Truck and Trailer Mechanic (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – February 12, 2017
Since I worked here the shop management has changed several times. I have met the current manager and seems to be a good one. The one that was there when I was could never give you a straight answer when asked a question. He was told you what you wanted to hear but never the truth. I had issues with intentional lying. Either you know or don't know but don't lie and then go laugh about it. Everyone else were fun to work with.
Driver (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 6, 2017
The work is easy. The hours are fine. The pay is below industry norms for a company of this size. There seem to be no more plans for growth into new markets thus, limiting your ability to keep climbing the ladder.
Irregular pay raises. Below industry standards for compensation.
regional driver (Current Employee) – Tennessee – February 4, 2017
I have only worked at this company for a little over a month as a regional driver and every single week it is the same thing. Layovers that last over 24 hours because the load is not ready. Missing paperwork, misplaced trailers, dispatchers who don't know what they are doing.
This is a horrible company. I am trying very hard not to give up so soon, but it is really getting old being on the road 6 and sometimes 7 days a week. Forget about being home on the weekends, they can't get their act together in order for that to happen. It is beyond ridiculous to have to wait 24 hours in order to get a load going out. They will tell you that your load is waiting on you, but once you get to the terminal, something always happens. It has been misplaced, the wrong trailer was assigned, the load is running behind...by 24 hours!!!!
Don't buy into what the recruiters tell you and those in Tennessee tell you.
Class A CDL Driver (Current Employee) – Cookeville, TN – February 3, 2017
The company really takes care of employees. Good equipment that is well maintained. Have service centers in all major locations, for parking and security. Promotions hard to get, when you are always on the road.
Great company to work for. They take care of employees.
nice people, but when getting down to the actual work, it seemed like only a few out of many were actually doing the work. The majority of the day was spent in the middle of people yelling back and forth about sports.
I started with Averitt August 2, 1998 and I'm still here. I started driving a truck April 3, 1985. Best place I've ever worked. Averitt has always treated me very well. I have nothing but good things to say about this company and its hard to believe some of the reviews I read on here, because I've been sick and stayed in the hospital 5 weeks and was out of work from December till April the following year and Averitt paid me the whole time I was off . Darn good company that's all I can say.
Dedicated Driver (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – December 19, 2016
They will screw region drivers out of miles by using dedicated drivers every chance they can. I never had a problem with vendor back hauls for my account but every time I got a third party stop to deliver I got home every time with less than 15 minutes on my 70 hours. The freight coordinator is a nice lady but she is the reason 25 drivers transferred out or left in the past year. For example the first time I dealt with her I made my last delivery, got an hour outside of Houston and she called to go to a pickup saying it was only 15 minutes away. I responded I left there an hour ago and when you talk to the fleet manager he always beats around the bush to avoid conflict. If you are going to drive this account know 3 things
1. Become a trainer fast so you can use paper logs. My trainer would write down Charleston Missouri and be at mile market 86 in Illinois when we stopped 2. Fleet manager couldn't lead a nude square dance and only drivers supporting him are previously mentioned trainers 3. Freight coordination sucks and you are better off getting on a dedicated account because as I said regional drivers get screwed over by brokerage by using the supply chain drivers.
The owner is a good person but the corporate team and supply chain fleet managers operate with a holier than thou mentality
Part-Time Tech Support associate (Current Employee) – Cookeville, TN – December 2, 2016
Averitt is a company that recognizes employees who are willing to give their all for the company. An individual can expect to spend a lot of time working at most Averitt positions and Averitt will also allow you to work on the weekends if you so desire to.