<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=413659065748505&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

There's a perfect place for you at Averitt.

No matter what type of driving you prefer, Averitt has an opportunity for you.
Averitt Team Driving

Prefer a career off the road?

Non-driving careers to support our driving force

Benefits that go on for miles

Averitt is a premier carrier with top-notch perks

Top Pay

If you're looking for top pay packages, Averitt has what you're looking for, and then some.

Pay Packages

Top Benefits

We think we have the best team in the world, and we set up our benefits to show it.

Top Benefits

Top Equipment

Professional equipment with state-of-the-art safety tech for our driving force.

See the Fleet

Top Facilities

100+ safe, secure facilities in 21 states. Your home away from home.

Facility Network

Training for your Career

Need some guidance to step up to your future goals? We can help.
Ready to get started but don't fully meet the requirements? We have training programs for you!
Training Programs
Start on the dock and our experienced trainers will help you earn your CDL-A.
Averitt's current leaders started right where you are now. Get started today!
Promote From Within
What to expect when getting started with Averitt's orientation and onboarding.
Orientation Overview

Who is Averitt?

A 50+year company of professional, caring associates

Our Story

A career opportunity over 50 years in the making. Through it all, Averitt has been growing and thriving.

Our 50+ Year Story


Our culture of professionalism and giving is part of who we are on a deep level.

Our Culture

Over 20 Team

Nearly 17% of our teammates have found a home at Averitt for 20 years or longer. 

Over 20 Team

Averitt Giving

We believe in generously giving back to the communities we serve.

Averitt Giving


Setting the professional standard in the transportation industry. Red looks good on us!

Averitt Uniforms


Come learn some of the ways Averitt is making a difference in our communities and for our planet.

Social Responsibility

Career Resources

Watch, read and learn about life at Averitt and on the road.

Life on the Road (BLOG)

Averitt's blog about Life on the Road, with tips and experiences from real team members.
Life on the Road


Check out our video library to hear from actual associates and drivers about their experiences at Averitt.
Video Library

Averitt News

News about new developments at Averitt, including services, facilities, policies and personnel.
Averitt News


A library of documents and downloads that can help you as you research your future career.
View the Library

Online reviews: Click below to read real reviews from Averitt drivers and associates.

Averitt reviews on Google

Ready to get started?

We are! Let's get connected!

Call Us Now

Our staff of recruiters is available to call Monday-Saturday. Give us a call now!
Call 1-888-AVERITT

Live Chat Now

Chat now with our recruiter team to get the answers to your questions.
Live Chat Now

Get Pre-Qualified

Answer a few quick questions to determine where you best fit at Averitt.
Get Pre-Qualified

Frequent Questions

Get the answers to our most frequent questions - or ask your own!
See the FAQ

Averitt Salutes You

Whether your last day serving was yesterday or a decade ago, you've earned the right to be at ease.

Averitt Salutes You

Whether you’re current or former military, there’s a place for you on the Averitt team.
Be At Ease

Military Friendly

Averitt has been named as a Military Friendly Employer in an independent survey.
Learn more

Life on the Road

6 min read

What Veteran CDL-A Drivers Would Tell the Next Generation

Aug 16, 2023 9:00:00 AM

With years of priceless experience, our associates showcase plenty of skill behind the wheel. And beyond that, they’re always ready to help a fellow professional driver create the best career for themselves. We’re proud to further that mission by being a sponsor of Next Gen Trucking, a nonprofit that builds up and engages the next generation of professional drivers. To do our part in creating a bright future for the truck driving industry, our veteran associates gave us their best pieces of advice for building a great career in the driver’s seat. 

Conquer the Basics

“It doesn’t matter how many years you do it, you’ll learn something new every trip!” 

“Stay focused.” 

“Be a truck driver, not a steering wheel holder.” 

“Don’t ever panic. Slow down and take care of your equipment.” 

Safety as a Priority

“Don’t drive distracted. Turn off your phone before you roll.” 

“Always do your pre-trip.” 

“Remember safety first. Don’t get in the habit of tailgating. Take your time; you’ll get to your destination on time with proper planning. Always look ahead, be aware of your surroundings, and check your mirrors regularly.” 

“Back in slowly. It will never take as much money to back in slowly as it will to fix what you hit backing in quickly.” 

“If in doubt, G.O.A.L., when safe to do so.” 

“Drive to arrive.” 

“If everyone drove like you did, it would be safer and much better on the roads! Thank you for your service.” 

Find Good Leadership and Learn from Fellow Drivers

“Stay with a good company.” 

“If you’re serious about driving, find a company like Averitt that values their people.” 

“Get with a company that has good benefits.” 

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re not comfortable doing something, ask for help.” 

“Just an old man’s opinion… Talk to the ones who have been doing it for years and doing it RIGHT.” 

“Be as good as the one before you.” 

“Take the advice from the professionals and try to improve upon it. Your profession is such a vital part of what keeps America great.” 

Put Respect First

“Be courteous and consider others on the road.” 

“Build a good reputation.” 

“Take pride in everything you do. If you have pride, you will always do your best.” 

“Respect the truck.” 

“Be professional.” 

“Don’t let your emotions rule your actions.” 

“Be nice to each other and help each other out.” 

Take Care of Yourself

“Never drive outside your comfort zone.” 

“Be better today than yesterday.” 

“Pride yourself on being a good driver.” 

“You will make mistakes… learn from them.” 

“Keep on trucking.” 

Thank you to all our associates who chimed in and offered this invaluable advice. We wouldn’t be who we are without your skill, professionalism, and dedication.   

Are you ready to start a lifelong, rewarding career? Learn more about the opportunities with us today! 

To read more from Averitt, visit https://blog.averittcareers.com/.

Topics: tips CDL-A Driver

Written by Averitt

Post a Comment