Averitt in the Media

2017 Media Coverage:

Logistics Management

SalonCentric: One Beautiful Network
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its key LTLs to lower transport costs, reduce its carbon footprint and improve service to its 565 store locations.

Transport Topics

Averitt Debuts Asia-To-Dallas Route After Success With Memphis Service
Averitt Express launched a new less-than-containerload service last month to Dallas, built on the success of its Asia-to-Memphis Express service in the e-commerce and small business communities.

Fleet Owner

Trucking Warms To Technology
Long considered a cautious industry when evaluating new technology, trucking’s reputation may be changing. Executives with fleets and technology suppliers agreed there is more growing interest as costs fall and comfort levels rise. However, an investment that does not include an implementation and training plan will not achieve all of its gains, some of which cannot be measured in precise dollars and cents.

Fleet Owner

Averitt Express Expands LTL Service In Illinois, Wisconsin
Averitt Express announced it has expanded its direct less-than-truckload network to provide full state coverage of Illinois and additional points in Wisconsin.

Transport Topics

Averitt Express Expands LTL Service In Illinois, Wisconsin
Averitt Express Inc. will begin to offer direct service throughout Illinois and expand its network deeper into Wisconsin, the less-than-truckload carrier announced Sept. 11.

Transport Topics

Dawn Of The ELD Era
The arrival of the electronic logging device mandate later this year is widely expected to create significant ripple effects across the supply chain.

WKRN (News 2 Nashville)

Janet's Planet: Trucking Companies Highlight Safety For Solar Eclipse
Highway safety is a priority as we countdown to Aug. 21. Here's what trucking companies are doing to keep their drivers safe during the eclipse.

Fleet Owner

Fleet Exoneration: Using Video To Determine Truck Accident Liability
Fleet safety experts Angie Leathers, litigation coordinator for Avertitt Express, and Will Partenheimer, accident reconstructionist at Bloomberg Consulting, discussed data needed for reconstruction, specific examples of accidents and driver exonerations, and best practices for using video to determine liability during a recent Fleet Owner webinar.

DC Velocity

Wal-Mart Delivery Mandate Will Push Supply Chain To Up Its Game
The Beast of Bentonville has let it be known that, for all the talk of the "Amazon effect" on the nation's retail supply chains, it still has the power to influence the terms and conditions of the trade.

Transport Topics

Averitt Plans Jacksonville Warehouse Complex
Averitt Express Inc. has filed plans to build a 60,400-square-foot cross-dock facility and 9,200-square-foot maintenance facility in West Jacksonville, Fla.

Transport Topics

Intermodal Operators Expand In E-Commerce As Online Retailers Seek To Control Costs
Intermodal rail and trucking companies are competing to meet the transportation needs of e-commerce businesses while adapting to how these new supply chains differ from those of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Transport Topics

ArcBest to Augment NFMC Classification System with Dimensional-Based Pricing
ArcBest, the Arkansas-based less-than-truckload carrier, said it is joining the latest freight shipping trend by adding space-based minimum charges as an option for freight shipments beginning Aug. 1.

Fox Business / Wall Street Journal

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ
Trucker Averitt Express Inc. is offering shippers storage in leftover space at the carrier's freight terminals in a bid for more e-commerce business.

DC Velocity

Carrier Warehousing, Anyone?
Most shippers associate Averitt Express Inc. with its less-than-truckload (LTL) business that serves customers in 13 states in the Sunbelt, the Carolinas, and the Mid-Atlantic. Or with its role in "The Reliance Network," a group of seven regional LTL carriers that pool their resources to provide single-line deliveries across the U.S. and Canada.

Transport Topics

Fleets Welcome Safety Benefits Of Automation But Don't Expect To See Driverless Trucks Soon
Truck makers, technology developers and regulators are paving the way for self-driving commercial vehicles, but the future of the industry ultimately will be shaped by fleets and the extent to which they adopt automated driving capabilities.

Commercial Carrier Journal

Real-Time Diagnostics Slash Downtime, Boost Productivity
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that nearly 77,000 new diesel technicians will be needed over the next 10 years, while vocational programs graduate just more than 10,000 newly-minted technicians every year.

TruckingIndustry.News

Averitt Named Wal-Mart's 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of The Year
For the fifth time in six years, Averitt Express has been named Wal-mart’s 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year.

Supply Chain 24/7

The Ecommerce Fight for Last Mile Freight Delivery
In one corner, we have some of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the world, with the likes of UPS, FedEx, XPO Logistics and many other asset-heavy and asset-light companies looking to improve their dominant position as the key, last-mile carriers servicing the fast-growing, $2 trillion e-commerce market.

Logistics Management

The Battle For The Last Mile
Established carriers and logistics services providers are clashing with tech-savvy newcomers to gain market share in this critical, final piece in the e-commerce puzzle.

Logistics Management

Top 50 Trucking Companies of 2016: Reinventing the Fundamentals
A new breed of leadership is creating a long-term vision to earn strategic relationships with shippers. Solid day-to-day execution and aggressive investment in technology set the direction for trucking’s new guard.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Similar-Size Package Centers Planned For Amazon, Averitt
Two distribution centers of similar size and description are in the queue for Jacksonville — one for Amazon Fulfillment Services Inc. in North Jacksonville and one for Averitt Express Inc. in Westside.

Transport Topics

Roadside Inspections, Food Safety Law Spur Increase in Tractor, Trailer Washes
Regular tractor and trailer washes are helping fleets stave off problems during roadside inspections, extend equipment life and improve public perception. In addition, new government regulations — particularly for food safety — are leading to an uptick in wash intervals and documentation.

Journal Of Commerce

BCOs Move Toward LTL as Intermodal Rates Rise On Box Scarcity
A growing shortage of ocean containers is raising the cost of getting goods inland and putting more freight into less-than-truckload (LTL) networks closer to ports, trucking companies say. The amount of ocean freight transloaded into domestic trailers as well as intermodal containers long has been growing, but costs associated with repositioning containers are speeding the trend.

Supply Chain Management Review

Less-Than-Truckload: "Upbeat" Outlook for 2017
As we roll into 2017, it’s clear that the $36 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) sector is enjoying a financial renaissance as carriers continue their new-found pricing discipline and resist the urge to expand capacity beyond fulfilling immediate shipper needs.

Logistics Management

Less-Than-Truckload: "Upbeat" Outlook for 2016
While LTL executives are bullish on the new administration’s “America First” emphasis, shippers should expect rate increases in the 3% range amid a “rational” pricing landscape.

Inbound Logistics

Trends: State Of The Supply Chain
Promises to repair, restore, and improve U.S. infrastructure became one of Donald Trump's primary campaign themes. Now that his term has officially begun, his administration has taken steps to follow through on those promises. The President's team created a list of 50 infrastructure projects that will be a top funding priority.

The Wall Street Journal

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ
Delivering up-to-the minute news, analysis, interviews and explanatory journalism on logistics, supply-chain management, e-commerce and more

Commercial Carrier Journal

Survey: Shippers Expect Freight Volumes To Climb In 2017
Shippers mostly expect freight movement to grow in 2017, according to a survey of more than 2,200 shippers recently conducted by Averitt Express, one of the country’s largest carriers.

Logistics Management

Transportation Trends and Best Practices: The Battle for the Last Mile
Established carriers and logistics services providers are clashing with tech-savvy newcomers to gain market share in this critical, final piece in the e-commerce puzzle.

Logistics Management

Truckers call on Trump for more efficient infrastructure
While details of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s so-called trillion-dollar infrastructure stimulus are still unclear, the need for such big spending on the nation’s crumbling bridges and highways is not.

Fleet Owner

Shippers say simplifying supply chain practices key for 2017
Survey of nearly 2,200 shippers by Averitt Express finds 73% expect freight volumes to increase in 2017; a 5% jump from similar expectations made ahead of 2016.

2016 Media Coverage:

Logistics Management

Quarterly Trucking Transportation Market Update: Is the Party Over?
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing regulations, and inventory sell-offs all point to a tighter capacity situation in 2017 and beyond.

Logistics Management

Averitt Expands its LCL Offerings Out of China
Averitt has taken steps to augment its less-than-container (LCL) service from China in the form of two new weekly departures to Memphis, Tenn. and Charleston, SC.The new departures are from the Port of Yantian in the Guandong Province and leverage Averitt’s existing Asia-Memphis Express, which is comprised of ocean and rail services designed to reduce processing times by as much as 10 days.

2015 Media Coverage:

Journal of Commerce

VIDEO: Fixing the Supply Chain Model
The 2014/2015 West Coast port labor disruptions pushed importers and transportation/supply chain providers to work hard on fixing what had become a broken model, says Charlie McGee, Averitt's Vice President, International Solutions. He spoke to JOC.com's Alessandra Barrett at the 2015 JOC Inland Distribution Conference about risk tolerance and expectations for 2016.

Logistics Management

2015 State of Trucking
While there's adequate capacity in what's viewed as a less chaotic market than last year, carriers have regained a position of strength as the supply/demand equation rests comfortably in their favor. As a result, truckers are seeking "shippers of choice" as looming capacity worries continue to mount.

Journal of Commerce

Matson expects 'modestly higher' profit this year as its service is praised
Charlie McGee, vice president of Averitt International Solutions, explains unique Matson-related port services that were not affected by recent west coast port delays.

World Trade 100

Managing Growth and Information Flows Together
The Alliance, co-sponsored by World Trade 100 and SMC3, are the first awards to recognize alliances that are driving results in high-performing supply chains. The Alliance focuses attention on why and how the alliances were formed, the roles of the various partners, and the results attained by the close collaboration and cooperation represented by the alliances.

2014 Media Coverage:

Journal of Commerce

Ontario's manufacturing growth boosts cross-border trucking
Manufacturing growth in Canada’s central province of Ontario is boosting freight traffic with the U.S. and increasing demand for faster cross-border trucking service. That momentum is apparent to Averitt Express, which this week reduced less-than-truckload transit times between the U.S. Midwest and Toronto and other key cities in Ontario.

Leading Fleeets

Averitt Changes the Game with Climate-Controlled LTL
This Tennessee company offers more than just refrigerated trailers through a new climate controlled less-than-truckload service — allowing customers to securely ship temperature-sensitive cargo right alongside dry goods.

DC Velocity

Climate-controlled LTL containers: An idea whose time has come (again)?
Averitt announces a new service utilizing climate-controlled containers within their LTL network. The units can handle frozen and refrigerated cargo, which allows shippers to move goods without the need for refrigerated trailers, and can also be used to keep cargo warm.

Commercial Carrier Journal

Innovators – Going Mobile: Averitt makes its technology more personal
As a company that's been in business 40 years and has grown every step of the way, Averitt Express has no thoughts about resting on its laurels. The Cookeville, Tenn-based company continues to seek ways to push ahead and set itself apart from the pack.

World Trade 100

Alliance Awards – Domestic Freight Single Mode: Networking With Friends
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. and Averitt Express Inc. had been working together in the Southeast for two decades with mutual success. As the two companies describe the relationship, they often worked together on solutions, not just prices. As a result, the two were able to create more supply chain flexibility and savings for Toshiba.

World Trade 100

World Trade 100 / SMC3 Alliance Award (VIDEO)
Hear from Al Garcia of Toshiba, Tony Allison of Averitt and Tom Cleve of PITT OHIO as they explain how an alliance with Averitt helped to shave 15% off of Toshiba's transportation costs.

2013 Media Coverage:

Inbound Logistics

Less than Container Load, More than Worth it
How are transporation providers like Averitt working to improve LCL ocean shipping? Learn more in this article from Inbound Logistics.

World Trade 100

World Trade 100 / SMC3 Alliance Awards
Averitt' partnership with Tuesday Morning has provided measurable improvements that led to receipt of the Alliance Award for the collaboration between the two companies.

2012 Media Coverage:

Logistics Management

Quarterly Transportation Market Update: Less-than-truckload primed for profit
After being battered by three years of recession that decimated profits, LTL carriers are now focusing on improving yields and profitability in order to recapitalize their rolling stock. Now shippers need to cope with a new era of tighter capacity, higher rates, and tougher carrier negotiations.

Journal of Commerce

Less-Than-Truckload Industry Becomes Faster, Lighter
The less-than-truckload industry is moving faster, even as the economic engine slows, with the largest industry giants and regional players alike re-engineering networks to deliver freight more quickly for shippers and consignees.

World Trade

Special Services From Your LTL
This month’s edition of World Trade magazine features an excellent story on how LTL providers are reevaluating business models, best practices, evolving trends and new technologies for their customers. Among other examples, the story profiles the nationwide distribution solution on which Averitt and Pitt Ohio collaborated for entertainment industry distributor Technicolor Distribution. Imagine what creative ideas you might get from reading this quick story?

Logistics Management

Tuesday Morning's DC bypass cuts two weeks, 19 percent cost out of supply chain
While the idea of a DC Bypass is an exhilarating theory for many companies, few companies have released data to color the dream with facts and figures. Through collaboration with Averitt Express, retailer Tuesday Morning proving to be one such success story.

The Trucker

Averitt's Culture Drives 40-year Success
Culture Of Valuing Every Associate Has Been Major Factor In Averitt’s Continued Success In 40-Year History

Logistics Management

Transportation Best Practices: Tuesday Morning Shifts Modes
Tuesday Morning's transformational best practice just so happens to be a move back to the rails in order to cope with growing truck capacity concerns—and it did so with the help of Averitt.

2011 Media Coverage:

Cumberland Business Journal

Think Red: Averitt Marks 40 Years
Averitt Express is one of the most fascinating tales of corporate success anywhere in the country. October marks the company's 40th year in business. See what makes them tick.

Journal of Commerce

Stability Amid Instability
Third-party logistics providers are undergoing a reinvention that allows them to thrive in a transportation market dominated by uncertainty.

World Trade

Technology Powers LTL Leaders
LTL carriers have come a long way in their daily efforts to optimize their networks and fleets in order to provide services to customers. How do they manage to juggle all of the operational functions assuring excellent execution of their planning to guarantee high-level on-time customer service? Technology is the answer.

Inbound Logistics

PETCO's Pet Project
For pet supply retailer PETCO, honoring its commitment to superior customer service meant finding a loyal logistics partner.

World Trade

Timely Ocean Transit for Retailers
Averitt Express is one of several prominent LTL providers that continue to look for new opportunities further up the supply chain. The company’s LCL (less-than-container) service from Asia is one example of integrating an LCL service with an LTL network.

2010 Media Coverage:

World Trade

Ocean Carriers Move Beyond the Ports
Averitt offers far more than port-to-port service, and has capabilities that extend service to be door-to-door for customers around the world.

DC Velocity

Hybrid ocean/LTL services reportedly floating importers' boats
New combined ocean/LTL services that are faster than all-water but cheaper than air are proving a hit with importers.

Journal of Commerce

Trucking’s Driver Dilemma
Recovery, regulations could tighten driver supply quickly, pushing up driver pay and freight rates

Journal of Commerce

Wal-Mart Tightens Delivery Deadlines
Wal-Mart has implemented its strongest delivery requirements yet on suppliers in the U.S., imposing new deadlines for getting goods to distribution centers as well as tough penalties on those that miss the mark.

2009 Media Coverage:

Journal of Commerce

Averitt Wins Clean Diesel Leadership Award
Averitt was recently honored with the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association.

Nashville Business Journal

Trucking firms squeezed as home, auto sales drop
Averitt is ReThinking the way we do business to help us grow and thrive in an unstable economy.

2008 Media Coverage:

Memphis Commercial Appeal

More links planned for Averitt train chain:
Averitt has added Hong Kong and South China to origin points for its Asia-Memphis service.

Memphis Business Journal

Asian-Memphis Express expands volume at Averitt
As trucking companies across the U.S. scramble to supplement depressed domestic freight volumes, Averitt is expanding its international services into Memphis to four origin points in China.

American Shipper

Averitt adds origins for express LCL service
Averitt expands its new less-than-containerload service to the Port of Yantian in Shenzhen, China, and Hong Kong.

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies

Averitt Touts Speed of Asia-to-Memphis LCL Service
Asia-Memphis Express can help to shorten your LCL delivery times by as much as 10 days.

Memphis Commercial-Appeal

Averitt distribution hub puts Memphis in midst of moving Asian cargo
Averitt's new LCL service from Asia utilizes Memphis as the distribution point for all LCL cargo moving into the South.