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May 2, 2019 12:30 PM, EDT

Averitt Expands Residential Delivery Options

Averitt An Averitt Express truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Averitt Express has expanded its residential delivery network to provide shippers with a variety of direct-to-customer delivery options as demand for final-mile logistics services grows.

Aside from standard doorstep delivery, Averitt’s services include room-of-choice delivery, unpacking and debris removal. The services also feature real-time shipment visibility, which has been a pain point for many retail shippers, according to the Cookeville, Tenn.-based company.

Averitt’s final-mile network accommodates bulky and heavy products. These types of residential deliveries can vary from pallets of floor tiling to outdoor grills and patio furniture.

Averitt Express ranks No. 32 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America

In terms of growth, the carrier expects the demand for final-mile services will continue to rise for the foreseeable future. Based on an analysis of the company’s top customers in 2018, 55% of the accounts had direct or indirect ties to the retail industry — a 5% increase from 2017. — Transport Topics