Averitt providing more opportunities for new professional drivers
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2012) – Averitt Express has made a change to its hiring requirements that provides more opportunities for new professionals ready to expand their driving careers. The minimum age for regional over-the-road drivers has now been lowered from 23 to 21.
Additionally, Averitt has kicked off a student driver training program for recent graduates of approved driving schools. The program also features a tuition reimbursement plan of up to $1,000. Drivers who have been out of the industry for a while or who are short on experience can also benefit from Averitt’s refresher and supplemental training programs.
“These modifications give us the ability to bring on additional quality drivers who are coming out of driving school,” said Ken Chrisman, recruiting leader at Averitt. “We’re excited about the opportunities we can offer to individuals who are looking to get into the transportation industry. Combined with the student driver, supplemental and refresher course programs we’ve set up in key markets, we’ve bolstered our position as a prime choice for a career in transportation.”
All of this information, as well as other requirements and job listings, can be found online at www.AverittCareers.com. The website also serves as a “one-stop shop” for transportation professionals to learn about the company’s culture and competitive benefits package, which includes family medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for as little as $44 a week.
About Averitt Express
Now in its 41st year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company’s service offerings include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit www.averittexpress.com.