Make. More. Money.

by Ashley Rhodes 17. June 2020 15:09

Want an extra $4,000 in your pocket? Introduce us to new drivers, and the cash could be yours.

For a limited time only, we are now paying…

·         $2,000 for every experienced Solo Driver

·         $4,000 for every experienced Team

You’ll receive your bonus once your new hire delivers their first load as a U.S. Xpress driver. Though the Driver Referral Bonus is open to U.S. Xpress company drivers only, there’s no limit to how many referrals you can make.

Get your cash in hand ASAP. Make a referral by visiting www.USXpress.com/driver-referral.

Thinking of teaming up yourself? There’s $1,500 in it for U.S. Xpress drivers. Find a partner (or we can help you find one), and you’ll each earn a $1,500 Team Up Bonus.

Why drive as a team? You’ll get more miles, more money, and you’ll be eligible for our Utilization Bonus each month. Plus, our OTR Team CPM is one of the best in the country.

Know someone outside the company you want to team up with? Bring them on as a U.S. Xpress driver, and you’ll not only get the $1,500 Team Up Bonus, but you’ll also score an additional $2,000 Driver Referral Bonus!

Ready to make more money by driving Team? Contact blee@usxpress.com today to get started. Please note, the $1,500 Team Up Bonus is for OTR Teams only and is for both U.S. Xpress company drivers and independent contractors.

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Reminder: Driver Town Hall Today

by Ashley Rhodes 16. June 2020 11:50

At 2:00pm EDT today, June 16th, Chief Operating Officer Matt Herndon will be hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing platform that you can access on your computer or mobile device.

Whether you have specific questions or just want to listen in, we encourage you to join. For this Town Hall, we have two ways you can ask questions. If you’re logging in live, you’re welcome to submit questions by using the Q&A button at the bottom of the Zoom screen, or, if you can’t make it in real time, you can email your questions to USXCommunications@usxpress.com, and, if received in time, Matt will address them. The recording will be available within a few days on your Xpress Mobile App News and the U.S. Xpressway Driver Intranet soon after the meeting. 

To join live, just click the link below today at 2:00.

Tuesday, June 16th - 2:00pm ET

Link to Zoom meeting: https://usxpress.zoom.us/j/96579987381

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Last Call to Enroll in the U.S. Xpress Employee Stock Purchase Plan

by Ashley Rhodes 15. June 2020 11:08

With our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), from June 1-15, any U.S. Xpress employee who's been with the company for at least 12 months can purchase U.S. Xpress stock at a 15% discount.

This discount is both higher than many of our competitor trucking companies and the highest allowable by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  

Here's How it Works:

Each year, there will be two enrollment periods (June 1-15 and December 1-15) during which you can sign up for the ESPP and determine what percentage of your compensation you want to allocate to purchasing U.S. Xpress stock.

After that, there are six-month "funding periods" during which time your pre-determined allocation will be withheld from your paycheck. At the end of each funding period, the funds that have been deducted from your paycheck will be used to purchase shares at a 15% discount off the stock price on either the first day or the last day of the funding period, whichever is lower.

So, for example, if you enroll in June 2020 and the stock is trading at $5 per share on the first day of the funding period (July 1, 2020) and trading at $10 per share on the last day of the funding period (December 31, 2020), the money that's been withheld during that six-month period would be used to buy stock at 15% off the lower of the two prices, or $4.25 ($5/share less 15% discount). Although you will need to hold the shares for one year prior to selling or transferring them, it is hard to beat a 15% discount on the lower of two prices.

Have You Signed Up Previously for the ESPP?

If you plan to keep the same contribution you set during your previous enrollment, you do not need to do anything.

However, if you would like to increase, decrease or suspend your contribution, you do need to log into your account by visiting usxpress.solium.com (no activation code needed) and changing or suspending the percentage you initially allocated toward purchasing U.S. Xpress stock.

New to the ESPP? Follow these Three Simple Steps to Sign Up:

1. Decide what percentage of your compensation you'd like to allocate for purchasing stock at a 15% discount. You may contribute anywhere from 1% to 15% of your compensation, but not more than $25,000 over the course of a year ($12,500 for each 6-month period. IRS rules).

2. Be on the lookout for an email and letter that will include a 12-digit account activation code that's been generated just for you. You'll use that code to activate an online account that will allow you to enroll in the ESPP.

3. Activate your online account by visiting usxpress.solium.com to access the ESPP website called Shareworks.

o The first time you visit Shareworks, click "Open Account" in the top right corner of the webpage and use your 12-digit activation code to get started.

o Follow the prompts to activate your account, determine a password and enroll in the ESPP. Make sure to take this step during one of the two annual enrollment periods: June 1-15 or December 1-15.

o If for some reason you don't receive your activation code via mail or email, just give Shareworks a call at 1.877.380.7793 and they'll give you your activation code. 

Have More Questions?

Contact the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or 1-844-USXPRESS (Option #7).

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

by Ashley Rhodes 14. June 2020 14:00

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 show 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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Happy Birthday, Army!

by Ashley Rhodes 14. June 2020 11:30

On June 14, 1775, the United States Army was formed and is the oldest of our country's military branches. For 245 years, the U.S. Army has been protecting America's freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they're always prepared to defend our nation in times of need.

This Sunday, we're wishing "Happy Birthday!" to the U.S. Army, and we thank all our veterans for your service!

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Report a Damaged Trailer Fast in Your DriverTech

by Ashley Rhodes 13. June 2020 16:00

There’s almost nothing worse than needing a trailer but only finding those that need maintenance. We would love to have your help in letting us know about those trailers, so we’ve made it easy for you to notify us of a broken down trailer in need of repair. With your help, we can speed up the process of getting the trailer repaired and back in working order for you. 

If you see a U.S. Xpress trailer in need of repair, simply press the blue road sign button on your DriverTech navigation, then select the “Report Trailer” button. From there, you can provide us with information our Maintenance team needs to get it fixed and back on the road as quickly as possible. 

If you have questions about reporting a damaged trailer in your DriverTech, please reach out to your manager.

Thanks for driving with us! 

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40 Team Members Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

by Ashley Rhodes 13. June 2020 13:30

Even with COVID-19 back on the rise in many areas, we have only had one more team member test positive in the past week. Though two remain in the hospital, all 40 of our COVID-positive team members are doing well and recovering quickly – some have even tested negative and are back at work! We wish the rest a full and speedy recovery. 

Please take as many possible precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus and continue to stay safe while you’re out on the road. Thank you for everything you’re doing to help keep our country running, now and always.

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Our Full Ride Tuition Reimbursement Program through the Eyes of Professional Driver, Jennifer S.

by Ashley Rhodes 12. June 2020 15:30

Here at U.S. Xpress, we care about your growth and development. That includes your education. So, we established a college tuition program called Full Ride. Through the program, any of our Professional Drivers or their dependents can get a degree through Ashford University – 100% paid by us.

 

Jennifer S. signed up for the program the day after we announced it and now, she’s close to graduating with her degree in Healthcare Administration. But she’s not stopping there. After graduation, she plans on sticking with the program and getting her Masters degree in Business Administration.

 

“It has haunted me for years that I never finished my Bachelors degree at Indiana University. U.S. Xpress is helping me finish something I started. I’m fully looking forward to the day I can pat myself on the back and say, ‘you did it,’ and prove to myself it’s never too late.” – Jennifer S.

 

Are you thinking of taking the plunge, diving head first into a college education? Here’s Jennifer’s advice to you:

“You can do this too. Ashford offers the flexibility to take a break when you are burnt out. Professors will work with you once you explain your job and that some days you are too tired to get something done. We know time management, you have to in order to be able to successful in trucking, and that skill transfers over to incorporating schoolwork into your days. It’s never too late to become more educated. Don’t be afraid to try.” 

 

To learn more about the program and enroll at Ashford University today, visit usxjobs.com/full-ride. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish.

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Have Questions? Submit Them Today for a Virtual Town Hall Next Tuesday

by Ashley Rhodes 12. June 2020 11:41

On June 16th at 2:00pm ET, Chief Operating Officer Matt Herndon will be hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing platform that you can access on your computer or mobile device. 

Whether you have specific questions or just want to listen in, we encourage you to join. For this Town Hall, we have two ways you can ask questions. You’re welcome to submit if you’re logging in live by using the Q&A button at the bottom of the Zoom screen, or, if you can’t make it in real time, you can email your questions to USXCommunications@usxpress.com, and Matt will address them. 

If you can’t login to the Town Hall while its live, we strongly recommend submitting your questions via email then watching the recording of the meeting that will be published soon after to your Xpress Mobile App News and to the U.S. Xpressway Driver Intranet (https://www.usxpressway.com/).

To join while its live, just click the link below at the meeting time.

 

Tuesday, June 16th - 2:00pm ET

Link to Zoom meeting: https://usxpress.zoom.us/j/96579987381

 

We look forward to hearing from you and getting all your questions answered. See you there! 

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Essential Worker Letter Available in Xpress Mobile App

by Ashley Rhodes 11. June 2020 17:09

As many cities and states are on lockdown as the threat of COVID-19 grows in the United States, only “essential workers” are permitted to be out on the roads. As truck drivers, your job is essential, especially during this time of crisis. If you’re in an area that has gone on lockdown, you may be stopped at a checkpoint and asked for a verification letter. 

To help keep you safe by cutting down on the exchange of paper, we have made this letter digital. If you’re stopped, open the letter in the Xpress Mobile App by selecting Documents, then Permits, from the app’s menu, and show it to the official. It is also available on our COVID-19 landing page (http://www.usxpress.com/COVID-19/).

As always, thanks for driving with us and for putting in so much hard work day-in and day-out to help keep this country running. Stay safe, stay healthy, and know that we’re here for you through all of this.

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