Blue Beacon Partnership- Get a Free Truck Wash!

by Miranda Brooks 20. October 2021 10:26

Did you know U.S. Xpress company drivers can wash their trucks and trailers for free every 28 days/4 weeks at any U.S. Xpress shop or Blue Beacon location? It's true. 

For Blue Beacon washes, all you need to do is pull up to a location, provide your truck number, show your CDL and sign a wash ticket. The wash includes a cab wash as well as a trailer wash. We highly encourage you to wash the trailer while you're at it – don't worry, that's free too. Please note, you must show your CDL and sign in.

If you have any questions about your free truck wash, contact the XRA/Breakdown Department at 844-879-7737 option 4, then option 2. ​

 

Photo Credit: Professional Driver Jerry M.

 

 

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Are you prepared for hazardous conditions?

by Miranda Brooks 19. October 2021 10:56

It’s not likely you’ll have to chain your tires, but it’s important that you know how if you’re caught in severe winter weather. In this training, you’ll learn how to identify a suitable chain for your tires, how to install the chain, and where to find key information about state and DOT laws regarding chain usage.

And don’t forget—if you need to pick up chains while on the road, just call the fuel department at 844-879-7737.

To understand the ins and outs of tire chaining, visit www.USXpressway.com, where you’ll find a direct link titled “Professional Driver Development Site.”

New to the Professional Driver Development Site? Click here for a view on how to access the course:https://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.

 

And, as always, thanks for driving with us!

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Free flu and COVID shots for Company drivers

by Miranda Brooks 18. October 2021 09:13

All U.S. Xpress and Variant company drivers and their dependents covered by our insurance are eligible for free flu and COVID-19 shots at the following dates and locations: 

  • Tunnel Hill Service Center (1535 New Hope Church Rd, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755): Wednesday, October 20th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST in conference room #4
  • Ellenwood Service Center (2664 Campbell Blvd, Ellenwood, GA 30294): Wednesday, October 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST in the breakroom

If you’re unavailable to attend any of these clinics, don’t worry—we're offering a voucher for free flu shots at your local Walmart location. This voucher is valid for all drivers and their dependents covered by our insurance.

Check it out here:  https://www.usxpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Voucher.pdf

 

 

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Help Us Help You! Rate our 40,000 Parking Locations.

by Miranda Brooks 17. October 2021 13:47

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

Our goal is to ultimately provide you with the best possible suggestions for parking locations on your route, so we need your feedback! When you visit one of these 40,000 parking locations, please take a few minutes to rate your experience based on the following categories:

  • Safety
  • Cleanliness
  • Lighting 
  • Ease of Accessibility 
  • Lot Fullness

Your ratings on these locations will help us provide you with the best future suggestions, fueled by your collective feedback.

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

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Keep a Healthy Mind with the Employee Assistance Program

by Miranda Brooks 16. October 2021 13:45

Now more than ever, our physical health is extremely important. But in difficult times like these, mental health is just as important. 

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. 

It provides valuable services focused on a range of concerns, including finding elder or child care, 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 

  • 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 ​

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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$4,000 with One Text? It’s Possible.

by Miranda Brooks 15. October 2021 13:44

Right now, with our Driver Referral Program, you can refer a new hire (not a previous U.S. Xpress driver) and earn some major cash.

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

Have someone in mind? 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, making sure you get paid. 

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.

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

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Scan in Your Paperwork from the Safety of Your Cab

by Miranda Brooks 14. October 2021 13:26

Have you tried the scanning feature in your Xpress Mobile App? If not, this is a great time to start using it. Why?  

It’s Convenient.

You can scan and view your paperwork from anywhere.

It’s Instant.

The app allows you to skip the lines for scanners so you can get back on the road sooner. 

It’s Easy.

If you already have the Xpress Mobile App, everything you need is already on your phone. 

It helps keep you safe. 

Since most drivers on the road have to scan in paperwork, scanners are often some of the more frequently touched items in our facilities and at truck stops. In the era of COVID-19, that’s the kind of thing you should be avoiding. Not to mention standing close to others as you wait in line for the scanner. When you use your app, you don’t even have to leave your cab. Just remember to disinfect your phone on a regular basis. 

Don’t have the Xpress Mobile App? Go to www.USXpressway.com click on "Xpress Mobile App" to download it today.

Feel free to reach out to your manager if you have any questions.

 

Stay safe, drivers. We appreciate all you do!​​

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Happy Birthday, Navy!

by Miranda Brooks 13. October 2021 10:36

John F. Kennedy once said, “I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"

On October 13th, 1775, the Continental Congress established the first naval force in our country’s history. Happy Birthday, Navy! 

 

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Learn tips to avoid slips in the Fall/Winter 2021 Professional Driver Development Campaign

by Miranda Brooks 12. October 2021 08:42

The Professional Driver Development program will help keep you on firm footing when you complete the new campaign segment on winter slipping hazards. It’s part of the Fall/Winter 2021 Campaign providing you with the latest knowledge and skills to stay safe on the road.

 

Icy roads and parking areas may be unavoidable in winter — and they’re prime culprits for slips and falls. But there’s a lot you can do to minimize your chances of an unexpected “trip.” Start by keeping your equipment clean and free of ice and debris. When you’re ready to exit the cab, remember to use three points of contact: Keep a solid grip with two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand, on the cab at all times.

 

Speaking of feet, what’s on them matters, too. Shoes or boots with rubber, grooved, nonslip soles provide the most secure footing. Slip-on sneakers with flat bottoms or cowboy boots with leather soles, not so much. And when it’s an option, stay on surfaces treated for ice and snow.

 

Learn more tips for avoiding slips and falls in the Fall/Winter 2021 Campaign with this course on winter slipping hazards. You have until Nov. 14 to complete the assignment on this topic, plus:

  • Extreme weather driving
  • Spotted lanternfly (if not previously completed)

You can also refresh your knowledge on these featured topics:

 

  • Chain banks
  • Anti-gel fuel additive
  • Tire chaining
  • Displaying logs on a mobile device 

Complete the assignments all at once, or one at a time when it’s most convenient for you.

 

To get started, log into the Professional Driver Development site one of these 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.

From www.usxpress.com, click the “PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DEVELOPMENT” link at the bottom of the main page.

 

Use your Xpress Mobile or U.S. Xpressway username and password to sign in. If you haven’t signed up for Xpress Mobile or U.S. Xpressway yet, create a login at www.USXpressway.com.

 

Need help logging in and accessing the training? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.

If you have questions about your training assignments, contact your manager.

 

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Open enrollment for 2022 benefits is Oct. 25–Nov. 12

by Miranda Brooks 11. October 2021 11:13

Whether you’ve added a new bundle of joy to your family this year, are concerned about certain health conditions, or just want to be better prepared for the future, now’s the time to look at your employee benefits options and make changes to protect you now and in the years ahead.

 

We’ve invested more than $2 million in an enhanced benefits package that offers you more options than ever in 2022. This is the only time you can make changes for next year (unless you have a baby, get married or have another qualifying life event) so it’s important to act during the enrollment window, Oct. 25–Nov. 12.

 

It takes just three steps:

  1. Look for the 2022 Benefits Guide mailed to your home in early October and get familiar with your benefits options.
  2. If you’re adding a spouse or dependent to your coverage, fax dependent documents —marriage certificates for a spouse and birth certificates for children — to 866-231-9165. Be sure to include a fax cover sheet with your driver ID on it.
  3. Call 866-895-8677 between Oct. 25 and Nov. 12 to enroll. The enrollment line is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday.

Questions about your benefits or open enrollment? Join a Zoom call with a benefits expert at one of these times:

Oct. 25

Total drivers: 12-12:45 p.m. ET

https://usxpress.zoom.us/s/94292830050

Oct. 28

Total drivers: 4-4:45 p.m. ET

https://usxpress.zoom.us/s/95935404848

Nov. 2

Total drivers: 1-1:45 p.m. ET

https://usxpress.zoom.us/s/96190989172 

 

We look forward to answering any questions you may have.

 

 

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