COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Walmart has named Averitt Express as its 2016 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year. This marks the fifth time in six years that Averitt has earned the retailer’s service award.
According to Walmart, Averitt has “demonstrated a dedication to customer service and a commitment to creating innovative solutions in an evolving, yet extremely important, business.”
Countless retail suppliers across the country rely on transportation and logistics providers such as Averitt to transport products to Walmart’s distribution facilities.
Averitt's operations team has focused extensively on creating processes and implementing technology to ensure that retail shippers meet strict delivery compliance guidelines, such as Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) standards. Recently, for example, Averitt unveiled a standard single-day delivery solution to help shippers meet their retail compliance delivery windows via a more simplified process.
“It’s an honor to be able to help Walmart and its suppliers efficiently achieve their transportation and logistical goals,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “This recognition exemplifies the continued dedication to customer satisfaction and communication that our drivers and associates strive to provide our customers with on a daily basis.”
In addition to the transportation provider’s five regional carrier awards, Walmart also honored Averitt with its Rising Star award in 2008.