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The men and women who have chosen professional driving as a career, whether they be local or regional, form not only the foundation of Averitt, but the backbone of our entire economy.
Alan Stanley started with the Averitt team as a mechanic 30 years ago and is now a leader with our Dedicated/Supply Chain operation in Smyrna, TN.
Check out this video where Alan explains what has driven his 30-year career at Averitt.
If you're looking for a great example of Averitt's culture of promoting from within, it’s Vincent Washington . Vincent started his Averitt career as a part-time dock associate, and has also served as a full-time dock associate, frontline leader and sales associate. Recently, Vincent accepted the role of Service Center Director at our Augusta facility. Watch this video to hear more of Vincent's story.
Corporate associate Chris Staggs recently retired from Averitt after an incredible 40-year career. Chris served as a programmer/analyst for our system services team, and she was on the front lines of our transition into the computer age.
16-year dock associate Jose Martinez wanted to grow in his career and he took that opportunity by participating in Averitt's "Dock to Driver" program, an on-the-job training program where he could earn his CDL-A while working on the dock.
Fort Myers service center director Isaiah Woodard is a perfect example of our team’s commitment to promoting from within. He began his Averitt career in 2014 as a Truckload student driver, and after eight months was promoted to a frontline leader position. After three years there, Isaiah moved into his current role. Watch this video to see how Isaiah has grown in his career!
After having a conversation with an Averitt driver trainer, dock associate Brian Barnes made the decision to advance his career in Averitt's "Dock to Driver" program, an on-the-job training program where he was paid to work on the dock while earning his CDL-A.
Averitt Express recently celebrated a major achievement in its ongoing efforts to support military veterans transitioning to civilian careers. After making the pledge in 2016 to hire an additional 1,200 veterans by 2020, the company officially completed its 1,200th veteran hire on July 9, accomplishing its intended goal with over five months to spare.
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Averitt has a strong track record of listening to our associates’ feedback, and one way we’ve done that is with the new Volvo trucks that have come into our system! We asked our drivers for their thoughts on the new VNL sleeper cabs and VNR daycabs, and we invested in every safety technology feature that Volvo offers.