Averitt Express announced Wednesday, March 4, that it is expanding its asset-based truckload coverage to include Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey. With the opening of the new states, Averitt says it now provides asset-based coverage for truckload shipments across half the nation – 25 states in the South and Midwest now are directly served by the company’s fleet.
Averitt says its integrated services team provides coverage of the other 25 states and Canada through the use of partner carriers. The company says its transportation fleet currently includes more than 1,500 road units specifically dedicated to truckload transportation.
“We made this expansion because customers accustomed to the quality service they receive from us wanted that same service to and from these states,” says Phil Pierce, vice president of sales for Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt.
Averitt says the expansion was made possible by the opening of new domiciles in Wichita, Kan.; Davenport, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; and Kansas City, Mo., along with the addition of truckload units at Averitt’s newly constructed service center in Winchester, Va. The company says the openings will allow it to position more trucks in the new states to respond quickly to localized demand.
In addition to the new states, Averitt says it provides asset-based truckload coverage throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.