Averitt

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Tony E.'s Comment
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Anyone on here have dealings with this company

Old School's Comment
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Tony. we have a driver here in the forum that works at Averitt, Rolling Thunder. I'm bumping this back up to the top in hopes that he will see it and respond.

David's Comment
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I too will asist in the bump....

Tony E.'s Comment
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Thanks for the bump old school

Tony E.'s Comment
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And david

Keith W.'s Comment
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Been at Averitt for 21 years. Go ahead, maybe I can help.

Tony E.'s Comment
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Been at Averitt for 21 years. Go ahead, maybe I can help.

Keith I have 3 months otr I talked to a rep for averitt they said I would have to be with a trainer for 6 weeks I think that is a bit long..how many miles do u average there a week ? Do they treat you decent

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Keith W.'s Comment
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Tony, Until you get 6 full months over the road , they sort of treat you like your brand new. New hires with no experience are with a trainer for 6-8 weeks. Although most people get their own truck at the six week mark.

Average mileage varies some due to your area of operation and your fleet manager. If your out of Illinois, you can probably count on 2000-2500 miles per week. If you were down around Memphis where the freight lanes are heavier for us, you could be in the 2200-2900 mile range per week.

Averitt is an excellent company with great benefits. Low cost medical, dental, vision, 401 K plan and profit sharing. 8 paid holidays after 6 months I believe. It has changed some in the past. Ask your recruiter about that.

They are also giving out raises now, unsure about the Truckload division to he honest, I am on the LTL side of things, again ask your recruiter about the pay scale.

One of the biggest advantages is the ability to move into a local (LTL) job where you can be home daily in the future if that is what you want to do.

Hope this helps. If you need anything else, I would be happy to help.

Good luck my friend.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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