PartnerShip 2022 brings together U.S. Xpress customers to share challenges and solutions, hear from industry experts, and have a little fun along the way.

What’s happening: After a two-year hiatus, U.S. Xpress is preparing to host PartnerShip 2022, our premier partner summit, planned for Aug. 15-17 in our scenic and vibrant hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Why it matters: The event is a great showcase for some of the sharpest industry experts, but connecting the folks who put the “Ship” in PartnerShip is another huge benefit of getting together to talk about the wild world of hauling freight.

The bottom line: Confirm your attendance today for PartnerShip 2022 or contact sales@usxpress.com with any questions. Accommodations, meals, and outings are all provided by U.S. Xpress. Registration closes Aug. 1.


The challenges of moving goods aren’t for the faint of heart, even in the best of times. Toss in a global pandemic, economic upheaval unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetimes, and boom-and-bust demand cycles that defy prediction, and you have, well, the world we’re all working in today.

When things get weird (and they have gotten very weird since March 2020), there’s a lot we can learn from each other about how to survive and thrive through even the toughest tests. 

After a two-year hiatus, U.S. Xpress is preparing to host PartnerShip 2022, our premier partner summit, planned for Aug. 15-17 in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Yes, it’s a great showcase for some of the sharpest industry experts to address everything from autonomous trucking and economic trends to the firsthand views of drivers on the front lines. But connecting the folks who put the “Ship” in PartnerShip is another huge benefit of getting together to talk about the wild world of hauling freight.

After our 2019 event, U.S. Xpress customers let us know that connecting with each other was a major upside of getting together to talk trucking. That’s because we haul freight for just about every industry you can imagine — across verticals, across geographies, and through three distinct offerings that touch every shipping need, from OTR to brokerage to dedicated routes.

Here are a few comments from our customers who participated in our 2019 summit:

I appreciated the variety of speakers, the different backgrounds of the industries, the opportunity to interact across multiple levels of U.S. Xpress and with other shippers.

The best part was the ability to network with other customers and carriers to find out what we each do best and how to help each other grow in areas we are weak.

There were lots of high-end shippers to network with.

Appreciate the ability to directly engage other customers and various levels within U.S. Xpress.

As we plan PartnerShip 2022, we’ve got a great lineup of speakers and sessions, as well as some very appealing plans for our downtime and socializing. Our theme this year, Moving Forward, reflects the focus we all share on meeting the challenges of the future from a position of strength. In addition to U.S. Xpress leadership, speakers will include:

  • Dr. Chris Caplice, executive director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics, which is a world leader in supply chain management education and research.
  • Dr. Sterling Anderson, co-founder of Aurora and the chief product officer of the autonomous trucking company since its formation in 2017. Prior to Aurora’s founding, he led the design, development, and launch of the award-winning Tesla Model X, and led the team that delivered Tesla Autopilot.
  • Erica Orange, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She analyzes emerging sociocultural, technological, economic, geopolitical and environmental trends, and identifies the strategic implications of those trends for Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and public sector clients.

PartnerShip 2022 will be hosted at the historic Read House, an elegantly refurbished 150-year-old hotel in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Among the social events we’ll enjoy will be dinner and cocktails at the Hunter Museum of American Art, which boasts stunning blufftop views of the Tennessee River. We’ll also take a group golf excursion and participate in a charity event featuring Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, an organization that pairs service dogs with military veterans suffering from brain injuries.

If the pandemic taught us anything, it was to appreciate the power of connection. Confirm your attendance today for PartnerShip 2022 or contact sales@usxpress.com with any questions.

We’re looking forward to Moving Forward together.