Give back this Giving Tuesday

by Miranda Brooks 30. November 2021 07:32

This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, we’re proud to be supporting the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, and the Salvation Army. We’re making it easier than ever to give to these three charities and Xpress Cares, our employee-funded aid account. You can donate to these efforts via payroll deduction. Check it out here: https://usxpress.sharepoint.com/sites/driverportal/Pages/MyLifeOnTheRoad/CharitableGiving.aspx

 

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Free flu shots for U.S. Xpress drivers

by Miranda Brooks 29. November 2021 13:53

All U.S. Xpress and Variant company drivers and their dependents covered by our insurance are eligible for free flu shots this year. To make it easier on you to get your flu shot, we're providing a voucher that you can use at participating Wal Mart locations. Check it out here:  https://www.usxpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Voucher.pdf

You can present a hard copy or show the voucher on your mobile device to get your shot.

 

And of course, please continue to take all CDC recommended precautions – not only do they help stop the spread of COVID-19, but they can also help prevent you from getting the flu too. Win, win!

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Don't get stranded in freezing temperatures. Use Anti-Gel.

by Miranda Brooks 28. November 2021 12:47

During winter weather, make sure to pour in one bottle of Anti-Gel per fuel tank each time that you fill up. Anti-Gel is available at all U.S. Xpress shops. You can also purchase Anti-Gel with your fuel card at your fuel stops.

Anti-Gel prevents your fuel from gelling due to exposure to the arctic air. Your truck will not start or run if your fuel gels, resulting in your truck being towed, and lost time given to waiting on your fuel to thaw and return to a liquid state.

A few more helpful Anti-Gel tips:

  • If you're coming from warmer temperatures into colder temperatures, plan ahead and put Anti-Gel in your tank while you are still in warmer temperatures. This allows the fuel to mix with the Anti-Gel before hitting arctic air.
  • Run the bunk heater after you have put Anti-Gel in your fuel. This will allow treated fuel to be in the fuel line for the heater and ensure that the heater will run when you are ready to get in the sleeper.
  • Never use aerosol ether starting fluid.

 

Stay safe out there, and if you have any questions, check with your supervisor.

 

 

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Want to earn some extra cash?

by Miranda Brooks 27. November 2021 12:41

Let’s be honest, who would be a better recruiter for professional drivers than another professional experienced driver?

We know our professional drivers know their job better than anyone, which is why we’re happy to reward drivers for referring new drivers. We’ll pay $4,000 for experienced team referrals and $2,000 for solo driver referrals. How cool is that? Up to $4,000 for a simple conversation—that’s tough to beat.

If your referral is hired, you’ll receive your referral bonus when they deliver their first load. And then you can get out there and refer another team or solo driver. Rinse and repeat.

All you have to do is text “refer” to (423) 436-9588 and our virtual assistant will guide you through the rest!

 

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When we succeed, so do you: the Employee Stock Purchase Plan

by Miranda Brooks 26. November 2021 08:39

As you may know, U.S. Xpress is a publicly traded company. Through purchasing company stock, anyone can earn money from U.S. Xpress’ success. If you’re a company driver of U.S. Xpress or Variant, we have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), an optional benefit that allows you to purchase company stock at a 15% discount. You can enroll in the ESPP from Dec. 1-15 of this year.

This discount is more than many of our competitors, and the highest allowable by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The only requirement is that you’ve been with U.S. Xpress or Variant as a company driver for 12 consecutive months. Keep a close eye on your email inbox and home mailbox for full details about the program.  

We’re excited to offer this benefit and hope you consider participating in the program. If you have any questions, reach out to the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or call them at 1-844-USXPRESS (Option #7).

 

 

As always, thanks for helping us make goods move better every day. 

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Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

by Miranda Brooks 25. November 2021 07:33

 

Today and every day, we’re thankful for our professional drivers, who make goods move better every day. As we near the end of the year, it's easy to think of what we're thankful for – you. You've kept our trucks running, our supply chain going, and our country going. We're proud to work beside you and can't thank you enough for your hard work and dedication. So, whether you're on the road or at home, we wish you, your friends, and your families a happy Thanksgiving. ​

 

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Overwhelmed? Don’t forget the Employee Assistance Program.

by Miranda Brooks 24. November 2021 12:26

Mental health is an oft-overlooked piece of our well-being. It’s not hard to become overwhelmed, stressed, not feeling like yourself, or stuck in a rut.

Fortunately, we have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that gives you the tools and resources you need to help deal with life’s challenges—any time, day or night.

The EAP provides valuable services focused on a range of concerns, including finding elder or childcare, educational information about everyday topics, and ways to improve your emotional health and wellness.

Through the program, licensed professionals are available to provide confidential support and guidance by phone for issues such as:

  • Managing stress
  • Handling relationship issues
  • Balancing work and life
  • Quitting tobacco, alcohol or drug use
  • Caring for children or aging parents
  • Dealing with conflict or violence
  • Working through grief and loss issues
  • Controlling depression and anxiety ​

The EAP is available to you and your family 24/7 by phone at 1-800-854-1446 or online at unum.com/lifebalance.​

 

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Send in Your #Truckies for the November Social Media Photo Contest

by Miranda Brooks 23. November 2021 15:37

We love seeing your photos from the road, so we're holding a monthly photography contest! Send us your best #truckies for a chance to win a $50 paycheck bonus. And you just might see your photography featured on our Facebook, Instagram, Service Center TV screens, and more. This month, we'll compile your submissions and let you pick the winner by voting for your favorite on Facebook and Instagram.

Here's how it works:

  • Starting now, submit your photos by the last day of each month in 2021 through our Facebook page by visiting https://www.facebook.com/USXpressDrivers/ or email your photos to us at usxcommunications@usxpress.com.
  • Voting will open at the beginning of the following month on Facebook and Instagram.
  • The photo that receives the most votes ("Likes") wins!

 

We can't wait to see your photos!​​

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Check out our Thanksgiving Hours

by Miranda Brooks 22. November 2021 09:07

Some departments will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. Please check the list below for the temporary changes. If you have any questions or need additional info, please call your supervisor.

Xpress Roadside Assistance, Extended Coverage, and Claims will be open 24 hours, as usual. 

Some service centers, Dedicated sites, and shops will be closed or have limited hours and/or staff:

  • Walmart Gordonsville: Open regular hours with limited staff.
  • Walmart New Caney: Closed between 3:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT on Nov. 25.
  • Whirlpool Cleveland: Closed Nov. 25-26.
  • Dallas Service Center: Limited staff and closed after 5 p.m. CT on Nov. 25.
  • Markham Service Center: Open 6 a.m. CT on Nov. 25 with limited staff and closing 2 a.m. CT on Nov. 26. Shop will reopen at 6 a.m. CT on Nov. 26.
  • Springfield Service Center: Open 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 25 with limited staff and closing 2 a.m. ET on Nov. 26. Shop will reopen at 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 26.
  • Indianapolis Service Center: Open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET with limited staff.
  • Total Jackson Service Center: Closed Nov. 25.
  • Total Olive Branch Service Center: Closed Nov. 25.
  • Total Loudon Service Center: Closed Nov. 25.

The following office teams will be closed as follows. All other teams will be available:

  • Payroll: Closed Nov. 25-26.
  • DriverTech/Platform Science Help Desk: Closed Nov. 25.
  • Safety: Open with limited staff.
  • HR Service Center: Closed Nov. 25. Open Nov. 26 with limited staff.

 

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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

by Miranda Brooks 21. November 2021 08:07

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. 

 

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

 

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