Averitt recognized for sustainability initiatives targeting food industry

COOKEVILLE — Food Logistics, an industry trade publication, has named Averitt to its 2021 Top Green Providers lists.  

The 2020 Top Green Providers list recognizes companies that offer products or services that illustrate exemplary environmental stewardship in promoting sustainability.   

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: 

  • 38% reduction carbon dioxide emissions 
  • 88% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions 
  • 6.2 million gallons of diesel fuel saved 

“It is an honor for our team to be recognized by the food and beverage industry for our commitment to sustainability,” said Averitt President and Chief Operating Officer Wayne Spain. “We believe that the efforts we put forth today to minimize our impact on the environment are critical to the future of our operations and those of our shippers.” 

In addition to being recognized as a Top Green Provider, Averitt was recently honored by the Tennessee Trucking Association with the 2020 Clean Diesel Award. 

About Averitt Express 

Celebrating 50 years in 2021, Averitt is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to 100+ countries. In its 50-year history, Averitt has grown from a small, local LTL carrier to a global logistics provider specializing in delivering customized transportation solutions that include LTL, truckload, international, distribution & fulfillment, dedicated, production and event logistics 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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