Keep Your Tires in Shape with TirePass.

by Miranda Brooks 25. May 2021 13:11

TirePass is a tire inflation and assessment service available free of charge to all company drivers from the inside diesel lane at Love’s Travel Stops. Owner Operators are also welcomed to use the service but will be charged cash/points at the Love’s fuel desk.

What are the benefits of using TirePass?

  • Increases awareness of tire related issues that could result in CSA violations
  • Prevents roadside emergencies by identifying potential tire concerns early
  • Increases fuel efficiency if used regularly as part of your pre-trip inspection
  • Maximizes the life of your tires by making sure they are properly inflated to reduce tread wear

Find out how you can take advantage of TirePass as part of your Professional Driver Development training. Just visit www.USXpressway.com where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.” Remember, you must complete all your training by May 30th, 2021.

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? For a video on how to access your training, visit www.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.

If you have any questions, just reach out to your manager. And, as always, thanks for driving with us!

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Truckers Against Trafficking

by Miranda Brooks 24. May 2021 09:42

​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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Per Diem Advantage

by Miranda Brooks 23. May 2021 09:53

 As you likely know, with the introduction of a 2018 tax law, you may no longer itemize work expenses for tax purposes. But there is good news: the IRS now allows you to keep $66 of your earnings per day tax-free as a professional truck driver.

U.S. Xpress Per Diem Advantage makes sure you get the full advantage of this  IRS benefit, allowing you to potentially take home up to 8% more per pay check.

How does it work? Check out our video for the details and an example of what you could be taking home on Per Diem Advantage.

Don't forget, since the 2018 tax law went into effect, U.S. Xpress Per Diem Advantage is now the only way you can get a tax-free IRS benefit.

You should keep in mind that everyone's tax situation is a little different, and you can visit www.usxjobs.com/per-diem-advantage-pay-calculator/​ to get an estimate that closely matches your individual circumstances. We also recommend that you talk with a tax professional if you're still unsure about whether Per Diem Advantage is right for you.

If you're ready to enroll in Per Diem Advantage, you can sign up in three easy ways:

Enter a Payroll Setup Macro 53 on DriverTech and type "Y" behind "DO YOU ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN PER DIEM ADVANTAGE".

Call your Fleet Support Manager or Account Supervisor.

Call 1-844-USXPRESS and speak to a Payroll team member by selecting Option #5.​

 

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Get a College Degree on Us!

by Miranda Brooks 22. May 2021 09:49

Have you ever thought of earning a college degree or sending a dependent to school? If you’re a U.S. Xpress company driver or technician – this is the time to do it, for free!  

Our Full Ride program offers a 100% paid 4-year college degree from accredited college Ashford University. From liberal arts to business, there are dozens of degrees available so you or your dependents can fulfill any education dreams at no cost to you. We’ll pay for tuition, fees, and books, while you continue earning as a driver with us. There is no requirement to earn a certain grade to continue with the program, and while we hope you stay, there is no obligation for you to remain with us after you or your dependents have earned your degree.

Why offer such a generous program if there’s no catch? CEO and President Eric Fuller said, “We don’t see this as just another benefit. We see it as an investment in our drivers and their families.”

Want to learn more? Visit www.USXFullRide.com usxjobs.com/full-ride to get started.​

 

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Xpress Times: May 2021 Edition

by Miranda Brooks 21. May 2021 09:39

Hot off the press – Xpress Times! The May edition of Xpress Times is here. This month, we’ve got information about the technology we’re using to help you keep our roads safe, the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (enrollment’s coming up!), wellness tips from President of Health in Transportation Bob Perry, and so much more. Check it out! https://bit.ly/2QFWH5y

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Here’s to Some of Our Greatest Drivers!

by Miranda Brooks 20. May 2021 09:38

On May 18th, we celebrated our 2020 Million Milers – your teammates who reached one, two, or even three million safe driving miles last year. We’re proud to have them on our team and, again, congratulate them on their achievement. If you missed the event, we have you covered. You can watch the whole thing here: https://vimeo.com/546125181

But we’re not done yet! We have a few more drivers to celebrate. Coming up June 15th, at 6:00 p.m. ET, we’ll be recognizing our 2020 Drivers and Trainer of the Year. To join us, just hop on Facebook Live. We hope to see you there!

 

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Road Check Rock Stars

by Miranda Brooks 19. May 2021 08:25

Now that this year’s CVSA International Roadcheck is over, some of you deserve a huge shout out for getting a clean inspection. We appreciate your dedication to safety for the sake of our customers’ freight and everyone on the road.

As a small token of our gratitude, everyone who got a clean inspection will be getting a $20 credit to the company store. Whether you choose to spend it on some U.S. Xpress clothes or some electronics for your cab, we hope you enjoy our gift to you.

Keep up the good work.

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Professional Driver Development: Spotted Lanternfly

by Miranda Brooks 18. May 2021 09:05

Spotted Lanternflies may look harmless, but they’re actually pests harming our agricultural system, particularly in the Northeast. To help stop them from spreading, you are now required to have a permit and be familiar with related procedures – all of which you will find in your Professional Driver Development training.  

You can easily access the Spotted Lanternfly video and permit, as well as the rest of your spring training, by visiting www.USXpressway.com where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.” Remember, you must complete all your training by May 30th, 2021.

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? For a video on how to access your training, visit www.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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Don’t Forget: Our 2020 Million Miler Event Is Almost Here!

by Miranda Brooks 17. May 2021 10:38

During 2020, some of your fellow drivers reached huge milestones in their careers, having driven one, two, or even three million miles without a preventable accident. We’re so proud of their achievement and thankful for their dedication. Though we’re unable to gather in person this year, we look forward to virtually recognizing each of them for their hard work and commitment to safety.

On May 18th, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET, help us celebrate and thank this special group of team members live on Facebook.

We hope you’re all able to join us.

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Need to Fuel Up? Locate a Fuel Stop from your DriverTech.

by Miranda Brooks 16. May 2021 08:29

​Easily locate a fuel stop on your route right from your DriverTech navigation. Simply press the blue road sign button on your DriverTech navigation screen, select “Fuel”, and your DriverTech unit will then begin searching for options based on your current route. When the search is complete, up to four optimal fuel stop options will display on your screen, and you can select the one that best suits your needs. 

If you have any questions about locating a fuel stop from your DriverTech navigation, reach out to your manager. Thanks for driving with us!

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