About Us

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A History of Looking to the Future

From day one in 1985, U.S. Xpress founders Max Fuller and Patrick Quinn were eager to harness the power of technology for the good of our professional drivers and the customers they serve. 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. In 2023, U.S. Xpress became part of the Knight-Swift family of brands, joining the industry’s largest full truckload carrier as we build the future of U.S. Xpress. With a continued focus on our professional drivers and our customers, we’re building on a proud history of making goods move better every day.

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U.S. Xpress Leadership

U.S. Xpress President Tim Harrington

Tim Harrington



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Tim Harrington became President of U.S. Xpress in 2023, when the company was acquired by Knight-Swift. He first joined Swift Transportation in February 1997 through the company’s acquisition of Direct Transit. In May 2018, following the Knight-Swift merger, Tim was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President of Sales for Swift. Tim also served as Regional Vice President of Sales from 2006 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2018. From 2011 to 2016, Tim was Vice President of Network Operations and in various sales and operations roles at Swift prior to that. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota. When he has a break from work, Tim and his wife, Ann, enjoy traveling and spending time with their three adult children.

U.S. Xpress Chief Financial Officer, Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Chief Financial Officer


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Prior to joining U.S. Xpress in 2023 as Chief Financial Officer, Joshua Smith served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for five years at Swift Transportation. Over his 18-year career at Swift, he held positions within several departments including Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Business Transformation, Billing, Credit, Detention, and Accounts Receivable. Joshua is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Outside of work, Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife and their two teenage children at various sporting activities, boating at the lake, or generally just enjoying the outdoors.

U.S. Xpress Executive Vice President of People and Safety, Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

Executive Vice President of People and Safety


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In her role as Executive Vice President of People and Safety, Amanda oversees the company’s People and Safety Operations teams and is responsible for all safety, driver recruiting and onboarding, strategic talent acquisition, organization design, workforce planning, onboarding, compliance, total rewards, talent development, and communications functions across U.S. Xpress. A devoted advocate of a more equitable workplace, Amanda leads inclusion and diversity efforts for the company, including its I&D Council, and helps guide its five employee resource groups: Women in the Workplace, Multicultural, Veteran's, Pride, and Faith-based. A graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, an elite program offered through the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Amanda has industry certifications in specialized areas including Compensation Management, Health Benefits, Corporate Training, and Diversity. She has been with U.S. Xpress for two decades, leading in key people operations roles such as Benefits Manager, Benefits and Compensation Director, Senior Human Resources Director, Vice President of Human Resources, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and Chief People Officer. Amanda holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Bryan College. Amanda and her husband, Billy, stay busy outside of work with their son's sports activities and spending time with family and friends.

U.S. Xpress Executive Vice President of Operations, Justin Harness

Justin Harness

Executive Vice President of Operations


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In his role as Executive Vice President of Operations, Justin is responsible for Operations across U.S. Xpress. This includes oversight of the company's Dedicated fleet, which services some of the nation's largest shippers, its driver-first OTR division, and its Brokerage operations. 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, Vice President of Customer Service, and Vice President and General Manager of Southwest Operations. When he has time away from work, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Karrie, and their children Olivia and Owen. The family enjoys traveling together, fishing and playing golf.



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’re fueled

by optimism

We know a smile, a good idea or an encouraging word can change everything.

We’re hungry

to learn

We keep an open mind, assume we don’t know it all, and dig the data – especially when it surprises us.

We adapt

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.

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