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Averitt Express recognized as a top transportation company for women

 

By Al Muskewitz

Wright Media Editor-in-Chief

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Averitt Express has been named one of the 50 Top Companies for Women to Work in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association.

 

The honor recognizes companies in the transportation and logistics industry that embody a corporate culture that is supportive of gender diversity.

 

The companies that made the cut were among 150 nominations judged by more than 7,000 voters on criteria such as offering competitive compensation and benefits, continued training and professional development, career advancement opportunities and being flexible to accommodate family and life balance.

 

“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to create an inclusive working environment that enables women to succeed within our industry,” Averitt president and chief operating officer Wayne Spain said in a company news release announcing Averitt’s inclusion on the list. “At every level of our organization we continually strive to develop a culture that is both welcoming and full of opportunities for all that seek to grow professionally.”

 

The number of women professional truck drivers has increased in recent years to where they now comprise almost 8 percent of the driver population nationally.

 

Averitt has focused on the well-being of its associates for more than 50 years. From establishing route systems that help ensure drivers are able to enjoy as much home time as possible to utilizing modern trucks and safety technologies, these efforts have helped improve the company’s driver experience.

 

The carrier doesn't disclose specific figures on the number of women in its workforce, but company officials are "confident the percentage of female associates is higher than the industry average."

  

Averitt driver Lisa Ketsdever would “highly recommend” driving for the company because of its work environment. “Every time I walk into a service center people are smiling, cracking jokes, picking on each other, so that tells me that they’re happy,” she said in a company video.

 

Driver Michelle Eisley said she wanted to be a part of Averitt because she “heard a lot of great things” about the company.

 

Driver Berlinda Johnson was excited about the opportunities for transfer and promotion within the company afforded to women. “I think I found my home … a place that I can call home,” she said.

 

The opportunities go beyond simply driving. Two of Averitt’s female Cookeville, Tenn., staff associates – Michele Brannon, manager of the customer and sales assurance team, and Connie Jolley, the supply chain solutions logistics coordinator – were recognized in October for 25 years of service to the company. 

 

Averitt is one of nine companies on the top 50 list that are Hiremaster clients.

 

All the award-winning companies will be recognized at the Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo next week in Dallas.

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