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

by Miranda Brooks 31. October 2020 10:27

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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Full Ride: We Cover 100% of College with No Strings Attached

by Miranda Brooks 30. October 2020 10:25

Full Ride offers a 100% paid college education for U.S. Xpress company drivers and their dependents ages 17-26. From liberal arts to business, there are dozens of degrees available so you and your kids can take whatever path you'd like.  And U.S. Xpress will pay all costs including tuition, fees, and books, while you continue earning as 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 degrees.

 

If you’re an experienced Professional Truck Driver, you’re eligible to participate as soon as you begin working with us. If you’re a student driver, you’re eligible to start taking classes as soon as you’ve completed behind-the-wheel training and are promoted to first seat driver. You can have a total of two family members enrolled in school at one time (either two dependents age 17-26 years or you and one dependent). All costs are covered for you and your family.

 

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.” 

 

Visit www.USXFullRide.com today to get more information and get started on your enrollment!​

 

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Professional Driver Development: Winter Slip Hazards

by Miranda Brooks 29. October 2020 09:07

Did you know that slips and falls are the leading cause of occupational injuries in the trucking industry? It’s true. What makes it worse? Ice and snow. And at the risk of sounding like a familiar TV show, winter is coming. So, in the “Winter Slip Hazards” module of your fall/winter training, we’ll help you identify slip patterns and talk through ways you can prevent them. 

 

You can easily access it and the rest of your 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 November 13th.

 

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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Are You a Certified Trucker Against Trafficking?

by Miranda Brooks 28. October 2020 08:32

As you may know, 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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Professional Driver Development: Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace

by Miranda Brooks 27. October 2020 15:56

Here at U.S. Xpress, our priority is you. It’s a priority for us to provide a safe and comfortable workplace for everyone on the team – that means a place free of harassment and discrimination. To help us create it, we’re conducting harassment and discrimination training for all team member, explaining what is an is not acceptable behavior as well as how to address unacceptable behavior. 

 

As part of the training, you’ll learn about how to recognize different kinds of harassment, identify those who can commit it, and understand what do to if you or a co-worker is being harassed or discriminated against. 

 

You can easily access “Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace” and the rest of your fall/winter 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 November 13th.

 

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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Sign Up Today for 2021 Benefits

by Miranda Brooks 26. October 2020 10:16

2021 benefits enrollment starts today. Now through November 13 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 2021 Benefits Guide that was 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 now and November 13. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST.

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

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Sign Up Today for 2021 Benefits

by Miranda Brooks 26. October 2020 10:14

2021 benefits enrollment starts today. Now through November 13th 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 2021 Benefits Guide that was 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 now and November 13th. 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

Tuesday, October 27th

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST

 

Thursday, October 29th

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

 

To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 243-310-4741.

 

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

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How Do You Add Dependents to Your 2021 Benefits Plan?

by Miranda Brooks 25. October 2020 10:34

It’s simple! Fax in your dependent documents to 866-231-9165. 

What are dependent documents? If you are adding a spouse, please fax a copy of your wedding certificate. If you are adding a child, please fax a copy of their birth certificate. 

Once you have reviewed your benefits guide and faxed your documents, give us a call at 866-895-8677 between October 26 and November 13, 2020. This is the only time of year that you can make changes and confirm existing coverage, so it's important that you call. Be sure to have your dependents' social security numbers handy. 

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. 

Benefits Enrollment Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 27th

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am ET

 

Thursday, October 29th

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

 

To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 243-310-4741.

 

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

 

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Xpress Times Is Here!

by Miranda Brooks 24. October 2020 10:33

Xpress Times is hot off the press. This month we have a message from Chief People Officer Amanda Thompson, information on some exciting company changes, a recap of Driver Appreciation Week, and, of course, some of the photos you took on the road. Check it out.

 

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Locate Over 36,000 Grocery Stores Right from Your DriverTech

by Miranda Brooks 23. October 2020 10:19

We know that being able to find a grocery store to buy food and supplies while you’re out on the road is important. So, we updated the “Food” amenity stop options on your DriverTech to include 36,000+ grocery stores.  

 

To keep you safe, when you choose a grocery store, DriverTech will guide you to a safe parking place within a quarter of a mile of the store.

 

Stay safe, and as always, thank you for driving with us during this challenging time.

 

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