Averitt Express

Large fleet raises pay for regional drivers

Drivers who have been with the Averitt Express for more than 10 years are receiving a pay increase to 50 cents per mile, and drivers with at least 5 years with the company are seeing a bump up to 48 cents per mile.

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Averitt Express drivers’ donations to St. Jude topped $500k in 2016

The donations were made through the company’s employee giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of the company’s employees donate $1 every week as part of the program.

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Averitt Express recognized for hiring military veterans

Averitt says more than 20 percent of its current employees have served in the military, and the company has also pledged to hire 1,200 more veterans by 2020.

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Averitt donates to East Tennessee relief efforts

Averitt Express recently donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts on East Tennessee following recent wildfires and tornadoes.

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Driver wins $5,000 as part of major carrier’s driver referral program

Averitt Express driver Brad Rogers was awarded $5,000 by the company as part of the company's driver referral program.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: Averitt Express boosts safety with FleetRisk Advisors

FleetRisk uses extensive trucking data, such as drivers’ starting times or change in empty miles relative to fleet average, to help fleets with safety, retention and workers comp.

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Averitt driver named August Trucker Buddy

Averitt Express driver Stuart Goldberg has been named the August Trucker Buddy of the Month by Jocelyn Murphy-Stout of Egg Harbor City Community School in Egg Harbor, N.J.

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Redesigned Averitt Express jobs website

Averitt Express has launched a redesigned website to help match job-seekers find open positions at the transportation provider. Job candidates can use the online application to get the process underway immediately. The website also serves as a “one-stop shop” for transportation professionals to learn about the company’s culture and competitive benefits package (which includes family medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for as little as $44 a week). “Red Hot Jobs” lists the most recent employment ...

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and truckers receive recognition and awards.

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UPDATE: ‘Hats for heroes’ special delivery, take two

You will recall my story here about the genesis and progress of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass' "Hats for Heroes" program of providing an outlet for a wide array of trucking industry participants to honor the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers. Well, the past year's volume of hats was significant enough to require more than just a single load of donated hats for the wounded delivered. Owner-operator Brian Chute (pictured here), based in Kansas City, delivered ...

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