Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cookeville-Based Company To Add Workers

Cookeville-based Averitt Express says the expansion of its flatbed truck business has now grown to the point where they are looking to hire more drivers.  What began at Averitt Express as a 12-flatbed trailer operation in early 2009 has multiplied into a current fleet of more than 50 drivers and 70 flatbeds. The expansion will require more drivers, according to Randy Hammontree, director of flatbed services. Before the launch, Averitt’s flatbed presence existed only in eight key markets, including Nashville. But, during past couple of years it has expanded to Knoxville, Chattanooga and other markets. The drivers will be added during the second quarter this year, Hammontree said.  He said the company is currently hiring experienced regional and dedicated flatbed drivers in several locations throughout its network. Persons interested in learning more or applying may do so by visiting