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Podcast - Driver Appreciation with Gary Sasser

By Averitt Careers on Sep 21, 2021 3:53:32 PM

On the newest edition of our podcast, Gary Sasser, Chairman and CEO, makes a special appearance to give a special Driver Appreciation Week thank you to the best team in the business! Listen as Gary gives his thoughts about celebrating 50 years together, and where we’re heading for the future.

 

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Averitt Can Give You Peace of Mind

By Averitt Careers on Aug 23, 2021 1:33:08 PM

When Averitt mechanic and father of five Anthony Baker wakes up in the morning, he can be confident that his job is secure and stable. And as Averitt celebrates our 50th anniversary this year, Baker knows we’ve got his back.

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Celebrating 50 Years Of Professionalism

By Averitt Careers on Aug 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Our team’s professional image has set us apart for 50 years now.

For our associates, our image has helped us create a reputation every associate can take pride in. It helps us hire and retain the best people. Image also sets us apart in the marketplace. Customers want to work with providers who represent them to their customers in a professional way.

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How to Get Your Hazmat Endorsement

By Averitt Careers on Jul 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Getting your HazMat endorsement can open up a lot of opportunities for you as a truck driver. Not only will you be able to transport a wider variety of freight, but you’ll also have the ability to increase your income. At Averitt, our regional drivers earn more per mile when they have their HazMat endorsement. If you’re ready to take your professional driving career to the next level, here are your next steps:

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Premiering Our First Averitt Music Video - Driving Force!

By Averitt Careers on Jul 19, 2021 9:54:14 AM

It's the premiere of our first Averitt music video!
 
Our friend and country music star Billy Dean has written an amazing song about the Averitt team, and there's no better time than Operation: Thank You Week to share it with you!
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Averitt by the Numbers: Celebrating 50 Years of Service & Success

By Averitt Careers on Jun 24, 2021 1:59:49 PM

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! In 1971, Gary Sasser purchased a small carrier called Averitt Express. At the time, it had only two associates, three tractors and five trailers. From that beginning, we’ve grown a company that has made a huge impact on the trucking industry and the communities we serve. Here’s a quick look at some of our successes and how we’ve grown over the last five decades:

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More Than Driving: Averitt Associates Team Up to Give Back

By Averitt Careers on Jun 23, 2021 12:22:50 PM

At Averitt, we believe it’s our responsibility to take care of one another. That’s a big reason why we’re committed to generously giving back to the communities we work and live in. We’ve built an entire company culture around helping those in need. Averitt Cares for Kids, our non-profit charitable giving organization, is funded by associate contributions and through company contributions on behalf of our associates. Our Team Up Community Challenge is one of our favorite ways to donate to Averitt Cares for Kids while fostering the giving spirit we’re known for throughout our local communities.

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Couples Who Drive Together Stay Together

By Averitt Careers on Jun 12, 2021 7:30:00 AM

As we celebrate Averitt’s 50th anniversary, it’s all about highlighting the teammates who make up our strong culture. Atlanta West team shuttle drivers Tim and Alison Rorabaugh are great examples of Averitt’s unique opportunities, which is one of the reasons why our team has enjoyed 50 years of stable success.

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What To Do When Disaster Strikes: Driver Survives Lightning Strike

By Averitt Careers on Jun 11, 2021 2:34:44 PM

“Out of nowhere I saw a bright flash. Instantly, everything inside the truck went black.”

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Podcast: Another Compensation Upgrade for Our Truckload Division!

By Averitt Careers on Jun 6, 2021 5:00:00 AM

We’ve got some more exciting compensation news! In the newest edition of the Truckload Podcast, Danny Crooks of our executive leadership joins David Broyles as they talk about pay enhancements for our Truckload driving force.

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Dallas Warehouse Opens The Door For More Opportunities

By Averitt Careers on May 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM

As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. That’s certainly true of our distribution and fulfillment services, as we’re opening our largest warehouse facility right in the heart of Dallas!

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Teaming up at Averitt

By Averitt Careers on May 28, 2021 6:55:59 AM

Team drivers are known for hitting high miles and bringing home more pay, but have you ever wondered what it’s actually like to be part of a driving team? We think team driving is a great opportunity to increase your income, keep you moving, help you troubleshoot any issues that arise on the road and, best of all, have some company while you’re working. Don’t just take our word for it - we asked several of our Averitt teams to sit down and share all about what it’s like to be team drivers:

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Podcast: A Parent's Story - Averitt Cares For Kids

By Averitt Careers on May 6, 2021 9:33:28 AM

Every week, 96% of our associates show The Power Of One dollar by contributing to Averitt Cares For Kids. In the newest edition of our podcast, the family of a St. Jude patient shares how those efforts make a difference!

 

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Environmental Responsibility

By Averitt Careers on Apr 13, 2021 3:31:10 PM

DRIVEN BY PURPOSE

HOW AVERITT IS MOVING SUSTAINABILITY FORWARD

The business choices we make today directly affect the world we'll leave behind tomorrow. That's why at Averitt, we're always looking for new and better ways to minimize our impact on the environment. That drive is part of our culture. It's a promise to friends and family as well as our customers and fellow associates. But in a larger sense, it's a commitment to future generations - individuals we'll never meet, but who'll hopefully enjoy a cleaner Earth in part because of our efforts. It's for you - and them - that we pledge our best and ongoing efforts at protecting the health of our precious planet.

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Continued Growth: New Power Centers Across Our Network

By Averitt Careers on Apr 7, 2021 10:09:21 AM

Averitt has created a network of Power Centers throughout our regional driver network, with safe, secure parking so that Averitt drivers can have added security during their work week. Located in less metropolitan areas, Power Centers provide ample overnight parking spaces for our regional driving team, so they're not searching for available spaces!

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Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: A Year Later

By Averitt Careers on Mar 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse site, designed to house drug and alcohol violation data and help streamline the hiring process, went live in January 2020. Since then, about 197,000 employers - a third of which identify as owner-operators - and 1.6 million drivers registered in the Clearinghouse, according to FMCSA. So, after one full year of the Clearinghouse site being live, what should our takeaways be?

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50th Anniversary Brings New Opportunities with History of Success

By Averitt Careers on Mar 23, 2021 6:37:16 AM

During our 50th anniversary this year, we’re enjoying a look back on our five decades of successful operation, as well as celebrating this milestone with increased regional pay and exciting new opportunities.

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Averitt Associates Combine to Give 5,000+ Hours of Community Service

By Averitt Careers on Mar 10, 2021 11:33:18 AM

Averitt Express associates combined to give more than 5,000 hours of community service over the course of 2020 as part of its Team Up Community Challenge. Overall, they served 5,342 hours, with 76 facilities across Averitt’s system helping 118 organizations for efforts including clothing, food and toy drives, disaster relief, mask sewing and donations, litter cleanups and blood donations.

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Podcast: Compensation Update

By Averitt Careers on Feb 26, 2021 1:39:04 PM

Danny Crooks of our Truckload leadership joins David Broyles on our newest podcast, and they have exciting news about Truckload driver pay enhancements! This is great news for our driving force!

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Virtual Orientation at Averitt: What to Expect

By Averitt Careers on Feb 19, 2021 1:33:47 PM

Before COVID-19, the orientation program here at Averitt was a 3- to 4-day intensive, but fun and energetic, course at our corporate campus in Cookeville, TN. This is where you’d get your first look at our Averitt facilities and be immersed in the company culture we’re so proud of all week long. Like the rest of the world, we’ve had to pivot our orientation experience for new drivers in order to provide you with a safe way to get all the information you need as you start your journey to become an Averitt driver.

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Enduring Family Culture: City Driver Talks About His 30 Years At Averitt

By Averitt Careers on Feb 12, 2021 12:47:43 PM

Doug Denham has been a part of our team for 30 years, and he’s seen lots of changes during that time. One thing has remained the same – our family-oriented culture – and Doug says that’s one of the reasons we’ve experienced continued growth for 50 years.

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How Truck Drivers Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

By Averitt Careers on Jan 28, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Human trafficking is a major global issue. The multibillion-dollar industry worldwide is a modern form of slavery with approximately 21 million victims. In the United States, it is estimated that 18,000-20,000 victims are trafficked every year. Traffickers often use our country’s transportation system to move their victims. It is professional truck drivers like you, who continuously drive these roadways, that are in the best position to recognize and report possible human trafficking situations. So what can you do to help? Since January is National Human Trafficking Prevention month, Averitt Express wanted to take this opportunity to share some ways you can get involved and make a difference.

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Podcast: The Power of One (Part 6)

By Averitt Careers on Jan 27, 2021 10:25:09 AM

We’re wrapping up our Power of One podcast series, and Gary Sasser, Chairman and CEO, is this week’s special guest! Listen in as Gary talks about our focus on people, the importance of People Like You referrals, and an eye on our bright future!

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Pulling Back the Curtain: What Does the Driver Services Team Do?

By Averitt Careers on Jan 19, 2021 3:34:04 PM

When you hear the words “driver services,” it could cover a variety of activities. But we want to make sure our driving associates know the most important thing about Averitt’s Driver Services department: They’re here for YOU!

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Podcast: The Power of One (Part 5)

By Averitt Careers on Jan 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Our Power of One podcast series continues, and this week’s special guest is president and chief operating officer Wayne Spain! In this episode, Wayne talks about our professional image, our focus on the future, and the importance of referring People Like You!

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Podcast: The Power of One (Part 4)

By Averitt Careers on Jan 13, 2021 11:41:17 AM

Continuing our recent podcast series, executive vice president of sales and marketing Phil Pierce drops in to talk about The Power of One, including our professionalism, how we all work together to help our team succeed, and the importance of referring People Like You.

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Podcast: The Power of One (Part 3)

By Averitt Careers on Dec 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In our newest podcast, we are continuing our series of discussions with members of our leadership about the meaning of The Power of One. Joining Director of Driver Services David Broyles this week is Barry Blakely, Vice President of Operations. We encourage you to tune in and be on the lookout for more podcasts about The Power of One in the coming weeks.

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Averitt Driving Associate Keeps Rolling on Two Wheels or 18

By Averitt Careers on Dec 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Robert Sims, an Averitt driving associate domiciled in Columbia, SC, is an avid cyclist who keeps rolling whether on his bicycle or in his truck.

“Becoming a professional truck driver was something on my bucket list, but I wanted to be sure I did not jeopardize my health by sitting all day,” Robert says. “I had some pretty traumatic spine injuries and surgery and knew I needed to keep moving to stay healthy and strong.”

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Podcast: The Power of One (Part 2)

By Averitt Careers on Dec 3, 2020 12:25:55 PM

In our newest podcast, we are continuing our series of discussions with members of our leadership about the meaning of The Power of One. Joining Director of Driver Services David Broyles this week is Dan Singer, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions. We encourage you to tune in and be on the lookout for more podcasts about The Power of One in the coming weeks.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Averitt

By Averitt Careers on Dec 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Watch our holiday video for a heartwarming reminder about what's important this season.

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St. Jude Highlights the Power of One and Averitt's 30 Year Commitment

By Averitt Careers on Nov 18, 2020 2:32:32 PM

Our team was recently featured on a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital blog post that highlighted the positive impact of the Averitt Cares for Kids program, the longest-running company giving program in St. Jude’s history. Since 1990, more than $8 million has been donated from Averitt associates to St. Jude.

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Associate Spotlight: Promoting From Within

By Averitt Careers on Nov 13, 2020 10:48:04 AM

We’re proud of our track record of promoting from within, and several of our recent Over 20 Team service award honorees are outstanding examples of that commitment. Read their stories below:

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Leading the Way: Proud to be Named Top Company for Women Drivers

By Averitt Careers on Nov 12, 2020 4:02:24 PM

As a woman in trucking, what’s important to you? Is it the ability to make enough money to reach your financial goals? Does spending time at home with your family rank as high as your need to have a successful career? Is safety on the road a big concern for you as you consider truck driving? Whatever your answer, Averitt has it covered as one of Redefining the Road’s 2020 Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation.

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Podcast: The Power of One (Part 1)

By Averitt Careers on Nov 12, 2020 8:59:16 AM

In our newest podcast, we begin a series of discussions with members of our leadership about the meaning of The Power of One. Joining Director of Driver Services David Broyles this week is Danny Crooks of our Truckload leadership. We encourage you to tune in and be on the lookout for more podcasts about The Power of One in the coming weeks.

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From Troops to Trucking: An Inside Look at Some of Our Veteran Teammates

By Averitt Careers on Nov 10, 2020 9:54:57 AM

At Averitt, we’ve created a space where current and former military members feel supported and respected for their experience and diverse skills. We have programs available that help veterans transition quickly into driving roles with our company.

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Flatbed Freight: Moving America with Averitt

By Averitt Careers on Oct 27, 2020 9:37:38 AM

Starting a new job at a new company can feel intimidating. That was Jackie Earwood’s first thought when he started working for Averitt Express as a flatbed driver back in 2012.

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Have Some Fall Fun with These Safe/Socially Distant Activities

By Averitt Careers on Oct 8, 2020 9:46:49 AM

Truck drivers have had a particularly tough year keeping the nation’s supply chains connected. After a spring and summer filled with challenges brought on by the historic pandemic, you may be looking forward to doing something fun now that the weather will be getting a little cooler – but you still want to be safe! Here are some suggestions for what to do to enjoy some recreation or reconnection time for fall 2020.

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Podcast: Hours of Service Changes

By Averitt Careers on Sep 28, 2020 9:31:45 AM

The FMCSA's newest Hours of Service changes are now in effect. Interested in learning the details of the changes and how it will affect you? Listen to our podcast below with Director of Driver Services David Broyles and Safety Manager Jason Bolton as they detail the changes.

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Celebrating National Driver Appreciation Week

By Averitt Careers on Sep 14, 2020 3:11:08 PM

There’s no question that truck drivers have been working harder this year than ever before, making sure that America’s goods have kept moving throughout all the challenges of 2020. While other people have stayed home, our drivers have been on the frontlines to deliver food, medical supplies and other important items to their destinations. As an industry we’ve always looked forward to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) to take the time to honor driving professionals for all the hard work they do. Now more than ever, we want to make sure our drivers feel noticed, appreciated, and encouraged. This year’s NTDAW takes place September 13-19, 2020. In appreciation for all you do, we at Averitt Express have some fun things planned that you won’t want to miss. 

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Averitt's Texas Teams Find Creative Ways To ‘Team Up’ During COVID-19

By Averitt Careers on Sep 1, 2020 2:03:38 PM

While the global pandemic has had a dramatic impact on just about everyone and everything, it hasn’t dampened the giving spirit of the Averitt team. Despite the challenges of social distancing and sheltering in place, our associates have continued to participate in our Team Up Community Challenge in creative ways.

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Get More Than Cents Per Mile At Averitt

By Averitt Careers on Aug 24, 2020 12:57:43 PM

It’s hard to imagine a year that has thrown bigger challenges our way than 2020. Thankfully, Averitt driving associates have stepped up once again to accept these challenges each day – just as we have for nearly 50 years. Customers have noticed and Averitt is growing again! We’re looking for drivers who want to improve their driving career with a company dedicated to its people and committed to offering more than cents per mile to make it all worthwhile. Take a look at all the ways Averitt Express really shines by offering extras other carriers just can’t match.

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Planning meals on the road

By Averitt Careers on Jul 1, 2020 10:39:43 AM

Meal planning is one of the key components to eating healthy on the road as a truck driver. When you don’t have a solid plan going into your week, it’s easy to fall back into bad habits or grab whatever’s quickest - but not necessarily the healthiest - when you make a stop. Meal planning can sound overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Jeff Langlois, one of our driving associates, is a rock star at meal planning and prep. We’d like to share some of his favorite meals and cooking tips.

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Safety Tips When Changing Lanes

By Averitt Careers on Jul 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

At Averitt, "Our Driving Concern is Safety" for our professional drivers on the road and the motoring public. We encourage drivers to remember these five key tips when changing lanes in order to keep everyone moving.

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The Ultimate Guide to Podcasts for Truckers

By Averitt Careers on Jun 10, 2020 4:06:36 PM

Sources of entertainment aren’t always the easiest for truck drivers to find. After all, your eyes have to stay on the road and not in a book or focused on a screen. Luckily, the number of popular podcasts has been growing steadily, giving you plenty of auditory entertainment to choose from. Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, learning more about the trucking industry or diving headfirst into a mystery thriller, there’s a podcast for you. Check out our ultimate guide to podcasts for truckers. Download a few episodes and see which podcasts end up on your must-listen-to list.

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Forklift Safety Is A Priority

By Averitt Careers on Jun 5, 2020 9:18:00 AM

At Averitt, we are focused on safety, both on and off the road. Our dock associates engage in safe usage of our forklift and tow motor equipment at our LTL facilities. Here are just a few tactics that can help keep dock associates safe:

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The transition to a driving career may be closer than you think

By Averitt Careers on May 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, Averitt makes it possible with our Dock-to-Driver Training Program, an exciting opportunity to transition from the dock to the road while still earning money and receiving benefits.  

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Ongoing Covid-19 Response Works to Keep Everyone Healthy and Safe

By Averitt Careers on May 15, 2020 8:13:57 AM

2020 has turned into a very unusual year and we’re still wondering what “normal” will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic is in our rearview mirrors. For now though, Averitt is continuing to respond comprehensively to concerns regarding the virus. Over the last several weeks, we have taken our always-strong commitment to health and safety to a new high with ongoing efforts to keep all of our associates and particularly our amazing driving force – well and healthy.

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Retirement Planning: Planning for the Future Starts Today

By Averitt Careers on May 12, 2020 8:32:00 AM

In such unfamiliar times as we’re facing, it’s natural for people to be concerned about the future. Thankfully, it’s always the right time to get on track with saving for retirement. Averitt Express is committed to helping associates not only through the life of their careers, but beyond as well.

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Career path that starts at Averitt can just keep on going and growing

By Averitt Careers on May 4, 2020 4:30:00 AM

There are so many perks and advantages at Averitt Express for professional drivers (let’s hear it for low-cost insurance plans, profit-sharing, uniform allotment, Red Thinkin’ Rewards, personal conveyance program, and more), but one of the most important benefits we offer is the ability to grow and chart your career path.

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Averitt Associates are Stitched Together With Pride

By Averitt Careers on Apr 23, 2020 9:19:05 AM

Averitt associates are instantly recognizable by their bright red shirts and sharp overall look, which perfectly pairs with our professional performance! Why are uniforms such an important part of how we look and operate?

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Driver Podcast: COVID-19 Updates for Truckload and CDL Renewals

By Averitt Careers on Apr 15, 2020 3:03:33 PM

Interested in learning what makes driving at Averitt different from everyone else? Take a listen to the Averitt driver podcast and hear behind-the-scenes details about driver benefits and experiences from the drivers themselves. In each episode, we feature actual Averitt associates and drivers discussing current industry topics. Take a listen! 

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Averitt's Response to COVID-19

By Averitt Careers on Apr 1, 2020 3:26:00 PM

UPDATED JUNE 26, 2020
 
One of Averitt's highest priorities is to protect the health and safety of our associates, customers and the general public. Rest assured, we are approaching and adapting to the ongoing situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic through continuous monitoring and safe practices at all levels of our company.
 
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Averitt Spotlights Women in Trucking

By Averitt Careers on Mar 26, 2020 3:20:00 PM

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Averitt Express turns the spotlight on the women who drive our industry – and economy! Valerie and Tina, two of our professional drivers who represent women truckers, answer questions about being part of the Averitt family.

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Driver Podcast: COVID-19 Updates

By Averitt Careers on Mar 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Interested in learning what makes driving at Averitt different from everyone else? Take a listen to the Averitt driver podcast and hear behind-the-scenes details about driver benefits and experiences from the drivers themselves. In each episode, we feature actual Averitt associates and drivers discussing current industry topics. Take a listen! 

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Associates Set Records With Donation To St. Jude, Community Service Hours In 2019

By Averitt Careers on Mar 19, 2020 10:21:52 AM

Averitt’s theme, The Power of One, was on full display in 2019 with an impressive number of charitable donations and volunteer hours amassed by our drivers and other associates to benefit our communities and our associate-driven charity, Averitt Cares for Kids.

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Professional Truck Driver Tips for The New Year

By Averitt Careers on Jan 10, 2020 4:32:55 PM

As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, this is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and decide how we want to move forward into the new year. Making New Year’s resolutions is something many people do in order to get their year started off on the right foot. While it’s easy to make these resolutions with the best of intentions, it can be hard to stick with them as the year goes on. We’ve put together some of our favorite tips for truck drivers. You can incorporate them into your personal and professional goals whether it’s this January or well into 2020. It’s never too late to make some changes!

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Heroes Wanted on the Highway

By Averitt Careers on Jan 8, 2020 4:18:59 PM

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. Human trafficking occurs along our nation’s roadways, and the transportation industry is doing something about it. Drivers are the eyes and ears of the road and have more opportunities to recognize signs of human trafficking and take action against it.

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Truck Drivers: Are You Ready for the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse?

By Averitt Careers on Dec 20, 2019 1:32:25 PM

The FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse site is live, and many truck drivers might be feeling the pressure to fully understand what will be expected of them. The good news? There’s no reason to be intimidated. The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is specifically designed to streamline the hiring process for recruiters and carriers ... which will, in turn, make applying for these jobs easier for the drivers involved.

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Averitt Celebrates the Holidays, Honors Veterans Alongside Wreaths Across America

By Averitt Careers on Dec 18, 2019 3:27:00 PM

The holiday season is an ideal time to give special attention to the contributions of those who have impacted our lives and to give back wherever possible. Our team did just that on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, by proudly helping Wreaths Across America honor our nation’s veteran with a wreath sponsorship to show support for this important tribute to the sacrifices of fallen servicemen and women. Participating in Wreaths Across America, an annual industry highpoint, was a poignant and touching addition to our continual commitment to give back to our communities.

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Should You Get Your HazMat Endorsement?

By Averitt Careers on Dec 16, 2019 3:59:00 PM

The idea of getting your hazmat endorsement can be very intimidating. Most people think of hauling dangerous chemicals and the accidents you see on the news. Did you know that there’s actually quite a broad spectrum of items that fall into the hazardous materials category? At Averitt, we’re not an acute hazmat carrier. This means that most of what our hazmat-endorsed drivers handle include flammable liquids like paint, or corrosive materials such as batteries or even soft drink syrup.

Topics: Drivers HazMat
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The Ultimate Survival Guide to Trucking Orientation

By Averitt Careers on Nov 18, 2019 10:36:00 AM

Let’s face it - trucking orientation generally has a bad reputation and while it may be accurate for some orientations, not all programs are created equal. Here, we’ll walk you through what to expect at trucking orientation, questions you’ll want to ask and a look at the Averitt difference.

Topics: orientation
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Ask the Averitt Recruiter! Answers to Your Most Common Questions

By Averitt Careers on Nov 13, 2019 4:41:00 PM

Our team of professional recruiters have received every question under the sun over the years, but a few common questions are the most frequent. They took the time to answer those questions for you to help you in your journey to becoming an Averitt associate.

Topics: Recruiting
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Laredo Truckload Driver Takes Pride In His Ride

By Averitt Careers on Nov 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM

For a perfect example of someone who takes pride in his ride, look no further than Laredo Truckload driver Luis Flores. Luis has been with Averitt for about a year and a half, and he keeps his truck looking sharp – on the inside and out.

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The View From Home: Averitt Driver Spouses Share Their Thoughts

By Averitt Careers on Sep 20, 2019 11:54:00 AM

When you’re researching trucking companies or life as a professional truck driver, it’s not hard to find out about all things trucking from a driver’s perspective. You can easily learn about the benefits each company has to offer or about the challenges of life out on the road. What you don’t hear often, however, are thoughts from those keeping things together back at home. At Averitt, a driver’s family is part of ours too, which is why it has always been a priority for us to walk beside our drivers and their families to make sure they’re supported both at home and away.

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Go On Tour With Averitt's OTL Team

By Averitt Careers on Sep 11, 2019 8:44:00 AM

At Averitt, we believe in opportunities. That’s a big reason why our drivers and their careers thrive with our better pay, generous home time options, great equipment and unmatched company culture. Another way we rise above the rest is by offering unique opportunities for our associates. Our On Tour Logistics (OTL) team is one way Averitt drivers can enjoy new and challenging experiences. This is an elite program available for internal transfer only and accepts Averitt drivers who exhibit the highest level of customer service and attention to detail.

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Military Veterans: Why a Truck Driving Career at Averitt Makes Sense

By Averitt Careers on Jul 23, 2019 1:18:00 PM

The men and women who serve our country make big sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy. At Averitt, we believe that every veteran deserves to work with a company that values their experience and the unique skills they bring to the table. We’re honored to be recognized as a top military-friendly employer. Whether you’re current or former military, or whether your last day serving was yesterday or a decade ago, there’s a place for you on our team.

Topics: Veterans
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Tour our Service Centers

By Averitt Careers on May 22, 2019 11:04:00 AM

Many common questions among drivers looking for jobs are all about the vehicle you’ll be driving. You spend a lot of time behind the wheel, so it makes sense that you’d want to hear all about our modern equipment and advanced safety technology. However, it’s also important not to overlook the importance of access to service centers and other amenities. Driving is hard work and you will need places to stop, refuel and recharge along the way. We have over 100 facilities throughout 21 states in order to give you access to anything you need nearly anywhere you go. If you’ve never been to one of our service centers, here’s a little tour to show you what you can expect while on the road with Averitt:

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10 Tips for Recent CDL School Graduates

By Averitt Careers on May 7, 2019 11:58:00 AM

You’ve worked hard and made it through CDL-A school, but now what? Most trucking companies require experience, so it can be frustrating when you’re a recent CDL driving school graduate with no experience under your belt. Not only will you need to find a trucking company that will hire CDL-A graduates with no experience, but you’ll also want to choose a driving job that’s a good fit for you. We’ve put together 10 great tips that you should know if you’re about to start, are currently in or recently graduated from CDL school. This information will not only help you find the best trucking companies to work for as a new driver, but it will also help you get set up for success in your new career.

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Finding Your Place: A Guide to Careers at Averitt

By Averitt Careers on Apr 19, 2019 3:43:00 PM

We like to do things a little differently at Averitt Express. Not only will you find better pay, benefits and equipment, but you’ll also discover that we’re as passionate about helping you find the right kind of job that matches your life goals as you are. We don’t believe in placing limitations on your driving career, which is why we’re proud to offer an extensive list of job opportunities to choose from. Want a driving job that gets you home every day? Check. Craving more predictability in your route and schedule? We have that too.Interested in gaining more training or moving up in leadership? We’re happy to help you along the way.Looking to get off the road entirely? That’s easy - we have plenty of non-driving jobs and would be happy to help you find the best fit.

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A truck driving career after military retirement: Answers to your most frequent questions

By Averitt Careers on Apr 12, 2019 11:35:00 AM

Transitioning to civilian life after a career in the military can be challenging. You know what being part of a team looks like and what it means to work hard. You’ve learned valuable skills during your military career, but you might be unsure of how you can put those skills to use in a civilian setting. Although you have many options to choose from, some veterans find that a truck driving career is a great option for employment. There are several things you should consider if you’re looking into driving a truck after your military retirement. Here are some of the most common questions we’ve heard from veterans as they explore the possibility of a driving career:

Topics: military driving
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How to find the highest paying truck driving jobs

By Averitt Careers on Apr 1, 2019 11:30:00 AM

When it comes to looking for a truck driving job, what do you look for the most? Many drivers would say that how much money they’ll be able to make is the most important factor they consider when they’re looking at a potential new employer. While your income opportunity is definitely one piece of a job search, it’s important to remember that a driving job is more than the cents per mile you can earn.

Topics: pay benefits
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Think Long Term: Averitt's "Over 20 Team" Breaks Trucking Industry Trends

By Averitt Careers on Feb 1, 2019 7:54:00 AM

Career longevity is a thing of the past in most instances. There’s the probability of change in any industryand today’s workforce demands more from employers than just a regular paycheck. Trucking is particularly known for its growing shortage of experienced truck drivers and the inability for companies to hold onto their CDL-A drivers long-term. At Averitt Express, we’ve proven that it’s possible to create one of the best trucking companies around where people want to work and, ultimately, build a career that makes them proud. Our “Over 20 Team” continues to grow strong even as the industry faces significantly high turnover rates.

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The Value of Hiring Veterans in Transportation

By Averitt Express on Nov 8, 2018 9:50:07 PM

How military personnel make your workforce stronger, smarter and uniquely capable

Hiring military veterans has proven time and time again to be a win-win situation for both transportation companies and the veterans themselves. For our returning servicemen and women, our industry provides a good job, a stable career path and an opportunity to utilize much of the skills and training gained during the course of military duty.

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VIDEO: Excited About Opportunities To Promote From Within

By Averitt Careers on Mar 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Are you looking for a stable career in the transportation industry with opportunities to grow and reach your full potential? Well of course you are!

Whether you’re new to trucking or a long-time veteran looking to continue your career with a proven leader in the industry, Averitt has what you’re looking for. From our focus on professionalism to our commitment to promote from within, there’s a good chance that Averitt can be the last stop on your career journey.

Don’t just take our word for it… listen to what a new associate has to say about becoming a part of the Averitt team!

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Averitt Associates Give ... And Give BIG!

By Averitt Careers on Feb 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Charitable giving program has donated more than $7 million to worthy causes

Time and time again, Averitt associates prove that when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do! Take our associate-funded, charitable-giving program Averitt Cares For Kids, for example. Through small weekly contributions over the last three decades, ACFK has given nearly $7.5 million to charitable causes, including $4.8 million toward the funding of research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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VIDEO - Building a Championship Team

By Averitt Careers on Nov 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Ask any coach, and they’ll tell you the key to winning a championship is teamwork.

We believe that’s true for the Averitt team as well. Our driving associates and operations leadership work together to deliver outstanding service to our customers, and that helps secure a bright future for all of us.

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