Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cookeville Company Promoting Conservation

A Cookeville-based company is receiving notice today for its fuel conservation practices. Averitt Express says its drivers may now compete for twenty $500 gas cards and a Ford F-150 four-wheel drive in a company challenge on fuel-efficient practices. All of the fleet's drivers may enter the contest. Truckers will work on teams whose goals are to save more fuel in six months than was saved in the same period last year. All who meet or exceed the goal will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win the gas cards or truck. The winner of the Ford will be announced in December. According to Averitt spokesman Chris Asberry, the fuel-savings program is the second time the company has used incentives to promote conservation. In 2008, the fleet challenged employees to reduce use of electricity, water, paper and fuel.