Averitt Express

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Averitt Express is a privately owned transportation and supply chain management company based in Cookeville, Tennessee. Averitt is owned by Gary Sasser who purchased the company from its original owner, Thurman Averitt, in 1971 at the age of 21. At the time of Sasser's purchase, Averitt operated 3 trucks and 5 trailers. Today, Averitt is one of the leading transportation companies in the US.[citation needed] Averitt Express runs primarily in 18 states in the Southeast United States, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana. They also have single terminals in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois.[citation needed]


Averitt Express offers the following:

  • LTL
  • Truckload
  • Flatbed
  • Air Charter
  • Expedited/Time Critical
  • International
  • Supply Chain
  • Integrated Services


Averitt now offers Flatbed and Refrigerated Services as well.