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Trucking news: Averitt expands flatbed operations

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Averitt Express, Inc.: Think Red Instead - Transportation and logistics company based in Cookeville, offering trucking and supply chain services throughout North America.

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
June 30, 2010

Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express said today it expanding its flatbed operations.

In recent months, Averitt has provided shippers with flatbed service in several markets, including Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn.

These services are being expanded due to increased customer demand, according to Averitt spokesman Chris Asberry.

“Customers who are accustomed to the quality service and professionalism they receive from Averitt for van services can depend on us to meet their flatbed shipping needs as well,” he said.

Averitt Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Phil Pierce said in a statement that the company is excited about the success it has seen thus far on the flatbed side, and is planning for more growth in the future.”

Since the flatbed service was first rolled out, it has grown from a 12-flatbed trailer operation to a current fleet of more than 50 flatbeds, with about 50 additional flatbeds on order.

Through this expansion, Averitt said it is currently hiring regional flatbed drivers in several locations.

 

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Jeff Berman
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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).


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