Scan in Your Paperwork from the Safety of Your Cab

by Miranda Brooks 19. September 2021 08:02
Have you tried the scanning feature in your Xpress Mobile App? If not, this is a great time to start using it. Why?  
 
It’s Convenient.
You can scan and view your paperwork from anywhere.
 
It’s Instant.
The app allows you to skip the lines for scanners so you can get back on the road sooner. 
 
It’s Easy.
If you already have the Xpress Mobile App, everything you need is already on your phone. 
 
It helps keep you safe. 
Since most drivers on the road have to scan in paperwork, scanners are often some of the more frequently touched items in our facilities and at truck stops. In the era of COVID-19, that’s the kind of thing you should be avoiding. Not to mention standing close to others as you wait in line for the scanner. When you use your app, you don’t even have to leave your cab. Just remember to disinfect your phone on a regular basis. 
 
Don’t have the Xpress Mobile App? Go to www.USXpressway.com click on "Xpress Mobile App" to download it today.
 
Feel free to reach out to your manager if you have any questions.
 
Stay safe, drivers. We appreciate all you do!​

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Happy Birthday, Air Force!

by Miranda Brooks 18. September 2021 08:58

On September 18th, 74 years ago, the United States Air Force was formed. In the decades since, it has established itself as an air force second-to-none. The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace. Their vision and rich history guide their airmen to pursue their mission with excellence and integrity to become leaders, innovators, and warriors.

 

Happy birthday, Air Force, and thank you to all our veteran and active-duty team members!​

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

by Miranda Brooks 17. September 2021 15:55

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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COVID-19 Team Member Update: Stay vigilant, stay safe.

by Miranda Brooks 16. September 2021 11:35

As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread across the nation, we want to make sure you’re staying safe and healthy on the road.  As of Thursday, September 10th, the CDC reported a seven-day average of 136,558 new cases, 11,754 new hospitalizations, and 1,077 deaths.

In the past two weeks, 42 U.S. Xpress team members have tested positive for COVID-19, and two have died. We mourn their loss and wish the best to those who have tested positive, particularly those hospitalized.

Your safety is our priority, but it is everyone’s responsibility to do their part. We ask that you follow all CDC guidelines, including practicing social distancing when possible, taking breaks in your cab instead of driver lounges or other common areas. Additionally, you are required to follow any guidelines set in place at any customer location.

Per recommendations from the broad healthcare community and other experts (including the CDC, Mayo Clinic, and many more), we remain convicted that the safest and fastest way to protect each other is to get vaccinated. If you are not yet vaccinated, please consider getting the shot(s) as soon as possible for your safety and the safety of those around you. We also know that President Biden’s vaccine mandate announcement last week raises questions for many. Click here for more information on our response to the mandate announcement: https://vimeo.com/602029379/20a0e14765 

Stay tuned for more information as we continue assessing the best plan of action to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

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Driver Appreciation Week: Customer Events

by Miranda Brooks 15. September 2021 17:43

We’re not the only ones celebrating Driver Appreciation Week this week, some of our customers are too. Here’s a list of just a few of the things happening at customer sites this week:

Molson Coors: will be handing out thank you notes, gift cards, and/or bagged lunches for drivers through Friday. 

Tractor Supply Company: Throughout the week, Tractor Supply Company DC’s will be giving out TSC swag, boxed lunches and gift cards. Prizes and events vary by location.

Expeditors: Various events planned at major hubs throughout the week.

Mars: Celebrations happening today at West Jefferson, Columbia, Lancaster and Redlands with cookouts. Most other sites have gift bags ready to go all week long too. The only exceptions are Tomah, Temple, Aurora, Reno, and Mattoon.

 

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Driver Appreciation Week: Events Information

by Miranda Brooks 14. September 2021 20:36

Driver Appreciation Week is here! 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:

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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Need to Weigh a Load? Locate a Scale from your DriverTech.

by Miranda Brooks 13. September 2021 17:46

Easily locate a scale on your route right from your DriverTech navigation. Simply press the blue road sign button on your DriverTech navigation screen, select “Scale”, and your DriverTech unit will then begin searching for options based on your current route. When the search is complete, up to four optimal scale 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 scale in your DriverTech navigation, reach out to your manager. Thanks for driving with us!​​

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Driver Appreciation Week Is Here!

by Miranda Brooks 12. September 2021 08:08

September 12th – 18th is Driver Appreciation Week, and we can’t wait to celebrate you and your hard work. Here’s what we have planned:

 

·        Events: Have some meals and snacks on us at all service centers and Dedicated locations throughout the week. There will also be one big celebration at each location where you can hang out and get to know the local team and company leadership. At each celebration, you’ll also have the chance to win some raffle-style prizes. For everyone’s safety in the wake of COVID-19, all in-person events will be held outside.

·        Chances to Win: No Driver Appreciation Week is complete without some prizes, giveaways, and contests. Here are all the things you could win:

o   Scratch-Off Tickets: Ls will be passed out at all terminals. The grand prize is $1500 cash.

o   Social Media Giveaways: We’ll be giving away all sorts of prizes throughout the week on our driver Facebook and Instagram pages. We entered all U.S. Xpress and Variant company drivers to win, so be sure to check Facebook and Instagram daily as we announce the winners.

o   Social Media Contest: When you submit a selfie on our Facebook or Instagram pages using #USXAppreciatesMe, you’ll get the chance to win gift cards you won’t want to miss out on.

o   Grand Prize: All U.S. Xpress and Variant company drivers have also been entered to win a grand prize of $1,500 cash.

·        A Gift from U.S. to You: Be sure to pick up your premium duffel bag to each at any service center during Driver Appreciate Week as a token of our appreciation.

 

 

Thank you for all that you do as a professional truck driver. We look forward to celebrating during Driver Appreciation Week and beyond. 

 

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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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