Averitt earns third-straight Carrier of the Year award from Walmart

COOKEVILLE, Tenn (February 25, 2014) — Make it a threepeat for Averitt Express. The transportation provider was named Walmart’s LTL Regional Carrier of the Year for the third-straight year.

This is also the fourth time in six years that Averitt has been recognized by the retailer. In addition to the three regional carrier awards, Averitt also earned the 2008 Rising Star Award from Walmart.

“When Walmart chooses a carrier partnership, we look for companies who provide outstanding service, effective communication, and for a company that will exemplify Walmart’s mission to ‘Save people money so they can live better,’” Kevin Jones, Walmart vice president of inbound transportation, said in a letter of commendation. “Averitt Express has continued to provide Walmart with exceptional service while maintaining excellent safety standards.”

Jones also cited Averitt’s ability to exceed Walmart’s expectations for prompt and professional service.

“Our team’s most valuable asset is our people. Averitt associates make every effort to satisfy our customers and deliver outstanding service,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “We’re honored when customers like Walmart feel that our efforts are worthy of recognition. This is truly a team effort, and we’re proud of how our associates continue to rise to challenges and follow through on our commitments to our customers.”

Averitt is one of several regional LTL carriers that provide transportation from thousands of vendors to Walmart’s distribution centers. Often, these shipments are held to strict must-arrive-by-date (MABD) standards, and Averitt has proven to be successful at meeting those requirements.

About Averitt Express

Celebrating its 45th 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 is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.