Averitt wins Walmart Carrier of the Year award

Averitt wins Walmart Carrier of the Year award

May 28, 2015

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Walmart has named Averitt Express as its 2014 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year. This marks the fourth-straight year that Averitt has earned the retailer’s service award.

“Averitt Express has consistently provided Walmart with exceptional service, maintained excellent safety standards, and is a foremost leader in the transportation industry,” said Kevin X. Jones, vice president of inbound transportation for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “Partnering with companies like Averitt Express is essential to accomplishing and exceeding our important goals.”

Thousands of vendors across the country depend on the services of regional LTL carriers such as Averitt to transport products to the Walmart’s distribution facilities. Averitt has been particularly successful with helping businesses to meet the retailer’s strict must-arrive-by-date (MABD) standards.

“It’s always a pleasure to be able to work closely with customers like Walmart and to provide them with transportation services that help them achieve their organizational goals,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “Earning this recognition again is a testament to our dedicated employees that recognize the importance of team work and continue on a daily basis to demonstrate our commitment to innovative customer service.”

In addition to the transportation provider’s four consecutive regional carrier awards, Walmart also honored Averitt with its Rising Star award in 2008.

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. Averitt specializes in delivering customized solutions for service offerings that include climate controlled, cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail distribution services, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.