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Updated Jan 4, 2021

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  • "benefits are good and care about family(in 32 reviews)
  • "Good pay & Benes.(in 27 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with(in 14 reviews)
  • "Close to home and food pay.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Good leadership and a family oriented culture feel.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company

    Jan 4, 2021 - Driver in Jackson, MS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, really takes care of there drivers

    Cons

    Getting the miles in truckload sometimes

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    Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback.

  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Honest Review

    Mar 14, 2019 - Regional Truck Driver 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    AVERITT is a great company provided that it fits with what you are looking for from trucking. PROS. Good home time doing your 34 hour reset at home. The fleet managers and load planners do an outstanding job with this. Good equipment including trailers. Trailers and tractors are regularly pulled out of rotation when they get old. Good benefits. Currently AVERITT has BCBS with health incentives to lower your premiums, such as non smoker reduction and health screening reduction. Plenty of service centers in the running area to do a 10 or drop your trailer to bobtail for a quick bite. AVERITT is very driver responsive and actively seeks to find ways to build on strengths to keep drivers happy. Management is very proactive starting with fleet managers but supported by an active driver support specialist division.

    Cons

    Now notice I didn’t list pay as a pro. AVERITT has a competitive CPM for a regional company, but you won’t be banging out a lot of miles here. If you are getting home every 34, you won’t have a lot of running. You can drive weekends, but since the company is regional the load planners aren’t as active to find loads for weekends. Average checks can range from $600 to $850 a week for regional truckload. Sometimes more sometimes less. To be fair, management tries to help offering LTL running incentives, minimum mileage for runs and layover/detention pay but weekly take home pay is what it is. For truckload you will do your first six months to a year in an older tractor (5-6 years) until a newer one becomes available. Tractors get sold off around 650k miles. Freightliners and Volvos. AVERITT has a strong supply division, dedicated division and LTL division, often seen as the ‘bread and butter’. Truckload is often treated like red headed step children and many drivers push to get out of truckload as soon as possible. The service centers maintenance shops are hit and miss. Some are good some are horrible. You can however grab a hotel room for a long repair, don’t be surprised if your APU takes three separate trips to fix. Riders are limited to spouses. No pets.

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    7 people found this review helpful

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    Thank you for sharing such honest and thoughtful feedback with us. We appreciate your kind words and the recommendations for improvement. We will pass your comments on to our internal team as these are critical to improving the experience for our associates in the future. We’re always listening, so please reach out with any additional comments you may have!

  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Truck Load Driver (OTR)

    Jul 15, 2015 - Truck Driver (Truckload) in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good "Large" company. Honest and they do what they say. Trucks are okay and gets better after you have been there a while. They do promote from within.

    Cons

    Typical large company equipment, automatic and very slow. They dispatch at 50 MPH, 64 MPH trucks and they use Rand McNally miles which is up to 10 percent off. This means no time for breaks other then the required 30 min. Home weekends, Approx 500 mile runs and drivers will load and unload everyday. Trucks have electronic logs. Bottom line: You will get about 1800 to 2200 per week and only get 24 hours at home on weekends. Nice dispatchers but loads are their priority. Fuel only at company so drivers must run unpaid out of route miles. Most repairs will be done away from assigned terminal on drivers time. Overnight parking is a problem at most yards. Can not recommend TRUCKLOAD division but would recommend other divisions. There will be no time for showers!

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    8 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Headed downhill

    Jul 8, 2015 - Truckload Driver in Madison, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They do everything possible to get you home on weekends. Insurance is cheap, but with high co-pays and deductible.

    Cons

    As a truckload driver, you are counted as LTL backup by the company. You might drive 650 miles on Monday, sleep all night, deliver at 10am, then sit all day just to cover an LTL load at 2300 that pays 250 miles. They flirted with getting cameras to monitor the drivers. I heard the nixed it, but even thinking about that is distasteful to me. They also only pay detention if the customer pays. Several large customers are never even asked, even though they routinely hold drivers for 6-7 hours.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good company to work for

    Feb 23, 2015 - Truck Driver 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    home nearly every weekend which is hard to find in an otr position. good miles for a 5 day work week. team oriented atmosphere where you are treated with respect.

    Cons

    must have 1 year in current position before you can transfer to any other position. that being said do not hire into a position with the intention of moving to another in less than a year. I.E. truckload to city or shuttle.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Satisfied

    Dec 7, 2012 - Truck Driver in Madison, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Home weekly, GREAT benefits, Decent Pay

    Cons

    Truckload Drivers are often tasked to cover LTL loads, which usually means after sleeping all night, you will sit all day waiting to drive all night the next night. No beards allowed

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    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Management doesn't care about the drivers.

    Mar 23, 2012 - Truckload Driver in Hickory, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The trucks have APUs for heat and AC so the driver stays comfortable while resting without idling the truck. Some terminals have showers, maintenance shops, and fuel. If you can stay in the south you can usually have a safe place to park no matter what time of day you rest.

    Cons

    LTL, Truckload, and Supply chain are all ran like they are separate companies with poor communication between them. It is common to come off a 10 hour break and be told you are sitting all day so you can pickup an LTL run that night to take to another terminal. These are "hot" loads but too many times they won't be ready until 2 hours past their cut time and the driver is expected to run nonstop to try to make up some of that time. Some drivers get good miles, but many drivers end up sitting around during the week and being told their is no freight. It depends on your home terminal because they don't want you to get too far from there. You can be in an area with plenty of freight but if it all delivers too far from your home terminal you aren't allowed to run it. I've had a few times that I sat long enough to get a 34 hour reset while I waited for a load. If you get that much downtime during the week then the planners think you are rested and don't want any time at home so your home time is cut short those weeks. It is stressful knowing you are loosing home time because the planner doesn't want to give you a load to run. The drivers in VA and NC spend a large part of their time running the Northeast. Recruiters claim this company runs the South and Southeast, but I rarely have a week I'm not in NJ, PA, or NY. I've had many weeks when I would leave Sunday and get home Saturday with just 2,000 miles and a load leaving Sunday before I've had 24 hours at home. They claim they care about your home time but they show you time after time they don't care. They talk about having hundreds of drivers that have been with the company 20+ years but those drivers have the better jobs, either local LTL or the high paying Supply chain jobs. If you live near certain terminals or can get the better jobs then this is a good company but for anyone else it can sometimes be a nightmare.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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