Briefly: Averitt's new facility near Port of Mobile has parking for 400 trucks

Averitt's new facility near Port of Mobile
Averitt

Averitt recently opened a new facility in Theodore, Alabama.

The company said this development marks a significant milestone in its ongoing commitment to supporting the needs of shippers in the Mobile metropolitan area and businesses around the globe that use the Port of Mobile as a point of international cargo distribution. 

Located within the newly opened South Alabama Logistics Park, Averitt’s distribution and fulfillment center represents a significant development in the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance its regional and international logistics capabilities. Strategically situated close to the Port of Mobile, the location features a 120,000-sq.-ft warehouse and a 35,000-sq.-ft cross-dock.

“Addressing the needs of regional shippers is a key focus, as well as incorporating eco-friendly choices and strategic planning,” stated Barry Blakely, Averitt’s president and COO. “Our commitment lies in fine-tuning logistics to suit the unique requirements of our valuable partners and customers in the region.”

In alignment with its sustainability initiatives, Averitt has integrated several eco-conscious features into the new facility. These include energy-efficient LED lighting with motion sensors, all-electric forklifts, and other environmentally responsible technologies.

The facility also has::

  • A 60-door LTL dock with a ramp for ground-level access and dock levelers
  • A fully ventilated and heated adjoining warehouse with 20 doors and dock levelers
  • Over 400 truck and trailer parking spaces
  • A Driver Support Center, complete with amenities such as a driver lounge, satellite television, restrooms with showers, and a laundry room
  • Enhanced security measures, including electric fencing, gated entry, and round-the-clock video surveillance

Schneider honored for theft prevention efforts

Schneider National, Inc. has received CargoNet’s Best in Cargo Security Award for its theft prevention efforts in 2022.

Schneider was recognized by CargoNet for its commitment to sharing crime intelligence, security techniques, and countermeasures, strengthening the nation's supply chain. The work the company is doing to share impactful theft-related information has led to improved consistency and reliability for the CargoNet information-sharing platform, according to a statement from CargoNet.

In 2022, 99% of Schneider loads were theft free. Schneider uses the CargoNet platform to reduce the risk of being the victim of cargo theft, quickly recover stolen cargo, improve service levels for shippers, and further its commitment to security.

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Schneider also works closely with shippers to have multiple security checkpoints at every phase of shipping, offer 24/7 support, and anticipate the changing security environment by staying one step ahead.

CargoNet aims to prevent cargo theft and increase recovery rates by connecting its members with law enforcement and security personnel to share timely, secure and relevant information. As an active member, Schneider connects its fleet with resources across the U.S., synchronizing a layered solution to cargo theft and information sharing.                   

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