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Opportunities to Grow Your Career in Transportation

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With so many options, a career in transportation is a smart step for you no matter what stage you are in. At Averitt, we have multiple opportunities to help you fine-tune your skills!

Early Career Opportunities in Transportation

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Dock-to-Driver Program

Leadership Development

Part-Time Internships

Get paid to work on the dock while learning the skills to earn your CDL. 

3-6 month training program designed to prepare trainees for an entry-level leadership opportunity with Averitt.  

Learn about the diverse services we provide while exploring various aspects of the supply chain management cycle.  

 

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Our Heroes Wear Red

Our Heroes Wear Red

OUR HERO, THE DRIVER

"They're the heroes the road deserves, they're the ones you can count on. So they'll keep driving. Because they can handle the job - they're everyone's heroes. They're professionals, watchful protectors of the road. Our heroes..."

Alright, so that might not be the EXACT quote from the end of Christopher Nolan's epic super hero movie The Dark Knight, but it's how we THOUGHT it should end. Drivers may not wear capes or fight against comic book villains on a nightly basis, but you have to admit that they are the everyday heroes that help keep our world turning.

 

Day in and day out, professional drivers travel across the American landscape, making pickups and deliveries in the good weather—and the bad. Facing tight deadlines amid congested roadways and other impediments, the professionals behind the wheel soldier on because they know that businesses and the American public depend on them.

And through all of the stresses he or she experiences in having to maneuver a large tractor and trailer along the nation's crowded roadways and through narrow city streets, drivers arrive at their destination with a smile and willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done.

Drivers are more than just familiar faces that pickup and deliver freight. They are the most important aspect of the supply chain. Without them, everything would come to a grinding hault. They are, in fact, our heroes.


QUICK TRUCK DRIVER FACTS

  • There are approximately 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S.
  • Average long haul driver puts in as much as 125,000 miles annually (an average of 3 million miles over an entire driver's career)
  • Over 80% of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry
  • An estimated 70% of all freight in the U.S. is transported by truck drivers annually
  • Truck drivers transported 10.49 billion tons of freight in 2015

NATIONAL DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK (SEPT. 9-15)

Every year, carriers and businesses in the U.S. recognize professional drivers for the hard work and dedication they bring to our great nation. This year's National Driver Appreciation Week (NDAW) will take place from September 9th through the 15th..

Averitt will be conducting giveaways of special items during the week of September 9-15 for our drivers. Check out our Facebook page to see details about the giveaways. 

 

READY TO BE PART OF A TEAM THAT APPRECIATES ITS HEROES?

We are hiring in 100+ locations across our system and are ready for you to join us. Check out the link below to see all open positions and get ready to join a team of heroes!

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