Happy Memorial Day

by Miranda Brooks 29. May 2022 13:43

Though it's commonly known for hot dogs, fireworks, or days on the water, Memorial Day is far more significant to us. It's a day when we celebrate and honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. So, today we remember their courage and stand with their families as we honor their sacrifice.

 

Whether you're out on the road or home celebrating with family and friends this Memorial Day, we hope you, too, will take a moment to remember our heroes.

 

 

Happy Memorial Day to you all.​

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: Enroll in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan June 1-15

by Miranda Brooks 28. May 2022 13:42

Get a 15% discount on U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (USX) stock and become an owner of the company through the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). The window to enroll runs June 1-15, and we’re making it easy to own a piece of our business.

The program is open to everyone who has been with U.S. Xpress, Variant, Xpress Technologies, or Total Transportation for at least one year.

To enroll, first decide what percentage of your compensation you’d like to set aside to purchase USX stock at a 15% discount. You can contribute between 1% and 15% of your compensation, with a maximum of $25,000 going to the ESPP over the course of a year. This means up to $12,500 for each six-month period, in compliance with IRS regulations.

Then be on the lookout for an email that will include a 12-digit code generated just for you. You’ll use the code to activate an online account that will allow you to enroll in the ESPP. If you don’t receive your activation code, give Shareworks a call at 1-877-380-7793, and they’ll give it to you.

After you enroll, there are six-month “funding periods” when that pre-determined percentage is withheld from your gross pay. At the end of each funding period, the company uses the funds that have been deducted from your paycheck to purchase shares at a 15% discount based on the price on either the first or last day of the funding period, whichever is lower.

For example, if you enroll in June 2022 and the stock is trading at $5 per share on the first day of the funding period (July 1) and trading at $10 per share on the last day of the funding period (December 31), the money withheld during that six-month period would be used to buy stock at 15% off $5 per share. This means you would buy stock at $4.25 ($5 per share minus 15% discount). You must hold the shares for one year prior to selling or transferring them.

If you’re already enrolled and you plan to keep the same contribution you set during your previous enrollment, you don’t need to do anything.However, if you would like to increase, decrease, or pause your contribution, log into your account by clicking here (no activation code needed) and change or pause the percentage you initially selected. Changes made online in June will take effect in July.

 

If you have any questions, contact the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or 1-844-USXPRESS (1-844-879-7737, option #7). You can review the U.S. Xpress ESPP policy on the Securities & Exchange Commission website.

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Ready to earn some extra cash? Refer a driver today.

by Miranda Brooks 26. May 2022 19:00

We know our professional drivers know their job better than anyone, which is why we’re happy to reward drivers for referring new drivers. We’ll pay $4,000 for experienced team referrals and $2,000 for solo driver referrals. There’s no limit to the number of drivers you can refer so your earning potential is uncapped.

You’ll receive your referral bonus when they deliver their first load.

 

All you have to do is text “refer” to (423) 436-9588 and our virtual assistant will guide you through the rest!

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Need to Weigh a Load? Locate a Scale from your DriverTech.

by Miranda Brooks 25. May 2022 16:40

Have you tried the scanning feature in your Xpress Mobile App? If not, this is a great time to start using it. Why?  

It’s Convenient.

You can scan and view your paperwork from anywhere.

It’s Instant.

The app allows you to skip the lines for scanners so you can get back on the road sooner. 

It’s Easy.

If you already have the Xpress Mobile App, everything you need is already on your phone. 

It helps keep you safe. 

Since most drivers on the road have to scan in paperwork, scanners are often some of the more frequently touched items in our facilities and at truck stops. In the era of COVID-19, that’s the kind of thing you should be avoiding. Not to mention standing close to others as you wait in line for the scanner. When you use your app, you don’t even have to leave your cab. Just remember to disinfect your phone on a regular basis. 

Feel free to reach out to your manager if you have any questions.

 

We appreciate all you do!​​

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Join us for lunch at our terminals on Wednesday

by Miranda Brooks 24. May 2022 14:08

Wednesday driver lunches are back at our terminals. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. local time, we’ll have a meal waiting for you at our terminals. All terminals are participating except for Olive Branch and Indianapolis.

Check out USXpressway.com to view a list of all our terminals, their managers, and the amenities they offer 

 

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Get a free truck wash at Blue Beacon every 28 days

by Miranda Brooks 23. May 2022 10:55

U.S. Xpress company drivers can wash their trucks and trailers for free every 28 days/4 weeks at any U.S. Xpress shop or Blue Beacon location. For Blue Beacon washes, all you need to do is pull up to a location, provide your truck number, show your CDL, and sign a wash ticket. We highly encourage you to wash the trailer while you're at it – don't worry, that's free too. 

If you have any questions about your free truck wash, contact the XRA/Breakdown Department at 844-879-7737 option 4, then option 2.

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Need support? Chaplains are available 24/7 to assist.

by Miranda Brooks 21. May 2022 08:07

As part of our employee benefits, we partner with an organization called Corporate Chaplains of America, a completely voluntary program that gives you 24/7/365 access to confidential, permission-based help in daily life matters or times of crisis.

Whether they guide you to another company-provided resource, a community-based organization, or just act as someone to talk to, the chaplains are there to be a friend and support you and your family whenever possible, no matter your faith or background.

We know being out on the road is difficult, but chaplains are ready to help. Chaplains are available to talk virtually about stress-management, family or marriage support, conflict management, long-term grief, or anything else on your mind.

Chaplains are also available to help in-person when needed with things like:

  • Hospital visits
  • Assisting in times of crisis
  • Mentoring
  • Joining you or family at court
  • Conducting funerals
  • Officiating weddings

Simply put, chaplains are available to care for you and your family, whether you’re at home or out on the road.

Ready to connect with a chaplain? Get started by downloading the My Chaplain App today.

 

Want to learn more about Corporate Chaplains of America? Click here or contact our HR team at HRservices@usxpress.com.

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Compete your spring Professional Driver Development training by May 22.

by Miranda Brooks 20. May 2022 16:18

Our Professional Driver Development program is designed to help you throughout your career, whether you’re new or experienced. Part of this involves training assignments that help you stay up to date about important aspects of your job.

Professional Driver Development Spring 2022 Required Campaign Topics:

  • Heat Training eLearning
  • Gearing up with Tony eLearning – Heat and Collision Mitigation
  • Gearing up with Jamie eLearning – Situational Driving
  • Fraud Training eLearning
  • Spotted Lanternfly video and permit

Featured Training Topics

  • Blue Beacon Truck Wash Program
  • Tire Pass for Professional Drivers 

You must complete all assignments by May 22.

Access them online by logging into the Professional Driver Development site one of the following ways:

From the welcome page at USXpressway.com, click the “Professional Driver Development Site” button.

From within USXpressway.com, click the “Learning System” link found under MY TOOLS.

Or, from usxpress.com, click the “PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DEVELOPMENT” link at the bottom of the main page.

You can sign in with your Xpress Mobile/U.S. Xpressway username and password. If you have not signed up for Xpress Mobile or U.S. Xpressway yet, you can create a login by visiting USXpressway.com.

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? For a video on how to access your training, visit vimeo.com/333594296.

If you have any questions about your training assignments or the new platform, please reach out to your manager.

 

 

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Top 5 Warm Weather Safety Tips

by Miranda Brooks 20. May 2022 16:06

Summer is almost here and we want you to be prepared. Help protect yourself from heat exhaustion, sunburn, dehydration, and more with these quick summer tips:

  1. Stay hydrated. Sip water throughout the day to avoid dehydration and heat stress. Try keeping a bottle of water in your cupholder as a reminder.
  2. Rest when needed. If you’re feeling overheated, take a break in a cool spot. The sun and heat can zap your energy quickly this time of year.
  3. Put on sunscreen. Even when your windows are rolled up, the sun beating through the glass can burn you. Be sure to use SPF 50 or above, especially on your arms and face.
  4. Avoid caffeine and sugar. Caffeine and sugar can dehydrate you. If you need an energy boost, reach for some unsweetened tea or a healthy snack.
  5. Wear sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses with high UV protection can help protect your eyes from the summer sun as it reflects off the road, bodies of water, or other vehicles.

 

Stay safe out there, and keep up the good work.

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Professional Driver Development: Gearing up with Tony

by Miranda Brooks 18. May 2022 09:53

As many of you know, extreme heat can be dangerous to drive in if you aren’t checking your truck before hitting the road. Particularly in the summer, you should always check your engine belt, fluid levels, oil levels and temperature, hoses, and tire pressure as part of your pre-trip inspection.  

Learn more about summer safety, including information about your Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation System, and weight restrictions, in the “Gearing Up with Tony” module of your Professional Driver Development training.

You can find all your spring trailing by visiting USXpressway.com, where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.” Remember, you must complete all your training by May 22.

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? For a video on how to access your training, visit vimeo.com/333594296.

 

If you have any questions about your training assignments or the Professional Driver Development Site, please reach out to your manager or the Professional Development team at professionaldevelopment@usxpress.com.

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