Share the perks of being a U.S. Xpress driver, and make up to $3,000.

by Christina Sacco 24. May 2019 18:50

Being a U.S. Xpress driver comes with a lot of perks, like medical benefits on your first day and free college. And referring a driver also comes with perks, like up to $3,000 in referral bonuses! In fact, you’ll earn a bonus for every new referral, so that extra cash will add up fast. 

  • $250 for every Student Driver
  • $1,000 for every experienced Solo Driver 
  • $3,000 for every experienced Team

You’ll receive your bonus once your new hire delivers their first load.

Ready to make some quick cash? Make a referral by visiting www.USXpress.com/driver-referral or using the new form on your Xpress Mobile app. 

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Head’s Up! Xpress Mobile App Maintenance May 29-30

by Christina Sacco 24. May 2019 15:14

DriverTech will be performing network maintenance starting on Saturday, May 25, from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. EST (Friday, May 24, from 10:00 p.m. PST until 2:00 a.m. PST).

During this time, there will be no messaging for the DriverTech units. Hours of Service will continue to track, but they will only sync up with U.S. Xpress when the maintenance is complete. If you have a dispatch, navigation will work but any changes to your assignment during this period will not show up.

 

This maintenance will not affect the Xpress Mobile app. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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Make your next stop U.S. Xpressway!

by Christina Sacco 23. May 2019 16:33

"Shout out to Joel H.! Been team driving for over 4 years. Man's like the brother I've never had, literally! " Want to give your fellow drivers a shout out like this one from Jaime M.? Get on the U.S. Xpressway. The website designed for ALL U.S. Xpress drivers has everything you need. 

Visit www.usxpressway.com today to check out all the great, updated content we have for you. If you already use the Xpress Mobile app, you can log in right away with your mobile app username and password. If you don’t have the mobile app, you’ll see an option to register your username quickly and easily.

We hope all our drivers enjoy the website. Thanks for keeping U.S. rolling!

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Make up to 30% more as a Certified Driver Trainer!

by Christina Sacco 22. May 2019 16:59

There are many rewards to being a Certified Driver Trainer, from the gratitude of new drivers to making more money!

When you're a trainer with U.S. Xpress, you’ll receive $450 for completing the 3-day certification class, and then you get your solo rate of pay for all dispatched miles no matter who is driving. And, you’ll also get a $20/day stipend for each day the Student is on the truck available for dispatch. 

Once your student upgrades to a first seat driver, you’ll still get paid when your student completes various milestones: 

  • $100 if the student successfully completes the backing test without additional training
  • $100 if the student successfully completes the road test without additional training
  • $150 if the student's HOS logs are complete and error-free
  • $100 if you stay out with the student for the entire training period (no hotel costs incurred)
  • $50 per month of the student’s safe driving (no preventable accidents, no CSA points, and no citations or violations) for 12 months following the student’s upgrade
  • $150 retention bonus if the student remains with U.S. Xpress for 6 months after upgrade
  • $250 retention bonus if the student remains with U.S. Xpress for 12 months after upgrade

There are paid training classes every Saturday - Monday in Ellenwood, GA, with upcoming classes in other locations. You’ll need to be approved before attending classes, so visit www.usxpress.com/certified-driver-trainer to apply today.

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Be an Owner with the U.S. Xpress Employee Stock Purchase Program

by Christina Sacco 22. May 2019 10:07

As you may know, U.S. Xpress Enterprises (which includes U.S. Xpress, Inc. and Total Transportation of Mississippi) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “USX” in June of 2018. To make it easy for you to invest in the Company, we offer the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), an optional program that allows you to purchase company shares at a discounted price of 15% off the fair market value of the stock.

The ESPP discount is both higher than many of our competitor trucking companies and the highest allowable by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If you’re currently employed by U.S. Xpress or Total Transportation and have been with the company for at least 12 months, you’re eligible to participate.

Here’s How it Works:

Each year, there will be two enrollment periods (June 1-June 15 and December 1-December 15) during which you can sign up for the ESPP and determine what percentage of your compensation you want to allocate to purchasing U.S. Xpress stock.

After that, there are six-month “funding periods” during which time your pre-determined allocation will be withheld from your paycheck. At the end of each funding period, the Company will use funds that have been deducted from your paycheck to purchase shares at a 15% discount off the stock price on either the first day of the funding period or on the last day of the funding period, whichever is lower.

So, for example, if you enroll in June 2019 and the stock is trading at $5 per share on the first day of the funding period (July 1) and trading at $10 per share on the last day of the funding period (December 31), the money that’s been withheld during that six-month period would be used to buy stock at 15% off the lower of the two prices, or $4.25 ($5/share less 15% discount). Although you will need to hold the shares for one year prior to selling or transferring them, it is hard to beat a 15% discount on the lower of two prices.

Have You Signed Up Previously for the ESPP?

If you wish to continue participating in the ESPP, you will need to re-enroll each enrollment period. Simply login to your account at https://usxpress.solium.com/solium/servlet/userLogin (no enrollment code needed), decide what percentage of your compensation you’d like to allocate for purchasing stock at a 15% discount, and set up your deduction.

New to the ESPP? Follow these Three Simple Steps to Sign Up:

  1. Decide what percentage of your compensation you’d like to allocate for purchasing stock at a 15% discount. You may contribute anywhere from 1% of your compensation to 15% of your compensation, but not more than $25,000 over the course of a year ($12,500 for each 6-month period. IRS rules).
  2. Be on the lookout for an email and/or snail mail that will include a 12-digit account activation code that’s been generated just for you. You’ll use that code to activate an online account that will allow you to enroll in the ESPP.
  3. Activate your online account by visiting https://usxpress.solium.com/solium/servlet/userLogin to access the ESPP website called Shareworks.
  • The first time you visit Shareworks, you’ll want to click “Open Account” in the top right hand corner of the web page and use your 12-digit activation code to get started.
  • Follow the prompts to activate your account, determine a password and enroll in the ESPP. Make sure to take this step during one of the two annual enrollment periods: June 1-15 or December 1-15.
  • If for some reason you don’t receive your activation code via mail or email, just give Shareworks a call at 1.877.380.7793 and they’ll give you your activation code.

Visit www.USXpressway.com for a handy graphic that explains the process.

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

by Christina Sacco 21. May 2019 16:33

One of the biggest things to happen to our industry and company is Full Ride – college education for you and your children at no cost to you. If you’ve been wondering if it’s too good to be true, just ask Lillian F. and Thomas A. Lillian is a U.S. Xpress driver now enrolled in classes she can take while on the road. And Thomas is putting his child through college without any worries. 

Full Ride offers 100% paid college education from Ashford University for U.S. Xpress company drivers and their dependents ages 17-26. Ashford offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in one of dozens of disciplines ranging from liberal arts to business to behavioral science. And U.S. Xpress will pay all tuition costs, fees, and books, all 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 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 drivers, 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 dependent children 17-26 years of age or the driver 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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Shout out to Professional Driver Jemar W.

by Christina Sacco 20. May 2019 16:48

There are a lot of reasons why people at U.S. Xpress love working with Professional Driver Jemar W. He's hard-working, safe on the road, and always willing to help others.   

He’s been with U.S. Xpress for a few months but has already encouraged friends to join him as a driver, and our recruiters are thankful for his enthusiasm. “Jemar was a pleasure to get to know and work with during the hiring process. Since then, he has recruited two more of his friends to come drive with us!” said Recruiter Connie Atchley. 

Great job Jemar! We are so happy you are driving with us! 

Want to recruit professional drivers to U.S. Xpress like Jemar did? Let them know about the many perks that come with being a U.S. Xpress driver, including Professional Driver Development, medical benefits that start on your first day, Full Ride, and our pet policy.  

When you refer a driver, you can get up to a $3,000 referral bonus. Plus, you’ll earn a bonus for every new referral, so that extra cash will add up fast. Bonuses for drivers include:

  • $250 for every Student Driver
  • $1,000 for every experienced Solo Driver 
  • $3,000 for every experienced Team

Visit http://www.usxpress.com/driver-referral to refer a driver today.

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Do You Know Basic HOS Regulations?

by Christina Sacco 19. May 2019 17:08

As you may know, DOT officers will check hours of service (HOS) compliance during inspections. It’s always important to re-familiarize yourself with the basic hours of service regulations:

  • No driving after 11 hours of driving.
  • No driving after 14 hours on duty.
  • 10 hours off duty is required once the maximum time is reached.
  • You must have a 30-minute rest break within the first 8 hours on duty.
  • You must have a 30-minute rest break after 8 hours on duty.
  • You cannot drive after being on duty for more than 70 hours in 8 days (if you work 7 days a week).
  • A 34-hour reset is required to start the 70-hour cycle over again.
  • When using the sleeper berth provision you must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth or off duty, or any combination of the two.

Knowing these regulations will make you better prepared for your inspections and will save you costly violations.

If you have any questions about hours of service regulations, or need help during a DOT inspection, just call 844-879-7737 option 6 for the Safety team or ask your FM/AS.

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Happy Armed Forces Day!

by Christina Sacco 18. May 2019 17:07

We are grateful for the bravery and commitment of our veterans and active service men and women. Thank you to all who serve and protect our country. We salute you!

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Make your next stop U.S. Xpressway!

by Christina Sacco 17. May 2019 17:05

Looking for a change of pace or ways to maximize your pay? Get on the U.S. Xpressway. The website designed for ALL U.S. Xpress drivers has info about the career opportunities we have for you. 

Visit www.usxpressway.com today to check out all the great, updated content we have for you. If you already use the Xpress Mobile app, you can log in right away with your mobile app username and password. If you don’t have the mobile app, you’ll see an option to register your username quickly and easily.

We hope both our company drivers and independent contractors enjoy the website. Thanks for keeping U.S. rolling!

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