Averitt Express

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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Fleet Focus

Carriers and truckers receive recognition and awards.

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Averitt driver wins truck in contest

Averitt Express driver Marty Robbins was randomly selected as the winner of a 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 pickup truck, the grand prize in the carrier’s recent F-150 4x4 Fuel Duel. In addition, 20 other Averitt associates each won a $500 fuel card in a random drawing. The unveiling was the culmination of the company’s six-month program to save fuel. Drivers from throughout Averitt’s system were assembled into 142 teams, each tasked with improving fuel efficiency compared to ...

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Carriers and truckers receive recognition and awards.

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Averitt wins customer service award

Averitt Express, based in Cookeville, Tenn., has won two 2010 Quest for Quality awards given by Logistics Management magazine for outstanding customer service. The awards are in the South/South Central Regional Less-than-Truckload and Third-Party Logistics categories. Read more about the awards at Averitt Express.

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Carriers and drivers receive recognition and awards.

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Averitt receives St. Jude award

Averitt Express recently was recognized as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Employee Giving Partner of the Year.

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Truckers and carriers are recognized and receive awards.

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Averitt wins awards from retailer

Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express recently won Dollar General's 2009 awards for LTL Carrier of the Year and Carrier Partner of the Year. The retailer, whose headquarters are in Goodlettsville, Tenn., makes the less-than-truckload award based on a fleet's on-time service, quality and flexibility, said Averitt company spokesman Chris Asberry. The carrier partner award recognizes a fleet's innovation in meeting the retailer's truckload, LTL and dedicated service needs, Asberry said. For details, go to www.averittexpress.com.

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Fleet hosts fuel-savings contest

Averitt Express drivers may compete for twenty $500 gas cards and a Ford F-150 four-wheel drive in a company challenge on fuel-efficient practices, the Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier says. All of the fleet's drivers may enter. Truckers will work on teams whose goals are to save more fuel in six months than was saved in the same period last year. All who meet or exceed the goal will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win the ...

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