has been recognized with at least one Quest for Quality Award. Since the program began in 1984, no other carrier in the South has earned more Quest for Quality awards than Averitt.

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Averitt Express Certified As On-The-Job Training Employer For Military Veterans

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020. To assist in that effort, Averitt is now offering an On-The-Job Training (OJT) program that is approved for veterans benefits.

Veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and are hired by Averitt receive several benefits through the On-The-Job Training program. In addition to an Averitt paycheck and $5,000 tuition/transition assistance bonus, veterans can earn as much as $1,140 per month tax-free for up to 12 months using available GI Bill funds.

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Averitt Introduces Full LTL Coverage In Illinois And Expands Service In Wisconsin

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has expanded its direct less-than-truckload network to provide full state coverage of Illinois and additional points in Wisconsin.

The expansion was made possible by opening of the company’s new distribution center in Peoria, Ill., which is located adjacent to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. The facility, which features eight dock doors, a maintenance shop and nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, serves as a distribution hub for Averitt’s less-than-truckload and truckload network that includes more than 100 locations around the country.

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Averitt Associates Contribute $100,000 to American Red Cross Flood Relief Efforts

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — In the wake of the damage created by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and other areas, the associates of Averitt Express recently made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund.

The Red Cross is currently using the funds to provide food and shelter to thousands who have been affected by the floods, many of whom have lost their homes and possessions.

According to Averitt officials, the donation was made from funds collected through the company’s associate-giving organization, known as Averitt Cares for Kids.  Averitt Cares for Kids is funded 100% by voluntary contributions from the company’s associates.

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Hurricane Harvey: Impact On Texas Service And How You Can Help Out

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Houston, TX Weather Service Update

Hurricane Harvey’s impact in the Southeast Texas area has been severe. As residents and businesses work to minimize the impact of flooding and repair damages, Averitt is doing all we can to support recovery.

As a result of the impact of Harvey, Averitt will not be conducting standard pickup and delivery service in the Houston area for several days. 

Shipments destined to the Houston area will still be picked up throughout the Averitt LTL network, but will not move to destination until the Houston area is ready to receive the shipments and is able to complete delivery. Shipments destined for Houston will not be subject to LTL service standards during this time.

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Averitt simplifies full load and specialized service transportation with multimodal capabilities

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — In an effort to improve its ability to service the full load and customized transportation needs of shippers throughout North America, Averitt recently enhanced its multimodal offering.

Averitt’s multimodal offering is the culmination of a strategic realignment of the company’s full load and specialized services operations as well as the addition of new routing and data-driven technologies. With the aid of a designated logistics specialist, shippers can choose from a variety of full load and customized shipping services that are based on pricing, transit time and specific needs.

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