Driver Tech and Xpress Mobile Changes

by Natalie P.27. April 2015 14:29

Exciting changes that will improve your daily life here at U.S. Xpress!

 

Based on feedback from drivers in our recent roundtables, we have made several changes that we believe will improve our drivers’ daily lives here at U.S. Xpress.  

Pre Assignments- This change will take effect on both your Driver tech and Xpress Mobile.

 

  • Macro 23 will no longer be available from the macro list on your Driver Tech or Xpress Mobile.

 

 

  • You will now use the pre assignment screen, which can be found on the main menu of your      Driver Tech and an icon on Xpress Mobile.

 

 

  • This change will take effect over the next couple of weeks and will automatically update when you stop in a Wi-Fi enabled area.

 

Navigation Tutorial- This change will take place on your Driver Tech only.

  • We are building out a navigation tutorial for your Driver Tech. The navigation tutorial will help explain some of the features and icons that you see on your navigation map. In order to access this tutorial, you just need to visit the main menu, click on Navigation and the question mark in the top right corner of the page. There are currently a lot of questions about many of these, and based on some of your feedback in the roundtables, we wanted to help answer your questions.

 

Speeding Alert

 

  • We are adding speeding alerts on the Driver Tech if a driver exceeds the maximum speed limit or exceeds the speed limit at a customer. As you all are aware, speeding is our most frequently occurring CSA violation, and these type of alerts will allow us to engage with drivers about speeding behaviors both on public and private roadways so we can help reduce those actions before they result in citations or accidents.

  • With the first alert, if a driver exceeds the maximum speed threshold, he/she will get a notification on their Driver Tech at the time, and a message will be sent to his/her Fleet Manager and Safety to create learning opportunities.

  • The second alert gives us the capability to monitor speed in selected customers’ parking lots, and a driver will receive a notification if he/she exceeds the defined speed limit for that customer’s location. This will start with our Proctor and Gamble location, and we will begin to roll it out and share more location listings as we further launch this.

     

    With this being said, please be sure to watch your speed limit always and lookout for your safety and the safety of others out on the road.

     

Other Xpress Mobile changes- We also have some changes being made to Xpress Mobile that came straight from recommendations in our driver roundtables.

 

  • Access Settlement Sheets on Xpress Mobile- In the next couple of weeks, you will be able to access your settlement sheets on Xpress Mobile (see picture below).

  • Access your Hours of Service on Xpress Mobile-This will show you a view of your remaining hours, it will be the same summary screen that you see on Driver Tech, but you will not be able to update the hours of service on Xpress Mobile. You will still need to work through your Driver Tech to accomplish this.

 

  • Messaging on Xpress Mobile- We are also going to be making changes to the messaging via Xpress Mobile. This change should take effect over the next couple of weeks and we will be sure to provide you the actual launch date here on the newsletter, but Xpress Mobile will automatically upload the name of the person you are replying to when free form messaging. This way you will no longer have to type in the name of the person again when you are simply replying.

    • As a reminder, if you do a freeform message, and you leave it blank, the message will default to send to your fleet coverage, at that given time.

  • If you do not have Xpress Mobile, visit your app store on Android or iPhone today, and you will have the capability of viewing your load information, accepting pre plans, track a repower, messaging your FM and reading up on company news in the newsletter all from your phone wherever you are instead of having to wait in your truck.

     

 

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April Drivers of the Month

by Christine Turner27. April 2015 09:33

We are very excited to announce our April Drivers of the Month. Please visit the website to see the awards, selection process, nomination criteria, and details about the Driver of the Year: http://www.usxjobs.com/truck-driver-jo…/driver-of-the-month/
Please make sure to congratulate your fellow drivers!

Dedicated – Doug O’Donnell

 

Lease – Bruce Moore

 

Regional – Richard Frederick

 

Solo – Bob Greendahl

 

Team – Vital Hryharovich,  & Uladzimir Tolstsik

 

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April Clean Inspections

by Christine Turner24. April 2015 15:23

April Clean Inspections

As you are aware, we have been paying/compensating $50.00 for each clean inspection that is conducted in April 2015.  As of Friday, April 17th we have had 102 clean inspections that have either been reported by Law Enforcement to the FMCSA Portal or a copy has been sent and received from you.  This has been outstanding as clean inspections help CSA scores in multiple categories and look great on your driving records.  

Steps that can help you continue to be successful are:

·         Complete a proper pre and post trip inspection process on your truck and trailer.

o   Ensure that any defects are noted on the DVIR and if immediate attention is needed, contact XRA.

o   Hoses, brakes, lights, tires are the most cited equipment during inspections.

o   Ensure truck and trailer has a current (annual) inspection.

 

·         Complete a pre-trip on yourself before beginning to drive.

o   Do you have your CDL in your possession?

o   Have you submitted your medical card to your state DMV?

o   If you are required to wear eye glasses, make sure you wear them at all times.

o   Make sure your seat belt is on and is properly secured across your chest.

 

·         Are your logs ready?

o   Have you approved your e-logs before you started your shift?

o   You are not driving in violation of hours of service.

o   You have back up paper logs and instruction card for driver tech.

o   Your logs include trailer number and BOL info.

 

·         Know your signs?

o   Know where inspection sites are along your route and stop when open.

o   Slow down and watch your speed inside the inspection grounds.

o   Listen and obey instructions given by DOT officers.

 

·         HazMat

o   Do you have your bills and compliance pocketbook within reach?

o   Make sure load has proper placards.

o   When you stop, walk around trailer to ensure placards are still properly affixed.

  

When a clean inspection is reported to the FMCSA Portal or is received from you, we will enter it in a file and that file will be sent for processing once a week.  Thanks for all the hard work you do, keep up the great work.

 

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Senior VP of Dedicated Operations Justin Harness

by Christine Turner23. April 2015 11:48

Our Senior VP of Dedicated Operations Justin Harness will be live chatting with our drivers on our Facebook page on April 29th from 3-4pm (EST).  He will open the conversation on our timeline and you will need to comment within the thread to receive his response.

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Join Team MAX Today!

by Natalie P.21. April 2015 13:18

 

 

We are excited to announce Team MAX for our Team drivers! So what does it mean to be a part of Team MAX? Team MAX includes a new team pay plan with lots of added benefits. Visit the website at www.usxjobs.com/TeamMAX for all of the details, and join the elite group of Team MAX drivers today. Much like our Solo driver pay increase implemented in August 2014, the increases we have negotiated with some of our Dedicated accounts, and other changes we are making with our current drivers’ feedback, we created Team MAX based on input from our Team drivers, and we
are very proud of the results.

 

If you are interested in teaming, check out our “MAX Match” program, which can help you find the perfect team partner. You can simply sign up for MAX Match at www.usxjobs.com/MaxMatch or call 1-800-251-6291 at ext.3659.

 

Don't forget to let other drivers know about Team MAX and how they
can become a part of the team today!

 

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Current Critical Customers

by Christine Turner20. April 2015 10:00

 

While we strive to deliver all customers with the best service, please pay extra attention to these ‘Critical Customers’.  If you see that you are dispatched on one of the following Critical Customer please make sure if you incur any issues that could jeopardize the service of the load to let management know as soon as possible.  Thank you for all you do! It takes all parts of the USXpress team to make is successful. 

 

 

 

Current Critical Customers

 

Johnson and Johnson

 

 Amazon

 

 Wal-Mart

 

 Paccar

 

ConAgra,

 

Campbell’s

 

Continental

 

Procter and Gamble.

 

Tractor Supply

 

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Exciting changes that will improve your daily life here at U.S. Xpress!

by Christine Turner17. April 2015 10:21

 

Exciting changes that will improve your daily life here at U.S. Xpress!

 

Based on feedback from drivers in our recent roundtables, we have made several changes that we believe will improve our drivers’ daily lives here at U.S. Xpress.  

 

Speeding Alert- This change will take place on Driver Tech only.

 

  • We are adding speeding alerts on the Driver Tech if a driver exceeds the maximum speed limit or exceeds the speed limit at a customer. As you all are aware, speeding is our most frequently occurring CSA violation, and these type of alerts will allow us to engage with drivers about speeding behaviors both on public and private roadways so we can help reduce those actions before they result in citations or accidents.

  • With the max speed alert, if a driver exceeds the maximum speed threshold, he/she will get a notification on their Driver Tech at the time, and a message will be sent to his/her Fleet Manager and Safety so they can follow up with the driver to discuss the behavior and expectations.

  • The second alert gives us the capability to monitor speed on selected customers’ property. The driver will receive a notification if he/she exceeds the defined speed limit for that customer’s location. This will start with our Proctor and Gamble Mehoopany location, and we will begin to roll it out and share more location listings as we further launch this.

     

    With this being said, please be sure to remind drivers to watch the speed limit always and lookout for their safety and the safety of others.

     

     

    Other Xpress Mobile changes-We also have some changes being made to Xpress Mobile that came straight from recommendations in our driver roundtables.

     

  • Access Settlement Sheets on Xpress Mobile- In the next couple of weeks, you will be able to access your settlement sheets on Xpress Mobile (see picture below).

     

     

  •  Access your Hours of Service on Xpress Mobile-This will show you a view of your remaining hours, it will be the same summary screen that you see on Driver Tech, but you will not be able to update the hours of service on Xpress Mobile. You will still need to work through your Driver Tech to accomplish this.

 

 

  • Messaging on Xpress Mobile- We are also going to be making changes to the messaging via Xpress Mobile. This change should take effect over the next couple of weeks and we will be sure to provide you the actual launch date here on the newsletter, but Xpress Mobile will automatically upload the name of the person you are replying to when free form messaging. This way you will no longer have to type in the name of the person again when you are simply replying.

    • As a reminder, if you do a freeform message, and you leave it blank, the message will default to send to your fleet coverage, at that given time.

       

      If you do not have Xpress Mobile, visit your app store on Android or iPhone today, and you will have the capability of viewing your load information, accepting pre plans, track a repower, messaging your FM and reading up on company news in the newsletter all from your phone wherever you are instead of having to wait in your truck.

 

 

 

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Exciting changes that will improve your daily life here at U.S. Xpress!

by Christine Turner16. April 2015 15:20

 

Exciting changes that will improve your daily life here at U.S. Xpress!

 

Based on feedback from drivers in our recent roundtables, we have made several changes that we believe will improve our drivers’ daily lives here at U.S. Xpress.  

 

Pre Assignments- This change will take effect on both your Driver tech and Xpress Mobile.

 

  • Macro 23 will no longer be available from the macro list on your Driver Tech or Xpress Mobile.

 

 

  • You will now use the pre assignment screen, which can be found on the main menu of your      Driver Tech and an icon on Xpress Mobile.

 

 

  • This change will take effect over the next couple of weeks and will automatically update when you stop in a Wi-Fi enabled area.

 

 

 

Navigation Tutorial- This change will take place on your Driver Tech only.

 

  • We are building out a navigation tutorial for your Driver Tech. The navigation tutorial will help explain some of the features and icons that you see on your navigation map. In order to access this tutorial, you just need to visit the main menu, click on Navigation and the question mark in the top right corner of the page. There are currently a lot of questions about many of these, and based on some of your feedback in the roundtables, we wanted to help answer your questions.

     

 

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Payroll

by Christine Turner16. April 2015 09:18

As many of you are aware we are incurring an error with the payroll update causing you to be unable to view your payroll at this time.  We are aware and working on it, you will be able to view pay information later this morning.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Thanks and have a safe day!

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Driver Referral Program

by Christine Turner14. April 2015 10:34

 

Have you heard about our driver referral program? You can earn $3,000 for teams, $1,000 for solo drivers and $250 for students/new graduates that you refer to US Xpress. Click here to learn more – www.usxreferralprogram.com

 

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