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Military Transition

If you've served in the military, we'd love for you to consider working with us. Your leadership and professional experiences have prepared you to overcome great challenges. You know more than anyone what it means to work as a team and value others. You believe in what you do, and you're willing to work to make it great. We think you'd make a great fit here, and we would be proud to work alongside you.

We’re honored to be recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, or ESGR. The honor commends our efforts in “contributing to the national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”

Averitt has many career opportunities available for military veterans. To determine if your MOS, AFSC or RATE will qualify, select your branch of service for a complete list.

Did you know that if you are or were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), you are eligible for a waiver to apply for a CDL without skills testing? Simply complete this form and provide it when you apply for your CDL.

Here are a few snapshots of associates who have served in the military.


ArmyTim BarnesU.S. Army

We are currently looking for diesel mechanics, drivers and leaders with these US Army skills and specialties.

Sergeant Tim Barnes, U.S. Army (right), proudly served six years and is the fourth generation of his family to serve. He supported his country in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and received numerous awards, including three Commendation Awards. He now serves as security coordinator for all of our facilities, ensuring the safety and security of our associates.

 


Sam and Theresa GrinderAir ForceU.S. Air Force

We are currently looking for diesel mechanics, drivers and aviation techs with these U.S. Air Force skills and specialties.

U.S. Air Force veterans Sam and Theresa Grinder are true representatives of how military veterans can make a strong impact on the everyday operations of Averitt. Sam and Theresa met and were married while serving in the Air Force, and they’ve been with Averitt for a combined 30 years. Sam is a leader with our purchasing team, and Theresa is a Truckload driver administrator. They both use their military skills and training to provide support to Averitt’s associates.

 


Pete ZieglerMarinesU.S. Marine Corps

We are currently looking for diesel mechanics, drivers and leaders with these US Marine Corps skills and specialties.

Sergeant Pete Ziegler, U.S. Marines (above), recalls his four years of active duty as “one of the greatest impacts on his life.” He served in 14 countries and was involved in numerous missions. These experiences have formed Pete into the person he is today, an Averitt service center director, managing the day-to-day operations and personnel at  one of our 100+ locations.

 


Roger SimmonsNavy

U.S. Navy

We are currently looking for diesel mechanics, drivers and leaders with these US Navy skills and specialties.

After nine years in the U.S. Navy, which included two deployments on a nuclear powered submarine and four years as a Navy recruiter, Roger Simmons joined the Averitt team as a selection coordinator.  His military experience has served him well to help him find qualified drivers who meet Averitt’s high standards just like the U.S. Navy.

 


Chris Stone Coast GuardU.S. Coast Guard

We are currently looking for aviation technicians and diesel mechanics with these U.S. Coast Guard skills and specialties.

As a former boatswain’s mate third class in the U.S. Coast Guard, Chris Stone understands what it takes to skillfully organize, lead and make split-second decisions. His six-year background of service has set a solid foundation for him to excel with Averitt as a flatbed fleet manager. His dedication and leadership brought Chris to Averitt, where our culture shares many of the same values as the military.

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