Averitt Express

1415 Neal Street
Cookeville, TN 38502


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Company Overview:

You’ll travel mile after mile in the comfort of our modern equipment, and you’ll only be routed to NYC (optional / no Canada) if you choose to. When it comes to needing a good night’s rest on the road, you can safely park at many of our 100+ facilities, and even grab a shower and some time in the exercise room before you head back out. And when you're enjoying hometime, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your tractor and its contents are securely parked back at the service center.

Note: Truckload drivers without the hazmat endorsement must apply within 30 days of hire and will be reimbursed after receipt.

Hazmat and tanker renewal reimbursement upon receipt. Please note, this is not a drivers' license renewal fee reimbursement, and only the endorsement fees will be reimbursed.

Fleet Manager and Truckload Leadership

We know how the old saying goes - “My dispatcher knows nothing about driving a truck." Well, we’re breaking that mindset by having our fleet managers and Truckload Leadership ride with our drivers for one week periodically. We want them to experience everything you experience out on the open road. Even though many of them were drivers previously, this will give leadership a better understanding of what you do each day. Plus it’s a great time to get to know one another and create a healthy working relationship.

Driver Advisory Council

We’re excited to announce the creation of our Driver Advisory Council. This is a panel of drivers from all experience levels and from all walks of life created to give us honest and direct feedback from a driver’s point of view - after all, they’re the ones doing the driving every day. The goal of the council is to gather concerns and get feedback from our drivers across our network and bring it all back for a healthy discussion with leadership who will listen and make changes as applicable.


  • Family and individual Cigna medical coverage with two choices (PPO or high-deductible health plan), dental, vision, prescription card, and hearing benefits package ALL for as low as $68.75 weekly ($27.90 per week for unmarried individuals), with the option of reduced medical premiums if you participate in the upcoming year’s wellness initiatives
  • Hearing care benefits
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) plan
  • Life insurance and disability
  • Wellness programs
  • Uniform program - Averitt will provide
  • Wells Fargo banking options
  • Rider program - legal spouse only
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Career advancement opportunities/ promotion from within
  • Eight paid holidays (after 90 days of service)
  • Paid time off
  • Load securement and protection equipment supplied
  • Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
  • Associate discounts on vehicles, computers, etc.
  • 100+ Averitt locations at which to safely rest - some with exercise/workout facilities with showers
  • Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
  • Load locks provided
  • Hazmat reimbursement
    (must apply for hazmat endorsement within 30 days of hire)
  • Regional drivers have the satisfaction of knowing their tractor (with their personal contents) will be securely parked at their domiciled service center when not in use.
  • Red Thinkin’ Rewards- points based program that encourages you to meet specific performance goals, and in return earn points towards a selection of over 12,000 gift items.


  • Starting pay:
    40 cents per mile
    43.5 cents per mile for Franklin Park, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Columbus, Springfield and Cleveland
    46 cents per mile for Winchester, Fishersville, Mechanicsburg, Milwaukee, Kalamazoo, Burbank and Morton
  • If less than one year experience, please refer to our paid "Refresher Course" options; recent driving school grads please refer to our student training program.
  • Pay based on total, verifiable industry tractor-trailer experience within the past three years.
  • Minimum mileage: dispatches of less than 400 miles are paid as 400 miles
  • All pay ranges have the potential to earn ½ cpm fuel bonus
  • Top-out pay is currently 45-49 cents per mile, depending on location

Other Pay Items

  • Loading/unloading pay (over 90 percent no-touch freight!)
  • Stop pay
  • Breakdown pay
  • Layover pay
  • Bump dock pay
  • Driver Referral Rewards program

Hiring States:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Hiring Requirements

Minimum Age 21
Minimum Experience 12 months
License Type Class A
Trailer Experience Accepted Van, Flatbed
Driving Preference Regional
Allowable Moving Violations N/A
Allowable Preventable Accidents 2
Hazmat Endorsement No
DWI/DUI Accepted 5 years

Company Benefits

Bonuses Yes
Paid Orientation Yes
Profit Sharing Yes
Retirement Plan Yes
Dental Insurance Yes
Vision Insurance Yes


Time Away From Home Varies by position
Lease Purchase No
Rider Program Spouse Yes
Rider Program Child No
Pets No