COOKEVILLE, Tenn – Averitt Express associates recently combined to provide more than 4,100 hours of community service as part of its annual 40 for 40 Community Challenge. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 of 2018, they served 4,166 hours, with 87 facilities across Averitt’s system giving to various efforts including clothing, food and toy drives, and blood donations.

The total hours were a 40 for 40 Community Challenge record.

“The 40 for 40 Community Challenge is an important tradition for our team, and the amount of service we gave as a team shows the quality of associates we have,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “I’m proud of the commitment our associates have to serving in our communities, and I’m even more excited about the potential we have to make a difference throughout our network in the future.”

The event began in 2011 as a way to commemorate Averitt’s 40th anniversary. Since that time, each facility across its network is encouraged to donate 40 hours of service to various charitable causes between October and December.

For more information about Averitt’s 40 for 40 Community Challenge, visit

Photo: As part of its recent 40 for 40 Community Challenge, Averitt Express associates from across its network completed more than 4,100 hours of community service projects. Here, associates from Averitt’s Cookeville service center are shown with the packages they collected for a toy drive.



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