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Averitt receives Clean Diesel Award from state trucking association 

The Trucker News reported that the Tennessee Trucking Association recently presented the Clean Diesel Award to Cookeville, Tennessee-based Averitt Express for its commitment to environmental responsibility. Every year, a Tennessee transportation and logistics provider receives the Clean Diesel Award for its efforts to improve fuel conservation and sustainability within its fleet.  

“We’re proud to earn this recognition from the Tennessee Trucking Association,” said Averitt President Wayne Spain. “We’re dedicated to improving the sustainability of our operations, and we will continue to seek innovative and creative technologies to reduce our impact on the environment.” 

According to a company statement, Averitt has implemented a wide range of practices and technologies into his fleet, including:  

  • Using only ultra-low-sulfur diesel at the company’s in-house fueling stations to reduce emissions of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides  
  • Operating new low-emission diesel tractor engines  
  • Providing trucks with auxiliary power units that enable drivers to reduce tractor idling when parked for long periods of time  
  • Introducing electric forklifts to its fleet  
  • Maintaining balance within the company’s network to reduce empty miles to decrease emissions and fuel usage