Don’t forget: Wednesday terminal lunches are back!

by Miranda Brooks 17. May 2022 17:33

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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Roadcheck 2022 is just ahead

by Miranda Brooks 16. May 2022 12:13

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is happening May 17-19. During this 72-hour period, Department of Transportation officials will conduct inspections of commercial vehicles, with an emphasis this year on wheel ends.

 

Braking, stability, and support of the loads you’re hauling are all riding on your wheel ends. U.S. Xpress is aiming for clean inspections during this Roadcheck event, and when you pass your inspection, you will earn a decal that means three months without a re-inspection.


Inspectors will be looking at the following critical components of wheel ends, which are part of any normal pre- and post-trip inspection.

·        Check for any cracks or unseated locking rings, studs, or clamps.

·        Ensure there aren’t any bent, cracked, or broken rims on the inside and outside of the wheels.

·        Ensure none of the wheel fasteners are loose, broken, missing, or damaged, and that none of the stud holes are elongated.

·        Check the spoke wheels for cracks across the spokes and in the web area.

·        Look for slippage in the clamp areas.

·        Check the hub for lubricant leaks, missing caps, or plugs.

·        Check the inner wheel seal, tire, and valve stem for leaks.

·        Ensure tires are properly inflated and have no cuts or bulges, including the inside tire on a dual set.

·        Check for regrooved tires on the steering axle, and inspect tread wear and tread groove depth. 

·        Look at sidewalls for any plugs or other improper repairs.

·        Look for exposed fabric or cord.

·        Ensure the tire is not contacting any part of the vehicle or any other tire.

·        Check for any marking on tires that would mean it couldn’t be used on a steering axle, and look for debris between the tires.

 

Check out this video https://vimeo.com/708392805 for more information about how to make sure you’re ready for Roadcheck 2022. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Safety team. Thanks for doing your part to keep us moving safely. 

 

 

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Get a College Degree on Us!

by Miranda Brooks 15. May 2022 08:10

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 University of Arizona Global Campus. 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. Want to learn more? Visit www.usxjobs.com/full-ride to get started. ​

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Professional Driver Development: Gearing up with Jamie

by Miranda Brooks 14. May 2022 08:01

“Gearing up with Jamie,” a story-based module of your spring training, will cover all kinds of things, including basic control, extreme driving conditions, speed management, space management, passing and lane changes, collision avoidance, emergency maneuvers, hazard perception, and more.

To access the video and the rest of your Professional Driver Development training, just visit 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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Earn up to $2,500 When You Refer a Diesel Mechanic

by Miranda Brooks 13. May 2022 18:01

As professional drivers, you know better than most how critical diesel mechanics are. Quality mechanics are in high demand, so we need your help to find the best in the business. If you refer a qualified diesel mechanic to us and they’re hired, you’ll earn:

·        $1,500 for your 1st recruit

·        $2,000 for your 2nd recruit

·        $2,500 for your 3rd recruit (and each one after)

Bonuses are paid out in two parts – you’ll receive the first half after your recruit’s first 30 days and the second half when they reach day 90. There's even something in it for the new team members — a $2,000 sign-on bonus!

Know someone who would be a good fit? Refer them today.

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Keep Your Tires in Shape with TirePass.

by Miranda Brooks 10. May 2022 16:55

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 welcome 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 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.

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

 

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Don’t forget: Wednesday terminal lunches are making a comeback!

by Miranda Brooks 9. May 2022 16:29

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. 

Click here to view a list of all our terminals, their managers, and the amenities they offer. 

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Celebrating mom

by Miranda Brooks 8. May 2022 08:34

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating every mom who’s ever cleaned our messes, kept us safe, supported us, and loved us — even when it may have been hard to.

And to our professional drivers who are mothers, who could be stronger than you? You’re doing two of the hardest jobs in the world at the same time. Thank you.

 

Here’s to all the great moms out there. Happy Mother’s Day. 

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What can you do to help end human trafficking? Truckers Against Trafficking can help.

by Miranda Brooks 7. May 2022 08:28

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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Military Spouse Appreciation Day – driver email

by Miranda Brooks 6. May 2022 17:24

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared every Friday before Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day — a day to honor those who do the work of supporting their loved ones serving the country.

 

With so many veterans on our team, some of you know the sacrifices your spouse made while you were deployed or away from home. To those who did the thankless work of supporting and caring for our service members from afar, thank you. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day. 

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