COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 16, 2016) – The Tennessee Trucking Association has awarded Averitt Express with the 2016 Clean Diesel Award and the 2016 Fleet Safety Award.
The Clean Diesel Award recognizes organizations that take action to improve air quality through clean diesel actions. Averitt has been recognized for its ability to reduce air pollution through fuel efficiency efforts and carbon emissions reduction. This is Averitt’s third consecutive year winning this award.
The Fleet Safety Award recognizes an organization’s driving safety. The contest measures the number of accidents for a specific mileage category. Averitt was presented with first place in outstanding safety within the largest division of the contest.
“We’re humbled to earn these awards from the Tennessee Trucking Association,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “Our team is committed to being good stewards of the environment and providing transportation solutions in a fuel-efficient manner, and we will continue to work to make sure we deliver those solutions with a focus on safety.”
The awards were presented at the TTA 86th Annual Convention, which was held in September in Destin, FL.
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.
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Photo caption -- Averitt Express was recently honored by the Tennessee Trucking Association with its 2016 Clean Diesel Award as well as its 2016 Fleet Safety Award. Accepting the honors on behalf of Averitt Express are director of safety and compliance John Walton (second from left), and driving associate Robert Crabtree (right), who also serves as a TTA Road Team Captain.