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Averitt Express ASSOCIATES donate $550,001 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

March 8, 2018

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Setting a record for its largest-ever donation, associates of Averitt Express raised $550,001 in 2017 that was recently donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Averitt Express employees donate $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 22, 2017

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Matching their largest-ever donation for the second-consecutive year, truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express raised $500,000 in 2016 that was recently donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The donation was made possible by weekly contributions from Averitt employees as part of its charitable employee-giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of Averitt employees are members of the program, giving $1 per week to help St. Jude and other charitable causes.

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Averitt Express associates team up to give more than 4,000 hours of community service

February 10, 2017

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express associates recently teamed up to provide more than 4,000 hours of community service as part of its annual 40 for 40 Community Challenge.

During the event – which began five years ago to commemorate Averitt’s 40th anniversary – each facility across its network is encouraged to donate 40 hours of service to various charitable causes from October 1 through December 31. In 2016, Averitt associates set a company record by serving 4,002 hours, with 66 facilities giving to numerous efforts such as clothing, food and toy drives, blood donations and more.

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Averitt Contributes $10,000 To Red Cross For East Tennessee Relief Effort

December 5, 2016

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In response to the recent wildfires and tornadoes in East Tennessee, Averitt Express associates have contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help the relief efforts in that area.

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Averitt Associates Contribute $25,000 To American Red Cross Flood Relief Efforts

August 30, 2016

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) — In the wake of recent flood disaster in Louisiana, the associates of Averitt Express recently made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund.

The Red Cross is currently using the funds to provide food and shelter to thousands who have been affected by the floods, many of whom have lost their homes and possessions due to the weather-related disasters.

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Averitt Express Employees Match Largest Contribution To St. Jude Children's Research Hospital With $500,000 Donation

March 31, 2016

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) — Truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express raised $500,000 in 2015 that was recently donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during a formal event held at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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Averitt Express Employee Contributions To Children's Charities Top $7 Million

February 19, 2015

COOKEVILLE, Tenn (February 19, 2014) — Through weekly contributions, truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express raised a total of $450,000 in 2014 that was recently donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1986, Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s charitable employee-giving program, has contributed nearly $7.5 million to children-related charities, including the Shriners Burn Institute and Ronald McDonald House.

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Averitt Associate Charity Gives $400,000 Donation To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 21, 2013

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2013) — Since 1986, Averitt Express associates have raised nearly $7 million for various charities and causes. More than $2.6 million of that has gone to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including a recent donation of $400,000 to the Memphis hospital.

“Every week, nearly all of our associates make a difference to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and their families with just a $1 payroll contribution,” said Gary Sasser, president and CEO of Averitt. “We take a lot of pride in teamwork, and this level of commitment to St. Jude is a great example of what can happen when we all come together for a worthy cause.”

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Averitt Shares Global Logistics Strategy With Nashville Educators

July 16, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 16, 2012) — Today’s high school education goes far beyond “The Three R’s,” as globalization puts even greater importance on the role logistics plays in today’s economy. As part of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ “Academies of Nashville” program, teachers from Hillsboro High School participated in a teacher externship at Averitt’s Cookeville headquarters to learn more about this expanding career path.

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Averitt Celebrates 40 Years By Serving Communities

April 21, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2012) — When it came time to celebrate 40 years of service, the associates of Averitt Express didn’t simply mark the occasion with a cake and balloons. In addition to recognizing the milestone with cookouts and “birthday” festivities, each of Averitt’s 150 locations throughout the South was challenged to accumulate 40 hours of community service in the Averitt 40 for 40 Community Challenge.

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