U.S. Xpress is named a recipient of a Smithsonian Award, presented by ComputerWorld Magazine and the Smithsonian Institute. U.S. Xpress is honored for the company’s achievements in developing a “paperless” office in transportation.
In April, U.S. Xpress Co-Chairman Patrick Quinn begins his one-year term as Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association.
Company launches demand critical service Xpress Direct, which rapidly rises to become a leading provider in spot market, on-demand capacity; U.S. Xpress receives the Second Annual Kruesi Spirit of Innovation Award from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Xpress begins testing and implementation of the Blind-Spot reduction camera systems that are used on the right side of the truck.
In December, U.S. Xpress becomes the fastest truckload carrier in history to reach $1 billion in annual sales. U.S. Xpress adds Trailer on Flatcar Intermodal Rail Service to the company’s suite of diversified transportation offerings. U.S. Xpress initiates initial investment in Arnold Transportation Services, a regional truckload carrier based in Jacksonville, Florida. Arnold is the first of a series of investments in regional truckload carriers over the next four years – with other investments including Total Transportation of Mississippi, C&C Trucking and Smith Transport.
U.S. Xpress Co-Chairman Patrick Quinn begins what becomes a 20-month term as the Chairman of the American Trucking Associations. During his term, Mr. Quinn earns a Senatorial appointment to serve as a Department of Transportation Commissioner on a committee charged with making recommendations on transportation infrastructure for the next 50 years
U.S. Xpress is named one of the Best Big Companies in America by Forbes Magazine. Co-founders Max Fuller and Patrick Quinn successfully buy back the outstanding public stock of U.S. Xpress, making it once again a privately-owned company.
U.S. Xpress Co-Chairman Patrick Quinn testifies before both the House and Senate on the Transportation For Tomorrow report that was issued by the D.O.T. Commission on which he served
U.S. Xpress became a recipient of the SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award for reduced pollution and greenhouse gasses produced by trucks.