COOKEVILLE – Make it a threepeat for Averitt Express. The transportation provider was named Walmart’s LTL Regional Carrier of the Year for the third-straight year.
This is also the fourth time in six years that Averitt has been recognized by the retailer. In addition to the three regional carrier awards, Averitt also earned the 2008 Rising Star Award from Walmart.
“When Walmart chooses a carrier partnership, we look for companies who provide outstanding service, effective communication, and for a company that will exemplify Walmart’s mission to ‘Save people money so they can live better,’” Kevin Jones, Walmart vice president of inbound transportation, said in a letter of commendation. “Averitt Express has continued to provide Walmart with exceptional service while maintaining excellent safety standards.”
Jones also cited Averitt’s ability to exceed Walmart’s expectations for prompt and professional service.
“Our team’s most valuable asset is our people. Averitt associates make every effort to satisfy our customers and deliver outstanding service,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “We’re honored when customers like Walmart feel that our efforts are worthy of recognition. This is truly a team effort, and we’re proud of how our associates continue to rise to challenges and follow through on our commitments to our customers.”
Averitt is one of several regional LTL carriers that provide transportation from thousands of vendors to Walmart’s distribution centers. Often, these shipments are held to strict must-arrive-by-date (MABD) standards, and Averitt has proven to be successful at meeting those requirements.