Averitt wins fourth-straight Walmart ‘carrier of the year’ award

Retailer honors transportation provider for regional less-than-truckload service

COOKEVILLE — Walmart has named Averitt Express as its 2014 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year. This marks the fourth-straight year that Averitt has earned the retailer’s service award.

“Averitt Express has consistently provided Walmart with exceptional service, maintained excellent safety standards, and is a foremost leader in the transportation industry,” said Kevin X. Jones, vice president of inbound transportation for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “Partnering with companies like Averitt Express is essential to accomplishing and exceeding our important goals.”

Thousands of vendors across the country depend on the services of regional LTL carriers such as Averitt to transport products to the Walmart’s distribution facilities. Averitt has been particularly successful with helping businesses to meet the retailer’s strict must-arrive-by-date (MABD) standards.

“It’s always a pleasure to be able to work closely with customers like Walmart and to provide them with transportation services that help them achieve their organizational goals,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “Earning this recognition again is a testament to our dedicated employees that recognize the importance of team work and continue on a daily basis to demonstrate our commitment to innovative customer service.”

In addition to the transportation provider’s four consecutive regional carrier awards, Walmart also honored Averitt with its Rising Star award in 2008.

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