Averitt salutes military veterans (and everyone!) with excellent career opportunities
Posted: July 30, 2021
Whether you’re current or former military -- or just looking for a career path that works for you -- there’s a place for you at Averitt.
We have hundreds of unique driver positions to help you build the future you want. And with multiple divisions, business units and facilities across the U.S., there’s no telling how far you’ll go.
Andrew Norton, a retired U.S. Navy serviceman, spent nine years hauling plumbing supplies until a large carrier took over his account and cut his miles. That’s when his friend and fellow driver encouraged him to make the switch to Averitt.
Norton joined our Supply Chain Solutions team as a Flex Driver – a position that offers him a variety of routes and challenges, all with a dedicated schedule and generous pay.
“Now that I’ve been at Averitt, I see how much better it is here than I ever had it before,” Norton said. “I didn’t know it could be this good, that there was a carrier who treated drivers so professionally.”
We’re passionate about offering all of our drivers the support and flexibility they need to grow with us, especially our veterans. We have programs available that help veterans transition quickly into driving roles with our company, and we’ve been nationally recognized as a Military Friendly Employer.
“In the submarine crew, we all took care of each other and I feel Averitt associates do the same,” Norton said. “I feel Averitt is a great fit for former military.”
And with 50 years of success under our belt, we know how to reward commitment. Our drivers receive profit sharing, cash bonuses for referrals, paid time off, assigned equipment, safe parking at our service centers and excellent health benefits.
“I can assure you that every aspect of operations at Averitt is executed in a common-sense, efficient way,” said Jan Biela, who served as a Marine and National Guardsman. “Everything at Averitt is performed at a higher standard.”
Biela spent 11 years as a truck driver for an independent company owned by his friend. He was spending months at a time on the road.
“I was well acquainted with the over-the-road, long-haul life,” he said.
But eventually, Biela wanted to be closer to home. He began driving for our team, which allowed him to be home throughout the week and on the weekend.
Within a few months, Biela earned a leadership position where he organized driver schedules and operations. A couple of years later, he became an operations leader.
“When I say ‘Averitt offers career growth,’ it’s from a very personal perspective,” Biela said. “I have learned how to handle a variety of responsibilities for all kinds of positions from payroll to logistics to driver communications.”
Biela has been an operations leader for our Supply Chain Solutions team for the last five years. and he’s in it for the long haul.
“Your career won’t stop where you start,” Biela said. “No matter where you start here, there’s more for you at Averitt.”
If you’re a military veteran or anyone who wants their career to grow with us, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team. Reach out today!