Averitt Express

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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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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Averitt joins flood, storm relief

Averitt Express donated $50,000 to help victims hit recently by floods and tornados in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, the Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier said. The American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund will use the funds to give food and shelter to those forced to flee homes during the weather emergencies, said Averitt spokesman Chris Asberry. Additionally, the carrier transported its staff’s donations of bottled water and cleaning supplies in one of its tractor-trailers to a Murfreesboro, ...

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Averitt donates to children’s hospital

Associates of Averitt Express donated $350,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, marking the 17th annual donation. The gift was collected from Averitt associates during 2009. Averitt has donated more than $5 million to charities, including St. Jude, since 1986, when an outreach for children's health was created. Physicians and scientists at St. Jude have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in ...

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