Averitt recognized for service, sustainability initiatives targeting food industry

COOKEVILLE — Food Logistics, an industry trade publication, has named Averitt to its 2020 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers, and 2020 Top Green Providers lists.  

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list honors transportation and logistics service providers that have demonstrated leadership in providing reliable and innovative services within the food and beverage industry. The 2020 Top Green Providers list recognizes companies that offer products or services that illustrate exemplary environmental stewardship in promoting sustainability.   

As a complete supply chain solutions provider, Averitt delivers customized services at nearly every point within the food and beverage industry’s supply chain. From food grade warehousing to in-store delivery and promotional product stand assembly, Averitt partners with a wide variety of shippers to keep their products stocked on store shelves and delivered direct to consumers. 

In terms of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability, Averitt continually seeks innovative solutions and technologies to reduce its carbon footprint within the supply chain. In 2004, the company became a charter member of the Environmental protection Agency’s SmartWay® program. By investing in the industry’s most modern trucks and trailers, in conjunction with optimizing its fleet routing, Averitt has made several measurable achievements that provide a positive impact for its customers, including: 

  • 36% reduction carbon dioxide emissions 
  • 84% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions 
  • 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel saved 

“Our team is honored to be recognized in multiple areas for our dedication to the food and beverage industry, “said Averitt president and chief operating officer Wayne Spain. “We are continually seeking to deliver solutions to shippers that enable their supply chain to succeed while also reducing its impact on the environment.” 

About Averitt Express 

Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide “The Power of One” to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com

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