A History of Looking to the Future
From day one in 1986, U.S. Xpress founders Max Fuller and Patrick Quinn were eager to harness the power of technology for the good of our customers and employees. We were proud early adopters of life-saving technologies like roll stability and accident mitigation systems, and we keep paving the way for safety with features like forward-facing event recorders. Thirty-six years later, we have a lot of miles in this industry to guide us as we continue to invest in and invent new technologies that tackle age-old truckload challenges to make goods move better every day.
Leading the Way to Better, Every Day
With the volatility of the trucking industry, many carriers only plan one or two years ahead. Under the leadership of President and CEO Eric Fuller, we are planning for a decade or more down the road. We’re confident in our investments, our strategy, and, most of all, the team we’ve built to make goods move better every day.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Eric has served as Chief Executive Officer since March 2017 and as President since March 2018.
In 2018, he led the company through its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and, beginning in 2019, built two new operating models from the ground up: a first-of-its-kind digital fleet, Variant, on the asset side, and Xpress Technologies, our reimagined brokerage division, on the third-party capacity side.
Eric is passionate about advancing technology across the entire industry, supporting investments in autonomous trucking and fuel cell technology. He’s also leading company and industry conversations around corporate responsibility and inclusion and diversity.
Eric is a board member of the American Trucking Associations, the Trucking Alliance, and serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Nashville branch. He’s a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Max is widely respected within the trucking industry as a true innovator, evidenced by his award for innovation from the Smithsonian Institute in 2000. Under his leadership, U.S. Xpress became the second largest privately owned; truckload carrier in the nation, surpassing $1 billion in annual revenue in 2004. As Executive Chairman, he remains a full-time executive officer, focusing on long-term strategy, industry innovation, talent development, and equipment.
In addition to guiding U.S. Xpress to the forefront of the industry, he serves the community on several boards of directors and regularly accepts requests to share his insights at speaking engagements, including lending his expertise to presentations to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Transportation.
Chief Financial Officer
Eric has served as Chief Financial Officer since October 2015.
He has held several roles in the company, including Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Accounting, Vice President of Accounting, and most recently, Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Before joining our team, Eric worked as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Eric is a graduate of the Samford University and received his Master of Accountancy from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Chief People Officer
Amanda has served as Chief People Officer since August 2019.
In her current role, Amanda oversees the company’s People Operations teams and is responsible for all strategic talent acquisition, organization design, workforce planning, onboarding, compliance, total rewards, talent development, and communications functions across the enterprise. With a laser focus on culture, she's driven employee and leader experience improvements across the organization. Amanda is also a devoted advocate of a more equitable workplace and leads inclusion and diversity efforts for the company, including its I&D Council, and helps guide its five employee resource groups, including Women in the Workplace, Multicultural, Veteran's, Pride, and Faith-based.
She's a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, an elite program offered through the Chattanooga Chamber, and has industry certifications in specialized areas including Compensation Management, Health Benefits, Corporate Training, and Diversity.
Amanda has been with U.S. Xpress for nearly 20 years, leading in key people operations roles such as Benefits Manager, Benefits and Compensation Director, Senior Human Resources Director, Vice President of Human Resources, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Bryan College.
Nathan has served as Chief Legal Officer since January 2020.
He is responsible for managing and overseeing the Legal, Risk, and Safety departments, as well as providing strategic leadership and coordination of legal matters.
Nathan is involved in a range of key industry and public policy initiatives including the American Trucking Associations Litigation Center Board, the Advisory Board for The Trucking Alliance, and the Public Policy Committee of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. He's also a regular speaker at key legal and trucking industry conferences.
Before joining U.S. Xpress, Nathan was a member of the board of directors and acted as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Rinnai America Corporation, a global manufacturer of commercial and residential gas appliances, and the market leader in tankless water heaters. Prior to his time at Rinnai, he was Senior Counsel at Medtronic, Inc., where he provided general legal counsel to the company's Spine and Biologics Division, with primary responsibilities of supporting product development and business development efforts.
He is a graduate of Carson-Newman College and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
Bryan Johnson, Ed.D
Chief Transformation Officer
Bryan joined the company as Chief of Staff in August 2021, and in May 2022 transitioned to the role of Chief Transformation Officer.
He supports enterprise-wide project management and technology teams, helping to focus on initiatives that drive the greatest return for the company. Bryan champions innovative tech for industry challenges, working closely with driver experience teams to develop best in class solutions across the company's fleet of more than 5,000 tractors. He's a member of the Strategy Team and works closely with peers across HR/Comms, Highway Services, Legal, and Finance.
Before joining U.S. Xpress, Bryan held the role of Hamilton County Schools (Tenn.) Superintendent. During his four-year tenure, he was named the top superintendent for the state of Tennessee, and in 2021, one of four finalists for the top superintendent for the entire nation. Bryan led initiatives that improved student performance, made significant strides in technology access, and recruited and developed talent across the system. He was responsible for managing an annual budget of more than $500 million and over 6,000 total employees for a system of more than 44,000 students.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Austin Peay State University, a master’s degree in teaching from Belmont University, and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and professional practice from Trevecca Nazarene University.
President, Highway Services
Justin has served as President of Highway Services since August 2022.
He is responsible for operations, sales, customer experience, and revenue management across the enterprise. This includes oversight of the company's established Dedicated fleet which services some of the nation's largest shippers, its driver-first OTR division, Variant, and Xpress Technologies, its brokerage offering. Justin also leads the company's Sales and Customer Experience teams, helping to grow and maintain key customer accounts through often volatile market cycles.
Justin has spent more than two decades in key roles throughout U.S. Xpress, starting his career as a management trainee in 2002. Since then, he has served in various leadership positions, including President of Dedicated, Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of Customer Service, and Vice President and General Manager of Southwest Operations.
Julie Van de Kamp
Julie has served as President of Dedicated since January 2023.
She is responsible for leading operations for the Company’s Dedicated division, which services some of the nation’s largest retailers.
In her more than 15 years with U.S. Xpress, Julie has held numerous leadership positions across the enterprise including key roles in Customer Experience, Sales, and Pricing, applying her experience across all business units including OTR, Brokerage, and Dedicated.
Julie is executive sponsor of the company's Women in the Workplace Employee Resource Group and serves as a mentor to many colleagues. In 2021, she won Supply and Demand Chain Executive's Women in Supply Chain Award, and in 2020, was named a Top Woman to Watch in Transportation by Women in Trucking.
She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, and is currently earning her Master of Business Administration from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We’ve got the grit to
go the distance
We overcome obstacles, and our wheels never stop turning for our customers until the job is done.
We overcome obstacles, and our wheels never stop turning for our customers until the job is done.
We keep an open mind, assume we don’t know it all, and dig the data – especially when it surprises us.
When conditions change, we shift into high gear. Whatever it takes to serve our customers and stay one step ahead.
We roll as a team
A diverse and inclusive environment makes us stronger.
No matter who we are, what we do or where we came from, we invite each other to contribute something valuable.
We look out for each other
From the headquarters to the highways, we care for each other. When a teammate needs help, we’re there.