COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2011) — Handy Hardware, a cooperative of independent hardware supply retailers headquartered in Houston, Texas, has selected Averitt Express to provide dedicated contract carriage services.
Under the terms of the contract, Averitt is now providing Handy Hardware with dedicated local and over-the-road transportation of hardware products to retail stores located throughout a five-state region from one of Handy Hardware’s distribution centers located in Houston.
Tina Kirbie, president of Handy Hardware, is very optimistic about the new relationship with Averitt.
“Like many shippers today, Handy Hardware was looking for a way to improve the efficiency and lower the overall cost of our supply chain,” said Kirbie. “In addition, with the increased liability and scrutiny of the transportation industry brought on by CSA, it made sense to consider outsourcing this segment of our business. By allowing Averitt the opportunity to manage our transportation needs, Handy Hardware will be able to focus more on what we do best. We’re certainly excited about growing a strong partnership.”
As a result of its continued growth and expansion, Averitt is currently hiring experienced regional and dedicated van and flatbed drivers in several locations throughout its network. Persons interested in learning more or applying may do so by visiting AverittCareers.com.
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.