Averitt in the Media

2017 Media Coverage:

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.