The first four Million Miler in company history recognized.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 10, 2022) – U.S. Xpress (NYSE: USX) honored 181 professional truck drivers from its U.S. Xpress and Variant brands for their more than 241 million combined miles of safe driving. To put the miles in perspective, that’s equal to 9,678 times around the Earth, or more than 500 trips to the moon and back. This group of elite drivers hit these safe driving milestones during the 2021 calendar year and were honored during an awards ceremony this week at the company’s Chattanooga, Tenn. headquarters.
“Professional truck driving is an often thankless job, so it’s always exciting to bring our most seasoned professionals to town for a few days of recognition and celebration,” said Eric Fuller, president and CEO of U.S. Xpress.
Jim Davis, a 35-year U.S. Xpress Dedicated driver, was the first driver in company history to reach four million safe miles. Also recognized were seven drivers reaching their three million safe driving milestones, 10 Drivers of the Year, and one Trainer of the Year.
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. In addition to the awards, drivers were celebrated by office employees in an Honored Driver Walk of Fame and breakfast at company headquarters followed by afternoon of activities and socializing in downtown Chattanooga with office staff and company leadership. Each driver also received a personalized award and company merchandise, including coveted Million Miler jackets.
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.
Mary Fortune, Director, Corporate Communications