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Averitt Expands North America Services With Laredo Distribution Center

November 23, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. —Averitt Express has expanded its facility in Laredo, TX with the addition of 35,000-sq.-ft of distribution and fulfillment space. The expansion increases the company’s ability to provide a wider array of supply chain services to customers that move freight through the continent’s busiest trade port with Mexico.

“We are excited to be able to provide our customers that ship to and from Mexico with greater capabilities that will help them streamline their cross-border supply chain,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “Our expansion in Laredo comes on the heels of the passage of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will only increase the already-growing demand for freight transportation across the Southern border.”

The addition of the enclosed distribution and fulfillment center brings the total size of the facility to 62,500 sq.-ft with 48 truck doors.

Averitt opened its service center in Laredo in 1999 to primarily handle the flow of less-than-truckload and full load freight across the border. Since then, the needs of cross-border shippers have evolved with the advent of e-commerce and the nearshoring of manufacturing back to North America in recent years.

The positioning of the distribution and fulfillment center in Laredo will allow Averitt to provide shippers with quick access to freight staging, inventory management and a host of consolidation and deconsolidation services that would be typically handled further north or south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Our goal is to help shippers minimize the touchpoints in their North America supply chain,” said Ed Habe, Averitt’s vice president of Mexico sales. “By preparing incoming and outgoing freight for distribution at the border, we can help reduce the number of touch points that the traditional cross-border strategy involves.”

In addition to providing space to store and process freight, Averitt has also introduced an in-house customs clearance service to further simplify its ability to provide a complete solution to cross-border shippers.

“We want to make shipping across the border as easy as moving freight from Memphis to Atlanta,” said Habe. “Whether you are shipping from Mexico to the U.S. or Canada, or vice versa, you can count on our team to handle the entire process with just one contact and one invoice. We call it the ‘Power of One.’”

Averitt’s expansion in Laredo follows recent openings and expansions in Atlanta, GA, Kernersville, NC and Houston, TX.

To learn more about Averitt’s Mexico cross-border services, visit AverittExpress.com/Mexico

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Topics: Distribution, Industry News, Mexico

Averitt Opens New Location To Better Serve Greater Greensboro, NC Area

October 6, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has opened a new service center that expands its ability to service Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. Located less than 18 miles from downtown Greensboro, the new facility features a 46,000-sq.-ft dock and 102 truck doors to handle the flow and distribution of freight in and out of the region.

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Topics: Industry News

Averitt’s Midyear Survey Illustrates Shipping Challenges Amid Pandemic

August 31, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — In July, Averitt Express surveyed more than 800 shippers across the country to gauge their supply chain experiences and challenges throughout the first half of the year. The purpose of the survey was to gain a clearer understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted shippers in various areas of their supply chain operations.

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Topics: Industry News, Supply Chain

Averitt Opens New Distribution Center In Savannah To Support Nation’s Fastest-Growing Port

May 29, 2019

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has opened a new international distribution center to help support the growing amount of cargo moving through the Port of Savannah. Located less than 15 miles from the port, the new location features 44 dock doors and more than 80,000 square feet of enclosed warehousing and distribution space.

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Topics: International, Industry News, Supply Chain

Averitt Strengthens Existing E-Commerce Offerings with Final Mile Network and White Glove Services

April 29, 2019
 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Tackling the growing demand for final mile logistics services, Averitt has expanded its residential delivery services  network. The service enhancement is seen as a key step by the company to offer a complete supply chain solution to retail and e-commerce shippers.

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Topics: Industry News, Supply Chain

Averitt Opens New Distribution and Fulfillment Center To Serve Austin market

April 12, 2019

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has opened a new service center near Austin, TX. Located in the nearby city of Round Rock, the facility encompasses more than 75,000 sq. ft on 12.98 acres of land.

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Topics: Industry News, Supply Chain, Warehousing

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