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Posted by: Averitt Express on May 16, 2017


Roanoke, VA

Job Description:

Averitt Express is Expanding Their Flatbed Division & Looking for CDL-A Drivers in Your Area!

No flatbed experience? No problem! Averitt Express offers paid training that will thoroughly teach you how to secure your load!

Since 1971 Averitt Express has been one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers. Averitt has always provided some of the best benefits, competitive pay, and dependable home time to all of their CDL-A truck drivers. Now they are expanding the same great benefits and MORE by growing their Flatbed Division!

Averitt Flatbed Drivers have a 15 state coverage in the South and Mid-Atlantic region hauling mostly steel, lumber, and building materials. No NYC or Canada. You will drive an average of 2,100 miles per week, and get HOME EVERY WEEK!

Experienced Flatbed Truck Driver Benefits:
- Assigned well-maintained tractors; Volvo VNL670 & Freightliner Cascadia
- All tractors have automatic transmission & APUs
- PrePass Plus
- Newer, quality trailers with steel frames and aluminum beds
- All load securement and protection equipment is supplied!
- Referral bonuses after referred applicant works for 90 days.
- Family& individual Cigna medical coverage with 2 choices (PPO or high deductible health plan), dental, vision, prescription and hearing benefits packageALLstarting as low as
- $68.75 per week for family
- $27.90 per week for unmarried individuals
With the option of reduced medical premiums if you participate in the upcoming year's wellness initiatives.
- Profit Sharing and 401(k) plans
- Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability benefits
- Uniform program- Averitt will provide
- Wells Fargo banking products
- Rider program (legal spouse only)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Wellness programs available
- 8 paid holidays (after 90 days)
- Paid Time Off (PTO/vacation) up to 8 weeks
- Opportunities for local, dedicated and leadership positions - we promote from within!
- Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
- Weekly direct payroll deposits
- Associate discounts (on vehicles, computers, cell phone service, etc.)

Flatbed Driver Pay:
Experienced Drivers with at least 1 year of tractor trailer experience will have a start pay of:
.43 cpm= starting pay
.44 cpm at the end of 6 months
.45 cpm at the end of 12 months
.46 cpm at the end of 18 months
(all pay ranges have the potential to earn an additional .01cpm fuel bonus)

You will also earn:
- $15 load secure fee paid on every load (for strapping, chaining, etc.).
- $60 tarp pay
- $12.50 on re-tarp (in the event of a stop off)
- $25 stop pay (not to include origin or destination)
- $7.50 for a load picked up from yard and required to un-tarp before delivery
- Breakdown ($14/hr: takes effect after 2 hrs. not to exceed 10 hrs in a 24 hr period)
- Layover ($100 after a 24 hr period- allowed 50 miles)
- Detention ($20/hr after 2 hrs for majority of customers)

Not Experienced? Check out our Paid Training Option:
Paid programs ranging from 1-3 weeks for those that do not have 1 year of verifiable Tractor-Trailer experience. You will be paid $600/week while training. To qualify you must have:

- 4 months minimum verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 3 years
- 1 year verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 5 years.

Averitt Express is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Must be 21 years of age
- 1 year of verifiable tractor-trailer experience within past 3 years or a minimum of 4 months verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 3 years or 1 year verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 5 years
- Must have a Class A CDL
- No convictions for Reckless Driving within the past 5 years
- No convictions for DUI or DWI within the past 5 years
- No suspensions or revocations for a moving violation within the past 5 years
- No serious violations within previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following tooclosely, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with a fatality)
- No more than 2 moving violations within the past 3 years

Essential functions:
- Load freight -lift requirement: 80 lbs
- Unload freight - lift requirement: 80 lbs
- Move freight - lift requirement: 54 lbs
- Lift and move side kits -lift requirements: 46 lbs
- Lift tarp - lift requirement: 110 lbs
- Apply and remove tarp(s) on load
- Secure load with chains and hardware -lift requirements: 80 lbs
- Climb onto and off of the flatbed trailer/load
- Count freight
- Complete fuel tickets
- Complete delivery receipt
- Hook/Unhook trailer - force requirement: 90 lbs
- Perform pre-trip inspections
- Drive
- Extensive travel - ability to sit upright for extended periods of time.
- Regular predictable attendance
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About Averitt Express

Averitt Salutes You! If you've served in the military, we'd love for you to consider working with us. Your leadership and professional experiences have prepared you to overcome great challenges. You know more than anyone what it means to work as a team and value others. You believe in what you do, and you're willing to work to make it great. We think you'd make a great fit here, and we would be proud to work alongside you. We’re honored to be recognized as a “Patriotic Employer” by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, or ESGR. The honor commends our efforts in “contributing to the national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.” Averitt has career opportunities for military veterans in a variety of areas: * Driver (Local, Regional, Dedicated & Flatbed) * Leadership * Diesel Mechanics * Dock * Sales * Admin/Customer Service If you are or were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), you are eligible for a waiver to apply for a CDL without skills testing. Simply complete the form at and provide it when you apply for your CDL. To learn more about Averitt's job opportunities, visit: Article: The Value of Hiring Veterans in Transportation -

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