Thursday, November 23, 2017

Averitt Express offering on-the-job training to military veterans


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Atlanta West associate and on-the-job training participant Richmond Smith (left) is greeted by Averitt chairman and CEO Gary Sasser after recently joining the Averitt team. (Courtesy: AVERITT EXPRESS)
Atlanta West associate and on-the-job training participant Richmond Smith (left) is greeted by Averitt chairman and CEO Gary Sasser after recently joining the Averitt team. (Courtesy: AVERITT EXPRESS)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020.

To assist in that effort, Averitt is now offering an on-the-job training program that is approved for veterans’ benefits.

Veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and are hired by Averitt receive several benefits through the training program.

In addition to an Averitt paycheck and $5,000 tuition/transition assistance bonus, veterans can earn as much as $1,140 per month tax-free for up to 12 months using available GI Bill funds.

“Hiring military veterans is a special focus for our team, because they are a perfect fit on many levels,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources. “They have a strong sense of commitment and service, they know how to work as part of a team, and they have discipline that helps them excel in whatever role they play. They’re exactly the kind of associates we want to have on our team.”

 New associates participating in the program receive a combination of behind-the-wheel training and mentorship throughout the 12-month program.

For more information about Averitt’s commitment to military veterans, log on to AverittCareers.com/Military.

Averitt Express is a transportation employer with more than 100 locations throughout the United States.

The company said it offers many amenities to serve its driving force, such as state-of-the-art facilities, Driver Support Centers for its over-the-road drivers, safety technology on its equipment, finishing schools and other training programs, and much more.

For more information about Averitt, as well as a list of job openings, call (888) 967-5487 or visit www.AverittCareers.com.

 

 

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