On January 21st, 1986, US Xpress hauled it's first load. At that time, the company operated 48 trucks. The company now operates more than 8,000 tractors and 22,000 trailers making it the nations 2nd largest privately owned truckload carrier. The company is based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee and hauls dry van freight throughout the United States.
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US Xpress hires drivers from all of the lower 48 United States, but their main hiring area is from the Mississippi river and east.
All of the lower 48 states and Canada.
All recent CDL grads will spend a minimum of 160 hours with a certified US Xpress driver trainer, which normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks.
Some locations will require new drivers with no experience to team for 6 months. However, most areas East of the Mississippi River, except for Florida, will not be required to team.
The majority of freight is dry van, but some refrigerated freight also exists.
Drivers will initially earn $58 per day during the 3 day orientation and the 150 hour training period. After that, drivers will earn pay per mile based on a complex sliding payscale. Shorter loads will pay higher than longer loads with a maximum pay of 31cpm during the first year.
After 60 days, drivers become eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance as well as company provided life insurance, 401k, and direct deposit.
Recent CDL grads are eligible to receive $150 / month up to $4,000.
Drivers are allowed to have an approved rider or pet.
OTR drivers are typically out for a maximum of 28 days and earn 1 day of hometime for each week out.
While some freight does travel into Canada, drivers will not be forced into crossing the border.
Team freight is abundant at US Xpress and those who wish to drive a team truck will have many opportunities to do so.
Drivers are not forced into NYC.
A hazardous materials endorsement is encouraged but not required.
Approximately 60% to 70% of freight at US Xpress is drop and hook with 98% no-touch freight.
While drivers are normally given a choice of load assignments, there are times they may be forced dispatched.
Most trucks in the fleet are under 2 years of age.
Trucks are limited to between 62 and 65mph.
The entire fleet uses automatic transmissions with manual override modes.
The entire fleet is currently switching over to electronic logbooks.
Many trucks are equipped with APU units with more being added as new trucks enter the fleet. Otherwise, trucks may idle if the temperature is above 80 degrees or below 60 degrees.
Local, regional, and dedicated opportunities are available but depends completely on where you reside. Some areas have opportunities available immediately following training while other locations don't have any local, regional, or dedicated positions at all.