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Celebrating A Milestone

In some ways, 1971 seems like only yesterday. Back then, we were "Tennessee's Carrier," hauling dry goods between Nashville and Livingston with just three tractors and two associates.Today, we've built a reputation for providing innovative and creative transportation solutions for customers that range from the mom-and-pop down the street to global retailers. And that kind of growth doesn't happen without associates like you.

For five decades, we've remained committed to our core values: building a strong team by hiring and training People Like You; growing steadily by helping our customers succeed; sharing the financial rewards of that growth with our associates through Profit Sharing; and giving back to our communities through Averitt Charities. None of this would be possible without you. It's your commitment to taking this journey with us that has helped us grow. And it will continue as we look forward to the next 50 years... and beyond. So whether you've been a part of our team for several decades or several days, thank you. Thank you for being part of this journey with us.

But we're not done.

Fifty was just the beginning. And we can't wait to see what the future holds.

 

Talking 50 years with Gary Sasser

GDS Beliefs Board 50

We’re excited to reach 50 years as an Averitt family. As part of honoring this milestone, Gary Sasser recently talked with our team about how we’ve been able to achieve a strong track record of helping people succeed, what makes us unique, and how we can continue to move forward in 2021, and for the next 50 years and beyond.

> Read more from Gary
 

Stories From Team Matters

Throughout the year of our 50th anniversary, we're celebrating with special stories about our team and our customers in our company newsletter, Team Matters. Read through these special features to learn more about this amazing milestone. 

> Enduring Family Culture (March 2021)
> In It For The Long Haul (January 2021)
 

Submit Your Story for a chance to win!

In honor of our 50th anniversary, each month we're giving away a collectible 50-year model truck to an associate who has submitted a story or photo!

We know you have a special Averitt story to tell or picture to share. Send it to us so you have a chance to win!

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James Glockler - Supply Chain Driver, Compass Manufacturing

I am 47 years old, and since the age of 19, I’ve wanted to be a truck driver. I earned my CDL class B when I was 20 and learned...

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Bennie Paul - Truckload Driver, Dothan AL

My Averitt story began on 10-19-20. I was making a move based on a recommendation from a friend who was already employed with the...

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Erik Hernandez - Petco Driver, Braselton GA

Averitt was a dream come true for me. When I first started school, I did my fair share of research on different companies....

Mark McLawhorn - City Driver, Norfolk VA

In the beginning, I was attracted to the good-looking red trucks. The side of the trailers read "Our Driving Force Is People."

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> Read all of our associate stories

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Photo Gallery

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Share photos from your time with Averitt.

Get creative with Then & Now throwbacks for fun!

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Grab The Gear

Want to show off your Averitt pride as we celebrate our team's 50th anniversary? Visit our Uniformity or Company store to order shirts, hats and other items featuring our 50th anniversary logo!

UNIFORM STORE

COMPANY STORE

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1971 FUN FACTS

What we carry has changed, but how we move it hasn’t.

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1971 Hits Playlist

NOTE: Spotify will not work on the Averitt network

 

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Customer Comments

For 50 years, we've been working with shippers around the world to develop partnerships that are mutually beneficial. Here are some comments from just a few of our customers:

"Since I started using Averitt over 10 years ago, we have saved thousands in freight costs. They are the only carrier I trust to deliver on time as quoted and with no damage. Averitt will be around for 50 more years for sure."
Dave K.
Elmhurst, IL
"I enjoy shipping with Averitt as they are quick to deliver and solve any problems that come up very quickly and efficiently. I look forward to many more years with Averitt."
Angel N.
Wichita, KS
"Averitt drivers have always been courteous, polite and go above and beyond their job description by always putting my needs first."
Tony R.
Newberry, FL
 

Michael, Industrial Services

In May of 2019, the Midwest saw a torrential amount of rainfall. The greater Tulsa area saw flooding the likes of which hadn't been seen since 1986. As the river began to get out of its banks, our company had already been contacted by Van Peters and Justin Burkett to offer assistance. As our company also has another facility on the east side of Tulsa, we graciously accepted the help. We had many truckloads of inventory and equipment that were moved from just west of the Arkansas River, over near the Averitt facility in East Tulsa. In less than 24 hours, we had everything necessary to continue our manufacturing and assembly functions moved out of harms way. These fine folks had every opportunity to charge us astronomical numbers for the move, but that is simply not how they do business. As "neighbors helping neighbors," we were charged a fair price, but I still believe that it was significantly less than normal rates. Averitt has some wonderful people that create good customer relationships, which along with great service, make for long lasting customers. I am proud to call the Tulsa team my friends.