Averitt Express' hikes pay for newly-hired regional truckload and flatbed drivers

Averitt Regional Truckload

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2021, Averitt Express recently announced pay enhancements for newly-hired regional truckload and flatbed drivers.

Regional driving associates will now start at 50 cents per mile, or $1,200 over five days weekly. Pay will increase to 52 cents per mile after one year with hazmat endorsement. 

Regional flatbed driving associates will start at 52 cents per mile, or $1,375 over five days weekly, and will increase to 54 cents per mile after one year with hazmat endorsement.

“We are so excited to be able to provide our regional drivers with competitive pay, as well as a strong benefits package, company culture and working environment,” said Danny Crooks, Averitt’s Vice President of Corporate Transportation. “For 50 years, Averitt has been committed to providing a high quality of life for our driving force, and making sure our team is strong for the long haul.”

Additional pay items that makeup Averitt’s “More Than Cents Per Mile” package include minimum mile pay, per diem, layover, multi-stop and detention pay, plus additional amounts for assisting within Averitt’s LTL linehaul network. 

The pay enhancements add to Averitt's benefits package and other amenities, including modern trucks and equipment that feature dynamic safety technology. Averitt also provides100+ locations throughout its network that provide safe, convenient parking, many with on-site fueling and maintenance. Plus, drivers have access to one-on-one driver support specialists at Averitt’s Driver Support Centers, which offer drivers washers and dryers, showers, wireless internet, and workout areas.

Other benefits for Averitt regional truckload drivers include 100% no-touch freight and limited travel into the Northeast. 

In addition to the pay increases, Averitt also provides opportunities for regional drivers to transfer to other local or dedicated driving positions throughout our network after six months of regional driving.