Wade Hinton named Chief Inclusion Partner
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Sept. 8, 2021 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX), has named Wade Hinton Chief Inclusion Partner and will engage with his professional services firm, Hinton & Company, in a commitment to advance inclusion and diversity. Wade and his team will work closely with U.S. Xpress leadership and the company’s Inclusion & Diversity Council to define goals, map strategies, and outline specific deliverables to becoming a more inclusive organization.
“Wade’s deep experience will allow us to build a solid infrastructure and help us on our journey towards becoming a more inclusive company and leader in the industry,” said Eric Fuller, President & CEO of U.S. Xpress. “Attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse workforce is essential to our growth and pivotal in successfully transforming trucking.”
Wade was a 2021 Chattanooga mayoral candidate and most recently served as Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity for Unum, a Fortune 500 insurance benefits company. He also served as City Attorney for the City of Chattanooga and Deputy General Counsel for Volkswagen Chattanooga. Wade has been named a Presidential Leadership Scholar and German Marshall Fellow, and earlier this year, DiversityFirst listed him as a 2021 Top Diversity Officer.
This is one more step in an ongoing journey U.S. Xpress is taking to create a more inclusive culture. In 2020, the company established an Inclusion & Diversity Council led by a wide assortment of team members, each representing unique points of view. From this council, employee resource groups were launched to address important issues that impact women, those of different ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community, and the many military veterans working throughout the company. Earlier this year, U.S. Xpress also published its first corporate responsibility report and has established aggressive goals around environmental responsibility and community giving.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Through its subsidiaries, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX) offers customers over-the-road, dedicated, and brokerage services. Founded in 1985, the Company utilizes a combination of smart technology, a modern fleet of tractors, and a network of highly trained, professional drivers to efficiently move freight for a wide variety of customers. U.S. Xpress implements a range of digital initiatives and technology to drive innovation in the industry, streamline the value chain for customers, and improve the overall driver experience. For more, visit usxpress.com.
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Source: U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
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