We’re one of just five national carriers recognized for our LGTBQ+ workplace equity initiatives.
U.S. Xpress recently debuted on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report that measures corporate policies related to LGBTQ+ workplace equity. The report evaluates nearly 1,500 companies, and we’re one of just five national carriers named, scoring 75 out of 100.
We realize equality issues are important to customers like you, and many of your organizations have existing, robust programming in place. We’ve committed to becoming more inclusive and diverse for people of all backgrounds, and our ranking in this voluntary index is further proof of that commitment.
“The CEI score is very important to U.S. Xpress and the many team members within our company who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Amanda Thompson, chief people officer for U.S. Xpress. “This report shows us where we’ve made progress but also highlights areas where we still need to improve as we look to advance inclusivity within U.S. Xpress and ultimately, throughout the transportation industry.”
In 2020, we established an Inclusion & Diversity Council. This employee-led group creates open dialogue and establishes metrics to gauge our efforts. Last year, we also launched new employee resource groups to facilitate discussions around issues that impact women, those of different ethnic backgrounds, our LGBTQ+ community, and the military veterans working at our company.
As these new programs and initiatives take root, we’ll still find ways to improve and grow in our inclusion journey. We’ve hired our first Chief Inclusion Partner, Wade Hinton, who works with our leadership team to define the processes, strategies, and policies that will push us forward. There is a stronger, more diverse, more accepting, and more inclusive version of our industry and organization available to us, and we’re committed to doing the work needed to make it manifest.
For more information about our inclusion and diversity journey, view our corporate responsibility report.