Review Of Averitt Express

MustangLX

Parolee,financial advisor
Wow nothing new on or about Averitt in over 2 years... does this company really suck.. im seriously thinking of going there as i need refresher training (which they pay for according to their website) plus they are like 5 minutes from my house..
anyone work there currently? does this place really suck or is it just typically bs like all other companies where you have good days and bad.. ?? any info would be seriously appreciated.
Truckload is pretty much like truckload anywhere else, except the pay is decent and the benefits are among the best. In six years I have never missed a weekend or holiday.

Dpending on your location, you may be able to work into a dedicated position or transfer to LTL side, among other options. I'm guessing you might be near Erlanger KY. If so, that is a good yard to work out of.
 

DubbleD

Color Commentator
Wow nothing new on or about Averitt in over 2 years... does this company really suck.. im seriously thinking of going there as i need refresher training (which they pay for according to their website) plus they are like 5 minutes from my house..
anyone work there currently? does this place really suck or is it just typically bs like all other companies where you have good days and bad.. ?? any info would be seriously appreciated.

Seach this site for @hatchettxx he drives OTR for them and is very happy.
 

RAGMAN

Member
Truckload is pretty much like truckload anywhere else, except the pay is decent and the benefits are among the best. In six years I have never missed a weekend or holiday.

Dpending on your location, you may be able to work into a dedicated position or transfer to LTL side, among other options. I'm guessing you might be near Erlanger KY. If so, that is a good yard to work out of.
yes im right down the street from the Erlanger yard.. but have to start somewhere else as they dont hire people with cdls that have not driven in over 5 years....
 

hatchettxx

Well-Known Member
yes im right down the street from the Erlanger yard.. but have to start somewhere else as they dont hire people with cdls that have not driven in over 5 years....
They are taking grads from certain CDl schools, right now. Ive been with their Truckload Division for a year now and have no problems and complaints. What you read in early posts about hubby not getting home for the holiday, looks to me the fellow didn't go about it the right way. They would of relayed the load if he would of picked it up like he was supposed to. As far as AE dispatchers/fleetmanagers, I have been blessed with a good FM, (all companies have good, bad, different personality, dispatchers. Take for instance I got caught in wrong part of country to get home in time for Thanksgiving, my FM, made up for it by offering to add days off after I got home. The pay is good, and AE has excellent benefits. I get the miles I want. In the year that I've been with them I have been home every weekend except 2, the situation above, and I volunteered the other.
 

HarrisTX

New Member
I worked for Averitt for exactly two weeks starting in February 2014. Fortunately, my previous employer (Dart Transit) had told me when I quit that if it didn't work out I was always welcome back.
Beware that Averitt will offer you benefits beyond your wildest dreams, only to find out at orientation that they are phased in over a 5 year period. This awesome health insurance? One will only be available for a basic plan the first year. The awesome short term and long term disability insurance? Same thing, one must be at Averitt for a few years before it's available.
Averitt may be better suited for new drivers right out of school that don't care much for miles or benefits and just seeking experience. If you can hang a few years, maybe the benefits are worth it.
By the way, the owner is a bigot. Read the actual employee guide and you'll see what I mean. I have more pride in myself and my abilities than to ever work for Averitt again.
 

Sinister

Supermodel
Staff member
Supporter
I"m not sure why a company should immediately invest all their benefits into an employee that just showed up. I certainly wouldn't if I were in charge.
 

hatchettxx

Well-Known Member
I worked for Averitt for exactly two weeks starting in February 2014. Fortunately, my previous employer (Dart Transit) had told me when I quit that if it didn't work out I was always welcome back.
Beware that Averitt will offer you benefits beyond your wildest dreams, only to find out at orientation that they are phased in over a 5 year period. This awesome health insurance? One will only be available for a basic plan the first year. The awesome short term and long term disability insurance? Same thing, one must be at Averitt for a few years before it's available.
Averitt may be better suited for new drivers right out of school that don't care much for miles or benefits and just seeking experience. If you can hang a few years, maybe the benefits are worth it.
By the way, the owner is a bigot. Read the actual employee guide and you'll see what I mean. I have more pride in myself and my abilities than to ever work for Averitt again.
Exactly what sinister said is true, why invest all benefits on an employee when an employee is new. I've drove for other companies and yes they do start you out on a probationary period. HarrisTX HarrisTX I've drove for Averitt for almost 3 years now, truckload division. Yes you start out basic plan for 1st year, then 2nd. year you can get full plan. You can't expect and I hope you don't expect to just jump right in there and get full coverage right off the start. Not a few years your vested in 2. Sorry you are dissatisfied with them, I'm doing good with them, I get the miles I wan't, (depends on the driver). The reason I'm defending Averitt is that like I said, I've driven for other companies, and Averitt has been good to me, that is my opinion. I let my FM know right from the start that I like to run hard, and he does. but good luck in finding the "perfect" trucking company.
 

Southern Fried

Well-Known Member
I dunno about Averitt...... for weeks I get drivers who are pretty good but the *bang* I get a whole series of them who think the proper passing procedure is to start crowding the truck you're passing as soon as you cab goes by his mirrors. Several times I've had to take the shoulder and brake to keep from getting side-swiped. I've given up calling in truck numbers.
 

hatchettxx

Well-Known Member
I dunno about Averitt...... for weeks I get drivers who are pretty good but the *bang* I get a whole series of them who think the proper passing procedure is to start crowding the truck you're passing as soon as you cab goes by his mirrors. Several times I've had to take the shoulder and brake to keep from getting side-swiped. I've given up calling in truck numbers.
Looks to me that alot of them need retraining or took off the road if they are doing that. I'll bring it to my FM's attention for you. Southern Fried Southern Fried
 
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