Averitt Express Named 2020 Top Company for Women in Transportationby Women in Teams’ Publication
Cookeville, TN… Averitt Express has been named a 2020 Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation by Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT).
“This recognition is very important to us at Averitt because we value our professional women in transportation so highly,” says Averitt’s Vice President of Human Resources Elise Leeson. “It’s a priority for us to provide outstanding careers for women in trucking that offer a good living, room to grow and a supportive company atmosphere.”
According to Redefining the Road, there are several key features that distinguish companies recognized on its list including a corporate culture that fosters gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities and career advancement opportunities. Averitt’s nomination was evaluated based upon these criteria and was validated by an industry-wide vote involving more than 13,000 professionals in transportation – including executive management, operations and HR/talent management executives, and professional drivers.
For Averitt, a Tennessee-based provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, particular attention is given to providing women drivers the safety and service they deserve on the road. “We have hundreds of safe, clean, convenient service centers throughout 21 states to make sure our women drivers can park safely nearly anywhere their route takes them. Many female Averitt associates say that is their favorite thing about working for us,” Leeson says.
The Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation recognition program supports part of WIT’s mission which is to promote the accomplishments of companies that are focused on the employment of women in the trucking industry.
Averitt Express is a leading transportation employer with more than 100 locations throughout the United States. The company features many amenities to serve its driving force, such as state-of-the-art facilities, driver support centers for its over-the-road drivers, dynamic safety technology on its equipment, finishing schools and other training programs, and much more. It also has a strong benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, a company-funded profit-sharing retirement plan, an incentive program for referrals, a uniform credit, and paid holidays. These benefits, combined with a team-oriented culture and opportunities for career growth, help Averitt show unity throughout its network and to its customers. For more information about Averitt, as well as a list of job openings, call 1-888-AVERITT or visit AverittCareers.com.