Averitt Express – Why Work For Us?

We're going somewhere

Working at Averitt isn't about punching the clock. It's about working with people who trust you, serving people who depend on you, and getting home to people who love you. It's about investing in something big – for you, your family, and Averitt. That's been our attitude since we started in 1971, and it's why our culture feels truly different than anywhere else in the industry. You can ask any one of our many associates in 21 states all about it. Because at the end of the day, we know our driving force is people.

Less like coworkers, more like family

When you first start at Averitt, you'll notice you're stepping into a culture unlike anything you've seen before. That's because we have a huge team of people like you, who take their work, their goals, and each other seriously. People who celebrate your successes while being humble about their own. People who are constantly looking for ways to improve practice and innovate solutions. These are the kind of people who not only create a rich history, but also secure a bright future.

Look like the pro you are

A uniform means you're serious about your work. It means you stand for something bigger than yourself. We take our uniform seriously at Averitt, as a symbol of excellence to our customers and to others in the industry. And it doesn't go unnoticed. In fact, other drivers often ask us about driving for Averitt based solely on our professional appearance. And our customers frequently express their appreciation for handling their freight with the professionalism that comes with a uniformed appearance.

If you're interested in becoming part of our team, click here to choose a career path.

Over 20 Team

One major way we measure the strength of our culture is by recognizing how many associates who work here and want to stay here. That’s why we’re so proud of our Over 20 Team, the group of 700+ associates who have been with Averitt for at least 20 years. We honor not only their commitment, but the way they enrich our culture by continually leading the way toward what lies ahead.

Drivers


Regional flatbed drivers travel America's highways throughout the South and Midwest while also getting to be home every single week.You might be hauling steel, lumber or building materials, but never logs, hay, crushed cars, cowhides or trash. When you're out on the road, you can stop at many of our 100+ facilities to safely park for the night, take a shower, or hit up the exercise room to keep yourself feeling healthy. Your total coverage includes 15-states; AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV. No NYC or Canada!

Our flatbed service is setting a new standard for our customers and our drivers. Already recognized as the premier professional hauler of dry van goods, Averitt expanded into flatbed operations due to customer demand for the same legendary level of service. We hope you’ll consider being part of the most service-oriented, professional flatbed team in the nation.

Driver Advisory Council

We’re excited to announce the creation of our Driver Advisory Council. This is a panel of drivers from all experience levels and from all walks of life created to give us honest and direct feedback from a driver’s point of view - after all, they’re the ones doing the driving every day. The goal of the council is to gather concerns and get feedback from our drivers across our network and bring it back for a healthy discussion with leadership who will listen and make changes as applicable.

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
  • Rider program - spouse only
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Career advancement opportunities/ promotion from within
  • 8 paid holidays (after 90 days of service)
  • Paid vacations
  • Load securement and protection equipment supplied
  • Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
  • Associate discounts on vehicles, computers, etc.
  • 100+ Averitt locations to safely rest — some with exercise/workout facilities with showers
Pay
  • All pay ranges have the potential to earn ½ cpm fuel bonus
  • 1 year experience* starts @ $.43 per mile (top-out in 18 months)
  • (If less then 1 year experience, please refer to our paid "Refresher Course" options)
  • Top-out pay is currently $.46 per mile
  • *Pay based on total, verifiable industry tractor-trailer driving experience within the past 3 years.
Other Pay Items
  • Tarping
  • Re-tarping
  • Stop-off
  • Load securement fees paid on every load
  • Breakdown pay
  • Layover pay
  • Driver referral reward bonuses
 
 
Averitt Orientation

What can you expect from orientation at Averitt? In addition to the road test and physical, new associates receive a four-day education on what it means to be an Averitt associate. The minute you step onto our corporate campus in Cookeville, Tenn., you’ll feel right at home. See for yourself what some recently hired associates had to say about their experience at Averitt orientation.

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Derrance Turner

Averitt associate Derrance Turner discusses what prompted him to leave the Texas oil fields to join the Averitt team as a driver.

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Averitt Teamwork: Fleet Managers and Drivers

A look at Averitt's fleet managers and drivers and how they work together to keep the freight rolling.

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What Our Drivers Mean to Our Customers

Paul Gall, Corporate Director of Logistics for our customer Virco, explains what Averitt drivers mean to their company.

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Driver Appreciation Week

President and CEO Gary Sasser talks about how important drivers are to Averitt.

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Averitt Flatbed

Learn about the benefits of joining the Averitt team as a flatbed driver. Get serious about Averitt today.

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Kwane Frazier

Kwane's research proved that Averitt was a company that took care of their drivers, had the best equipment and the best facilities.

Listen to Kwane as he describes, in his own words, why he is so glad he chose Averitt.

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Sarah Thornton

Averitt Associate Sarah Thornton discusses what promtped her to leave a successful career in the medical profession to join the Averitt Team as a driver.

Learn what drove Sarah to choose Averitt

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Marty Oakes

As a military veteran serving in the US Army as a communications and battalion commander, Marty Oakes learned to recognize a well-run operation.

Learn what drove Marty to choose Averitt as a career to ensure his future.

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Kim Havey

After 14 years of driving a school bus, associate Kim Havey made the move to join the Averitt team.

Learn what drove Kim to choose Averitt to help provide stability for her family, and safety and security for herself.

> Watch Kim

 
     

Baldemar and 
David Garcia

After 17 years together and over 4 million safe driving miles, brothers Baldemar and David Garcia decided to join the Averitt team in Laredo, TX.

What influenced their decision? Watch the video to learn more.

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Other videos    

Pre-Trip Inspection

Complete back to front pre-trip inspection of a truck and trailer by Averitt mainentance associate Kevin Breeding. This thorough pre-trip covers all inportant points of inside the cab, lights, engine, the tractor itself and the trailer.

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Why is a Pre-Trip Inspection Important?

Averitt maintenance associate Kevin Breeding describes why a thorough pre-trip is inspection is critical to successful shipping, both for the company and the driver.

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Richard King Trailer Walkthrough

Our associates deserve safe and comfortable equipment. That’s why we put a lot of thought into everything we bring into our fleet, including trailers.

Our vice president of operations, Richard King, recently gave us a quick tour of the new trailers that are entering our fleet this year.

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2014 Averitt 5K & 1-Mile Walk

At Averitt, we value our associates health and wellness! Hundreds of associates recently gathered at our Corporate campus for our 7th Annual Averitt 5K & 1-Mile Walk.

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2014 Softball Tournament

1 inspirational St. Jude cancer survivor. 13 teams. 2,200 bottles of water. 2,500 lbs of ice. 135 lbs of BBQ, hotdogs and smoked sausage. 600 associates, family and friends. COUNTLESS smiles, handshakes, hugs and high fives. These are what brings our people together every year at the softball tournament!

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2013 Softball Tournament

Video overview of the fun had at Averitt's annual softball tournament.

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2014 Christmas Card

For every time to rush, there is also a time to rest. Enjoy our 2014 Holiday Card!

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2013 Christmas Card

The many everyday sounds at Averitt magically come together to create a Christmas song. Watch and listen as the Sounds of the Season come to life at Averitt. Merry Christmas!

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    Good company

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Birmingham, AL
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    Pros

    All around good company. Good benefits. I don't sit waiting on loads very often. Miles per week are ok. You have good weeks and bad weeks but that's the nature of the beast. Home time is good but again not always perfect. That's truck driving for you. You want find a perfect company out there but this is a good one.

    Cons

    I dont wearing a uniform. I also don't like that we can only take our spouse on the road with us. Last company I was with we could take our kids as long as they where of a certain age.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the rider program to our kids.


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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Averitt Express (Grand Prairie, TX).

    Interview

    First there's a phone interview. Once you complete this they will schedule and in person interview at a terminal where you will interview face to face with the HR or hiring manager.

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    • Have you been terminated in the past 10 years   1 Answer
    • What is customer service to you as a driver   1 Answer
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Additional Info

Website www.averittexpress.com
Headquarters Cookeville, TN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Private
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Small loads add up at Averitt Express. The company provides less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation service. (LTL carriers combine freight from multiple shippers into a single trailer.) It operates a fleet of about 3,700 tractors and 12,000 trailers from a network of some 80 terminals. Averitt Express directly serves the southern US and Mexico, and it provides service elsewhere in North America through partnerships with other carriers such as Lakeville Motor Express and DATS. The company also offers truckload and expedited freight transportation, along with ... More

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