Handy Hardware Selects Averitt Express as Dedicated Contract Carriage Provider

May 3, 2011

Shipper cites liability and CSA compliance as reasons to outsource its transportation

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2011) – Handy Hardware, a cooperative of independent hardware supply retailers headquartered in Houston, Texas, has selected Averitt Express to provide dedicated contract carriage services.

Under the terms of the contract, Averitt is now providing Handy Hardware with dedicated local and over-the-road transportation of hardware products to retail stores located throughout a five-state region from one of Handy Hardware’s distribution centers located in Houston.

Tina Kirbie, president of Handy Hardware, is very optimistic about the new relationship with Averitt.

“Like many shippers today, Handy Hardware was looking for a way to improve the efficiency and lower the overall cost of our supply chain,” said Kirbie. “In addition, with the increased liability and scrutiny of the transportation industry brought on by CSA, it made sense to consider outsourcing this segment of our business. By allowing Averitt the opportunity to manage our transportation needs, Handy Hardware will be able to focus more on what we do best. We’re certainly excited about growing a strong partnership.”

As a result of its continued growth and expansion, Averitt is currently hiring experienced regional and dedicated van and flatbed drivers in several locations throughout its network. Persons interested in learning more or applying may do so by visiting www.averittcareers.com.

About Averitt Express

Celebrating 40 years of service in 2011, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company 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, refrigerated, 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, please call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit www.averittexpress.com.