Earn up to $2,500 When You Refer a Diesel Mechanic

by Miranda Brooks 30. March 2021 08:35

As drivers, you know our Diesel Mechanics are vital in allowing you to earn money and deliver customers’ freight safely and on time. And in our Shippensburg, Springfield, Ellenwood, and Irving shops, we need more of them to help keep you rolling.

But where do we find the best Diesel Mechanics? We’re hoping you can help us. So, we’re upping the ante on our technician referral bonus. Now, if you refer someone in any of the above locations you can earn:

  • $1,500 for your 1st recruit
  • $2,000 for your 2nd recruit
  • $2,500 for your 3rd recruit (and each one after)

There’s even something in it for the new recruit – a $2,000 sign on bonus!

Making a referral for a different location? You can still earn some extra cash – $1,200 for your first recruit, $1,500 for your second, and $1,800 for your third (and fourth, and fifth, and…).

Know someone who would be a good fit? Refer them today. 

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March Social Media Photo Contest Reminder

by Miranda Brooks 29. March 2021 11:48

We love seeing your photos from the road, so we're holding a monthly photography contest! Send us your best #truckies for chance to win a $50 paycheck bonus. And you just might see your photography featured on our Facebook, Instagram, Service Center TV screens, and more. This month, we'll compile your submissions and let you pick the winner by voting for your favorite on Facebook and Instagram.

Here's how it works:

  • Starting now, submit your photos by the last day of each month in 2021 through our Facebook page by visiting https://www.facebook.com/USXpressDrivers/ or email your photos to us at usxcommunications@usxpress.com.
  • Voting will open at the beginning of the following month on Facebook and Instagram.
  • The photo that receives the most votes ("Likes") wins!

Guidelines for Submissions

  • We're looking for great quality photos to feature. Here are some guidelines about what we're looking for in a photo:
  • Resolution is at least 8 megapixels (default size on most phones).
  • File format is jpg (standard format on most phones).
  • Size is original or the largest setting.
  • Orientation is landscape (taken when phone is held on its side).

Tips for Better Photos

  • For those with digital cameras, taking a good photo is a breeze when you know how to adjust your settings. But did you know the same goes for iPhones and Androids? You can take great photos with your phone following these simple tricks:
  • Make sure your lens is clean. Even a spec of dirt or a small finger print can change make a photo unfocused and blurry.
  • Avoid blurriness by setting up auto-focus or manually focusing before taking your shot. On nearly all smartphones, you can do it manually simply by tapping in the center of the screen. On most digital cameras, you can do this by holding down the shutter button.
  • Ensure a good balance of lightness and darkness by adjusting your exposure or turning on HDR. On nearly all smartphones, exposure can be adjusted by tapping the center of the screen and using the slider that pops up on the side of the screen.
  • Use natural light if possible. If you can take a photo outside during the day, you'll get the best lighting if you make sure the sun is behind the camera and in front of whoever or whatever you're photographing.
  • Avoid flash when possible. While it's good for taking photos in low light places, generally it makes a photo worse by causing glowing eyes or unnatural skin color.
  • Frame the perfect shot by applying the "rule of thirds". You can either go into your settings to select the option that shows a grid or you can imagine a three-by-three grid on your phone screen. Aim to get the most interesting parts (like people's faces) near the corners of the boxes, where the gridlines meet.  

We can't wait to see your photos, and thanks for driving with us!

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Truckers Against Trafficking

by Miranda Brooks 28. March 2021 13:48

Victims of human trafficking are often found in locations frequented by truck drivers. These victims need our help, and that’s why U.S. Xpress has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). TAT is a nonprofit organization that trains truck drivers to recognize and report instances of human trafficking. By learning how to identify the signs and report incidents of trafficking, you can play a vital role in rescuing victims. Since 2009, professional drivers like you have reported over 2,000 cases to TAT’s national hotline and freed over 1,000 people.

You can help victims of human trafficking with a TAT-certification course that involves a 26-minute video, followed by a 10-minute quiz. 

Access the training one of three ways

  • On www.USXpressway.com, there’s a direct link with a button titled “Professional Driver Development Site”.
  • Or, if you’re already logged into U.S. Xpressway, you can find the Learning System listed under MY TOOLS.
  • Or, you can go to our main website, www.usxpress.com. At the bottom of the main page, you can click “PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DEVELOPMENT” to access the platform.

Once you’re in the Learning System, look for “Truckers Against Trafficking” in your list of assignments, and click on the video. 

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Xpress Times: March Edition is Here!

by Miranda Brooks 27. March 2021 11:32

The March edition of Xpress Times is hot off the press! This month we have a message from Chief Legal Officer Nathan Harwell who is working on enhancing the orientation process, some exciting tech updates, shout outs to some exceptional team members, a great way to earn some extra cash, Spring driving tips, and so much more. Check it out: https://app.bitly.com/BkbifCEtCfY/bitlinks/39a4PB9

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Congratulations, Franklin!

by Miranda Brooks 26. March 2021 10:34

Today we’re giving a special shout-out to a driver we’ll never forget – Franklin Young. In January, he retired after driving almost 3 million miles in the 33 years he was with us. When asked to describe Franklin, here's what his supervisor, Michelle Butts had to say: 

"Frank is one of those drivers that you could also rely on, you never had to worry about Frank not doing his job. That was not an option for him, he always was willing to help regardless of the ask. Frank is a team player and you could count on him to go above and beyond. He is the driver that no matter the type of day he was having he always had a smile on his face. Frank always made time when he was at the terminal to come in and say hi and ask how my day was going. He was a sharer of photos of the grandkids, they are the joy of his life.  Frank certainly over the years made an impact on many folks, he is awesome." - Michelle Butts, Account Supervisor

Congratulations, Franklin, we hope you’re enjoying every bit of your retirement. You deserve it!

 

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