Averitt wins fourth-straight Walmart carrier of the year award

Walmart associates present Regional Carrier of the Year to Averitt

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2015) — Walmart has named Averitt Express as its 2014 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year. This marks the fourth-straight year that Averitt has earned the retailer’s service award.

“Averitt Express has consistently provided Walmart with exceptional service, maintained excellent safety standards, and is a foremost leader in the transportation industry,” said Kevin X. Jones, vice president of inbound transportation for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “Partnering with companies like Averitt Express is essential to accomplishing and exceeding our important goals.”

Thousands of vendors across the country depend on the services of regional LTL carriers such as Averitt to transport products to the Walmart’s distribution facilities. Averitt has been particularly successful with helping businesses to meet the retailer’s strict must-arrive-by-date (MABD) standards.

“It’s always a pleasure to be able to work closely with customers like Walmart and to provide them with transportation services that help them achieve their organizational goals,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “Earning this recognition again is a testament to our dedicated employees that recognize the importance of team work and continue on a daily basis to demonstrate our commitment to innovative customer service.”

In addition to the transportation provider’s four consecutive regional carrier awards, Walmart also honored Averitt with its Rising Star award in 2008.

In the photo above (left to right):

  • Michael Wallace, Walmart Director, General Merchandise Inbound Transportation

  • Wayne Spain, Averitt Chief Operating Officer

  • Sara Patterson, Walmart Manager, Logistics Operations

  • Chris Kozak, Walmart Senior Director, Carrier Relations

  • Beth Donham, Averitt Corporate Director Business Development

  • Michele Brannon, Averitt Customer Quality and Market Development Manager

  • Kelly Hurt, Walmart Manager, Carrier Compliance

  • Courtney Sparks, Walmart Senior Procurement Manager

  • Bill Mines, Walmart Vice President Finance, Logistics

  • Andrea Goodpasture, Walmart Director, Carrier Procurement

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.