COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 18, 2016) – As part of its continuing efforts to support up-and-coming professional drivers, Averitt Express recently enhanced its tuition reimbursement package for those who choose to begin their career with Averitt.
Student drivers joining Averitt are now eligible for a $5,000 tuition assistance bonus, payable at a rate of $150 per month after completing orientation.
“There is a strong demand for quality drivers, and this is just one of the many ways we’re setting ourselves apart as we look to recruit and retain the best,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources.
The tuition assistance enhancement is part of Averitt’s strong overall benefits package, which includes health, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) and profit sharing retirement plan, paid holidays, uniform allowances, and referral rewards. Averitt associates also have access to Driver Support Centers throughout the country that provide many comforts of home, and they are recognized for their efforts through a comprehensive performance rewards program that encourages safety and other positive behaviors.
Additionally, incoming student drivers have a valuable training resource in Averitt’s Finishing School, which teaches recent driving school graduates numerous maneuvers and safety procedures to prepare them for the road.
“All of these amenities help our team provide associates with the best workplace environment,” Leeson said.
For more information or to apply for open positions, visit AverittCareers.com.
About Averitt Express
Celebrating its 45th 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 SmartWay℠ 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 transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing 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.