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Averitt Express Inc

In 1958, Thurman Averitt founded Livingston Merchant's Co-op, a small trucking company that hauled dry goods mostly between Nashville, TN and Livingston, TN. In 1969, Thurman incorporated his small company and called it Averitt Express.

While making regular deliveries in Nashville, Thurman became acquainted with a young dockworker who helped him unload his trailer. This young man's name was Gary Sasser.

Gary happened to ask Thurman one day if he would be interested in selling his company. After some thought, Thurman said yes.

In October of 1971, Gary Sasser, at the age of 21, purchased Averitt Express, which at the time consisted of two associates, three tractors and five trailers.

Today, Averitt Express is one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers.
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Being part of the Averitt Express team is rewarding, challenging, and the opportunities for growth are numerous. Along with the challenging opportunities with Averitt Express, we offer a great benefits package for our associates, which includes the following:
  • Competitive pay packages
  • Profit sharing incentive plan
  • 401k plan
  • Family medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription Program
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Uniform program
  • Credit Union
At Averitt Express, our vision is: "To Be the Best... The Carrier of Choice." Our corporate symbol, "The Winner's Circle," represents how we can achieve that vision... with a consistent focus on: Our Customers, Our Associates and Our Future.

We are Customer driven. Our mission is to provide customers with superior quality freight transportation services. We want not only to meet our customers' expectations, but exceed them.

We Take Personal Responsibility. Every associate plays an important role in the service process by serving customers to the best of his or her ability. Each of our associates is responsible to inspire confidence and trust among ourselves, our customers and our partners.

We Work as a Team. Our common goal is to satisfy our customers while creating an environment in which our associates can achieve their full potential.

We Recognize Excellent Performance. We believe that both individual contributions and team successes should be recognized. We will work together to ensure an environment that appreciates individual talents and team efforts.

We Believe in Continuous Improvement. We will improve on yesterday's successes and do even better tomorrow by sharing the lessons we learn. We will continually set, achieve and reset higher quality standards.
Averitt Express is uniquely positioned to provide the strength of an asset-based carrier with the capabilities of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. We have engineered our infrastructure knowing that today’s global economy demands flexibility and options to meet customer needs with the convenience of a single-source supplier.