Averitt improves LTL service in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia

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Averitt Express announced that it has improved its less-than-truckload service in Virginia and has expanded its LTL coverage into new points in Maryland and West Virginia. The company says the expansions were made possible by a newly-constructed service center in Winchester, Va., that features 14,000 square feet of dock space and 28 bay doors.

The company says the facility will allow it to improve transit times and flexibility for northern Virginia shippers, as well as serve dozens of new ZIP codes in eastern West Virginia and western Maryland, including the cities of Hagerstown and Frederick. The Winchester location also is serving as a hub for Averitt’s recent expansion of its truckload service into New Jersey; as a result of this expansion, Averitt plans to add about a dozen regional drivers in Winchester.

“The increased size of our new facility will help us deliver earlier and be more flexible for our Northern Virginia customers, while allowing us to bring those same benefits for the first time to customers in western Maryland,” says Phil Pierce, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt.

Averitt, which has operated a facility in Winchester since 2000, says the new service center nearly triples the dock space and bay doors of the previous facility. It is one of five Averitt service centers in Virginia and more than 100 nationwide.