U.S. Xpress Named a Top 10 Military Employer
Chattanooga, TN (December 15, 2017) – Across the trucking industry, U.S. Xpress is known for its passionate commitment to hiring veterans, and providing a veteran-friendly workplace that helps ensure their long-term success. Now, the Military Friendly® organization has recognized U.S. Xpress as a Top 10 Military Employer—across all industries, all across the nation. Plus, U.S. Xpress is the highest-ranked truckload carrier with more than one billion in revenues.
Military Friendly® helps connect veterans returning home with careers, schools and various support opportunities across the United States. Through their annual Top 10 list, Military Friendly honors organizations that are doing the most to promote sustainable success for veterans.
Paul Thompson, Military Recruiting Manager for U.S. Xpress, said, “Statistically and comparatively, we exceeded the standard in every surveyed category. In just the second year of our military program, we moved from a prestigious Silver rating last year all of the way up to a Top Ten in the county this year. As a veteran myself, I believe in the good work Military Friendly is doing on behalf of veterans, and I am honored to know that they believe in what we’re doing here at U.S. Xpress.”
One key difference-maker that vaulted U.S. Xpress into the Top 10 is, just this year, the company became one of a select few trucking companies to be accredited by the Veterans Administration as part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program. Through this ground-breaking initiative, veterans can now receive up to $25,700 in tax-free housing benefits checks from the V.A. in addition to earning excellent pay from U.S. Xpress as a driving professional or diesel mechanic.
Mr. Thompson added, “We put a very high value on the experience, commitment and work ethic of veterans. That’s why we pushed so hard to make the Apprenticeship Program a reality. Now, our Top 10 Military Employer honor is fueling our drive to find even more innovative ways to give these deserving men and women a jump start on a high-paying, rewarding career.”
About U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1986, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. is one of the country’s largest truckload carriers, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America. We are committed to being at the forefront of safety compliance, using comprehensive training for our staff and drivers, and ensuring our trucks feature the latest safety innovations. With a dedication to minimizing our impact on the environment, U.S. Xpress is a SmartWay Transport Partner. U.S. Xpress affiliates include Total Transportation of Mississippi and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit https://www.usxpress.com.