Check Your Pay Status Conveniently with Xpress Mobile

by Ashley Rhodes 5. July 2020 14:00

We know driving is hard work, so we’re making it easy to check your pay status quickly and conveniently with the Xpress Mobile app. Simply select Payroll in the app’s menu, then select “Pay Status” to view your payroll information on trips missing paperwork, trips pending payment, and current mileage rate and bonuses. 

Have any questions? Please reach out to your manager. 

Don’t have the Xpress Mobile app? Visit www.USXpressway.com to register for a username, then head to the App Store or Google Play to download the app on your device. 

Thanks for driving with us! 

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Happy 4th of July!

by Ashley Rhodes 4. July 2020 14:00

Wishing you and your families a happy and safe 4th of July! 

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COVID-19: Team Member Update and Important Safety Reminders

by Ashley Rhodes 3. July 2020 14:00

Since the beginning on the pandemic, 50 of our team members have tested positive for COVID-19, most of them drivers. We’re happy to say some of them are now testing negative and back at work. We wish the rest a full recover. 

 

But we need to continue to be cautious, even as businesses are reopening. Many states and cities have seen a huge uptick as people have started to venture outside their homes, so now is not a time to become lax when taking precautions against the spread of the virus. 

 

While you’re out on the road, please:

• Wash your hands regularly, particularly before getting back in your truck, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water isn’t available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is a good substitute. 

• Disinfect commonly touched surfaces frequently. That includes the door handle of your cab door, your DriverTech unit, and your steering wheel. 

• Wear a face covering whenever you’re outside of your cab. It will not only help protect you from getting the virus, it will also help you from giving it to others if you happen to have it but are not showing symptoms. 

• Stay at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible. The number one way the virus is spreading is through human contact, so we can’t emphasize this one enough. 

 

Remember, all of our service centers and Dedicated locations have face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant for your use. Don’t hesitate to use them. 

 

Stay safe, and thank you for all that you do, now and always. 

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Don’t Get Penalized: Learn How to Access E-logs on Your Mobile Device

by Ashley Rhodes 2. July 2020 16:17

As you know, during an inspection, you’re responsible for showing your HOS logs and knowing the functions related to a roadside inspection from within your DriverTech unit. But do you know how to access the information on your mobile device? It’s easy.

 

Step 1: Enable airplane mode on your mobile device.

Step 2: Open WiFi settings. 

Step 3: Connect to your personal DriverTech network, it will be “DT” followed by your personal device number. 

Step 4: Enter the password “drivertech”

Step 5: Select sign in prompt, or navigate to ra.drivertech.com on your web browser. It may take a few moments for your device to connect

 

Now you’re directly connected to DriverTech and your mobile device is acting as your ELD display screen. Go ahead and hand it to the DOT officer so he or she can complete your inspection. Then just like that – you’re back on the road!

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Holiday Hours: 4th of July

by Ashley Rhodes 1. July 2020 15:03

In observance of Independence Day, some of our office and shop hours may vary. On Saturday, July 4th, the Cleveland shop will be closed, and the Shippensburg, Markham, and Springfield shops will have reduced staffing. All other locations will be running as usual.

Additionally, some office-based teams will be out on Friday, July 3rd. If you need to speak with an office team member, please try to do so before then. 

Whether you’re out on the road or home with friends and family, we hope all of you have a great holiday. Thank you for all that you do.

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Optimize Your Earnings & Minimize Your Taxes with Per Diem Advantage

by Ashley Rhodes 30. June 2020 16:05

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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Help Maintain Your Mental Health With Our Employee Assistance Program

by Ashley Rhodes 29. June 2020 13:00

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is designed to help you lead a happier, more productive life by maintaining your mental health. Through the program, you have access to unlimited online and phone support 24/7, anywhere in the world. It allows you to:

 

·     Connect to Licensed Professional Counselors who can help with things like:

 

o   Stress, depression, anxiety

 

o   Relationship issues, divorce

 

o   Job stress, work conflicts

 

o   Family and parenting problems

 

o   Anger, grief and loss

 

o   And more

 

·      Visit a Licensed Professional Counselor 3 times at no additional cost to you. Keep in mind, though these are usually face-to-face visits, they will most likely be held virtually until the COVID-19 outbreak has passed.

 

·      Access multi-lingual, medically certified crisis management professionals around the world through a state-of-the-art global response operations center.

 

We know times like these can be stressful, scary, and sad. Just remember that even while you’re out on the road, you’re not alone. Millions of people are feeling the same way, and millions of people are seeking help. If you think you could benefit from talking to someone too, we encourage you to do so.

 

To get connected to a Licensed Professional Counselor or get information on other medical assistance regarding your mental health, call 1-800-854-1446 or visit www.unum.com/lifebalance.

 

We appreciate everything you’re doing for everyone in the country in this uncertain time. Staying diligent and positive through times like these can be difficult, but just remember, we’re all in this together, and together, we’ll all get through this.

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Check Your Pay Status Conveniently with Xpress Mobile

by Ashley Rhodes 28. June 2020 13:00

We know driving is hard work, so we’re making it easy to check your pay status quickly and conveniently with the Xpress Mobile app. Simply select Payroll in the app’s menu, then select “Pay Status” to view your payroll information on trips missing paperwork, trips pending payment, and current mileage rate and bonuses. 

Have any questions? Please reach out to your manager. 

Don’t have the Xpress Mobile app? Visit www.USXpressway.com to register for a username, then head to the App Store or Google Play to download the app on your device. 

Thanks for driving with us! 

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Don’t Get Penalized: Learn How to Access E-logs on Your Mobile Device

by Ashley Rhodes 27. June 2020 13:00

As you know, during an inspection, you’re responsible for showing your HOS logs and knowing the functions related to a roadside inspection from within your DriverTech unit. But do you know how to access the information on your mobile device? It’s easy.

 

Step 1: Enable airplane mode on your mobile device.

Step 2: Open WiFi settings. 

Step 3: Connect to your personal DriverTech network, it will be “DT” followed by your personal device number. 

Step 4: Enter the password “drivertech”.

Step 5: Select sign in prompt, or navigate to ra.drivertech.com on your web browser. It may take a few moments for your device to connect

 

Now you’re directly connected to DriverTech and your mobile device is acting as your ELD display screen. Go ahead and hand it to the DOT officer so he or she can complete your inspection. Then just like that – you’re back on the road!

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Team Member Update: COVID-19

by Ashley Rhodes 26. June 2020 15:30

With businesses reopening all over the country, some areas are seeing huge spikes in COVID-19 cases. We are fortunate in that we have only seen 4 additional cases among our team members in the last week, making a total of 45 cases since March. They are all in stable condition, and some are even back to work. We wish the rest a full and speedy recovery. 

As the virus continues to spread, please take as many possible precautions to stay healthy while you’re on the road. We’ll get through this together. 

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