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US Xpress Company Profile

US Xpress

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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Terminal Locations

Terminals are located in the following areas:

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Colton, CA
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • Richland, MS
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Markham, IL
  • Springfield, OH
  • Loudon, TN
  • Ellenwood, GA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Lexington, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • McCoole, MD
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Kearny, NJ

Minimum Qualifications

The mininum hiring qualifications at US Xpress includes but is not limited to the following:

General Requirements

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must hold a Class A CDL
  • Must pass a D.O.T. physical
  • Must pass a company road test
  • Must not have tested positive on a drug test or refused a drug test within the last 3 years
  • Must not have tested positive for drugs or alcohol while operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle
  • Must be a United States citizen or possess an appropriate work visa
  • Must be able to read, speak and write the English language in accordance with D.O.T. regulations

Driving Record

  • May not have more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years
  • May not have more than 2 moving violations in the last 12 months
  • May not have any license suspensions in the last 3 years related to moving violations
  • May not have any DUI or DWI convictions in the last 3 years
  • May not have multiple DUI or DWI convictions
  • May not have a conviction or citation for the following: Leaving the scene of a crime
  • May not have more than 3 preventable minor accidents within the last 3 years

Criminal History

An applicant may not have any of the following convictions:

  • Sale or possession of a controlled substance in the last 5 years
  • Murder
  • Sexual assault of any kind
  • Armed robbery or felony theft
  • Perjury
  • Any other “aggravated” conviction

NOTE: All other felonies and misdemeanors will be evaluated for substantial relationship to the job.

Work History

The Recruiting Department will review and evaluate the following points of your work history:

  • Multiple violations of company policy
  • Termination from previous employer
  • Unexplainable or excessive gaps in employment
  • Indication that applicant is not eligible for rehire by previous employer
  • Documentation of excessive complaints

NOTE: An applicant with a dishonorable discharge or discharge for bad conduct from the the military will not be considered for employment.

Miscellaneous Info

US Xpress Driver Careers Check out the US Xpress driving careers homepage.

US Xpress Equipment US Xpress operates some of the best equipment on the road.

Recent CDL Graduates Find out about the USX driver training program.

Hiring Area

US Xpress hires drivers from all of the lower 48 United States, but their main hiring area is from the Mississippi river and east.

US Xpress Hiring Map

Operating Area

All of the lower 48 states and Canada.

Company Training Duration

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.

Forced To Team After Training?

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.

Type Of Freight

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.

US Xpress Truck


After 60 days, drivers become eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance as well as company provided life insurance, 401k, and direct deposit.

Tuition Reimbursement

Recent CDL grads are eligible to receive $150 / month up to $4,000.

Hometime Policy

OTR drivers are typically out for a maximum of 28 days and earn 1 day of hometime for each week out.

Rider And Pet Policy

Drivers are allowed to have an approved rider or pet.

Team Opportunities

Team freight is abundant at US Xpress and those who wish to drive a team truck will have many opportunities to do so.

Canada Border Crossing Policy

While some freight does travel into Canada, drivers will not be forced into crossing the border.

New York City Dispatch

Drivers are not forced into NYC.

Hazardous Materials

A hazardous materials endorsement is encouraged but not required.

Drop And Hook

Approximately 60% to 70% of freight at US Xpress is drop and hook with 98% no-touch freight.

Forced Dispatch

While drivers are normally given a choice of load assignments, there are times they may be forced dispatched.

Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities

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.

Average Age Of Equipment

Most trucks in the fleet are under 2 years of age.

Transmission Type

The entire fleet uses automatic transmissions with manual override modes.

Speed Of Trucks

Trucks are limited to between 62 and 65mph.

APU / Idle Policy

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.

Electronic / Paper Logs

The entire fleet is currently switching over to electronic logbooks.

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