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Bolton promoted to Director of Safety & Compliance

By Averitt on Feb 6, 2024 3:02:32 PM

Topics: Associates

Averitt Express recently announced that Jason Bolton will be promoted to Director of Safety & Compliance.

Bolton will be filling the role held by longtime director John Walton, who announced his retirement effective March 31. Walton has served in the position since 2002.

“For more than 35 years, John has been a key member of our team,” said Averitt President and Chief Operating Officer Barry Blakely. “He has played an integral role in developing our culture of safety and helping our driving force become one of the safest fleets in the industry. His contributions will be missed, and we wish him all the best.”

Bolton, meanwhile, is a 33-year team member and brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He came to Averitt as a driver before moving into leadership and spending 20 years with Averitt’s safety team.

“Jason has worked side-by-side with John over two decades to put our drivers in position to succeed when it comes to safety and compliance,” Blakely said. “His knowledge and experience as a driver and in leadership make him an outstanding person to move us forward, and we congratulate Jason on his promotion.”

About Averitt Express

Serving shippers for over 50 years, Averitt is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management solutions with an international reach of over 100 countries. Averitt's “Power of One” service structure provides shippers access to LTL, Truckload, Dedicated, Distribution & Fulfillment, and Integrated services that cover every link in the supply chain. Averitt’s team has been awarded the highest honors in the industry in the past year, including five Quest for Quality Awards, numerous customer awards, and a No. 1 overall ranking in MASTIO & Company’s shipper survey. Averitt's 9,000+ associates are dedicated to delivering the most reliable services within the industry and promoting a company culture centered around people, communities, sustainability, and giving back. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit 



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