It's Time to Sign Up for 2020 Benefits

by Ashley Rhodes 4. November 2019 17:09

2020 benefits enrollment starts today. Now through November 22 is the only time of year that you can make changes and confirm existing coverage, so it's important that you call.

 

You can do so in three easy steps! 

 

1. Check out the 2020 Benefits Guide that was mailed to your home address. For a digital copy of this guide, visit the Driver News section on www.usxpressway.com.

 

2. If you are adding a spouse or dependent, go ahead and fax your dependent documents to 866-231-9165. Be sure to include a fax cover sheet with your employee ID on it. Dependent documents are marriage certificates for a spouse and birth certificates for children. 

3. Give us a call at 866-895-8677 between November 4 and November 22. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST.

 

Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? Check out one our conferences led by a benefits expert that you can attend in person or over the phone. Please check the schedule below, and mark your calendars. 

 

Benefits Enrollment Conference Schedule

 

Thursday, November 7
Time: 3:00 pm EST

Tuesday, November 12
Time: 3:00 pm EST

 

To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 102-626-4452.

 

We look forward to helping you and answering any benefits questions you may have!

 

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Sign Up Today for 2020 Benefits

by Ashley Rhodes 4. November 2019 14:06

2020 benefits enrollment starts today. Now through November 22 is the only time of year that you can make changes and confirm existing coverage, so it's important that you call.

You can do so in three easy steps! 

1. Check out the 2020 Benefits Guide that was mailed to your home address. For a digital copy of this guide, visit the Driver News section on www.usxpressway.com.

 

2. If you are adding a spouse or dependent, go ahead and fax your dependent documents to 866-231-9165. Be sure to include a fax cover sheet with your employee ID on it. Dependent documents are marriage certificates for a spouse and birth certificates for children.

 

3. Give us a call at 866-895-8677 between November 4 and November 22. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST.

 

Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? Check out one our conferences led by a benefits expert that you can attend in person or over the phone. Please check the schedule below, and mark your calendars. 

 

Benefits Enrollment Conference Schedule

 

Thursday, November 7
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

 

Wednesday, November 13
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

 

Monday, November 18
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

 

To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 102-626-4452.

 

We look forward to helping you and answering any benefits questions you may have!

 

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Did You Know You Can Scale with Your Fuel Card?

by Ashley Rhodes 3. November 2019 13:43

As some of you already know, your U.S. Xpress fuel card can be used to pay scaling fees too!

Fuel cards can be used to pay scaling fees up to 2 times a day for a total amount of $30. If for any reason you scale at a location that does not accept our card, you can still submit the receipt on an expense report to Payroll. 

Any questions about scaling more than twice or using your fuel card for scaling purchases? Please reach out to your FM/AS or contact the Fuel Desk at 844-879-7737, option 2.

Thank you for driving with us!

 

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We’re Hair Testing New Hires for Your Safety

by Christina Sacco 2. November 2019 15:33

Safety is a top priority at U.S. Xpress: the safety of our own professional drivers, but also the safety of everyone on the roads. 

So, starting Monday, November 4, 2019, we’re adding hair testing to the orientation process as a way to test for drug use for all newly hired drivers, both student and experienced. This reliable method will be used in addition to DOT-required urinalysis to test for drug use.

To carry out this method, a lab technician will cut a hair sample from drivers coming into orientation and use it to check for drug use prior to extending an employment offer. 

We know U.S. Xpress professional drivers are serious about safety, and we are too. That’s why we only want clean, responsible drivers working with us. We believe hair testing will help us make the best choices at the point of hiring.

Have any questions? Please reach out to your Fleet Support Manager or Account Supervisor. 

Thanks for driving with us!

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ELDs are Coming!

by Ashley Rhodes 2. November 2019 13:37

As you may know, recent federal regulations now require you to log your hours via ELD. Until now, we have logged hours with an Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD) via your DriverTech unit. In order to comply with these new regulations, your DriverTech will soon be updated to logging your hours via ELD (if it hasn't updated already). Here’s what you need to know:


• Soon, if you’re an OTR driver, you will be routed into a shop that’s most convenient to your schedule. There, your DriverTech unit will be upgraded with the necessary hardware to enable the switch to ELD.
• If you’re a Dedicated driver, the hardware upgrade will take place soon at your DC.
• Your DriverTech unit will switch over to logging via ELD within the next few days after your upgrade is complete. You will receive a satcom message letting you know when it’s activated.
The major change you’ll see between being on ELD and AOBRD is how you’ll transmit your e-logs during an inspection. During the DriverTech upgrade process, we’ll put a new “Roadside Inspection Guide” in your permit book. On it, you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to place your new ELD into Enforcement View and transfer your data to the inspector.
Once the switch happens, your ELD will be able to auto-detect certain actions and change your status, including:
• On-Duty Driving status will activate when you reach a speed of 5 MPH. Keep this in mind in case you don't mean to be in On-Duty Driving status. 
Want to learn more about your new ELD? Check out the “Truck PC ELD Driver User Guide” we’ve put in your permit book. You can also reach out to your FM/AS for more information, or call the Safety Department at 844-879-7737, option 6.


Please note, the “Roadside Inspection Guide”, the “Truck PC ELD Driver User Guide”, and a supply of blank paper logs are required to always be in your permit book.
We appreciate your cooperation during the switch, and thank you for driving with us!

 

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Shout Out to Our Newest Safe Million Milers

by Ashley Rhodes 1. November 2019 16:22

Shout out to our newest Safe Million Milers, who we celebrated one week ago today with a Walk of Fame and Award Ceremony in Chattanooga, TN. We couldn’t be prouder of these drivers. Congratulations to everyone for such a big achievement! 

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Happy Halloween!

by Ashley Rhodes 31. October 2019 14:30

Wishing all those hauling the tricks and treats today to have a safe and not-too-spooky Halloween!

 

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Congrats to Our September Drivers and Trainers of the Month!

by Ashley Rhodes 31. October 2019 13:22

Drivers and Trainers of the Month are selected by their managers for their outstanding safety records, for hours of service compliance, and for having an overall good reputation. The winning drivers are then chosen by company leadership.

They receive a plaque, a $150 gift certificate to the company store, and they will be in the running for the 2019 Driver/Trainer of the Year award. Make sure to say congrats to these drivers for winning!

 

 

Dedicated Solo Driver of the Month William S.

"William is outstanding and one of the hardest working drivers we have. He's always on time with a smile on his face every day. He's a true professional in every aspect of his job. He takes pride in the work he does, and it shows each and every day." – Transportation Manager Mitch Whittle

 

Dedicated Team Drivers Otis B. & Kevin E.

 

Dedicated Slipseat Driver of the Month Leroy L. Jr.
"Leroy is an exceptional driver with a willingness to go the extra mile. Leroy speaks to me daily and calls me frequently to advise of any issues that he sees on the road. His performance is consistent and his willingness to exceed customer expectation is second to none. It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Leroy as Driver of the Month!" – Transportation Manager Michael St. Julien

 

Dedicated Owner Operator Driver of the Month Lulis A. Jr.

"Lulis is relatively new to our account, but has been a reliable driver since he came on. He's the kind of driver who always keeps us in the loop, and you never have to worry about him. We're glad to have him!" – Account Supervisor Gavin Renshaw

 

OTR Solo Driver of the Month Scott H.

"Scott has been with U.S. Xpress for 11 years is above and beyond the most dependable driver I have ever had on my fleet. He takes his job, as well as representing the company, very seriously. He has been chosen specifically to participate in many recruiting events promoting our company and is an amazing example for other drivers. I have told him many times I would give anything to have a whole fleet of Scott's. Everyone knows who he is when he comes in because he makes a point to say hello. He is an amazing asset to U.S. Xpress and I am extremely lucky to be his FM!" – Fleet Support Manager Caycie Sand

 

OTR Solo Driver of the Month Douglas H. 

"This is the second time Douglas has won the award, and it isn't enough in my opinion. He's always helpful, always willing to go beyond his normal tour lane to help with repowers, cover loads from Planning, and generally is a good guy in addition to being a good driver. I rarely hear from him, which means he handles his issues and know the ins and outs of his job." – Fleet Support Manager Steve Beckenthal

 

OTR Team Drivers of the Month Mary & RC P.

"Mary and RC are a great team! They run FedEx and I always know there will never be a problem with their service. They're happy-go-lucky people and a pleasure to work with." – Fleet Support Manager Phyllis Overla

 

OTR Owner Operator Driver of the Month Gregory J.

"I really enjoy working with Greg. I can absolutely guarantee if he tells me he'll be on time, I don't second guess it and he's never proven me wrong. He's truly a remarkable asset to have on the team." – Fleet Support Manager Andrew Brownell

 

Dedicated Certified Driver Trainer of the Month Eric L.

"Mr. Lugo is reliable, has great work ethic, and is 100% dedicated to his job. He is our go-to driver on mentoring other drivers on how to navigate through the Xpress Mobile App, using DriverTech, and giving instructions to drivers on how to get into tight backing spaces." – Account Supervisor Sheena Sumlar

 

OTR Certified Driver Trainer of the Month Tolly T.

"Tolly is wonderful to work with and does an amazing job training the next generation of drivers for U.S. Xpress. I'm so glad to work with him and that he's on my board." – Fleet Support Manager Jason Ward 

 

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Eve is Here for You

by Ashley Rhodes 31. October 2019 11:18

DTN - Eve, the external event recorder, is here to help keep everyone safer. Here’s how:

- Eve records video outside the cab and audio inside the cab when a triggering event occurs: hard braking, swerving, speeding, collisions or lane departures.
- It is used to give kudos to good driving, coaching to driving that could be better and has the potential to clear you when you’re not at fault.
- You can manually record if necessary by pushing either of the blue buttons.

If you have any questions about Eve, please reach out to your Fleet Manager/Account Supervisor.

- Eve records video outside the cab and audio inside the cab when a triggering event occurs: hard braking, swerving, speeding, collisions or lane departures.
- It is used to give kudos to good driving, coaching to driving that could be better and has the potential to clear you when you’re not at fault.
- You can manually record if necessary by pushing either of the blue buttons.

If you have any questions about Eve, please reach out to your Fleet Manager/Account Supervisor.

 

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2020 Benefits Sign Up Starts Next Week

by Ashley Rhodes 29. October 2019 11:26

2020 benefits enrollment starts next Monday, November 4. November 4th through the 22nd is the only time of year that you can make changes and confirm existing coverage, so it's important that you call.


You can do so in three easy steps!


1. Be on the lookout for your 2020 Benefits Guide that has been mailed to your home address.
2. If you are adding a spouse or dependent, go ahead and fax your dependent documents to 866-231-9165. Be sure to include a fax cover sheet with your employee ID on it. Dependent documents are marriage certificates for a spouse and birth certificates for children.
3. Give us a call at 866-895-8677 between November 4 and November 22. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST.
Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? There will be conferences led by a benefits expert that you can attend in person or over the phone. Please check the schedule below, and mark your calendars.

 

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