Averitt Express pledges to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 14, 2016) — As part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans, Averitt Express recently pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving force by 2020.

“Hiring military veterans makes perfect sense for several reasons,” says Averitt recruiting manager Ken Chrisman. “First, they know what it means to work together and value others. They’re also dedicated to the work they do and they are committed to outstanding service, which makes them a great fit for our unique culture. Our pledge to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020 is a win-win for everyone.”

Averitt is recognized as a “Patriotic Employer” by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. This honor commends Averitt’s efforts in “contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard or Reserve Force.”

Hundreds of current Averitt associates - including several members of its executive leadership team - have served or are currently serving in the military.

To learn more about Averitt’s commitment to hiring military veterans - including profiles of several associates with varying service backgrounds - visit AverittSalutesYou.com.

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.