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Apr 20, 2020 2:24:57 PM
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2020) — Averitt Express has opened a new international distribution center to service the Port of Houston. Located less than five miles from the Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals, the facility features 250,000 sq. ft of enclosed space to handle the flow and distribution of cargo.
“We are excited to increase our ability to service the growing needs of shippers that rely on the Port of Houston,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “The sheer size of this distribution center dramatically increases our ability to provide more capacity and a wider array of services in the region.”
Averitt has operated in the area for more than two decades. In addition to the new distribution center, Averitt operates a service center located near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
“The proximity of our new facility to the container terminals puts us in a prime position to streamline the inland transportation of international cargo,” said Spain. “We can now reduce the amount of time that containers are on the road by providing drayage and transload services at our facility. Not only does this help reduce the overall container use fees for shippers, it also allows us to quickly move cargo in and out of our LTL and truckload distribution networks.”
Averitt’s expansion in Houston follows the recent openings of new facilities in Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA and Austin, TX.
About Averitt Express
Averitt Express is a leading transportation employer with more than 100 locations throughout the United States. The company features many amenities to serve its driving force, such as state-of-the-art facilities, driver support centers for its over-the-road drivers, dynamic safety technology on its equipment, finishing schools and other training programs, and much more. It also has a strong benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, a company-funded profit sharing retirement plan, an incentive program for referrals, a uniform credit, and paid holidays. These benefits, combined with a team-oriented culture and opportunities for career growth, help Averitt show unity throughout its network and to its customers. For more information about Averitt, as well as a list of job openings, call 1-888-AVERITT or visit AverittCareers.com.
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