Three drivers recognized for driving more than 3 million safe miles each
Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 29, 2022) – U.S. Xpress (NYSE: USX) honored 153 of its professional truck drivers from its U.S. Xpress and Variant brands for more than 180 million combined miles of safe driving during an awards ceremony this week at the company’s Chattanooga, Tenn., headquarters. Drivers achieved these career milestones in 2019 and 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were not honored with an in-person ceremony until it was safe to do so.
“Professional truck drivers are the backbone of our country’s supply chain, and now, more than ever, we celebrate these true road warriors who have each achieved significant milestones of safe driving,” said Eric Fuller, President & CEO of U.S. Xpress.
Two Variant drivers, Larry Holmes from Dothan, Ala., and Johnny Loftis from Reidsville, N.C., reached more than 3 million miles each throughout their careers. U.S. Xpress driver William Freelove of Rome, Ga. reached 3 million safe miles and was recognized as the longest tenured driver in attendance.
In addition to the awards ceremony, U.S. Xpress and Variant drivers were celebrated by office employees in a Million Miler Walk of Fame and breakfast at company headquarters followed by afternoon activities and socializing with office staff and company leadership. Each driver also received a personalized award and company merchandise.
The awards ceremony is part of a two-day event hosted by U.S. Xpress for drivers and their guests, which has been a company tradition since 1995. U.S. Xpress will hold another awards ceremony in June, recognizing drivers with mileage milestones that occurred in 2021.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. is on a mission to make goods move better every day. Since its founding in 1985, the Company has evolved into a vital link in the supply chain, providing a portfolio of capacity solutions for its customers. This includes an established Dedicated fleet servicing some of the nation’s largest shippers, along with innovative over-the-road (OTR) and brokerage solutions. Variant, the Company’s driver-first OTR division, is one of the fastest-growing fleets in the industry. U.S. Xpress’ brokerage offering, Xpress Technologies, provides greater capacity for shippers, and for carriers, tools and resources to better manage and grow their business. Powered by nearly 9,000 professionals, these businesses are driving innovation across the industry and helping to shape the future of logistics.
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Source: U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
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