Women in Trucking names 2021 Top Companies for Women: In all ways big and small, Averitt takes care of female truck drivers
Posted: October 25, 2021
For the second year in a row, Averitt Express is proud to be named among Redefining the Road’s 2021 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation. And, as always, we recognize that it isn’t just one thing that makes Averitt a great career destination for female drivers – it’s all the things!
To be recognized as a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation, we were evaluated on several criteria, including:
- A corporate culture that fosters gender diversity
- Competitive compensation and benefits
- Flexible hours and work requirements
- Professional development opportunities
- Career advancement opportunities
For more than 50 years, Averitt has offered much more than a great paycheck to our professional driving associates. For women in particular, that translates into advantages that really matter, such as excellent home time, state-of-the-art equipment, long-term career growth, safety on the road, and financial stability.
“I like Averitt because the company makes a point to hire women and veterans, just hiring good people all around,” says Valerie, one of Averitt’s female professional drivers. “I just know that this is a company that I want to finish my career with. I just like the feeling I get being with Averitt.”
One of the key differentiators we have for women at Averitt is the security of 100+ facilities throughout 21 states. That means safe parking is available anywhere our drivers go.
“Our driver support centers have showers, TVs and lounge chairs. I do not need to move my truck until I pre-plan and I see exactly where I’m going. If there’s an Averitt service center on my route, I’m stopping there. I’m not stopping at a truck stop; I stop at the safest place that I know, and I know our yards are safe,” says Averitt driver Tina.
Our facilities also feature secure ID access, security cameras and guards on premises, washers and dryers, and exercise rooms, among other amenities.
While pay, home time, security and respect are all big advantages at Averitt, we also pay attention to details like having uniforms tailored for females, a spouse rider program, a variety of affordable health insurance coverage options, and a company-funded profit-sharing and retirement plan.
We couldn’t be more pleased to be recognized by Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT). If you’re a CDL-A driver looking for a carrier that supports women (and everyone!) in transportation, we’d love to talk to you. Reach out today to learn more about Averitt Express!