Patriot Day

by Miranda Brooks 11. September 2021 08:06

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we’re honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the worst act of terror in American history. Take a moment today to remember the courage, strength, and sacrifice made by so many on behalf of this great nation. 

 

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President Biden’s COVID-19 plan and what that could mean for U.S. Xpress

by Miranda Brooks 10. September 2021 15:26

On September 9th, President Biden presented a plan to combat the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the plan indicates that private employers of more than 100 employees will need to either require that their employees be vaccinated or require a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis. You can read more about the plan in these Associated Press and Reuters articles.

Our legal team is closely following proposed mandates for private employers, which will involve several Federal departments. If the President’s plan should go into effect as proposed, it will take some time to implement. We’ll provide further guidance to everyone as we learn more.

In the meantime, our vaccine stance remains unchanged: being vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required as a condition of employment, but if you’re eligible, we encourage you to get it. Regardless of your vaccine status, please continue to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask inside our offices, terminals, and Dedicated facilities to protect the health and safety of yourself and others.

Please see this short Q&A video for additional information:https://vimeo.com/602029379/20a0e14765 

 

If you have any questions, please contact your team lead or HR Business Partner.

 

Quick Facts

 

Does U.S. Xpress require the COVID-19 vaccine or negative tests for employees?

No. U.S. Xpress will not require COVID-19 vaccinations unless we’re mandated by a governing body to change our position.

 

How likely do we think it is that the President’s plan will go into effect?

Our legal team is closely monitoring the proposed plan, which will involve input from several federal agencies. It will likely take some time before it is ever implemented.

 

What is U.S. Xpress’ position on the COVID vaccines?

On guidance from healthcare experts, we strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. But we are not in favor of mandated vaccines.

 

Is there anything I need to do now?

 

No. We’ll keep you informed of legal developments in the days and weeks ahead. For now, please continue to mask up when in our offices, terminals, and Dedicated facilities for the health and safety of our customers and colleagues.

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President Biden’s COVID-19 plan and what that could mean for Total

by Miranda Brooks 10. September 2021 15:20

On September 9th, President Biden presented a plan to combat the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the plan indicates that private employers of more than 100 employees will need to either require that their employees be vaccinated or require a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis. You can read more about the plan in these Associated Press and Reuters articles.

Our legal team is closely following proposed mandates for private employers, which will involve several Federal departments. If the President’s plan should go into effect as proposed, it will take some time to implement. We’ll provide further guidance to everyone as we learn more.

In the meantime, our vaccine stance remains unchanged: being vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required as a condition of employment, but if you’re eligible, we encourage you to get it. Regardless of your vaccine status, please continue to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask inside our offices, terminals, and Dedicated facilities to protect the health and safety of yourself and others.

Please see this short Q&A video for additional information: https://vimeo.com/602029379/20a0e14765 

 

If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor the HR Department.

 

Quick Facts

 

Does Total require the COVID-19 vaccine or negative tests for employees?

No. Total will not require COVID-19 vaccinations unless we’re mandated by a governing body to change our position.

 

How likely do we think it is that the President’s plan will go into effect?

Our legal team is closely monitoring the proposed plan, which will involve input from several federal agencies. It will likely take some time before it is ever implemented.

 

What is Total’s position on the COVID vaccines?

On guidance from healthcare experts, we strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. But we are not in favor of mandated vaccines.

 

Is there anything I need to do now?

No. We’ll keep you informed of legal developments in the days and weeks ahead. For now, please continue to mask up when in our offices, terminals, and Dedicated facilities for the health and safety of our customers and colleagues.

 

 

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Keep a Healthy Mind with the Employee Assistance Program

by Miranda Brooks 9. September 2021 09:47

Now more than ever, our physical health is extremely important. But in difficult times like these, mental health is just as important. 

We have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that gives you the tools and resources you need to help deal with life’s challenges – any time, day or night. 

It provides valuable services focused on a range of concerns, including finding elder or child care, educational information about everyday topics, and ways to improve your emotional health and wellness. 

Through the program, licensed professionals are available to provide confidential support and guidance by phone 

  • Managing stress 
  • Handling relationship issues 
  • Balancing work and life 
  • Quitting tobacco, alcohol, or drug use 
  • Caring for children or aging parents 
  • Dealing with conflict or violence 
  • Working through grief and loss issues 
  • Controlling depression and anxiety ​

EAP is available to you and your family 24/7 by phone at 1-800-854-1446 or online at unum.com/lifebalance.​

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Get social and win prizes for Driver Appreciation Week

by Miranda Brooks 8. September 2021 14:48

Are you ready to get social and win prizes? If so, we have the contest for you! This year, not only are we celebrating Driver Appreciation Week in-person at our terminals and dedicated sites, but we’re also hosting a contest on our social media pages for additional chances to win prizes like gift cards. Participating is quick and easy:  

  • Starting today, post your favorite #truckie, #selfie, or #scenicshot photo and tag us at #USXAppreciatesMe on social media. You can also email your photo to us at usxcommunications@usxpress.com.   
  • Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages during Driver Appreciation Week for daily winner announcements. Don’t worry; if you win, we’ll contact you personally to let you know.

We love to see your photos from the road and can’t wait to see what you send us! 

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Driver Appreciation Week: Events Information

by Miranda Brooks 7. September 2021 14:19

Driver Appreciation Week is almost here, and we can’t wait. This year, we’ll have gifts, prizes, games, and food at our terminals and dedicated sites during the week. Be sure to stop by for a meal, some fun and games, and of course, prizes!

Each location has a different schedule of events, so check the list below:

Monday, September 13:

·        U.S. Xpress – Jacksonville, FL: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        U.S. Xpress – Allentown, PA: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        Kroger – Blue Ash, OH: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Ocala, FL: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Berwick, PA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Windsor, CT: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Marion, IN: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Lugoff, SC: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Madison, AL: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Kroger – Shelbyville, IN: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Janesville, WI: All Day

Tuesday, September 14:

·        U.S. Xpress – Duncan, SC: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        U.S. Xpress – Markham, IL: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        U.S. Xpress – Indianapolis, IN: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        Walmart – Hammond, LA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Berwick, PA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Windsor, CT: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Warrensburg, MO: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Cowpens, SC: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Family Dollar – Marianna, FL: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

·        Kroger – Shelbyville, IN: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

·        Family Dollar – Front Royal, VA: All Day

·        Family Dollar – Duncan, OK: All Day

·        Dollar Tree – Savannah, GA: All Day

Wednesday, September 15:

·        U.S. Xpress – Ellenwood, GA: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        U.S. Xpress – Springfield, OH: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Bethel, PA: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Marengo, OH: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Meijer – Tipp City, OH: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Walmart – Gordonsville, VA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Newton, NC: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Berwick, PA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Windsor, CT: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Marion, IN: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Lugoff, SC: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Warrensburg, MO: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Cowpens, SC: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Zanesville, OH: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Joliet, IL: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Ryder – Jacksonville, FL: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

·        Kroger – Shelbyville, IN: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Jonesville, SC: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Savannah, GA: All Day

Thursday, September 16:

·        U.S. Xpress – Irving, TX: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        U.S. Xpress – Shippensburg, PA: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        P&G – Shippensburg, PA: 3:00 am – 9:00 am & 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Bethel, PA: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

·        Walmart – New Caney, TX: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        PetSmart – Newnan, GA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Berwick, PA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Windsor, CT: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Denton, TX: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar General – Zanesville, OH: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Joliet, IL: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Kroger – Shelbyville, IN: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

·        Walmart – Henderson, NC: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

·        Whirlpool – McDonough, GA: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

·        Family Dollar – Duncan, OK: All Day

·        Dollar Tree – Savannah, GA: All Day

Friday, September 17:

·        U.S. Xpress – Tunnel Hill, GA: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        U.S. Xpress – Fontana, CA: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

·        Whirlpool – Cleveland, TN: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Berwick, PA: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Windsor, CT: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Walmart – Auburn, IN: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Lugoff, SC: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Madison, AL: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Target – Denton, TX: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Dollar Tree – Joliet, IL: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

·        Kroger – Shelbyville, IN: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Other Celebrations:

·        Family Dollar – Morehead, KY: September 13-17, handing out gift cards

·        Family Dollar – West Memphis, AR: September 13-17, handing out gift cards

 

 

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Earn up to $2,500 When You Refer a Diesel Mechanic

by Miranda Brooks 6. September 2021 08:02

As drivers, you know our Diesel Mechanics are vital in allowing you to earn money and deliver customers’ freight safely and on time. And we need more of them to help keep you rolling.

But where do we find the best Diesel Mechanics? We’re hoping you can help us. So, we’re upping the ante on our technician referral bonus. Now, if you refer someone you can earn:

  • $1,500 for your 1st recruit
  • $2,000 for your 2nd recruit
  • $2,500 for your 3rd recruit (and each one after)​

There’s even something in it for the new recruit – a $2,000 sign on bonus!

Making a referral for a different location? You can still earn some extra cash – $1,200 for your first recruit, $1,500 for your second, and $1,800 for your third (and fourth, and fifth, and…).

Know someone who would be a good fit? Refer them today. 

 

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Check Your Pay Status on XM

by Miranda Brooks 5. September 2021 08:01

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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Per Diem Advantage

by Miranda Brooks 4. September 2021 09:00

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:

  1. Enter a Payroll Setup Macro 53 on DriverTech and type "Y" behind "DO YOU ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN PER DIEM ADVANTAGE".
  2. Call your Fleet Support Manager or Account Supervisor.
  3. Call 1-844-USXPRESS and speak to a Payroll team member by selecting Option #5.​

 

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Help Us Help You! Rate our 40,000 Parking Locations.

by Miranda Brooks 3. September 2021 08:58

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

Our goal is to ultimately provide you with the best possible suggestions for parking locations on your route, so we need your feedback! When you visit one of these 40,000 parking locations, please take a few minutes to rate your experience based on the following categories:

  • Safety
  • Cleanliness
  • Lighting
  • Ease of Accessibility
  • Lot Fullness

Coming soon, your ratings will be used to create average driver ratings for each location, so that you will be able to view how your fellow drivers have rated a suggested parking location before you select it. Your ratings on these locations will help us provide you with the best future suggestions, fueled by your collective feedback.

If you have any questions about locating or rating parking in your DriverTech navigation, reach out to your manager. Thanks for driving with us!​You can now easily locate a safe parking location on your route right from your DriverTech navigation. Simply press the blue road sign button on your DriverTech navigation screen, select “Parking”, and your DriverTech unit will then begin searching for options based on your current route. When the search is complete, up to four optimal parking options will display on your screen, and you can select the one that best suits your needs.

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