Averitt Physical Question..

Discussion in 'Averitt' started by Sergio126, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. bamamac

    bamamac Medium Load Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    If you are fairly young and starting out Averitt is a very good company to work for. They do promote from with in the company. I think the boy scout term is over stated. Averitt is mostly known for being a LTL company, and most of the LTL companies I know do wear uniforms. I f you don't want to wear a uniform don't go to work for Averitt. That is their policy and they won't change it.
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  3. Davidrd

    Davidrd Bobtail Member

    Oct 20, 2016
    Thank you all who gave me some info here. I truly do appreciate it.

    TROOPER to TRUCKER Anything Is Possible

    Dec 15, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    I had to stay out a couple weekends a month for good money. Getting home ever weekend is basically you are doing your reset every week when other drivers do every 70 near a pick up or drop off.

    So really you are going to do way more resets than other companies. This has nothing to do with me despising the company it just is.
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  5. Davidrd

    Davidrd Bobtail Member

    Oct 20, 2016
    I'm not in it to make the most money possible. I just need enough to help with bills, get a good year of experience, and health insurance. They have terminals and service locations very near my home. That's important to me. Being able to come home is also important. I also like the way the training sounds. I already have my CDL from a year ago but little experience (a little over a month). They are willing to work with me on that. I'm also a bigger guy. I gained weight while I was doing other jobs this past year. I need to make sure they have a physical I can pass. Though many don't like them, I also prefer their automatic fleet. I don't mind the uniforms or anything like that. So given my limited options, I still like what I hear.
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  6. cowboy07

    cowboy07 Bobtail Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    I started with Averitt as a rookie a year ago and have been pleased with them overall. You do have your good weeks and bad weeks but the good outweighs the bad for me.
  7. Flatbedder 1966

    Flatbedder 1966 Light Load Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    EVERY trucking company, and I do mean EVERY trucking company has a new orientation class every week. So it’s not fair to assume it’s only unhappy drivers. It’s not for everyone. You get out of it what you put into it. They are a good strong company that has structure and that’s what most people have problems with. Do it their way or move on! It’s that simple. Better than 95% of companies out there in my opinion.
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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Also I think a basic company work sequence will retain lifers or not.

    Companies I hate are those that demand white glove early delivery at sunrise on the dot and then Sit around all #### day until 5 minutes before 5 dumping you with impossible load this now 250 miles away to run 700 miles in the night to be somewhere next morning at sunrise. I quit those in a heart bet. Its too much of a economic losses in total miles run each week for as long they insist on paying low miles rate per mile for the weekly total.

    I become a lifer at a company that knows what they need and have already, and I know whats going on by sunrise that day. No rush. Just moving along. Particularly on long hauls of up to 3000 miles is what I do best.
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  9. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    This thread a little old... can anyone say if the physical aptitude test still requires one to pick up a 80lb box? If so, does driver touch the load? Thank you.
  10. hoosier volunteer

    hoosier volunteer Light Load Member

    Dec 31, 2014
    Ringgold Ga
    I’m not sure if what the physical tests are. As far as touching the load, it all depends on what division you hire into. Truckload, some dedicated accounts and shuttle drivers don’t touch freight. City ltl, and most dedicated accounts are driver unload or assist.
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  11. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Road Train Member

    May 24, 2016
    Strasburg, Va
    It did not require picking up a box when I was there 2 years ago, just had to climb in the back of a trailer with both doors open.
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