Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Averitt Express in Discussions With RR Companies

The website dcvelocity.com is reporting that Averitt Express is in discussions with two railroad companies, including CSX,. to carry more intermodal freight to the rails. The story quotes, an industry source, who asked not to be identified, as saying that at the recent American Trucking Associations annual meeting in Las Vegas that CSX was "opening the dialogue" with Averitt. Brad Brown, marketing and communications director for the Cookeville-based Averitt, said only that the company "is working to establish strategic relationships with the railroads." Speculation over discussions between Averitt and the two railroads come amid published reports that truckload carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services is also in the advanced