Averitt Express

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DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I was just researching companies while waiting to get unloaded and saw a posting from Averitt's Dedicated account which caught my attention. I went on their website and noticed they don't want you to have "any" moving violations within the past 5 years! My last one was 3 years ago. Do they really go by that? I've never seen a company go back five years especially paying what they are.

Sly48's Comment
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I was just researching companies while waiting to get unloaded and saw a posting from Averitt's Dedicated account which caught my attention. I went on their website and noticed they don't want you to have "any" moving violations within the past 5 years! My last one was 3 years ago. Do they really go by that? I've never seen a company go back five years especially paying what they are.

If they are in need of drivers, I would think that one moving violation within 5 years would not be a deal breaker. Typically it's 3 years, but most companies will allow a couple as long as they are not serious stuff like reckless driving, DUI , etc...

I'd call or email to check and see if the one you have is a deal breaker.

I looked at them once, but didn't like their tattoo and facial hair policy. They have lifted the facial hair or shall I say altered their policy. you can know have a well trimmed mustache and goatee I think.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I heard about their facial hair policy and thought it was a myth! So it is true??? Wow

Sly48's Comment
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I heard about their facial hair policy and thought it was a myth! So it is true??? Wow

Yes, it was true....but I guess they were having trouble getting drivers with it being so strict and they have changed it.

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I thought about applying until I saw that 5 years thing

Matt S.'s Comment
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I thought about applying until I saw that 5 years thing

That's kind of the neat thing about an industry with a critical shortage of labor. To a greater or lesser extent, you're in the driver's seat - pun fully intended. I will bet that they will, at the very least, talk to you if not hire you despite that single moving violation. If that single moving violation is relatively minor, so much the better.

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I thought about applying until I saw that 5 years thing

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That's kind of the neat thing about an industry with a critical shortage of labor. To a greater or lesser extent, you're in the driver's seat - pun fully intended. I will bet that they will, at the very least, talk to you if not hire you despite that single moving violation. If that single moving violation is relatively minor, so much the better.

Yeah its minor. So minor that Knight hired me and every other company I applied to gave me a pre-hire.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Doug 's Comment
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Aren't you out with a trainer ? No offense but why are you looking for a job ?

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Truth: You can have a beard as long as it does not get longer than a half inch`ish and is neatly trimmed. I have one and have seen some other drivers who are pushing the limit.

False: Averitt is in desperate need of drivers. They are picky, HOWEVER, unless things have changed (which means they have become more stringent in their selection process) the five year thing may just be for a dedicated route , which usually goes to a driver with more experience anyway.

Why not go ahead and give it a shot?

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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