Averitt, a leading transportation and logistics company based in Cookeville, Tenn., proudly announces its inclusion on the Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers for 2023. Averitt has received this award in both North Carolina and Tennessee. This accolade is presented by Forbes in partnership with Statista Inc., a renowned statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Forbes and Statista surveyed 70,000 workers at companies with a minimum of 500 employees across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Participants were asked to recommend their employers to others and evaluate various aspects, including working conditions, diversity, compensation packages, potential for development, and overall company image. 

Averitt stood out in this rigorous, employee-based evaluation, showcasing the company's commitment to sustaining a positive work environment for its employees. The recognition is a testament to Averitt's dedication to fostering a workplace that values diversity, offers competitive compensation packages, and provides opportunities for professional growth and development. Averitt has thrived through dynamic industry changes and economic shifts for over 52 years.

Sixteen percent of associates have dedicated over two decades to the company, exemplifying the enduring commitment and loyalty within the organization.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of America's Best-in-State Employers by Forbes and Statista. Our commitment to our people goes beyond words; it is reflected in our actions and our continued efforts to create a workplace that fosters growth, inclusivity, and success," said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources.

Averitt's commitment to creating a positive work environment for its employees played a pivotal role in earning this recognition. The company has implemented several initiatives to enhance the employee experience that are of tangible value to employees, including promoting from within, offering top-tier pay packages, Profit Sharing Plan, and a robust benefits program. This recognition highlights Averitt's ongoing investment in cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, incorporating the most advanced safety technology available. Averitt offers over 100 secure facilities in 21 states, including thousands of parking spots, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its dedicated workforce.

"Our team’s inclusion on this list underscores our dedication to providing a workplace that not only meets but exceeds our expectations. We believe that our associates are the heart of our success, and this acknowledgment is a reflection of their commitment to serve our customers, support our fellow teammates, and secure our future," Leeson said.

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About Averitt
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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