Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Averitt continues to expand flatbed operations

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
February 22, 2011

Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express said today it is making further inroads into expanding its flatbed operation, which launched at the beginning of 2009, when it rolled out flatbed service in eight markets.

These markets included Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville,
Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn. And over the last 22 months, the company said it has doubled its flatbed presence to 16 markets, due in large part to increased customer demand.

New markets in which Averitt is now providing flatbed service include Decatur, Ala.; Bowling Green and Lexington, Ky.; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; and Tupelo, Miss, as well as dedicated flatbed service to a single customer in Indianapolis, Ind., and Columbus and Springfield,
Ohio.

“As customer demand has grown, we’ve added more equipment and doubled our market coverage,” an Averitt spokesman told LM. “We will continue to grow strategically in the flatbed arena to meet our customers’ needs. In fact, we are already looking at another expansion of our flatbed fleet for 2011 as business levels continue to increase.”

Being able to provide multiple services is a key advantage in an increasingly competitive industry like trucking, according to the spokesman, and he added that the expansion of Averitt’s flatbed capabilities is an example of how Averitt continues to evolve to add more value to its customers.

For more articles on trucking, please click here.

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

Some 22 centuries after the original Silk Road smoothed the path of Chinese silk merchants to Europe, a new effort is beginning to build a new 21st century highway between Europe and the burgeoning economy of China, now the world’s fastest-growing market.

A new study released recently from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney promises to provide supply chain managers valuable advice on risk mitigation

The most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from FTR showed solid gains for the fourth straight month, with market trends remaining favorable for shippers.

Shippers and other ocean cargo carrier stakeholders should be cheering the announcement made today by The U.S. Coast Guard, as it formally notified the International Maritime Organization through a Declaration of Equivalency that the United States position on SOLAS is that there are multiple methods to submit the combined cargo and container weight (Verified Gross Mass or VGM).

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2016 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA