Payroll Holiday Hours: Please Scan In Your Paperwork

by Miranda Brooks 23. November 2020 12:08

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Payroll department will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Please scan in your paperwork by midnight tonight (11/23) to make sure that Friday's paycheck is deposited per usual.

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Chain Banks

by Miranda Brooks 23. November 2020 10:52

Winter is coming, and that means it chain bank season. If you’re going to be driving in cold weather, you need to make sure you’re aware of all the chain banks on your route. We have a list available including all U.S. Xpress and Love’s Travel Stop locations where you can pick up or drop off your tire chains. Go to https://usxpress.sharepoint.com/sites/driverportal/Pages/MyTools/Equipment for more info.

 

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Are You a Certified Trucker Against Trafficking?

by Miranda Brooks 22. November 2020 16:27

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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Locate Over 36,000 Grocery Stores Right from Your DriverTech

by Miranda Brooks 21. November 2020 16:26

Right now we know it’s important for you to be able to find a grocery store to buy food and supplies while you’re out on the road. So, we updated the “Food” amenity stop options on your DriverTech to include 36,000+ grocery stores.  

 

To keep you safe, when you choose a grocery store, DriverTech will guide you to a safe parking place within a quarter of a mile of the store.

 

Carry some sanitizing wipes to disinfect your grocery cart or basket. And remember to wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) before getting back in your cab.

 

Stay safe, and as always, thank you for driving with us during this challenging time.

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COVID-19: Caution Is Critical

by Miranda Brooks 20. November 2020 16:03

With the continuously rising COVID-19 positivity rate throughout the country, schools, businesses, cities, and even states are shutting down. Even with a potential vaccine on the horizon, the current state of the virus is extremely serious and extremely dangerous. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of staying safe, both for your own benefit and that of those you love.

 

Your health and safety also have the potential to critically impact the company as a whole. In one of our terminals, multiple shop techs tested positive for the virus, causing serious maintenance problems and delays. Particularly as essential workers unable to quarantine, many of your fellow drivers have fallen ill, furthering a severe lack in capacity. Even with the majority of office team members working from home, we have seen multiple positive cases.

 

Watch a COVID-19 update from Eric Fuller here: https://vimeo.com/477672198/4679822d83

 

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

 

If you feel ill or have been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please get tested as soon as possible. If you’re unsure where your nearest test location is, visit your state or county health department’s website for the latest local information. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers a great resource to look that up.

 

Additional Resources:

Flu Shot Voucher: With this voucher you can get a free flu shot at any Walmart or Sam’s Club Pharmacy.  https://www.usxpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Flu-Shot-Voucher-2020.pdf

Dependent Flu Shot Voucher: With this voucher your family / dependents on your U.S. Xpress Insurance plan can get a free flu shot at any Walmart or Sam’s Club Pharmacy.  https://www.usxpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Flu-Shot-Dependents-Voucher-2020.pdf

Essential Worker Letter: If you are considered an essential worker, you can present this letter to officials to verify your status. https://www.usxpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Essential-Letter_11.2020.pdf

CDC Safety Guidelines: These recommendations will help keep you safe and protect others from the spread of COVID-19.

CDC COVID Case Tracker: The CDC provides maps, charts, and data that allow you to track COVID-19 cases and deaths nationally, by state, or locally.

 

Thank you for the hard work and dedication you’ve shown during this uncertain time. You are some of the unsung heroes of 2020 and your service to the country and company have not gone unnoticed.

 

Please do what you can to keep yourself and each other safe. We’re confident we will all get through this together.

 

 

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

by Miranda Brooks 19. November 2020 09:58

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!

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Hot off the Press: November Xpress Times

by Miranda Brooks 18. November 2020 11:18

The November edition of Xpress Times is hot off the press. This month we have a message from Chief Revenue Officer Justin Harness, information on some exciting company changes, a few shout outs to some exceptional drivers, tips for Thanksgiving on the road, and, of course, some of the photos you took on the road. Check it out!​

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

by Miranda Brooks 17. November 2020 10:03

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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Be an Owner with our Employee Stock Purchase Plan!

by Miranda Brooks 17. November 2020 10:01

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).

 

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

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Full Ride: We Cover 100% of College with No Strings Attached

by Miranda Brooks 15. November 2020 09:56

Full Ride offers a 100% paid college education for U.S. Xpress company drivers and their dependents ages 17-26. From liberal arts to business, there are dozens of degrees available so you and your kids can take whatever path you'd like.  And U.S. Xpress will pay all costs including tuition, fees, and books, while you continue earning as 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 degrees.

 

If you’re an experienced Professional Truck Driver, you’re eligible to participate as soon as you begin working with us. If you’re a student driver, you’re eligible to start taking classes as soon as you’ve completed behind-the-wheel training and are promoted to first seat driver. You can have a total of two family members enrolled in school at one time (either two dependents age 17-26 years or you and one dependent). All costs are covered for you and your family.

 

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.” 

 

Visit www.USXFullRide.com today to get more information and get started on your enrollment!​

 

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