Celebrating Our Country – Twice in One Day.

by Miranda Brooks 14. June 2021 10:26

On this day in 1775, the United States Army was formed and is the oldest of our country’s military branches. For 246 years, the U.S. Army has been protecting America’s freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend our nation in times of need.

Exactly two years later, on June 14th, 1777, the United States flag was adopted by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

In honor of both occasions, we say thank you to all veterans on the roads for your service to our country. We owe our freedom to you and are proud to work beside you every day.

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last Call: Be an Owner with the Employee Stock Purchase Program

by Miranda Brooks 13. June 2021 15:07

Did you know we have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)? It’s a benefit that means when we succeed, so do you! Be on the lookout for a letter with the run down, including some frequently asked questions. But for now, as the enrollment period approaches, here’s what you need to know.

We're excited to offer this benefit and hope you consider participating in the program. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or 1-844-USXPRESS (Option #7).

Have You Signed Up Previously for the ESPP?

If you plan to keep the same contribution you set during your previous enrollment, you're good to go. If you would like to increase, decrease, or suspend your contribution, just log into your account by clicking here and make any changes you'd like.

As always, thanks for choosing to drive with us. Keep up the great work, and stay safe out there. ​

 

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Join Us to Celebrate Our Drivers & Trainer of the Year!

by Miranda Brooks 12. June 2021 15:05

Please join us for an online celebration of our 2020 Drivers and Trainer of the Year. This year's event will be streaming on our Facebook page on Tuesday, June 15th, starting at 6 pm ET. Don't miss it!

 

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Reminder: Send Us Your Dad Jokes!

by Miranda Brooks 11. June 2021 14:59

As part of our celebration of Father’s Day this year, we’re gathering the best of the best dad jokes. We’ll go first:

Why do seagulls fly over the ocean? Because if they flew over the bay, we'd call them bagels 

Now it’s your turn! Send your favorite dad joke to USXcommunications@usxpress.com, and you could be featured on our social media pages. Want to make even more or a splash? Send in a video with your joke instead!

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Diversity and Inclusion: Changing the Face of Trucking

by Miranda Brooks 10. June 2021 15:43

The face of trucking is changing. People of different races, sexualities, ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds are joining the industry, bringing new perspectives to the table, and driving success for their organizations. In fact:

  •  Companies devoted to diversity are 43% more likely to see above-average profits.
  •   64% of carriers report that they are at least 51% owned by a member of a diverse group.
  •  The number of drivers who identify as part of a minority group increased nearly 15% between 2013 and 2018 and continues to grow
  •    Companies in the top 25th percentile for gender diversity on their executive teams are about 25% more likely to experience above-average profits.

So, we will continue striving for and celebrating diversity and inclusion at U.S. Xpress as we grow and change as a company and as individuals.

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May Social Media Photo Contest: Don't Forget to Vote for Your Favorite #Truckie!

by Miranda Brooks 9. June 2021 11:20
Voting is underway for our May Social Media Photography Contest and you choose the winner! Head over to our Facebook (@USXpressDrivers) or Instagram (@us.xpressdrivers) by 12pm EST on Thursday June 10th to vote for your favorite photo from the road submitted by a fellow driver.
 
We’re holding this photo each month all year long, so send us your best truck photo anytime for a chance to win a $50 paycheck bonus. And you just might see your photography featured on our Facebook, Instagram, Service Center TV screens, and more. Each month, we’ll compile the top submissions and let you pick the winner by voting for your favorite on Facebook and Instagram.
 
Here’s how it works:
  • Submit your photos by the last day of each month in 2021 through our Facebook page (@USXpressDrivers) or email your photos to us at usxcommunications@usxpress.com.
  • Voting will open at the beginning of the following month on Facebook and Instagram
  • The photo that receives the most votes wins!
 
Guidelines for Submissions:
We’re looking for great quality photos to feature. Here are some guidelines about what we’re looking for in a photo:
  • Resolution is at least 8 megapixels (default size on most phones).
  • File format is jpg (standard format on most phones).
  • Size is original or the largest setting.
  • Orientation is landscape (taken when phone is held on its side).​
 
Photo Credit: Professional Driver Charod G.

 

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Be an Owner with our Employee Stock Purchase Plan!

by Miranda Brooks 8. June 2021 08:45

Did you know we have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)? It’s a benefit that means when we succeed, so do you! Be on the lookout for a letter with the run down, including some frequently asked questions. But for now, as the enrollment period approaches, here’s what you need to know.

We’re excited to offer this benefit and hope you consider participating in the program. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the HR Service Center at hrservices@usxpress.com or 1-844-USXPRESS (Option #7).

Have You Signed Up Previously for the ESPP

If you plan to keep the same contribution you set during your previous enrollment, you’re good to go. If you would like to increase, decrease, or suspend your contribution, just log into your account by clicking here and make any changes you’d like.

As always, thanks for choosing to drive with us. Keep up the great work, and stay safe out there. 

 

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

by Miranda Brooks 7. June 2021 10:20

​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

Coming soon, your ratings will be used to create average driver ratings for each location so that you will be able to view how your fellow drivers have rated a suggested parking location before you select it. 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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D-Day: Commemorating History and Celebrating our Veterans

by Miranda Brooks 6. June 2021 08:46

On June 6th, 1944, now known as D-Day, over 150,000 American, Canadian, and British troops landed in Normandy to help stop the spread of Nazi Germany. The invasion played a huge role in World War II, marking the turn of the tide for the control maintained by Nazi Germany. It was not only a significant psychological blow for Hitler, but it also prevented him from sending troops from France to build up his Eastern Front against the advancing Soviets. The following spring, on May 8th, 1945, the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.

Today we’re not just looking to the past, celebrating the troops’ success, and paying tribute to their sacrifices. We’re also recognizing the importance of today’s U.S. military and honoring everyone who has served. Their sacrifices have and will continue to change the course of history and keep our country safe and strong.

Thank you, veterans.

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Send Us Your Dad Jokes!

by Miranda Brooks 5. June 2021 10:57

As part of our celebration of Father’s Day this year, we’re gathering the best of the best dad jokes. We’ll go first:

Why do seagulls fly over the ocean? Because if they flew over the bay, we'd call them bagels.

Now it’s your turn! Send your favorite dad joke to USXcommunications@usxpress.com, and you could be featured on our social media pages. Want to make even more or a splash? Send in a video with your joke instead!

 

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