Averitt continues to expand flatbed operations

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.

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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.

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