About Us

The Averitt Story

The Averitt story began over 50 years ago with Thurman Averitt and Gary Sasser and a small trucking company hauling dry goods between Nashville, TN and Livingston, TN. Today, Averitt is one of the nation's leading freight transportation providers, handling shipments moving around the globe. 

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Averitt Beliefs

There are four statements of belief that are foundational to our team: Always Averitt, Associate Sharing, Profit Sharing and Averitt Way

We believe these statements make our team unique. They set us apart from every other organization in our industry and across all industries. And we are proud to say that Our Driving Force is People is at the heart of each one.

> Read more about the 4 primary Averitt Beliefs
Averitt Beliefs

Executive Team

Meet the Averitt Executive Team - each with over 25 years of service to our customers and associates.

  • Gary Sasser
  • Barry Blakely
  • Kent Williams
  • Johnny Fields
> Learn more about the Averitt Executive Team
Executive Team


When you pick Averitt as your carrier of your choice, you are also choosing one of the most professional teams in the transportation industry. From our associate’s unmistakable red uniforms and clean appearance to our clean, modern fleet of equipment to the way our customer service representatives will handle your calls, you can always expect to receive the most professional service at all levels.

> Read more about Averitt's 50+ years of professionalism in the transportation industry


Financial Stability

With so much economic uncertainty, many shippers are asking questions about the financial stability of their transportation providers. After all, a distribution partner's sudden closing could be a disaster at a time when you could least afford it!

If you're trusting in the Power of One, you can have the peace of mind that comes with working with a financially solid company.

> Learn more about Averitt's history of financial stability
BASF award -- trucks

Service Awards & Achievements

Don't just take our word for it - our customers and industry partners name Averitt time and time again among the top providers in the industry.

Averitt's partnerships run deep with our customers, and we are proud to have been the recipient of numerous service, safety, environmental responsibility and customer confidence awards. 

> See the list of Averitt's latest recognitions


From the Blog

Browse recent articles from our transportation industry blog, Point to Point, including timely information about current industry trends and tips for ensuring that your freight gets from origin to destination safely and securely.

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The Current Digital Transformation of Freight Transportation

While the Greek philosopher Heraclitus might not have had digital technology in mind when he wrote that “change is the...

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Point of View: Warehousing & Distribution In Q4 2023 & Beyond

In a recent interview with Ed Smith, Vice President of Averitt Distribution and Fulfillment, we gained valuable...

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Navigating Peak Seasons: How Retailers Optimize Supply Chains for Holiday Success

The holiday season is a critical time for retailers, presenting both sizable opportunities and significant challenges....