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Averitt

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In 1958, Thurman Averitt founded Livingston Merchant's Co-op, a small trucking company that hauled dry goods mostly between Nashville, TN and Livingston, TN. In 1969, Thurman incorporated his small company and called it Averitt Express.

While making regular deliveries in Nashville, Thurman became acquainted with a young dockworker who helped him unload his trailer. This young man's name was Gary Sasser. Gary happened to ask Thurman one day if he would be interested in selling his company. After some thought, Thurman said yes.

In October of 1971, Gary Sasser, at the age of 20, purchased Averitt Express, which at the time consisted of two associates, three tractors and five trailers. Today, Averitt Express is one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers.

Averitt Corporate Headquarters

Map of Averitt corporate headquarters
1415 Neal St P.O. Box 3166
Cookeville, TN 38502
Phone: 1-800-Averitt
Website: Averitt

Getting Hired At Averitt

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must have a Class A CDL
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • 1 year of verifiable tractor-trailer experience within past 3 years (some positions must include at least 1 month of flatbed and/or curtain-side trailer experience, or hazmat/tanker endorsements)
  • No serious violations within previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following tooclosely, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with a fatality)
  • No convictions for Reckless Driving within the past 5 years
  • No convictions for DUI or DWI within the past 5 years
  • No suspensions or revocations for a moving violation within the past 5 years
  • No more than 1 moving violation within the past 12 months
  • No more than 2 moving violations within the past 3 years
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    All convictions reviewed case-by-case.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No convictions for DUI or DWI within the past 5 years.

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Averitt Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Minimum Age For Averitt

Averitt Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Schneider 21  
    .
  • Maverick 21  
    .
  • Quality Distribution 21  
    .
  • A&R 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Averitt 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Averitt

Averitt Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • R + L  12  
    .
  • Central Transport  3  
    .
  •  USA Truck
    No Experience Required
  •  Hogan
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Averitt
    No Experience Required

Averitt Driver Pay

  • Loading / Unloading pay (Over 90% No-Touch Freight)
  • Stop pay
  • Breakdown pay
  • Layover pay
  • Bump Dock pay
  • Driver referral reward program

Averitt Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Averitt Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
37 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Waggoners  40 cpm  
    .
  • Melton  40 cpm  
    .
  • Averitt  37 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  32 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Averitt Driver Benefits

Benefits:

  • Complete family and individual Cigna medical, dental, vision and prescription card plans available at low cost
  • Hearing care benefits
  • Profit Sharing & 401(k) plan
  • Life insurance and disability
  • Wellness programs
  • Uniform program - Averitt will provide
  • Credit union options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Additional Benefits:

  • - 8 paid holidays (after 90 days of service)
  • - Paid vacations
  • - Driver referral reward bonuses
  • - Associate discounts on vehicles, computers, etc.
  • - 100+ Averitt locations to safely rest—some with exercise/workout facilities with showers
  • - Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
  • - Load locks provided
  • - HazMat reimbursement (must apply for HazMat endorsement within 30 days of hire)

Averitt Operations

Driving Opportunities At Averitt

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Dedicated
  • LTL
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Averitt Operating Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Averitt Company Terminal Locations

Averitt terminal locations

Averitt has 95 terminals. Here is a partial listing:

  • Odessa, TX
  • Lexington, NC
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Owensboro, KY
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Lexington, KY
  • Miami, FL
  • Waco, TX
  • Darlington, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Houston, TX
  • Hickory, NC
  • Shrevesport, LA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • St Louis, MO
  • Morton, IL

Averitt Yearly Revenues

Averitt: $1,002,642,549

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Averitt  $1B
    .
  • Cowan  $377.43M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  $168.14M
    .
  • JBS  $155.29M
    .
  • Hirschbach  $133.24M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Averitt Yearly Miles

Averitt: 377,558,702

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • US Xpress  616.6M
    .
  • Knight  435M
    .
  • Averitt  377.56M
    .
  • Maverick  144.44M
    .
  • Lone Star  42.21M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Averitt Driver Unload Percentage

Averitt: 10%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Averitt  10%
    .
  • May  2%
    .
  • CRST  1%
    .
  • Covenant  0%
    .
  • TMC  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Averitt Company Policies

  • Averitt Home Time Options

    Averitt has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
  • Averitt Rider Policy

    If you're a truckload, flatbed or supply chain driver, you can bring your spouse on the road whenever you want.

  • Averitt Tuition Reimbursement

    $1,500 tuition assistance bonus - $500 at 90 days and $1,000 at 6 months.

  • Averitt Pet Policy

    Averitt does not allow pets.

Averitt Programs For Military Personnel

If you are or were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you are eligible for a waiver to apply for a CDL without skills testing.

Averitt is recognized as a “Patriotic Employer” by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, or ESGR.

Averitt Company Equipment

Averitt Number Of Trucks

Averitt Number Of Trucks:
4,484 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Averitt  4,484
    .
  • Premier  971
    .
  • A&R  843
    .
  • Ozark  727
    .
  • Eagle  698
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Averitt Number Of Trailers

Averitt Number Of Trailers:
12,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Averitt  12,500
    .
  • Trimac  5,000
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  1,670
    .
  • Ward  1,180
    .
  • Decker  1,164
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Averitt Governed Speed

Averitt Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • Prime  62 mph
    .
  • Jim Palmer  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Averitt  0 mph
    .

Averitt Tractor Brands

  • Averitt

  • Interstate

  • Koch

  • Ozark

  • P&S

  • A&R

  • Hirschbach

  • CRST

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Hunt

  • MVT

  • J.B. Hunt

Averitt Transmission Types

Averitt has automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • MTS
    • Hunt
    • Covenant
    • Prime
    • May
    • K & B
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
    • Carter
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
  • Mix Of Both
    • Millis
    • Melton
    • Trimac
    • CRST
    • Navajo
    • Wil-Trans

Averitt APU Policy

Averitt has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Melton
    • Prime
    • Lone Star
    • Maverick
    • Marten
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • MTS
    • Heartland
    • Quality Distribution
    • Schaffer
    • Gardner
    • Decker
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Averitt Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Averitt

    The training at Averitt will last approximately 6 weeks.

  • Averitt Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $600 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Averitt

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Averitt you will run solo after training.

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