Averitt Invests In Associates With Pay Increase For Veteran Truckload Drivers

    Posted by Averitt Express on July 9, 2015
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    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2015) — In a show of its commitment to invest in its associates, Averitt Express has announced an increase to mileage pay for its veteran truckload drivers, as well as numerous enhancements in accessorial pay for all regional drivers.

    The global logistics and transportation provider has increased its pay rate to 45 cents per mile for associates with five-plus years of experience. In addition, associates with four to five years of experience will now make 44.5 cents per mile, while associates with three to four years of experience will now make 44 cents per mile.

    On top of the pay-rate enhancements, truckload drivers will also enjoy an array of enhanced accessorial pay, including detention, layover, local delivery and stop pay.

    “We are thankful for the efforts of our truckload associates and proud of the way they serve our customers each day,” said Danny Crooks, Averitt’s vice president of corporate transportation. “This is just one of the many ways we are showing them our appreciation.”

    The truckload pay enhancements are an addition to Averitt’s already outstanding benefits package, which includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) and profit sharing retirement plan; paid holidays; uniform allowances; referral rewards and much more.

    Averitt also provides numerous Driver Support Centers for its drivers throughout its network. These centers offer drivers many of the comforts of home such as laundry and exercise machines, big-screen TVs, Wi-Fi Internet access, recliners and more.


    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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