COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2010) — Averitt Express, a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, recently announced major LTL service improvements in thousands of lanes.
As a result of its recent network optimization efforts, Averitt has improved its service in 14,000 lanes, resulting in faster transit times. In addition, Averitt estimates that about 86 million pounds of freight moving throughout its network will receive less handling, allowing the carrier to deliver an even higher quality of service to its customers.
Some of the markets that are directly benefitting from the improvements include: Augusta, Georgia; Beaumont, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Cookeville, Tennessee; Corbin, Kentucky; Darlington, South Carolina; Fayetteville, Tennessee; Hickory, North Carolina; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Lubbock, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; Shenandoah, Virginia; Tyler, Texas and Waco, Texas.
Averitt also says its network reengineering will reduce the company’s total operating miles by 576,000 annually, leading to the conservation of approximately 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year.
According to Phil Pierce, Averitt’s vice president of sales and marketing, Averitt sought to make the improvements as part of its constant effort to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction.
“We’re constantly reengineering our distribution network to get freight to our customers faster and more efficiently,” said Pierce. “After months of analyzing our shipping patterns, we found several opportunities for improvement within our network that are ultimately resulting in better transit times, more direct loading and less shipment handling.”
ABOUT AVERITT EXPRESS
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.