Professional Driver Development: Heat Training

by Miranda Brooks 20. April 2022 16:32

As it keeps warming up around the country, it’s important to remember that high temperatures can cause more than discomfort. Heat-related illnesses can cause a wide range of symptoms with different severities and can even be life-threatening. It’s important to know your limits and be aware of common symptoms and remedies to help keep you safe.

To learn more, watch the Heat Training video as part of your Professional Driver Development training. You can easily access it and the rest of your training by visiting USXpressway.com, where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.” Remember, you must complete all your training by May 22.

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? For a video on how to access your training, visit 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: Wednesday terminal lunches are making a comeback!

by Miranda Brooks 19. April 2022 09:46

You’re not dreaming — Wednesday driver lunches are back at our terminals. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. local time, we’ll have a meal waiting for you at our terminals. All terminals are participating except for Olive Branch and Indianapolis.

 

Go to USXpressway.com to view a list of all our terminals, their managers, and the amenities they offer. 

 

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Wednesday terminal lunches are back!

by Miranda Brooks 12. April 2022 19:26

You read that right — Wednesday driver lunches are back at our terminals. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. local time, we’ll have a meal waiting for you at our terminals. All terminals are participating except for Olive Branch and Indianapolis.

 

Check out U.S. Xpressway to view a list of all our terminals, their managers, and the amenities they offer. 

 

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Who are February’s Drivers and Trainer of the Month?

by Miranda Brooks 10. April 2022 08:20

Our professional drivers are some of the best out there. Day in and day out, their hard work keeps the supply chain running and the economy on track. That’s no small feat.

We want to recognize a specific few who have gone above and beyond. 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 2022 Driver/Trainer of the Year.

February's winners are:

·        William P. - Dedicated Solo Driver of the Month

·        Edwin P. - Dedicated Team Driver of the Month

·        Abel P. - Dedicated Team Driver of the Month

·        Jeremy  E. - Dedicated Slipseat Driver of the Month

·        Timothy B. - Dedicated Owner Operator Driver of the Month

·        James B.- OTR Solo Driver of the Month

·        Anthony G. - OTR Team Driver of the Month

·        George G. - OTR Team Driver of the Month

·        Deandre P. - OTR Owner Operator Driver of the Month

·        Steve A. - Trainer of the Month

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

 

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Managing your Hours of Service like a pro

by Miranda Brooks 9. April 2022 08:11

When most folks think of professional drivers, they think of long hauls, big trucks, and seeing the country. What they don’t know is that professional drivers are master-level time managers. Logging your Hours of Service (HOS) keeps everyone safe, but it comes with specific rules to be compliant, which directly affect your earning potential. That’s no small feat.

Here’s a tip: Don’t forget when you’re logging your HOS, record time spent loading at the distribution center as on duty.

 

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more tips to making logging your HOS a breeze. Stay tuned! 

 

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Wednesday terminal lunches are back!

by Miranda Brooks 8. April 2022 16:34

You read that right — Wednesday driver lunches are back at our terminals. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. local time, we’ll have a meal waiting for you at our terminals. All terminals are participating except for Olive Branch and Indianapolis.

 

Check out USXpressway to view a list of all our terminals, their managers, and the amenities they offer. 

 

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Spring Professional Driver Development Training Now Available

by Miranda Brooks 5. April 2022 16:57

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.

Professional Driver Development Spring 2022 Required Campaign Topics:

  • Heat Training eLearning
  • Gearing up with Tony eLearning – Heat and Collision Mitigation
  • Gearing up with Jamie eLearning – Situational Driving
  • Fraud Training eLearning
  • Spotted Lanternfly video and permit

Featured Training Topics

  • Blue Beacon Truck Wash Program
  • Tire Pass for Professional Drivers

You must complete all assignments by May 22. 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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Per Diem Advantage

by Miranda Brooks 3. April 2022 10:28

As you likely know, with the current 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 paycheck.

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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Tips for managing your Hours of Service (HOS)

by Miranda Brooks 2. April 2022 10:27

As if driving a huge truck isn’t difficult enough, being a professional driver involves careful time management. Hours of service requirements keep everyone safe, but logging your hours correctly requires remembering specific rules to stay compliant. But don’t worry – over the next month we will be posting weekly tips that will help make logging your HOS a breeze.

 

Tip #1: Ensure your Bill of Lading number (PRO#) and trailer number are entered on each log.

 

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

by Miranda Brooks 1. April 2022 10:18

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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