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Averitt Express opens Atlanta distribution center, its first in market

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Averitt Express, a less-than-truckload (LTL) and logistics firm, has opened a distribution center in Atlanta. It is the company’s first such facility in the booming metropolis.

The 140,000-square-foot facility, near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on the city’s southside, will complement two Atlanta-based service centers operated by Averitt to support LTL and truckload distribution, the company said.

Privately held Averitt, based in Cookeville, Tennessee, operates about 1 million square feet of distribution space at more than 20 locations in the Southeast and Midwest.

Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.