Averitt Express, Inc.

CDL-A Dedicated Yard Switcher-NIS

Posted 1 Month Ago

Averitt Express, Inc.

Smyrna, TN

Job Details

Salary Info-
Home Time-
Age of Fleet-
Trailer TypeVan
Employment TypeCompany Driver
Route TypeDedicated


Attention CDL-A Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through June 30, 2018! ($1,000 at 90 days and $1,000 at 180 days!).- excluding students.

If you've always wanted to work for one of the most respected transportation providers in the business, here's your opportunity!

Averitt currently has an immediate opening for full-timeCDL-A Yard Switcher to help serve our dedicated automotive customer in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Drivers for this account must live within a 100 mile radius from the Averitt Service Center.

As a Yard Switcher, you'll play a critical role in our customer's transportation needs by ensuring the timely movement of trailers in and out of the docks on-site at the customer's location.

Some of the responsibilities of an Averitt Yard Switcher include:
Sunday through Thursday night shift starting between 9:00pm-10:00pm or Monday through Friday starting between 2:00p - 3:00p
- Friday and/or Saturday work as customer demands
- 5-6 day work week depending on production
- Start pay of $18.00/ hour (top out of $18.50/ hour)
- Overtime applies after 40 hours per week
- The usual 5 day work week is 40-45 hours

Check out these benefits of being a full-time Averitt CDL-A switcher:
- Family & individual Cigna medical coverage with 2 choices (PPO or high deductible health plan), dental, vision, prescription and hearing benefits package ALL starting as low as:
$75.70 per week for family
$30.55 per week for single coverage

With the option of even lower medical premiums if you participate in the upcoming year's wellness initiatives.

- Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and meals
- Associate discounts (on vehicles, computers, cell phone service, etc.)
- Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability benefits
- 8 paid holidays (after 90 days)
- Paid Time Off (PTO/ vacation) up to 8 weeks
- Uniform program- Averitt will provide
- Profit sharing, Traditional and Roth 401(k)
- Referral rewards program
- Weekly direct payroll deposits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Wells Fargo banking products
- Wellness programs available
- Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
- A professional atmosphere with quality people since 1971!

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.

Job Requirements: 

- 6 months verifiable tractor/trailer experience and/or switching experience within past3 years
- Drivers must have Class A CDL
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- No convictions for Reckless Driving within the past 5 years
- No convictions for DUI within the past 5 years
- No suspensions or revocations within the last 5 years
- No serious violations within previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following too closely, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with fatality)
- No more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years.
- No preventable DOT recordable accidents within the past 3 years.

Essential Functions:
- Open/Close trailer door - force requirement: 46 lbs.
- Hook/Unhook trailer - force requirement: 90 lbs.
- Perform pre-trip inspections
- Drive
- Regular predictable attendance
- Frequent bending for placement of wheel chocks.
- Safely enter/exit yard tractor 100+ times per shift.

To apply for this position over the phone give us a call at 888-967-5487, we're available Mon -Fri 7am until 7pm.
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Driver Requirements

Experience Required6 months
Licence RequiredClass A
Endorsements Required-
DUI/DWINone in the last 5 years
Moving Violations Last 3 YearsMax of 3
Preventable Accidents Last 3 YearsMax of 3
Lease PurchaseNo


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Stock Options


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