Averitt Wins Clean Diesel Leadership Award

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2009) - Averitt Express was recently honored with the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association at an awards ceremony held in Destin, Fla.

According to the TTA, the award, which is in its first year, is designed to recognize organizations within the transportation industry that have made "significant, measurable improvements in air quality through the development and/or implementation of clean diesel actions." These actions range from educating drivers on fuel efficiency to equipping tractors with auxiliary power units to using alternative fuels.

To be eligible for the award, a transportation provider must demonstrate environmental leadership and meet such criteria as: directly or indirectly reducing air pollution through its actions; developing a replicable model with measurable, sustainable outcomes that other companies can follow; and employ technology aimed at reducing diesel engine emissions. Award entries are judged by members of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Group, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

"We're honored to be recognized for our environmental initiatives, particularly our commitment to improving the quality of the air," said Averitt's President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Sasser. "The Averitt team understands the importance of finding better, more environmentally friendly ways to go about our business every day."

About Averitt Express

Established in 1971, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include less-than-truckload, truckload, expedited, importing/exporting and supply chain management. Backed by successful execution for hundreds of customers, Averitt's supply chain management capabilities include dedicated fleet operations, warehousing services and transportation management. For more information, please call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit www.averittexpress.com.

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