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January 21, 2020 9:45 AM, EST

Averitt Opens New Atlanta-Area Distribution Center

Averitt ExpressJohn Sommers II for Transport Topics

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Averitt Express opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, according to a company news release.

The new center is located near downtown and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the company said. The facility encompasses nearly 140,000 square feet of enclosed space to receive, manage and distribute freight and inventory.

The new facility will be used to move cargo to and from the Port of Savannah, and manage inventory for order fulfillment for customers, said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer.

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Averitt’s new center adds to two other locations it has in the Atlanta area. Both are service centers that are part of Averitt’s less-than-truckload and truckload distribution networks, the company said.

The facility will add to Averitt’s 1 million square feet of freight and inventory staging space across more than 20 locations in the central and southern U.S., the company said.

Based in Cookeville, Tenn., Averitt provides freight transportation and supply-chain management to more than 100 countries. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground-air, intermodal, international ocean and air cargo, local customization, LTL, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload and warehousing services.

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

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