Locate Over 36,000 Grocery Stores Right from Your DriverTech

by Miranda Brooks 23. October 2020 10:19

We know that being able to find a grocery store to buy food and supplies while you’re out on the road is important. So, we updated the “Food” amenity stop options on your DriverTech to include 36,000+ grocery stores.  

 

To keep you safe, when you choose a grocery store, DriverTech will guide you to a safe parking place within a quarter of a mile of the store.

 

Stay safe, and as always, thank you for driving with us during this challenging time.

 

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Driver Referral Has Gone Mobile

by Miranda Brooks 22. October 2020 12:10

You likely all know about our Driver Referral Program. If not, we’ll catch you up. 

 

Right now, if you’re a company driver, you can refer any new hire (not a previous U.S. Xpress driver), and earn some cold hard cash:

  • $2,000 for every experienced Solo Driver.
  • $4,000 for every experienced Team.

 

You’ll receive your bonus once the new hire delivers their first load as a U.S. Xpress driver. Though the Driver Referral Bonus is open to U.S. Xpress company drivers only, there’s no limit to how many referrals you can make.

 

What’s new? Now it’s easier than ever to refer a driver. Just text “Refer” to (423) 436-9588 and our virtual assistant will guide you through the rest, making sure your reference is contacted and, if hired, you get paid. 

 

Rather do it from your computer? No problem. You can access the virtual assistant and get the referral process started here. 

 

Thanks for your help! We can’t wait to meet all the great drivers you bring to the table. 

 

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Get Ready to Sign Up for 2021 Benefits

by Miranda Brooks 21. October 2020 10:12

2021 benefits enrollment will take place from October 26 – November 13, 2020. 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. Be on the lookout for your 2021 Benefits Guide that has been mailed to your home address.

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 October 26 and November 13. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST. The sooner you call, the better chance you have to avoid potentially long wait times.

Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? There will be conference calls led by a benefits expert that you can call into. Please check the schedule below, and mark your calendars.

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

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Get Ready to Sign Up for 2021 Benefits

by Miranda Brooks 21. October 2020 10:00

2021 benefits enrollment will take place from October 26 – November 13, 2020. 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. Be on the lookout for your 2021 Benefits Guide that has been mailed to your home address.

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 October 26 and November 13. Operators will be taking calls Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, EST. The sooner you call, the better chance you have to avoid potentially long wait times.

Want to learn more before signing up or making changes? There will be conference calls led by a benefits expert that you can call into. Please check the schedule below, and mark your calendars.

To join a conference call, dial 866-202-0833, and enter access code 243-310-4741.

Benefits Enrollment Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 22
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

Tuesday, October 27
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST

Thursday, October 29
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

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

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Team Member Update: COVID-19

by Miranda Brooks 20. October 2020 12:04

After about 6 months since our first COVID-19 case, there have now been 154 team members who have tested positive for the virus. Fortunately, many of them have recovered fully and are back at work, feeling great. To those who are still recovering, we wish you all the best and hope you take the time you need. We’re confident we’ll have you back with us soon.

 

As always, for the sake of your health, that of your teammates, and to help stop the spreadof the virus, remember to take these CDC-recommended precautions:

·        Maintain social distancing as much as possible.

·        Wear a face covering whenever you are outside your cab. Remember, if you’re going into any U.S. Xpress facilities, masks are required when in shared spaces.

·        Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is a good substitute.

·        Instead of using driver lounges or other public areas, take breaks in your truck whenever possible.

·        Disinfect frequently touched surfaces on a regular basis including your DriverTech unit, phone, door handles, and steering wheel.

 

Stay safe and keep up the good work.

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Professional Driver Development: Extreme Winter Driving

by Miranda Brooks 19. October 2020 10:54

Even for safe, experienced drivers, driving in the snow, mountains, or construction zones isn’t always easy. In fact, driving under any of those conditions can be extremely dangerous. As part of your Professional Driver Development, we have all the tips, tricks, and reminders for staying safe no matter what your route brings.

 

You can easily access “Extreme Weather Driving” and the rest of your fall/winter training by visiting www.USXpressway.com where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.” Remember, you must complete all your training by November 13th.

 

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.

 

As always, thanks for driving with us, and stay safe out there!

 

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Need to Weigh a Load? Locate a Scale from your DriverTech.

by Miranda Brooks 18. October 2020 11:41

Easily locate a scale on your route right from your DriverTech navigation. Simply press the blue road sign button on your DriverTech navigation screen, select “Scale”, and your DriverTech unit will then begin searching for options based on your current route. When the search is complete, up to four optimal scale options will display on your screen, and you can select the one that best suits your needs. 

If you have any questions about locating a scale in your DriverTech navigation, reach out to your manager. Thanks for driving with us!

 

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Check Your Pay Status Conveniently with Xpress Mobile

by Miranda Brooks 17. October 2020 11:40

We know driving is hard work, so we’re making it easy to check your pay status quickly and conveniently with the Xpress Mobile app. Simply select Payroll in the app’s menu, then select “Pay Status” to view your payroll information on trips missing paperwork, trips pending payment, and current mileage rate and bonuses. 

 

Have any questions? Please reach out to your manager. 

 

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

 

Thanks for driving with us! 

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Congratulations to P&G Driver of the Year, Leonardo Souza Carvalho

by Miranda Brooks 16. October 2020 11:39

Leonardo has been a driver for U.S. Xpress for over five years in our Dedicated Division. In those five years he has driven 547,000+ miles, delivering P&G products through all types of adverse conditions. He plays a pivotal role on the Shippensburg, PA team. In recognition of his hard work and dedication, Leonardo was recently named P&G Driver of the Year. Congratulations, Leonardo, and keep up the great work!

 

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Is Your Address Up-To-Date?

by Miranda Brooks 15. October 2020 08:32

Each year, many team members change their address due to a move, but with everything else going on during that time, they forget to update their contact information with U.S. Xpress.

 

If this occurs, it can unfortunately result in several potential problems as the year progresses. Important documents, such as W-2's or benefits plan information, may be sent to the wrong address. In addition, state income taxes may be calculated, deducted, and reported incorrectly. These situations could result in compromised personal information, delayed receipt of important documents, paying taxes to the wrong state, or even paying more taxes than needed.

 

In order to minimize these events, we ask that you take a moment and verify your contact information by visiting www.USXpress.com and selecting "Employee Self Service" in the bottom righthand corner of the page. Your employee ID and password will be used to login. If you have never logged in before, your password will the last four digits of your social security number, two-digit month of birth, and two-digit year of birth (example 12340160).

 

Once logged in, you can review all of your contact information, and if anything is incorrect, you can easily change it through the Employee Self Service page, or by contacting the HR Service Center by phone (800-670-1915; x257510) or email (hrservices@usxpress.com).

 

Thank you for your assistance as we work to protect you and your personal information!

 

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