Averitt has been honored by the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) with First Place Safety Awards for the company’s less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload fleets. The two awards were presented at the TTA 90th Annual Convention in September 2020.
The Fleet Safety Awards recognize an organization’s safe driving record. The TTA measures a carrier’s safety performance by the number of accidents within a specific mileage category. Averitt’s LTL fleet took first place in the 15,000,001 miles and over category while its truckload fleet took top honors in the 7,000,001 miles and over category.
“Our team is honored to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to safe driving,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “We are dedicated to promoting safe driving practices and adopting technologies that help safeguard our drivers and the general public.”
New Averitt drivers are required to complete several days of orientation, which include protective driving techniques, operational technology training and accident reporting. All Averitt drives are required to complete annual OSHA training programs and updated online safety courses. Additionally, the company conducts monthly education campaigns to highlight important components of safe driving.
At the same time, Averitt utilizes the latest trucks and trailers that come equipped with safe driving technology, including collision-avoidance, forward-facing event recorders, anti-jacknife, rollover stability systems and lane-departure systems.
In 2020, Averitt reduced its rear-end accidents by 60.3 percent and leaving of roadway accidents by 64.1 percent — in comparison to 2019.
About Averitt Express
Celebrating 50 years in 2021, Averitt is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to 100+ countries. In its 50-year history, Averitt has grown from a small, local LTL carrier to a global logistics provider specializing in delivering customized transportation solutions that include LTL, truckload, international, distribution & fulfillment, dedicated, production and event logistics services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide “The Power of One” to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.