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3.9
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147 Ratings
Pros
  • "Averitt has good benefits and plenty of job positions to upgrade to(in 19 reviews)

  • "Easy work with good pay and great benefits (health, life, disability, 401k with profit sharing)(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes it's hard to get in touch with Dispatch(in 9 reviews)

  • "Dealing with some of the dispatchers other than your fleet manager(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Very good trucking company."

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    Current Employee - Driver in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Averitt Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked for Averitt Express for over 2yrs. Good miles and good pay home every weekend if you want to be. Definitely recommend.

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the dispatchers other than your fleet manager. Driver needs to keep up with a layover pay making sure you get paid for it.

    Averitt Express2018-05-24
  2. Helpful (18)

    "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"

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    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Averitt Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good Hire from within Home time is there My starting miles in the beginning where up to 2700 weekly Down time pay Detention pay Fleet Mgr. was professional with me There is always someone to talk to concerning a issue a driver has. Averitt is Professional and expect it's Drivers to be as well. This is a great company for beginning drivers to learn and when I say learn you will learn to back up into anything! Averitt is a Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Benefits got to be home to use them. Home time; never know which day unless you request in advance with your Fleet Mgr. which is 50/50 on the pro/con. Miles when I started was great but went from 2400 down to 1500 and lower a week. This is what caused me to leave even after talking to retention whom got me 2900 miles that week but then dropped well below 1800 afterwards. Started bringing home $500, $400, $300, $450 weekly checks; not worth being gone for 5 to 6 days a week. Detention pay; one time I had 12 hours @ $20hr of detention pay due to a shipper placing two additional pallets in my trailer that didn't belong. I would drive 24 miles to CAT get scaled come back; I did this 4 or 5 times until someone at the shipper decided to pull everything off and do a inventory of what was put on the trailer. I was only paid $100 but only after I threw a fit about running back and forth weighting the shippers mess-up all day for 14hrs. Word to the wise, if you go to work for Averitt and input you are loaded then there is no detention pay even after getting scaled at a CAT and having to do what I did. Regional drivers are low priority, they make the least amount of all Averitt drivers even when you end up pulling LTL loads as a Regional Driver. One of the things I should have paid attention to was orientation, when there was over 80 drivers there. Averitt has orientation every week from anywhere of 50 to 80 new drivers being hired every week. First Red Flag Hiring from within; good luck with that. Averitt's NEW minimum mileage pay: 400 mile minimum for short-haul loads picked up and delivered by driver is not what you might think; it only pays 400 miles if you pick up a live load under 400 miles and make the delivery yourself to the consignee; not picking up a load at one of the Service Centers then delivering it, which is what may drivers were having to do. Most of the loads are LTL loads which mean low miles, no 400 mile minimum; which is why I had to leave even at 0.42 CPM Shop worked on my tractor four times and claimed to have fix the APU each time and I would always get a call about idling the truck all the time which I told them I was not roasting in the cab waiting on a load or while I was sleeping. One time I brought my tractor in to have the windshield resealed due to a leak and they had the whole tractor tore down, they never fixed the leak. I didn't want to leave Averitt, I liked Averitt very much but my cons out weight my pros with Averitt. Hopefully your pros will out weight your cons if you go with Averitt. Everyone has totally different experiences in life and maybe yours will be totally different than mine were with Averitt.

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    Averitt Express2017-07-06
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Underpaid over worked"

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    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Averitt Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benifits are good but good luck getting home to use them. Home time is nice but you don't get 2k miles if you want to be home.

    Cons

    Trucks are typical disposable fleet truck. Home on weekends is a complete lie, just like every other trucking company Averitt defines weekends as 34 hour reset. Mechanical services are slow you'll spend 8 hours for a simple pm service. Below average pay for experienced drivers. Regional drivers are low priority, they make the least amount of all Averitt drivers. Basically Averitt is just another crap job...they just try to smooth it over with smoke up your back side.

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    Averitt Express2016-01-29
  4. Helpful (4)

    "BAD,terrible, waste of time."

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    Truck Driver in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Averitt Express

    Pros

    Good equipment, mostly good freight. Home most weekends even though I didn't want to. I'm single, want to run. Go.

    Cons

    Management and fleet managers don't want truck drivers,but trained monkeys,mindless robots to do what you're told,regardless. If you think for yourself,you're screwed. I drove here for 2 years. The older drivers here are total SELLOUTS.

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    Averitt Express2015-02-25
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Truck Driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Averitt Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid company . Good Benefits . Training was great . All the people I have worked with are helpful and understanding.

    Cons

    Fleet manager left me sitting to much . Everything that came out of his mouth I needed to divide by 20 and then subtract 50 . Poor miles . Need to work 6 days to get 2000 miles

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    Averitt Express2015-01-10
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good company, new pay package"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Averitt Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good equipment, Nice clean terminals, good home time

    Cons

    Some fleet management attitudes, better treatment at some shops.

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    Averitt Express2014-08-07
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Home Time"

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    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Cookeville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Averitt Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company appears to be sound.

    Cons

    You are told you will have week-ends off, but do NOT plan anything. they might get you home on Friday, but more often it's been SAT afternoon and sometimes SUN morning.A week- end should be Fri night untill 4 or 5 AM Monday morning. The fleet mgr has very little to do with loads. A load planner is kept at a distance so you can NOT deal with him. The more I've tried to do a good job, the more they take advantage of me.NOT THE COMPANY I EXPECTED !!!!!

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    Averitt Express2013-10-12

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