COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Trucking Association recently honored Averitt Express for its commitment to environmental responsibility, presenting Averitt with its Clean Diesel Award.

The Clean Diesel Award is given to a Tennessee transportation and logistics provider each year for efforts in improving fuel conservation and sustainability within its fleet.

“We're proud to earn this recognition from the Tennessee Trucking Association,” said Averitt President Wayne Spain. “We’re dedicated to improving the sustainability of our operations, and we will continue to seek innovative and creative technologies to reduce our impact on the environment.”

Averitt has adopted a wide variety of practices and technologies into his fleet, including:

  • Using only ultra-low-sulfur diesel at the company’s in-house fueling stations to reduce emissions of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides 

  • Operating new low-emission diesel tractor engines 

  • Providing trucks with auxiliary power units that enable drivers to reduce tractor idling when parked for long periods of time 

  • Introducing electric forklifts to its fleet 

  • Maintaining balance within the company’s network to reduce empty miles to reduce emissions and fuel usage

To learn more about Averitt’s environmental efforts, visit 


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 to 100+ countries. Averitt’s LTL, Truckload, Dedicated, Distribution & Fulfillment, and Integrated services provide shippers access to a wide array of services and customized solutions that cover every link in the supply chain. Together, these services and technology offerings provide “The Power of One” to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. Averitt's 9,000+ associates are dedicated to delivering the most reliable services within the industry, and to promoting a company culture that is centered around people, communities and giving back. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit 



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