Averitt awarded Flag of Freedom honor for commitment to hiring veterans

Posted by Averitt Express on January 12, 2017
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Flag_of_Freedom_Averitt_Express.jpgST. LOUIS, MO. – The Missouri Division of Workplace Development recently recognized Averitt Express for its commitment to hiring military veterans, presenting Averitt with the Flag of Freedom honor as part of its Show-Me Heroes program.

More than 20 percent of Averitt’s current associates have served in the U.S. military. Additionally, Averitt has pledged to add 1,200 more veterans to its team by 2020.

“We’re very humbled to receive this recognition from the Show-Me Heroes program,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources. “Adding veterans to our team is a win-win for everyone, because they know the importance of teamwork and helping each other for a common cause. They’re also dedicated to providing outstanding service, and that makes them a great fit for our unique culture.”

To learn more about the career opportunities Averitt offers military veterans – including profiles of several associates with varying service backgrounds – 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.

Photo caption: Jennifer Wade (right) of the Missouri Division of Workplace Development presents the Flag of Freedom award to Averitt Express’ St. Louis service center director Scot Hollocher (left) and driving associate Joseph Ailshie (center). Ailshie served in the United States Marine Corps during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

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