1. If you have tattoos that can't be covered (forget it) they hold themselves to a higher level, you have to pass a personal interview b4 you can even get to orientation. They are sooo special, the typical truckdriver, no matter how good or how much experience you have, if you don't meet their "standards" of acceptance in your looks, you will be told to get lost.
2. They have gone to "ALL" automatic transmissions to attract the Newer breed of steering wheel holders who can't shift.
3. They tell you in orientation to expect 2100 to 2300 miles a week, but this is a lie. I averaged 1700 miles, some weeks less than 900. You have to work there a few years b4 you get the good loads.
4. They want you to fuel at their terminals, which causes you to go out of route just to fuel up, which equates to more miles you don't get paid for.
5. The Driver Manager I had got mad as hell because I kept complaining about the lack of miles. Kept telling me things will pickup, after 5 months of waiting it never did. Told me if I got my Haz Mat I would get more loads, never was assigned even 1 Haz Mat load after getting my HM endorsement.
6. If things don't work out, your stuck with their dorkey uniforms (5-sets) I also purchased jackets and hats I shelled out over $300. No refund for these items. I think they have a scam going on with the uniform company.
7. Their motto is "THINK RED INSTEAD" You'll end up going in the "RED" instead.
8. You'll think you have a good load with good miles, then 1/2 way into the trip, you'll get a Qual Com message to drop the load at a terminal, or relay with another driver.
9.Their image is more important than the drivers. They think they are the military or something, Hell, you can't even wear your own hat, Only approved "Averitt" hats can be worn, or no hat at all.
10. No beards, Sideburns, only a neatly trimmed short mustache is allowed.
11. Every driver I spoke to had nothing but complaints about the pitiful mileage they were getting and still Averitt was putting on additional drivers, even some of the drivers who had been there awhile weren't getting the miles.
12. Talk to more than one Averitt driver b4 you decide to go there, especially the new drivers. Like I said you have to pay your dues for a few years b4 you get any mileage out of these people. It's a joke, I feel like I wasted 5 months with low pay hoping it was going to get better, at least that was want they kept telling me.
I have "almost" new uniforms (5-sets) if you want to save some $ should anyone wat to sign up