Here's a Reminder to Sign Up for 2020 Benefits

by Ashley Rhodes 12. November 2019 16:24

2020 benefits enrollment is going on now through November 22. This 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 2020 Benefits Guide that was mailed to your home address or view a digital version of your Benefits Guide on www.usxpressway.com. 


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 November 4 and November 22. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST.


Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? Attend one of our conference calls led by a benefits expert anywhere that’s convenient for you. Please check the schedule below:


Benefits Enrollment Conference Schedule


Wednesday, November 13
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST


Monday, November 18
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST


To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 102-626-4452.


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

 

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DriverTech Network Maintenance on Friday, November 15

by Ashley Rhodes 12. November 2019 15:38

On Friday, November 15, 2019, starting at 11pm MST, DriverTech will be performing network maintenance. This process is expected to take no longer than 4 hours to complete, but messages to and from your DriverTech unit will be interrupted (you will not receive new dispatches, pre-assignments, or another messages) during this maintenance window.


If you have any questions about this network maintenance, please contact DriverTech Support by calling 844-879-7737, option 6, then option 2.

 

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Honoring Our Veterans

by Ashley Rhodes 11. November 2019 11:47

This Veterans Day, I personally want our veterans and men and women currently serving, as well as your families, to know how much I appreciate your service and sacrifices for the freedoms we all enjoy. I also encourage other civilians like myself to set aside a few moments to remember and honor those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.

We are honored to have you on the U.S. Xpress team. Thank you for your service.

Please help yourself to a cupcake or sweet treat to celebrate our veterans at the corporate offices, service centers and Dedicated locations today.

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Eric Fuller
President & CEO
U.S. Xpress

 

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Keep Rolling in Winter Weather. Don’t Forget to Use Anti-Gel.

by Ashley Rhodes 10. November 2019 11:55

Don’t get stranded in the freezing temperatures. Pour in one bottle of Anti-Gel per fuel tank each time that you fill up.

Anti-Gel is available at all U.S. Xpress shops. You can also purchase Anti-Gel with your fuel card at your fuel stops.

Anti-Gel prevents your fuel from gelling due to exposure to the arctic air. Your truck will not start or run if your fuel gels, resulting in your truck being towed, and lost time given to waiting on your fuel to thaw and return to a liquid state.

 

A few more helpful Anti-Gel tips:


• If you’re coming from warmer temperatures into colder temperatures, plan ahead and put Anti-Gel in your tank while you are still in warmer temperatures. This allows the fuel to mix with the Anti-Gel before hitting arctic air.


• Run the bunk heater after you have put Anti-Gel in your fuel. This will allow treated fuel to be in the fuel line for the heater and ensure that the heater will run when you are ready to get in the sleeper.


• Our late model trucks have a built-in fuel warmer in the Davco filter housing under the hood. If you are having trouble starting your truck and suspect that your fuel has gelled due to freezing temperatures, turn the key to on (but not to start), and let the heater warm the fuel in the filter for a few minutes. You may be able to get the truck started using this method.


• Never use aerosol ether starting fluid.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Fuel Department at 844-879-7737 option 2.

 

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

by Ashley Rhodes 10. November 2019 11:40

The Marine Corps was first established during the Revolutionary War in 1775. At that time, the  Continental Congress developed an official plan to use Marines to oversee a mission to intercept ammunition shipments from Britain. This moment led to what eventually became the modern U.S. Marine Corps, and for over 240 years, they have defended our liberty and freedom both on land and in deep waters.  

Happy Birthday, Marines! 

 

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Take Advantage of Upcoming Technician Hiring Events and Referral Bonuses

by Ashley Rhodes 9. November 2019 15:19

Over the summer we held technician hiring events at several of our service centers and we had great results. However, we still have a critical number of openings at our shops, so we're hosting more hiring events on November 21 at our Ellenwood Service Center and Indianapolis Shop.

 

It’s easy to take advantage of our technician referral bonus program. Refer someone to any of our shops and earn up to $1,800.

 

·         $1,200 for the 1st successful recruit

 

·         $1,500 for the 2nd successful recruit

 

·         $1,800 for the 3rd successful recruit

 

Ready to refer a qualified technician? Just visit www.USXtechreferral.com, fill out the form, and don't forget to include your name.

 

When you're talking to a technician, make sure to tell them about our November 21 hiring events. Here are the details:

 

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8 am −7 pm

 

Where: Ellenwood, GA and Indianapolis, IN

 

Event Details: Technicians are invited to stop by a service center on Thursday, November 21, 2019, to check out our shop and learn about all the great reasons to join U.S. Xpress. We'll be providing refreshments and offering door prizes!

 

Sign-on Bonuses Available:

 

Ellenwood:

 

·         $1,500 for Diesel Technicians

 

Indianapolis:

 

·         $1,500 for Diesel Technicians I

 

·         $3,000 for Diesel Technicians II

 

·         $5,000 for Diesel Technicians III

 

Reasons to Work with Us:

 

Full Ride College Tuition Program

 

Sponsored Certifications (ASE, 608, and OEM)

 

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

 

Employee Stock Purchase Program

 

401(k) Plan

 

Additional Incentives for U.S. Military Veterans

 

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Make More Money on a FedEx Doubles Team

by Ashley Rhodes 7. November 2019 15:16

We’re looking for teams to haul FedEx Doubles in Portland, OR, and Tracy, CA. If you’re looking to make more money, have at least 6 months of experience, and have a doubles endorsement, check this out. Benefits and details of this account include:

 

·         Great pay starting at .68 CPM/split, up to .75 CPM/split

 

·         Current U.S. Xpress drivers who transfer to this account are eligible for a $12,000 sign-on bonus

 

·         Can earn up to $105,000 plus bonuses in first year per driver

 

·         Minimum weekly of $1,550 (team should be available for 6 days during the week)

 

·         $500 (split) each month if team has 100% on time service and are available 24 days

 

·         Average 5,500 miles per week

 

·         $5,000 in Relocation available

 

·         Live within 100 mile radius of lanes (if already paired, teams should reside within 200 mile radius)

 

·         Attend orientation in Ellenwood, GA, or Markham, IL, with flights provided

 

·         Doubles training will take place after orientation for 3 days (training pay is $150 per day)

 

·         Drop and Hook loads, pulling 2 x 28 pup trailers

 

·         Doubles endorsement required prior to coming to orientation

 

·         Home every week for 34 hour reset (Sun-Mon) or (Tues-Wed)

·         Shift typically begins on Tuesday or Wednesday

 

Interested? Call or email Ian Sanford at 423-510-5174 or iansanford@usxpress.com

 

Know any non-U.S. Xpress drivers that would be a good fit? Refer them and you could earn a $3,000 referral bonus! Make a referral by visiting www.USXpress.com/driver-referral or using the form on your Xpress Mobile app.

 

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Free Meals this Veterans Day

by Ashley Rhodes 7. November 2019 15:08

TA/Petro would like all our drivers to know that on Monday, November 11, all veterans and active military eat free at all Iron Skillet and Country Pride locations in honor of Veterans Day.

They do ask that you show proof of military service, such as a U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement, a veterans organization card, or a DD214 or other commendation. Or, you can also show up wearing a uniform or show a photo of yourself in uniform.

We are all grateful for your service, and we're glad to share this great news with you!

 

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Honoring Our Veterans on November 11

by Ashley Rhodes 5. November 2019 16:34
Veterans Day falls on Monday, November 11, and we are looking forward to honoring the men and women who have given their time to help defend America.

To honor our veterans, we'll be having treats available at all of service centers and Dedicated sites on Veterans Day. Please help yourself to one in honor of these brave folks.

Are you a veteran or currently serving in the U.S. Military? We would love the opportunity to recognize you for your service to our country. Please send a photo of yourself, either from your time in service or a current selfie, to USXCommunications@usxpress.com to be featured in a slideshow that will be displayed on our service center TVs, on social media, and on U.S. Xpressway Driver News. Don't forget to tell us your branch of service so we can include this information along with your photo in in this slideshow. 

Thank you to all of our veteran and active duty team members. We look forward to recognizing you!​
 

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We're Getting Rid of What's Bugging You

by Ashley Rhodes 5. November 2019 13:49

We know driving a truck can be a difficult job, so we’ve been rolling out technology-based changes that get rid of what’s bugging you while you’re out on the road.  

Check out the newest changes we’ve rolled out:

  •  Streamlined macros 3 & 8 to make picking up and delivering loads easier
  •  Removed the need to send macros upon arrival
  •  Recalculated fuel solutions at the shipper to make them more accurate
  • Added amenity stop options with your choice of fuel, food, parking, or shower

 

Questions about any of these new changes? Reach out to your FM/AS.

 

Thanks for driving with us!

 

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