Complete Your Winter 2019 Training Assignments by February 7, 2020

by Ashley Rhodes 19. November 2019 09:28

As part of our commitment to your ongoing professional development, you have been assigned training that is now available on our Professional Driver Development Site. We’re asking that you complete the seven assignments by February 7, 2020.

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. This winter, we’re focusing on the following topics:

  • Winter Slipping Hazards
  • Tire Chaining
  • Chain Bank Tip Card
  • Accident Response Protocol
  • Episode 1: Extreme Weather Driving
  • Anti-Gel Fuel Additive Tip Card
  • 2019 Driver Handbook

You can complete all seven assignments at once or one at a time, whichever is most convenient for you. Plus, you can access them quickly and easily online! Log on to 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 FM/AS.

Also, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram to participate in our weekly winter training assignment pop quizzes for a chance to win $50 on your paycheck.

Thanks for driving with us!

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Scan Your Trip Paperwork Easily & Conveniently with Xpress Mobile

by Ashley Rhodes 18. November 2019 12:55

We know driving is hard work, so why should paperwork be hard too? Now you can scan your trip paperwork directly from the easy-to-use Xpress Mobile app on your phone, anytime or anywhere. Skip the extra time at truck stops and service centers with the scanning feature on the Xpress Mobile app. 

 

It’s Easy.

Check out our video with easy instructions on how to scan and submit your trip paperwork right from your phone.

It’s Convenient.

Scan and view your paperwork from wherever is convenient for you.

It’s Instant. 

Skip the lines for truck stop scanners and Xpress Scanning kiosks, and get back on the road sooner. You can scan immediately after your load is complete.

 

Have any questions? Please reach out to your Fleet Support Manager or Account Supervisor. 

Don’t have the Xpress Mobile App? Visit www.USXpressway.com to register for a username, and then head to the App Store or Google Play to download the app.

Thanks for driving with us!

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Make a Referral. Make Easy Money.

by Ashley Rhodes 17. November 2019 13:09

Want to make an easy $1,800? Refer a qualified technician. Technicians are critical to ensuring our customers receive their freight on time. When you refer a technician, you can earn: 

1st successful recruit: $1,200

2nd successful recruit: $1,500

3rd successful recruit: $1,800

You’ll receive half of your bonus after your referral has been with us for 30 days, and the remainder after they have been with us 90 days. So just think, if you refer three technicians today, you could be holding $4,500 or more very soon!

Ready to make some quick cash? Make a referral by visiting www.USXtechreferral.com. Make sure the technician referral includes your name when applying online. Also, don't forget to mention that shop techs can now take advantage of the Full Ride college program.

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Make Up to $3,000 for Every New Driver Referral

by Ashley Rhodes 16. November 2019 14:02

Being a U.S. Xpress driver comes with a lot of perks, like solid pay and benefits 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 form on your Xpress Mobile app. 

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Professional Driver Stephen K. Volunteers with his Local Community

by Ashley Rhodes 15. November 2019 09:24

 Shout out to Certified Driver Trainer Stephen K.! Recently while he was off-duty, he visited the Arc of Florida, a non-profit that cares for and works with adults with developmental disabilities.

 

He shared his trucking expertise with the developmental disabilities group. He showed them his truck and spent a few hours going over his job functions and answering any questions they had. They loved being able to see his "big rig" and, according to Fleet Support Manager Kellye Simerley, he received so much gratitude, smiles, and laughter from the group.

 

"Stephen means the world to me," Kellye said. "I have had him for my whole career here at U.S. Xpress. He's not only a great driver, but an excellent Certified Driver Trainer, too. I wanted to brag on him a little for what he has done to contribute his time and effort back to his community."

 

"I got my start in trucking in 1989 while I was a business manager and house parent for a program working with adolescents out of the court system," Stephen said. "I taught the kids horseback riding and basic animal care, as well as helped move equipment by pulling trailers. That eventually led to me driving big trucks and training student drivers. Volunteering with the Arc of Florida kind of takes me back to when I got my start."

 

We are so proud of Stephen and so glad he's driving with us!

 

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Helpful Tips to Avoid Frozen Brakes in Winter Weather

by Ashley Rhodes 14. November 2019 16:41

Here are a few helpful tips to avoid frozen brakes in winter weather:

1. Drain your tractor and trailer air tanks daily.

2. Do not set trailer brakes unless you are dropping a trailer.

3. Once you’ve parked, let the truck sit there for about 15 minutes before activating your truck brakes. That will allow the temperature to equalize. After that, pull forward and spread ice melt in your tire tracks before backing into the original parking spot again. That will stop your brakes and tires from freezing.

4. When you are ready to leave, make a slight turn to the right while looking to your passenger side mirror. Make sure both of your outside wheels are turning. Do the same with a left turn. If your wheels are turning, you are good to go.

 

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Make Your Next Stop the U.S. Xpressway

by Ashley Rhodes 13. November 2019 15:05

The U.S. Xpressway is the website exclusively for all U.S. Xpress Drivers, including Independent Contractors. Visit www.USXpressway.com today for company news, videos, and important information, as well as:

• Interactive sections to give shout outs to your fellow drivers.

• Tips for reading settlement sheets.

• Ways to stay safe and compliant while on the road. 

• Details about equipment, trucks, and trailers. 

• Contacts at U.S. Xpress available to help you. 

• How to bring pets and riders with you, and ways to stay healthy on the road.

If you already use the Xpress Mobile app, log in with your mobile app username and password. If you don’t have the mobile app, click on the New Driver Registration button on www.USXpressway.com and create a login quickly and easily.

We hope you enjoy your website, and thanks for driving with us! 

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Here's a Reminder to Sign Up for 2020 Benefits

by Ashley Rhodes 12. November 2019 16:24

2020 benefits enrollment is going on now through November 22. This is the only time of year that you can make changes and confirm existing coverage, so it's important that you call.


You can do so in three easy steps!


1. Check out the 2020 Benefits Guide that was mailed to your home address or view a digital version of your Benefits Guide on www.usxpressway.com. 


2. If you are adding a spouse or dependent, go ahead and fax your dependent documents to 866-231-9165. Be sure to include a fax cover sheet with your employee ID on it. Dependent documents are marriage certificates for a spouse and birth certificates for children.


3. Give us a call at 866-895-8677 between November 4 and November 22. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST.


Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? Attend one of our conference calls led by a benefits expert anywhere that’s convenient for you. Please check the schedule below:


Benefits Enrollment Conference Schedule


Wednesday, November 13
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST


Monday, November 18
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST


To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 102-626-4452.


We look forward to helping you and answering any benefits questions you may have!

 

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DriverTech Network Maintenance on Friday, November 15

by Ashley Rhodes 12. November 2019 15:38

On Friday, November 15, 2019, starting at 11pm MST, DriverTech will be performing network maintenance. This process is expected to take no longer than 4 hours to complete, but messages to and from your DriverTech unit will be interrupted (you will not receive new dispatches, pre-assignments, or another messages) during this maintenance window.


If you have any questions about this network maintenance, please contact DriverTech Support by calling 844-879-7737, option 6, then option 2.

 

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Honoring Our Veterans

by Ashley Rhodes 11. November 2019 11:47

This Veterans Day, I personally want our veterans and men and women currently serving, as well as your families, to know how much I appreciate your service and sacrifices for the freedoms we all enjoy. I also encourage other civilians like myself to set aside a few moments to remember and honor those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.

We are honored to have you on the U.S. Xpress team. Thank you for your service.

Please help yourself to a cupcake or sweet treat to celebrate our veterans at the corporate offices, service centers and Dedicated locations today.

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Eric Fuller
President & CEO
U.S. Xpress

 

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