Forbes presented the award in partnership with Statista, Inc.

Cookeville – Averitt, a leading transportation and logistics company based in Cookeville, is included in Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Best-in-State Employers for 2023.

Receiving the award in both Tennessee and North Carolina, Averitt says its commitment to people allows for continued success.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s Best-in-State Employers by Forbes and Statista,’ said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources. “Our commitment to our people goes beyond words; it reflects in our actions and continued efforts to create a workplace that fosters growth, inclusivity and success.” 

Forbes presented the award in partnership with Statista, Inc., a renowned statistics portal and industry ranker, after the duo surveyed 70,000 workers at companies with a minimum of 500 employees across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

Participants recommended their employers to others and evaluated various aspects, including working conditions, diversity, compensation packages, potential for development and overall company image.

“Averitt stood out in this rigorous, employee-based evaluation, showcasing the company’s commitment to sustaining a positive work environment for its employees,” according to a release. “The recognition is a testament to Averitt’s dedication to fostering a workplace that values diversity, offers competitive compensation packages, and provides opportunities for professional growth and development. Averitt has thrived through dynamic industry changes and economic shifts for over 52 years. Sixteen percent of associates have dedicated over two decades to the company, exemplifying the enduring commitment and loyalty within the organization.”

Averitt’s commitment to creating a positive work environment played a “pivotal role” in earning the recognition. According to the release, several recently implemented initiatives improves work life and added tangible value to employees.

Averitt’s commitment to creating a positive work environment and safety initiatives played a role in earning this recognition. 

The company has implemented several initiatives to enhance the employee experience, “including promoting from within, offering top-tier pay packages, profit-sharing plan and a robust benefits program.”

Averitt has invested a lot in cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Safety is also a priority for the trucking giant, according to the release.

“Averitt offers over 100 secure facilities in 21 states, including thousands of parking spots, to ensure the safety and well-being of its dedicated workforce,” according to the release.

Averitt says it strives to provide an awesome workplace for its employees.

“Our team’s inclusion on this list underscores our dedication to providing a workplace that meets and exceeds our expectations. We believe that our associates are the heart of our success, and this acknowledgment reflects their commitment to serve our customers, support our fellow teammates, and secure our future,” Leeson said.

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