Get a College Degree on Us!

by Miranda Brooks 22. May 2021 09:49

Have you ever thought of earning a college degree or sending a dependent to school? If you’re a U.S. Xpress company driver or technician – this is the time to do it, for free!  

Our Full Ride program offers a 100% paid 4-year college degree from accredited college Ashford University. From liberal arts to business, there are dozens of degrees available so you or your dependents can fulfill any education dreams at no cost to you. We’ll pay for tuition, fees, and books, while you continue earning as a driver with us. There is no requirement to earn a certain grade to continue with the program, and while we hope you stay, there is no obligation for you to remain with us after you or your dependents have earned your degree.

Why offer such a generous program if there’s no catch? CEO and President Eric Fuller said, “We don’t see this as just another benefit. We see it as an investment in our drivers and their families.”

Want to learn more? Visit www.USXFullRide.com usxjobs.com/full-ride to get started.​

 

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Xpress Times: May 2021 Edition

by Miranda Brooks 21. May 2021 09:39

Hot off the press – Xpress Times! The May edition of Xpress Times is here. This month, we’ve got information about the technology we’re using to help you keep our roads safe, the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (enrollment’s coming up!), wellness tips from President of Health in Transportation Bob Perry, and so much more. Check it out! https://bit.ly/2QFWH5y

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Here’s to Some of Our Greatest Drivers!

by Miranda Brooks 20. May 2021 09:38

On May 18th, we celebrated our 2020 Million Milers – your teammates who reached one, two, or even three million safe driving miles last year. We’re proud to have them on our team and, again, congratulate them on their achievement. If you missed the event, we have you covered. You can watch the whole thing here: https://vimeo.com/546125181

But we’re not done yet! We have a few more drivers to celebrate. Coming up June 15th, at 6:00 p.m. ET, we’ll be recognizing our 2020 Drivers and Trainer of the Year. To join us, just hop on Facebook Live. We hope to see you there!

 

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Road Check Rock Stars

by Miranda Brooks 19. May 2021 08:25

Now that this year’s CVSA International Roadcheck is over, some of you deserve a huge shout out for getting a clean inspection. We appreciate your dedication to safety for the sake of our customers’ freight and everyone on the road.

As a small token of our gratitude, everyone who got a clean inspection will be getting a $20 credit to the company store. Whether you choose to spend it on some U.S. Xpress clothes or some electronics for your cab, we hope you enjoy our gift to you.

Keep up the good work.

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Professional Driver Development: Spotted Lanternfly

by Miranda Brooks 18. May 2021 09:05

Spotted Lanternflies may look harmless, but they’re actually pests harming our agricultural system, particularly in the Northeast. To help stop them from spreading, you are now required to have a permit and be familiar with related procedures – all of which you will find in your Professional Driver Development training.  

You can easily access the Spotted Lanternfly video and permit, as well as the rest of your spring training, by visiting 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.

 

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Don’t Forget: Our 2020 Million Miler Event Is Almost Here!

by Miranda Brooks 17. May 2021 10:38

During 2020, some of your fellow drivers reached huge milestones in their careers, having driven one, two, or even three million miles without a preventable accident. We’re so proud of their achievement and thankful for their dedication. Though we’re unable to gather in person this year, we look forward to virtually recognizing each of them for their hard work and commitment to safety.

On May 18th, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET, help us celebrate and thank this special group of team members live on Facebook.

We hope you’re all able to join us.

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Need to Fuel Up? Locate a Fuel Stop from your DriverTech.

by Miranda Brooks 16. May 2021 08:29

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

If you have any questions about locating a fuel stop from your DriverTech navigation, reach out to your manager. Thanks for driving with us!

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An Armed Forces Celebration

by Miranda Brooks 15. May 2021 08:14

On May 15th, the nation celebrates Armed Forces Day – a day recognizing anyone who has or is serving in the U.S. military. With 11% of drivers and 5% of office team members having served, we’re proud to celebrate this day and all the veterans on our team.

How did we celebrate? By participating in Chattanooga, TN’s annual Armed Forces Day parade hosted by Hamilton County and the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council. The early celebration on May 7th featured two of our military trucks driven by two of our proud veteran drivers. 

Thank you to all our veterans for your service. We celebrate and honor you today and always.

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Getting Through the Pandemic Together

by Miranda Brooks 14. May 2021 10:19

COVID vaccines are now available and being distributed nationally to those over the age of 12. Many of you have already gotten your shot, and many more are still planning to get vaccinated soon. But we also know others are more hesitant.

A few weeks ago, we welcomed Dr. Andrea Willis, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, to answer common vaccine questions to ease some of the anxiety around the vaccine. Take a look at some of these highlights from the virtual Town Hall. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/529515087/6a6f57931e

If you have not already received the vaccine, it’s quick and easy. Just find a convenient location administering the shot by visiting www.vaccinefinder.org. Once you choose a location, you can schedule an appointment during your next home time or PTO.

Vaccinated or not, we still need to be diligent about following all CDC recommendations to help keep yourself as well as your friends, families, teammates, and neighbors safe. Remember, many people are still not vaccinated and remain vulnerable to COVID-19.  

As always, if you feel ill or have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please get tested as soon as possible and watch carefully for a fever (100.4◦F), cough, loss of smell, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.

To get tested for the virus, visit a nearby state or county health department’s website for testing updates and restrictions. Keep in mind, some areas require you to be a state or county resident to be tested. The CDC offers a great resource to find that information.

You are still required to wear a face-covering at any U.S. Xpress facility, including all offices, shops, terminals, and Dedicated locations. When possible, we also urge you to take breaks in your cab instead of using driver lounges or other shared spaces.

 

It’s been a long road, but we’re happy to say, with the increased availability of vaccines, there may be an end in sight. But it takes all of us doing everything we can to remain healthy for us to truly overcome this pandemic.  

 

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Inside the Lane: Staying Healthy on the Road with Bob Perry

by Miranda Brooks 13. May 2021 10:15

As a Professional Truck Driver, staying healthy can be tough. But it’s possible! How? Learn all about it in our latest episode of Inside the Lane featuring Founder and President of Health in Transportation Bob Perry. He’s full of tips and tricks on working out, cooking, preventing poor health, and even maintaining your mental health while you’re out on the road.

As always, we’ll also have some trucker trivia, 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.

https://inside-the-lane.simplecast.com/episodes/wellness-on-the-road

 

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