Be an Owner with our Employee Stock Purchase Plan!

by Miranda Brooks 1. June 2021 12:13

Did you know we have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)? It’s a benefit that means when we succeed, so do you! Be on the lookout for a letter with the run down, including some frequently asked questions. But for now, as the enrollment period approaches, here’s what you need to know.

We’re excited to offer this benefit and hope you consider participating in the program. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or 1-844-USXPRESS (Option #7).

Have You Signed Up Previously for the ESPP

If you plan to keep the same contribution you set during your previous enrollment, you’re good to go. If you would like to increase, decrease, or suspend your contribution, just log into your account by clicking here and make any changes you’d like.

As always, thanks for choosing to drive with us. Keep up the great work, and stay safe out there. 

 

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Happy Memorial Day

by Miranda Brooks 31. May 2021 08:41

Though it’s commonly known for hot dogs, fireworks, or days on the water, Memorial Day is far more significant to us. It’s a day when we celebrate and honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. So, today we remember their courage and stand with their families as we honor their sacrifice.

Whether you’re out on the road or home celebrating with family and friends this Memorial Day, we hope you, too, will take a moment to remember our heroes.

Happy Memorial Day to you all.

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Last Call: Complete Your Professional Driver Development Today

by Miranda Brooks 30. May 2021 10:38

Our Professional Driver Development program is designed to help you throughout your career, whether you’re new or experienced. Part of this involves training assignments that help you stay up to date about important aspects of your job.

Your spring training, on the Professional Driver Development site, focuses on:

  • Heat Training eLearning
  • Heat and Collision Mitigation
  • Situational Driving
  • Transferring Logs to Your Mobile Device
  • The Blue Beacon Truck Wash Program
  • Tire Pass for Professional Drivers
  • Spotted Lanternfly Training and Permit 

And the deadline is coming up. You must complete all training assignments by Sunday, May 30th. You can do them all at once or one at a time, whichever is most convenient for you.

Access them online by logging into the Professional Driver Development site one of the following ways:

  • From the welcome page at www.USXpressway.com, click the “Professional Driver Development Site” button.
  • From within www.USXpressway.com, click the “Learning System” link found under MY TOOLS.
  • Or, from www.usxpress.com, click the “PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DEVELOPMENT” link at the bottom of the main page.

You can sign in with your Xpress Mobile/U.S. Xpressway username and password. If you have not signed up for Xpress Mobile or U.S. Xpressway yet, you can create a login by visiting www.USXpressway.com.

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? For a video on how to access your training, visit https://vimeo.com/333594296.

If you have any questions about your training assignments or the new platform, please reach out to your manager.

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Send in Your #Truckies for the May Social Media Photo Contest

by Miranda Brooks 29. May 2021 10:33

We love seeing your photos from the road, so we're holding a monthly photography contest! Send us your best #truckies for a chance to win a $50 paycheck bonus. And you just might see your photography featured on our Facebook, Instagram, Service Center TV screens, and more. This month, we'll compile your submissions and let you pick the winner by voting for your favorite on Facebook and Instagram.

Here's how it works:

  • Submit your photos by the last day of each month in 2021 through our Facebook page by visiting https://www.facebook.com/USXpressDrivers/ or email your photos to us at usxcommunications@usxpress.com.
  • Voting will open at the beginning of the following month on Facebook and Instagram.
  • The photo that receives the most votes ("Likes") wins!

We can't wait to see your photos!

 

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Be an Owner with our Employee Stock Purchase Plan!

by Miranda Brooks 28. May 2021 10:25

Did you know we have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)? It’s a benefit that means when we succeed, so do you! Be on the lookout for a letter with the run down, including some frequently asked questions. But for now, as the enrollment period approaches, here’s what you need to know

We’re excited to offer this benefit and hope you consider participating in the program. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or 1-844-USXPRESS (Option #7).

Have You Signed Up Previously for the ESPP?

If you plan to keep the same contribution you set during your previous enrollment, you’re good to go. If you would like to increase, decrease, or suspend your contribution, just log into your account and make any changes you’d like.

As always, thanks for choosing to drive with us. Keep up the great work, and stay safe out there.

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Inside the Lane: Celebrating Million Milers and the Future of Trucking

by Miranda Brooks 27. May 2021 13:23

Earlier this month, we celebrated some of the greatest Professional Truck Drivers on the road – our 2020 Million Milers! In our latest episode of Inside the lane, you’ll hear from a few of them about their journey to such a huge milestone, including some tips! 

You’ll also hear from VP of Strategic Intelligence Charles Simpson about how recent trends and predictions for the trucking industry will affect you.

As always, we’ll also have some company news and, of course, a chance to win this week’s giveaway.

Tune in now, and don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss an episode.

 

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April’s Drivers and Trainer of the Month Are Here!

by Miranda Brooks 26. May 2021 10:37

We think all U.S. Xpress drivers are some of the best Professional Truck Drivers out there. Every day they're helping support the supply chain and keeping everyone in the country going.

 

But we want to recognize a specific few who have been beyond relentless. These drivers were nominated by their managers and chosen as winners by company leadership based on their outstanding safety records, hours of service compliance, and overall good reputation. Each of them will be recognized with a plaque, a $150 gift certificate to the company store, and an entry to become the 2021 Driver/Trainer of the Year.

 

Now let's get to it! April’s winners are:

 

Matthew W. – Dedicated Solo Driver of the Month

"Matthew is not only a relentless driver but also a safe one.  He is an asset to U.S. Xpress and transportation as a whole." – Mike DeLeon, Transportation Supervisor

 

Patrique D. & Glen H. – Dedicated Team Drivers of the Month

“Patrique and Glen constantly put our customers and safety first while always being on time for their loads.” – Mike DeLeon, Transportation Supervisor

 

Mathew G. – Dedicated Slipseat Driver of the Month

 

Peter B. – Dedicated Owner Operator of the Month

"Peter is, in a word, relentless. He is persistent at everything he does, and recently transferred from a Team truck to drive Solo. He has discovered his patience in relearning the operation, and despite facing challenges, never gives up. Peter demonstrates professionalism and kindness with every encounter. He deserves this nomination, and I guarantee there will be many more to come."  – Feon Green, Account Supervisor

 

Henry D. – OTR Solo Driver of the Month

"Henry just had his 5-year anniversary with U.S. Xpress last month. He is extremely dependable and self-sufficient.  We can always count on him to come out on time and do his job well." – Nick Hammons, Operations Manager

 

Harold H. & Lisa H. – OTR Team Drivers of the Month

"Harold and Lisa are a great team and very hard runners. They are always proactive about any issues they encounter. If we ever need help with anything, they are always ready to step in and lend a hand." – Phyllis Overla, Team Fleet Manager

 

Kenneth J. – OTR Owner Operator of the Month

"Kenneth is a pleasure to work with. He is always willing to go above and beyond to help and does an excellent job communicating with operations. He’s a great team player!" – Nick Hammons, Operations Manager

 

Deric D. – Trainer of the Month

"Deric is hardworking and honest. If an adverse situation comes into his path, he works around it and looks for solutions.  He strives to be all about our customers and deliver exceptional service. He is truly an asset to our team."  – Jennie Williams, Account Supervisor

 

Join us in giving a big congratulations to all these drivers for their hard work, dedication, and relentless attitude as they help keep us rolling.

 

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Keep Your Tires in Shape with TirePass.

by Miranda Brooks 25. May 2021 13:11

TirePass is a tire inflation and assessment service available free of charge to all company drivers from the inside diesel lane at Love’s Travel Stops. Owner Operators are also welcomed to use the service but will be charged cash/points at the Love’s fuel desk.

What are the benefits of using TirePass?

  • Increases awareness of tire related issues that could result in CSA violations
  • Prevents roadside emergencies by identifying potential tire concerns early
  • Increases fuel efficiency if used regularly as part of your pre-trip inspection
  • Maximizes the life of your tires by making sure they are properly inflated to reduce tread wear

Find out how you can take advantage of TirePass as part of your Professional Driver Development training. Just visit www.USXpressway.com where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.” Remember, you must complete all your training by May 30th, 2021.

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.

If you have any questions, just reach out to your manager. And, as always, thanks for driving with us!

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Truckers Against Trafficking

by Miranda Brooks 24. May 2021 09:42

​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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Per Diem Advantage

by Miranda Brooks 23. May 2021 09:53

 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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