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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

OUR JOURNEY CONTINUES 

For Our People. For Our Planet.

At Averitt, we recognize that sustainability isn’t simply a goal – it’s an ongoing responsibility. Particularly for those of us in the transportation industry.

To that end, we know there is no finish line, because there is always more we can do to protect and preserve the natural resources we all depend on.

Through the tireless efforts of our dedicated associates, we are committed to:

  • Embracing new innovations and technology
  • Pioneering new processes
  • Continually evaluating our supply chains – and those of our customers – to eliminate waste and pollutants
  • Taking daily, measurable steps toward a climate neutral future
We do all this and more to ensure a healthy, hopeful tomorrow for our associates, our customers, our communities, and our planet.
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WE'VE BEEN ON THIS PATH FOR DECADES

Averitt is proud to be a founding member of SmartWay®

This program was created in 2004 by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce transportation-related emissions and improve supply chain efficiency. As one of only 52 founding members, we agreed to meet specific environmental and energy-saving goals while sharing our progress annually with the EPA. Through this program, we established a systematic approach to both reduce emissions and conserve fuel.

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SINCE JOINING THE SMARTWAY PROGRAM IN 2004, WE'VE ACHIEVED:

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MAKING A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE

It’s not enough to say you’re committed to change. You’ve got to back up that commitment with action.

At Averitt, we’ve incorporated sustainable practices throughout our organization – and these practices are making a quantifiable impact on the health of our planet.

Reduced Carbon Emissions


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Reduced & Smarter Energy and Fuel Use

Improved trailer aerodynamics and more efficient lighting solutions have combined to produce significant energy and cost savings:

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Recycled Oil

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Repurposed Tires

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2022/2023 Co2 Emissions

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Reduced Paper Waste

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Averitt's Road to Sustainability

Browse Averitt's digital Sustainability Report below:

Averitt's Road to Sustainability

 

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That's Just the Beginning

We continue to move forward on the road to responsibility. Whether it’s through smarter energy use, environmental advocacy, or eco-friendly technology, we never stop finding new and better ways to ensure the impact we make on our environment and in our communities is a positive one.

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Plan Routes Efficiently

Use leading-edge software to plan efficient routes and alert drivers to the most cost-effective fueling locations.

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Reduce Unnecessary Idling

Use an automated vehicle ID program that lets drivers bypass weigh stations.

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Fuel-Efficient Transportation

Offer both truckload and intermodal services to provide outstanding transit times and increase fuel efficiency.

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Capture 100%

When servicing our tractor A/C unites, we capture and recycle 100% of the the Freon.

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Use Low-Viscosity

For less frequent maintenance services and fewer waste products, it's important to use low-viscosity lubricants and oils.

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Recycle

Scrap metal from in-house maintenance and body work on tractors and trailers can be recycled.

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Fuel Efficient Technology

Use technology that gathers data and measures fuel efficiency on an individual tractor level.

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LED Lights

Reduce light bulb failures and replacements by equipping tractors and trailers with LED lights.

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Maximize MPG

Use "Eco-roll" and coast modes to coast on downgrades and stay in cruise control mode on level grades.

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Improve Aerodynamics

Modify roof fairings, cab extenders, skirt packages, and more.

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Reduce Emissions

Use engines with the latest technology in exhaust, gas, and soot regeneration.

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Increase MPG

Use automatic transmissions with predictive cruise and coast modes for level grades and downgrades.

Our Drive Hasn't Gone Unnoticed

We're proud to have been recognized for our sustainability efforts by some of the industry's leading organizations.

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THE PATH TO A CLEANER FUTURE

We know our actions have a real and lasting impact on the planet we all share.

That’s why a focus on sustainability is woven into every decision we make.

At Averitt, we work every day to make measurable, daily improvements – partnering with leading universities, logistics centers, other transportation companies, and industry experts to find new and effective ways to conserve and measure our energy usage.

We never stop looking for more environmentally friendly ways to do business. Because we know the choices we make today will directly affect the world we’ll leave behind tomorrow.

That philosophy is part of our culture.

It’s also a promise we make to ourselves, to our customers, and to future generations…

That we will do everything in our power to protect this precious planet we all call home.

- Gary Sasser, Chairman and CEO, Averitt Express

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