Truckers Against Trafficking

by Miranda Brooks 23. July 2021 09:16

​Victims of human trafficking are often found in locations frequented by truck drivers. These victims need our help, and that’s why U.S. Xpress has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). TAT is a nonprofit organization that trains truck drivers to recognize and report instances of human trafficking. By learning how to identify the signs and report incidents of trafficking, you can play a vital role in rescuing victims. Since 2009, professional drivers like you have reported over 2,000 cases to TAT’s national hotline and freed over 1,000 people.

You can help victims of human trafficking with a TAT-certification course that involves a 26-minute video, followed by a 10-minute quiz. 

Access the training one of three ways:

  1. On www.USXpressway.com, there’s a direct link with a button titled “Professional Driver Development Site”.
  2. Or, if you’re already logged into U.S. Xpressway, you can find the Learning System listed under MY TOOLS.
  3. Or, you can go to our main website, www.usxpress.com. At the bottom of the main page, you can click “PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DEVELOPMENT” to access the platform.

Once you’re in the Learning System, look for “Truckers Against Trafficking” in your list of assignments, and click on the video. 

 

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Dallas, Here We Come.

by Miranda Brooks 22. July 2021 12:04

To help make goods move better every day, we’re moving our Irving service center to a more functional, convenient space for everyone. That’s right – starting in early September 2021, we’re headed to Dallas!

 

The new facility, located at 34511 LBJ Freeway, includes offices, a full shop, and driver amenities, all consolidated in one freshly remodeled building. Amenities include:

·        Easier access to truck routes.

·        Better traffic flow.

·        Improved efficiencies in maintenance, training, and parking.

·        A larger designated area in the yard for hands-on training.

·        A shop, office, training facility, driver lounge, and company store – all under one roof.

·        A full gym.

·        Fences and gates around the entire perimeter with keypad or badge entry.

·        Room for future expansion to accommodate any growth plans.

·        More amenities in the area surrounding the service center, like restaurants and entertainment.

 

 

Come by and see us if you’re ever in Texas!

 

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National COVID Cases Double Over Past Few Weeks

by Miranda Brooks 21. July 2021 09:30

Even with an increasing number of people vaccinated, when it comes to COVID-19 and the new delta variant, we’re seeing another spike in cases across the country. The current state of the virus is still extremely serious. There have been 40 new cases within the company in the last few weeks, totaling 540 cases and four fatalities on our team since the beginning of the pandemic.

To help keep everyone safe, remember to follow CDC recommendations, including washing your hands regularly, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and monitoring your health daily in case any symptoms arise.

If you have questions or concerns about getting vaccinated, take a look at this Q&A with Dr. Andrea Willis, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

Remember, if you have not been fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a face covering at any U.S. Xpress facility, including all offices, shops, terminals, and Dedicated locations.

We’re confident that if we all do our part, we’ll get through this together. 

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New Address?

by Miranda Brooks 20. July 2021 11:36

If you’ve gone through a move recently or want to receive mail in a new location, make sure to update your mailing address. If we don’t have your correct contact information, important documents like W-2's, 401k updates, or benefits plan information may be sent to the wrong place – not to mention the surprises that will be coming your way during Driver Appreciation Week.

Updating your contact information is simple:

  1. Visit USXpress.com and select "Employee Self Service" in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
  2. Enter your employee ID and password to log in. If it’s your first time logging in, your password will be the last four digits of your social security number, your two-digit birthday month, and the last two digits of your birth year. So, for example, if you were born in January 1960, and the last four digits of your SSN are 1234, your first-time password would be 12340160.
  3. Once logged in, you can review all of your contact information, and if anything is incorrect, you may 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).
  4. If you've moved to a new state, you will additionally need to update your tax paperwork to ensure you are paying taxes to the correct state. To do so, contact the HR Service Center to have the appropriate tax documents sent to you via mail or email to fill out, sign, and return to us.

 Thanks for your help!

 

Thanks for your help!

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Get a College Degree on Us!

by Miranda Brooks 19. July 2021 10:47

Have you ever thought of earning a college degree or sending a dependent to school? If you’re a U.S. Xpress company driver or technician – this is the time to do it, for free!  

Our Full Ride program offers a 100% paid 4-year college degree from accredited college Ashford University. From liberal arts to business, there are dozens of degrees available so you or your dependents can fulfill any education dreams at no cost to you. We’ll pay for tuition, fees, and books, 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 degree.

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.”

Want to learn more? Visit www.USXFullRide.com usxjobs.com/full-ride to get started.​

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Payroll/driver-line changes

by Miranda Brooks 18. July 2021 13:57

Getting in touch with Payroll shouldn’t be difficult. After all, you earned that paycheck. If you have questions about your pay, we want you to get an answer as quickly as possible. So, we’ve updated our Driver Line menu options to reduce the number of transfers needed to access Payroll Self-Service or get in touch with the Payroll team. 

As usual, when you call the Driver Line (1-844-879-7737) you’ll select option 5 to access the Payroll menu. From there, you’ll have the following options:

  • For payroll self-service, select 1.
  • To speak to someone about an owing agreement, select 2. 
  • For garnishments, select 3.
  • All other pay, select 4.
  • To repeat the above options, select 9.

Thanks for all your hard work. We hope this change helps get you everything you need as quickly and easily as possible. 

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Allentown Terminal Now Open!

by Miranda Brooks 17. July 2021 13:55

Did you know we have a new terminal located in Allentown, PA? This terminal opened its doors on May 12th and is located at 4815 Crackersport Road. The site is approx. 11 acres and has secure tractor & trailer parking, office space, a host of driver amenities including - a TV lounge, gaming stations, break area with coffee & vending, restroom/shower facilities and complimentary laundry facilities.

Plans are currently underway for the addition of a full-service maintenance facility. With the addition of the new shop facility it will allow us to touch a vast number of trucks within the region. This terminal will better support our customers, drivers, and provide us with a strategic location for freight deliveries/pickups into and out of major metropolitan markets.​

 

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

by Miranda Brooks 16. July 2021 10:48

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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Reminder: Operation Safe Driver Week

by Miranda Brooks 15. July 2021 09:42

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is July 11th through 17th. Law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers (in commercial and passenger vehicles) engaging in dangerous driving behavior, with an emphasis on speeding.

During the week, you should use the same safe driving practices you do every day, including:

  •  Maintaining speeds at or below posted speed limits.
  •  Wearing a seatbelt.
  •  Avoiding using handheld mobile devices, including cell phones.
  •  Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
  • Making proper lane changes.
  • Avoiding reckless and aggressive driving.
  •  Obeying all traffic signs and devices.

If you have any questions about this year’s CVSA Safe Driver Week, please reach out to your manager.

 

Thanks for staying safe! 

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Your Feedback Makes a Better Us

by Miranda Brooks 14. July 2021 09:40

Reaching the goal of doubling our revenue in the next four years depends on our people. We want to create a work environment, culture, and company that you’re proud of. But we need your feedback to do it.

To help build on continuous listening and make improvements to our processes, policies, and workplace culture, we’re gathering statistical data through a series of 10-minute confidential employee engagement surveys. Each survey will be a chance for you to give us your feedback about working as part of the U.S. Xpress or Variant team.

All company drivers will receive the survey via text message. So, be on the lookout – it’s not spam! Please be sure to take the survey no later than Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021. Don’t worry – we’ll remind you again.

If you have trouble accessing the survey or have technical questions, reach out to the Professional Development team at professionaldevelopment@usxpress.com.

Thanks for your help in improving our company together.

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