Averitt Honors Three for 30 Years of Safe Driving

March 21, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2012) – Averitt Express is pleased to announce three of its drivers have reached 30 years of safe driving with the company: Everett Bomar of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Michael Reed of Memphis, Tenn.; and Bobbie Parker of Knoxville, Tenn.

“Preventing accidents and injuries is always a main focus for our team, and these associates are proof of that.  We appreciate their many years of service and their dedication to safe driving,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO.

Drivers who exhibit a clean safe-driving record are rewarded through Averitt’s “Our Driving Concern Is Safety” program.  Upon reaching milestones for safe driving, associates can select their rewards from a catalog of hundreds of items.  For their exemplary 30-year records, Jared, Maxwell and Smith can choose from gold and diamond jewelry, high-end electronics, tool sets and more.

Averitt tracks safe driving performance by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators. In terms of its fleet, it continually strives to have the safest trucks on the road, measuring total accidents per million miles driven.  Averitt strictly follows Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines and all drivers are required to complete annual OSHA training programs.  Additionally, Averitt conducts monthly awareness campaigns to highlight important components of safe driving.  Averitt’s fleet has received multiple Tennessee Trucking Association awards for fleet safety and is regarded as one of the country’s cleanest, safest fleets.

Averitt is currently hiring drivers across the country.  Those interested in joining a team of safe, dependable and stable drivers should visit www.averittcareers.com or call 1-888-967-5487.

About Averitt Express

Now in its 41st 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 SmartWaySM partner and a member of The Reliance NetworkTM, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage), warehousing and value-added services, including a centralized call center, strict performance metrics and an ongoing focus on green/sustainability efforts. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit www.averittexpress.com.