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US Xpress Company Profile

US Xpress Trucking

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.

Getting Hired At US Xpress

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

More Hiring Requirements At US Xpress

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 more than 3 preventable minor accidents within the last 3 years
  • May not have a conviction or citation for the following: Leaving the scene of a crime
  • May not have multiple DUI or DWI convictions

US Xpress Terminal Locations

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

U.S. Xpress Additional 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.

U.S. Xpress Hiring & Operating Areas

US Xpress Hiring Map
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.

Operating Area

All of the lower 48 states and Canada.

U.S. Xpress Training, Pay & Benefits

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.

Driver Pay

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.

U.S. Xpress Company Policies

  • Tuition Reimbursement

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

  • Rider And Pet Policy

    Drivers are allowed to have an approved rider or pet.

  • Hometime Policy

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

  • Canada Border Crossing Policy

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

  • 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.

  • New York City Dispatch

    Drivers are not forced into NYC.

U.S. Xpress Driver Testimonials Video

US Xpress Truck
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.

U.S. Xpress Company Policies

  • Average Age Of Equipment

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

  • Speed Of Trucks

    Trucks are limited to between 62 and 65mph.

  • Transmission Type

    The entire fleet uses automatic transmissions with manual override modes.

  • Electronic / Paper Logs

    The entire fleet is currently switching over to electronic logbooks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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