Corporate Timeline

Mile Markers: A Timeline of our Journey


Thurman Averitt starts Livingston Merchants Co-op, the company that would later be known as Averitt Express


Thurman Averitt incorporates his small trucking company as Averitt Express


Averitt, having grown to include two associates, three tractors, and five trailers, is sold to 21-year-old Gary Sasser on October 1


Averitt opens Nashville, TN service center on October 1


Averitt begins construction of new facility in Livingston, TN


Averitt implements associate profit sharing plan


Averitt opens Knoxville, TN service center on May 16


Tennessee Public Service Commission grants Averitt authority to serve customers in Cookeville, TN


Averitt opens Cookeville, TN service center on June 23


Averitt's annual revenue tops $1 million mark for the first time


Red Ball Motor Freight sells its Tennessee intrastate authority, including major metropolitan centers, to Averitt


Averitt opens Chattanooga, TN service center on February 19


Averitt establishes a corporate maintenance facility in Cookeville, TN


Averitt opens Memphis, TN service center on January 2


Motor Carrier Act "deregulates" the trucking industry. Averitt Express is well poised for expansion with facilities already established at every major crossroads of the state. Over the following years, while many transportation companies fold due to deregulation, Averitt Express grows at a rapid pace.


Averitt moves corporate offices to Dacco Road in Cookeville, TN


Averitt begins offering full truckload services


Averitt establishes a national accounts unit in September


Averitt opens Atlanta, GA service center, its first outside Tennessee, on October 4


Averitt receives full-state authority in the state of Tennessee and becomes known as "Tennessee's Carrier"


Averitt associate present the “AE1” trailer to Gary Sasser as a thank you


Averitt switches from an IBM computer system to the “Prime” computer system. For the first time, all service centers are "online" with each other.


Averitt rolls out its “Winner’s Circle” corporate symbol


Averitt Express Associates Charities (AEAC), now known as "Averitt Cares for Kids," is created. One of the first associate-funded charitable giving programs of its kind, AEAC is featured in The Wall Street Journal.


Averitt moves its corporate offices to Perimeter Place complex in Cookeville on July 13


Averitt implements electronic data interchange (EDI) technology


Averitt launches the “On Time. On Target. Intact” tagline


Averitt’s annual revenue surpasses $100 million mark for the first time


Averitt tests shipment barcoding for the first time


Averitt begins using roll-up trailer doors


The Harvard University School of Business begins using the management style of Averitt Express as a case study model


Averitt begins providing service to Canada


Averitt forms its Averitt Dedicated Services (ADS) unit. Now known as Averitt Truckload, ADS begins providing truckload service linking the Southeast to the manufacturing heartland of the North.


Averitt implements its associate suggestion program


Averitt moves its corporate maintenance unit to Nashville


Averitt opens a new, state-of-the-art service center in Nashville, TN on October 14


Averitt opens first offshore service center in Puerto Rico


Averitt establishes a national customer service call center in Cookeville


Averitt launches logistics unit by providing managed facilities, transportation management and transportation network design services


Averitt establishes dedicated unit by providing dedicated contract carriage services


Averitt begins providing expedited transportation services


Averitt expands its international services to include Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands


Averitt’s annual revenues top the $500 million mark for the first time


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital names Averitt "Employee-Giving Organization of the Year"


Averitt expands its expedited services to include airfreight


Averitt expands its international services to include ocean and international airfreight service to 100 countries


In the wake of 9/11, Averitt Cares for Kids presents a check for $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund


Averitt announces 100% coverage of the state of Texas


Averitt integrates its dedicated and logistics service units and renames the newly integrated unit "Averitt Express Supply Chain Solutions"


Averitt opens first PortSide® distribution facility in Long Beach, CA


Averitt begins offering direct service to Southern California, Milwaukee and Cleveland markets


In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Averitt Cares for Kids presents a check for $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund


Averitt unveils its “Think Red Instead” campaign, complete with a new corporate logo and red uniforms


Averitt opens new distribution facilities in Texas and California


Averitt expands its national call center at its corporate headquarters in Cookeville, TN


Averitt joins other regional LTL carriers to form The Reliance Network


Averitt launches Asia-Memphis Express, its ocean LCL service from Asia


Averitt Cares for Kids makes its largest contribution ever with a $500,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Walmart Selects Averitt for Rising Star Carrier of the Year


Averitt launches flatbed services


Averitt launches intermodal services


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognizes Averitt Cares for Kids as “Employee-Giving Partner of the Year"


Following devastating tornados across the South, Averitt Cares for Kids presents a check for $20,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund


Averitt celebrates its 40 year birthday

2012 Averitt celebrates 40 years by serving communities
  Averitt Named a Walmart "Regional Carrier of the Year"
2013 Averitt repeats as Walmart "Regional Carrier of the Year"
  Averitt launches Paperless Invoicing options for customers
2014 Averitt launches industry's first 100% mobile-enabled website
  Averitt and Toshiba win industry award for results-driven supply chain alliance
  Averitt wins third straight "Regional Carrier of the Year" from Walmart
  Averitt opens its first-ever "Driver Support Center" in Tifton, Georgia
  Averitt associates donate $425,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  Averitt earns six nods in national customer satisfaction survey
2015 Averitt associate contributions to children charities top $7 million
  Averitt wins fourth straight "Regional Carrier of the Year" from Walmart
  Averitt opens several additional "Driver Support Centers"
  Averitt's National Call Center celebrates 20 years of service
  Averitt launches "Referral Rewards Rev Up" program to encourage associate referrals
  Averitt orders 100 intermodal chassis to strengthen PortSide service
  Averitt launches "Power of One" campaign to demonstrate wide range of services
2016 Averitt wins overall quality service award through shipper study
  Averitt opens overseas location in Guangzhou, China
  Averitt associates donate $500,000 to St. Jude Chidren's Research Hospital
  Averitt named Dollar General LTL Carrier of the Year
  Averitt announces pledge to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020
  Averitt associates donate $25,000 to Red Cross flood relief efforts
  Averitt named most recommended LTL provider by shippers
2017 Averitt awarded flag of freedom for commitment to hiring veterans
  Averitt, PITT Ohio and SalonCentric win Alliance Award
  Averitt expands truckload service to Maryland and West Virginia
  Averitt associate contributions to charities top $8 million
  Averitt named Walmart's regional LTL carrier of the year
  Averitt named Dollar General's LTL carrier of the year
  Averitt simplifies full load and specialized services with Multimodal Solutions
  Averitt associates donate $100,000 to Houston flood relief
  Averitt introduces full LTL coverage in Illinois and expanded service in Wisconsin
  Averitt certified as on-the-job training employer for veterans
  Averitt named top carrier in national customer satisfaction poll
2018 Averitt awarded two Alliance Awards for results-driven supply chain collaborations
  Averitt recognized as Military Friendly Company
  Averitt recongized for quality service by shipprs for 20th consecutive year
  Averitt recognized for sustainable transportation by TDEC & TDOT
  Averitt launches OJT diesel mechanic program for veterans and family
  Averitt recognized as Great Supply Chain Partner
  Averitt named Top Workplace for Women in Transportation
  Averitt associates donate $750,001 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  Averitt associates perform more than 4,100 hours of community service
2019 Averitt launches distribution and order fulfillment service & new Nashville facility
  Averitt named top regional LTL carrier in shipper survey
  Averitt opens new distribution and fulfillment center near Austin, TX
  Averitt launches final mile and white glove delivery service
  Averitt opens new distribution center in Savannah, GA
  Averitt surpasses goal to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020
  Averitt named to Forbes' list of America's Best Large Employers
  Averitt receives Eastman Chemical Company's 'Excellence Award' for Transportation
  Averitt named #1 Warehousing & Distribution services provider among other acclomades
  Averitt receives LTL & TL fleet safety awards from TTA
  Averitt associates donate $1,000,001 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
2020 Averitt opens new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, GA
  Averitt employees donate record-breaking $1,000,001 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  Averitt launches transportation management system called Averitt Connect to provide shippers access to one-stop LTL marketplace
  Averitt ranked top LTL carrier in industry survey
  Averitt unveils modular crate system called Smart Crate that fuses reusability with technology
  Averitt opens new international distribution center in Houston, TX
  Averitt receives two awards for innovative collaboration with shippers
  Averitt receives LG Electronics' LTL Carrier fo the Year Award
  Averitt receives Carrier of the Year Award from nVent Electric
  Averitt receives FreightCenter's Regional Carrier of the Year Award
  Averitt recognized by shippers with Great Supply Chain Partner Award
  Averitt recognized by shippers as providing Top Transportation Management Solutions in the Nation
  Averitt honored with Top 3PL & Cold Storage, and Top Green Provider Awards
  Averitt celebrates 30 years in Greensboro, NC with opening of new facility
  Averitt named to Top 100 Trucker List
  Averitt designated asMilitary Friendly Company for second consecutive year
  Averitt expands North America services with expanded distribution center in Laredo, TX
  Averitt named St. Jude Employee Giving Parnter of the Year
  Averitt named Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation