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CORPORATE TIMELINE

CORPORATE TIMELINE

Mile Markers: A Timeline of our Journey

1958 Thurman Averitt starts Livingston Merchants Co-op, the company that would later be known as Averitt Express
1969 Thurman Averitt incorporates his small trucking company as Averitt Express
1971 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
1972 Averitt begins construction of new facility in Livingston, TN
1976 Averitt opens Knoxville, TN service center on May 16
1978 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
1979 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
1980 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.
1981 Averitt moves corporate offices to Dacco Road in Cookeville, TN
  Averitt begins offering full truckload services
  Averitt establishes a national accounts unit in September
1982 Averitt opens Atlanta, GA service center, its first outside Tennessee, on October 4
1984 Averitt implements associate profit sharing plan
1985 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.
1986 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.
1987 Averitt moves its corporate offices to Perimeter Place complex in Cookeville on July 13
  Averitt implements electronic data interchange (EDI) technology
1989 Averitt launches the “On Time. On Target. Intact” tagline
  Averitt’s annual revenue surpasses $100 million mark for the first time
1990 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
1991 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
1993 Averitt opens first offshore service center in Puerto Rico
1995 Averitt establishes a national customer service call center in Cookeville
1996 Averitt launches logistics unit by providing managed facilities, transportation management and transportation network design services
1997 Averitt establishes dedicated unit by providing dedicated contract carriage services
1998 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
1999 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital names Averitt "Employee-Giving Organization of the Year"
2000 Averitt expands its expedited services to include airfreight
  Averitt expands its international services to include ocean and international airfreight service to 100 countries
2001 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
2002 Averitt announces 100% coverage of the state of Texas
2003 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
2004 Averitt begins offering direct service to Southern California, Milwaukee and Cleveland markets
2005 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
2006 Averitt opens new distribution facilities in Texas and California
2007 Averitt expands its national call center at its corporate headquarters in Cookeville, TN
2008 Averitt joins other regional LTL carriers to form The Reliance Network
  Averitt launches Asia-Memphis Express, its ocean LCL service from Asia
2009 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
2010 Averitt launches intermodal services
  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognizes Averitt Cares for Kids as “Employee-Giving Partner of the Year"
2011 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
2011 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
  Averitt Associates Match Largest-Ever Donation of $1,00,001 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  Averitt Associates Combine to Give 5,000+ Hours of Community Service
  TTA Honors Averitt with 2020 Clean Diesel Award for Fuel Conservation
  Averitt Honored with LTL and TL Fleet Safety Awards by TTA
2021 Shippers Rank Averitt As "Most Recommended LTL Provider In Nation via Mastio Study"
  Averitt Receives 'Outstanding Logistics Partner Award' for Port of Mobile Services
  Averitt Opens New 400,000 Sq. Ft Distribution and Fulfillment Center in Grand Prairie
  Averitt Honored for Sustainability Initiatives By Food Logistics
  Inbound Logistics Names Averitt a 2021 Green Supply Chain Partner
  Averitt Recognized By ULINE for Service In Key States Amid Pandemic
  Averitt Scores High in 38th Annual Quest For Quality Awards
  Averitt Named To Inbound Logistics' 2021 Top 100 Truckers List
  Averitt Expands Distribution and Fulfillment Business Unit With Warehouse Expansion in Amarillo, TX
  Averitt Named A 2021 Top Company for Women To Work For In Transportation
  Averitt Recognized for Fourth Time as a Military Friendly Company
  Averitt Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  TTA Honors Averitt For Sustainability and Safety Efforts
  Barry Blakely Named Executive Vice President and COO, Larry Mason Promoted to Vice President of Operations

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