Averitt expands flatbed services, adds jobs



Averitt Express is expanding its flatbed operation that it launched earlier this year. For several months Averitt has been offering flatbed services in markets such as Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn., but says it now is expanding those services due to customer demand.

What started out as a 12-flatbed trailer operation has multiplied into a current fleet of more than 50 flatbeds, with about 50 additional flatbed trailers on order, says Phil Pierce, Averitt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. As a result of the expansion, Averitt says it’s currently hiring regional flatbed drivers in several locations.

“Customer feedback indicated a demand for flatbed services in several areas across our network, so it was a logical line extension for us,” Pierce says. “We’re excited about the success we’ve seen thus far, and we’re planning for even more growth in the future.”