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Dallas-area Averitt Associates donate more than 7,500 pounds of food to charity

December 4, 2020

Truck drivers and other associates at Averitt Express’ Dallas service center recently used some friendly competition to donate more than 7,500 pounds of food to charity.

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Topics: Associates

December 2020 Associate Service & Safety Milestones

December 2, 2020

Each month, more and more Averitt associates are making major career milestones. From joining the ranks of our Over 20 Team to meeting safe driving accomplishments, these associates have played a major role in driving our company forward. 

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Topics: Associates, Safety

Retailer PVH Corp. Honors Averitt with Leaders in Service Award

November 30, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has been honored by American clothing company PVH Corp. (PVH) with its 2019 Leaders in Service award. Known for its long line of major clothing brands such as Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein, PVH selected Averitt as a recipient of this year’s award as a result of the transportation and logistics provider’s ability to meet and exceed operational goals, including on-time performance.

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Topics: Awards

Averitt Expands North America Services With Laredo Distribution Center

November 23, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. —Averitt Express has expanded its facility in Laredo, TX with the addition of 35,000-sq.-ft of distribution and fulfillment space. The expansion increases the company’s ability to provide a wider array of supply chain services to customers that move freight through the continent’s busiest trade port with Mexico.

“We are excited to be able to provide our customers that ship to and from Mexico with greater capabilities that will help them streamline their cross-border supply chain,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “Our expansion in Laredo comes on the heels of the passage of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will only increase the already-growing demand for freight transportation across the Southern border.”

The addition of the enclosed distribution and fulfillment center brings the total size of the facility to 62,500 sq.-ft with 48 truck doors.

Averitt opened its service center in Laredo in 1999 to primarily handle the flow of less-than-truckload and full load freight across the border. Since then, the needs of cross-border shippers have evolved with the advent of e-commerce and the nearshoring of manufacturing back to North America in recent years.

The positioning of the distribution and fulfillment center in Laredo will allow Averitt to provide shippers with quick access to freight staging, inventory management and a host of consolidation and deconsolidation services that would be typically handled further north or south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Our goal is to help shippers minimize the touchpoints in their North America supply chain,” said Ed Habe, Averitt’s vice president of Mexico sales. “By preparing incoming and outgoing freight for distribution at the border, we can help reduce the number of touch points that the traditional cross-border strategy involves.”

In addition to providing space to store and process freight, Averitt has also introduced an in-house customs clearance service to further simplify its ability to provide a complete solution to cross-border shippers.

“We want to make shipping across the border as easy as moving freight from Memphis to Atlanta,” said Habe. “Whether you are shipping from Mexico to the U.S. or Canada, or vice versa, you can count on our team to handle the entire process with just one contact and one invoice. We call it the ‘Power of One.’”

Averitt’s expansion in Laredo follows recent openings and expansions in Atlanta, GA, Kernersville, NC and Houston, TX.

To learn more about Averitt’s Mexico cross-border services, visit AverittExpress.com/Mexico

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Topics: Distribution, Industry News, Mexico

Bolton Named Tennessee Trucking Association’s Safety Professional of the Year

November 17, 2020

Averitt Express safety manager Jason Bolton was recently named as the Tennessee Trucking Association’s Hugh Galbreath Safety Professional of the Year.

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Topics: Associates, Safety

Averitt recognized as 2021 Military Friendly Company

November 6, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As a result of its continuing commitment to military veterans, Averitt Express was recently designated a 2021 Military Friendly Company.

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Topics: Awards, Veterans, Associates, Recruiting

November 2020 Associate Service & Safety Milestones

November 2, 2020

Each month, more and more Averitt associates are making major career milestones. From joining the ranks of our Over 20 Team to meeting safe driving accomplishments, these associates have played a major role in driving our company forward. 

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Topics: Associates, Safety

Averitt Express: Coronavirus Update

November 1, 2020

One of Averitt's highest priorities is to protect the health and safety of our associates, customers and the general public. Rest assured, we are approaching and adapting to the ongoing situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic through continuous monitoring and safe practices at all levels of our company.
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Celebrating 30 Years Of Making A Difference With St. Jude

October 19, 2020

Photo taken in January 2020.

For 30 years, Averitt Cares for Kids, a non-profit charitable giving organization funded by and on behalf of Averitt associates, has made annual contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, totaling more than $8 million.

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Topics: Associates

Averitt Named To 2020 Top 100 Truckers List

October 13, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has been named to Inbound Logistics’ annual Top 100 Truckers list.

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Topics: Awards

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