Tennessee fleet vows to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020

Averitt Express has pledged to hire 1,200 military veterans to its driving force by 2020.

The Cookeville, Tenn.-based company is recognized by the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as a “Patriotic Employer.”

“Hiring military veterans makes perfect sense for several reasons,” says Averitt recruiting manager Ken Chrisman. “First, they know what it means to work together and value others. They’re also dedicated to the work they do and they are committed to outstanding service, which makes them a great fit for our unique culture. Our pledge to hire 1,200 veterans by 2020 is a win-win for everyone.”

Averitt says it currently has hundreds of employees, from drivers to executives, that have served or are serving in the military.