Win $50 for Showing You Know How to Access E-Logs for Inspections and When to Use Paper Logs

by Christina Sacco 24. June 2019 16:27

Congrats to Delores S., Guy M., and Kamilah B.! They won $50 by correctly answering last week’s question: False. You only have to take a 24-hour reset break if you reach 70 hours within an 8-day period. Otherwise, after 8 days, you recap on-duty hours from the previous 8-day period and can continue driving. Want your own chance to win? Show us you know how to view/transmit your e-logs and when to use paper logs by participating in the contest below.

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. This week, we’re focusing on viewing/accessing your e-logs and when to use paper logs.

Not sure what to do when a DOT officer asks to see your e-logs? Look for the DriverTech “Hours of Service Driver & DOT Quick Reference Card” located in your permit book. This step-by-step instructional card can be given to the inspecting officer when they ask you to show/transmit your logs. If the officer asks to view your logs directly on the in-cab device and/or receive your logs by fax or email, follow the steps below:

  • Tap HOS > Options
  • Reference the Options tab when you are inspected and need to share your logs with enforcement.
  • Tap Change Mode, then Roadside Audit before showing your device to law enforcement (you must certify all logs except for the current day’s log to enter Roadside Audit mode).
  • Tap Fax/Email Logs to send logs to law enforcement. (You must be in Roadside Audit mode to fax and email your logs.)
  • Select Email or Fax, enter valid fax # or email address, then tap Send.
  • Once the inspection is finished, tap Normal, then enter your Driver ID to exit Roadside Audit mode.

If you have any questions about viewing/transferring your e-logs, or need help during a DOT inspection, call 844-879-7737 option 6 for the Safety team or ask your FM/AS.

Not sure when it’s okay to use paper logs? While drivers should always use e-logs, you can use paper logs if your DriverTech unit is malfunctioning. If your unit does malfunction, the first step is to contact DriverTech Support, the Safety Department or your FM/AS immediately. Once you’ve reported it, you can use paper logs for a maximum of eight consecutive days or until your DriverTech unit is repaired.

Want to show us that you know how to view/transmit your e-logs and when to use paper logs? Post a selfie of you holding your DriverTech Quick Reference Card and backup paper logs (not while driving, of course!) and post it on either our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USXpressDrivers/ or by tagging us on Instagram at us.xpressdrivers. We will randomly select three drivers to receive $50 on your paycheck next week.

If you aren’t on social media, send you answer to USXCommunications@usxpress.com. And, if you have questions about HOS regulations, call 844-879-7737 option 6 for the Safety team or ask your FM/AS.

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Transport Topics Names U.S. Xpress a Top Carrier

by Lindsay Killian 24. June 2019 16:11

We are pleased to announce that Transport Topics named U.S. Xpress #20 in the Top 100 Carriers of 2019. 

Companies are ranked on the basis of annual revenue and include a listing of operating units and description of services, plus data on the number of employees and equipment. More than 120 companies submitted information from a survey conducted by Transport Topics.

Thanks to all our professional drivers for making this award possible.

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

by Christina Sacco 23. June 2019 16:52

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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Free Lunch Every Wednesday

by Christina Sacco 22. June 2019 16:42

Did you know there's free lunch every Wednesday at all our service centers? If you're near our Jacksonville, Markham, Shippensburg, Tunnel Hill, Ellenwood, Olive Branch, Springfield or Irving locations any Wednesday, stop in for a free lunch! 

Each location serves up something different, so if you would like to know what's on the menu ahead of time, contact the appropriate Service Center Manager.

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Make Your Next Stop the U.S. Xpressway

by Lindsay Killian 21. June 2019 16:36

The U.S. Xpressway is the website  exclusively for all U.S. Xpress Drivers. 

Visit www.USXpressway.com today for company news, videos, and interactive sections, as well as important information about:

  • Ways to keep your cargo security.
  • 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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Head’s Up! DriverTech Maintenance June 21-22

by Christina Sacco 21. June 2019 08:30

DriverTech will be performing network maintenance starting on Saturday, June 22, from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. EST (Friday, June 21, 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 up to 30% more as a Certified Driver Trainer!

by Christina Sacco 20. June 2019 16:32

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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Complete Your Summer 2019 Training Assignments by August 31

by Christina Sacco 19. June 2019 16:52

As part of our commitment to your ongoing professional development, you have been assigned training that is now available through our online learning management system. We’re asking that you complete the six assignments by August 31, 2019.

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 summer, we’re focusing on the following topics:

  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Cruise Control and Hill Descent Control
  • Detroit Assurance Adaptive Cruise
  • Heat Casualty Awareness and Prevention
  • Organizational Fraud

You can complete all six assignments at once or one at a time, whichever is most convenient for you. Plus, you can access them quickly and easily online! Logon to the online learning system 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 learning management system? 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.

Thanks for driving with us!

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Win $50 for Showing that You Know the Hours of Service 70-Hour Rule

by Christina Sacco 18. June 2019 08:42

Congrats to John W., Arthur V. and Israel M. (not pictured) for winning $50 by correctly answering last week’s question: D. Fueling, physically loading or unloadinga trailer, and a DOT inspection are all considered on-duty. Want your own chance to win? Show us you know about the 70-Hour Rule by correctly answer this week’s question below.

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. This week, we’re focusing on the 70-Hour Rule.

The 70-Hour Rule applies to the maximum number of hours you are allowed to drive in an 8-day period. After 8 days, you recapture or “recap” the on-duty hours you worked previously. These recap hours (from all on--duty work) can be used to continue driving without a reset.

If you reach the maximum 70 hours before a full 8 days have passed, a 34-hour break is required to reset your time before you can drive again. When you do take your reset break, you are allowed to use Personal Conveyance to drive up to 50 miles off-duty to get to a safe location or your home. Make sure to select Personal Conveyance in DriverTech before doing so.

Think you know the 70-Hour Rule? Visit our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USXpressDrivers/ or Instagram at us.xpressdrivers to correctly answer our question of the week, and you could be one of three drivers randomly selected to receive $50 on your paycheck next week:

True or False? A 34-hour restart is mandatory after 70 hours of driving.

If you aren’t on social media, send you answer to USXCommunications@usxpress.com. And, if you have questions about HOS regulations, call 844-879-7737 option 6 for the Safety team or ask your FM/AS.

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Enhanced Driving Training with Professional Driver Development

by Christina Sacco 17. June 2019 16:46

Our Professional Driver Development Program is enhancing the way new drivers learn. One way we do this is by combining training on our driving range with our Virage driving simulators.

No matter if you’re enhancing your existing skills or developing brand new ones, we’re ready to help you on the journey. One piece of the learning journey is providing students with hands-on examples of equipment to inspect and identify over 215 learning points. Another is reinforcing or introducing new skills through an online Learning System designed for new and experienced drivers.

Whether you’ve been with us for decades or are new to U.S. Xpress, we hope you find the benefit of the new program. Talk to your FM/AS to learn more about Professional Driver Development.

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