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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.”

If you obtained your CDL-A in the military or are working to get your CDL-A with one of our approved driving schools, we can put you to work with as little as 1-6 weeks of training.

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.

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Averitt Express was recently recognized in a national survey as a Military Friendly Company for its commitment to military veterans.

The Military Friendly Company survey was conducted by veteran-owned business Viqtory Media. According to its website, the survey identified “organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact.”
Other criteria for the survey including companies’ hiring and career advancement opportunities for veterans, customer service and charitable investment.

Click here to learn more about the military-friendly recognition

GI Bill Driver Training Program

Whether you served our country 15 years ago or 15 days ago, we believe every veteran deserves to work with a team that has your back – and a company that has your future. That’s why we don’t just take pride in our veterans – we take care of them.

In fact, we set and achieved a goal of hiring 1,200 or more veterans by the year 2020 and are working to hire more every day. Many veterans are already at ease with us, and we’re always looking to grow that number.

We are honored to be an elite member and proud to offer the GI Bill Driver Training program.

So if you’re looking for a place to hang your hat, take a closer look at Averitt. Whatever branch you’re coming from, whatever knowledge you bring to the table, we can’t wait to put your experience to work, and your mind at ease.


  1. If you qualify for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, you are eligible to get up to 12 monthly payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs while you receive on-the-job training. To check to see if you have available benefits, click here or call 888-442-4551.
  2. Everyone participating in this program will receive 6 weeks behind-the-wheel training at $800/week. During the remaining 46 weeks you will work with a mentor and leadership for follow-up training/communication.
  3. Eligible drivers will complete all required paperwork during orientation. Benefit checks are paid directly from the VA, not Averitt, usually 4-6 weeks after training begins.
  4.  Eligible to earn up to $1,140 per month tax free using your available Post-9/11 GI Bill funds PLUS your weekly Averitt paycheck PLUS up to $4,800 tuition/transition bonus from Averitt (paid weekly)!
  5. Company sponsored per diem program.


GI Bill Driver Training Program Qualifications

Must have graduated from one of our approved truck driving schools in the past 180 days OR have any tractor trailer experience (military driving experience considered) in the past 10 years (recruiter will review eligibility).

  • Must have Class-A CDL and be at least 21 years old
  • Must have Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits available
  • Must meet all qualifications outlined in our driving application
During your year of training your pay will be as follows (depending on location and business unit):
Regional/ Truckload GI Bill Driver Training Program:
  • $800/week for weeks 1 through 6
  • .46 cpm for the 7th week through 12 months
  • After 12 months:
    • .46 cpm for most locations
    • .48 cpm for Fishersville, VA; Milwaukee, WI; Kalamazoo, MI; Burbank, IL; Morton, IL; Saginaw, MI and Fort Wayne, IN
    • .50 cpm for Winchester, VA; Mechanicsburg, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Hagerstown, MD and Saint Albans, WV
Supply Chain/ Dedicated GI Bill Driver Training Program:
  • $800/ week for weeks 1 through 5
  • For our supply chain/ dedicated flex driving positions, after training you will start at the student pay listed on the individual job description 
  • For all other supply chain/ dedicated driving positions, after training you will start at the pay rate for the individual account listed on the job descriptions


Don't have a CDL license?

Let us help you find a school & receive $4,800 in tuition reimbursement. 

It could take as little as three weeks to graduate from a CDL school. And we will not only help you find a good school near you, we’ll give you $4,800 in tuition reimbursement. If you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may be eligible to start your benefits when you begin school. Once you graduate, we'll be waiting for you!


 See GI Bill approved driving schools


Recruiting Information

If anyone knows how to work as a team and value others it’s the men and women who have served our country. The level of leadership, pride and professional experience they bring to the table is a perfect fit with our own company’s culture. Which is why we’re always eager to hire former military personnel.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense recently recognized Averitt as a Patriotic Employer for 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.”

 For more information, please visit AverittSalutesYou.com


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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:

- MOS 88M- Motor Transport Operator
- M915
- 10 ton (Refueler)
- HET (Heavy Equipment Operator)
- HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Transporter)

Sergeant Tim Barnes, U.S. Army, 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 and drivers with these U.S. Air Force skills and specialties.

- AFSC 2T131, 2T151 or 2T171 Vehicle Operator
- PLS (Palletized Load System) w/ M1076 or 1077

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:

- MOS 3531- Motor Vehicle Operator
- MOS 3533- Logistics Vehicle Systems Operator with MK48, M816 and/or LVSR experience

Sergeant Pete Ziegler, U.S. Marines, 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:

- Rate EO- Equipment Operator
- EO (Equipment Operator with PLS)

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 diesel mechanics and trailer maintenance personnel with these U.S. Coast Guard skills and specialties:

- MK - Machinery Technician

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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