Driver (Current Employee) – Tunnel Hill, GA – April 21, 2017
I'm a team driver who averages 700$ to 1000$ per week. Getting a good FM and team driver is key. You can switch FMs if necessary. Trucks are for the most part well serviced, but there are some reliability issues with the driver tech.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – pa – April 16, 2015
Starting off they give you a good amount of hours. however when they hire on new drivers your hours decrease. dispatch does not take responsibility when they make mistakes. they put there mistakes on the drivers.
US Xpress is a good company if you are on a dedicated account miles are predictable and hometime. to me all trucking company are the same if you can handle the drama you can put up with that company. I have work for three large trucking companies and found USX is the company for me.
US Express OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Irving, TX – March 9, 2015
US XPRESS is one of the largest Trucking companies and offer many benefits. Being an over the road a typical day is sitting behind a steering wheel all day. The lifestyle is nice seeing different parts of the country everyday but staying gone for 2-3 weeks at a time with only two days off at home was wearing on the family.
Company Driver (OTR) Class A CDL (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – February 27, 2015
Management needs to be more professional Some co workers were very supportive, others were excited about getting people fired. If driving locally, the company gives you the worst equipment ever, landing gear is extremely hard to turn, trailer doors are always broken, headlights were always out! Shared trucks with another driver (skip seat) which can be horrible if the driver is not clean or a smoker.
Company Driver (Current Employee) – OTR – February 23, 2015
If you come in as a solo driver.....good luck. Started dedicated dollar general.....wasn't for me. Switched to OTR. Ha ha ha. Broke down my second day out. Spent 10 hrs at the terminal to be told I had to go to a hotel for the night and they don't know when the truck will be fixed. Big big big mistake. If you choose this company, get your 3 months or 6 months in and get out. Or just don't come here at all. It is ruining truck driving for me and I'm about ready to quit but I know once I get experience and move on it will get better.
Fleet Manager/Account Supervisor (Former Employee) – PA – February 19, 2015
Decent compensation and you stay busy as a fleet manager, however, upper management is a different story. Constantly changing things that are working, changing employees on a new account start up, providing under achieving drivers with loads and opportunities after they've failed so many times and certain drivers to rule the roost that shouldn't. Leaving capable, harder working drivers that meet delivery times to call looking for work constantly and they shouldn't have to. Honestly, upper management is a joke.
During my time at USX Dedicated I learned many things. It was my first position at USX and they taught me how to make work fun and challenging every day. USX taught me responsibility and how things work interchangeably within the workplace.
Answering phone calls from drivers needing a variety of things, fuel card issues, money, permits. I leaned a lot of customer service skills having to help solve problems. My co-workers where all great people, sometimes things got overwhelming but it would always work out in the end. The thing I enjoyed most was the friendships I made with people that also worked there in my department and other ones.
challenging work environment.Great people on the front lines
director over extended coverage operations (Former Employee) – chattanooga,tn – January 22, 2015
worked in conjunction with my daytime counterparts to make sure of company goals, and objectives were being met as an organization. hardest part of the job was balancing out work, and home life. the most enjoyable part of my job was working with people, and problem solving.
horrible company, i only worked there for 3 weeks and in that short amount of time i learned very quickly that if your manager is bad that you will not get anywhere or get any money. most of my time was spent in the shop or with a broke down truck. my truck broke down the same night it got out the shop, which i spent 3 days on the yard waiting for repairs, when i brought my truck in they said it was 3k miles over due.. i only have the truck for 10 days and sat around waiting for a load 4 out of the 10 days. so basically they gave me a bad truck and to make matters worse when i did get the truck fixed it broke down near lexington ky, and i sat in a motel for a week with no money and no food. i had to constantly call my manager who never answered the phone, would not send me a cash advance when i did talk o him. horrible company. only good thing is the trucks can do 80 mph when they work
OTR Driver, Team Driver, Dedicated Driver (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – January 3, 2015
As a solo OTR driver, your experience of this company is completely dictated by your fleet manager, either they get you plenty of miles, and forget that your human and need to stop and shower/eat once in a while, Or they run you so poorly that you paychecks are less than $400 for the week. You are frequently looking for empty trailers, half of the locations they send you to do not have trailers, the other half are so beat up they are not road worthy, which usually requires at least 2 or 3 stops to find a trailer. Often they try to send you out of route, the complete opposite direction, and still pay you for the same miles for the load.
There is absolutely no communication between departments, breakdown hold times are at least 30 minutes, often 1 hour, appointment times are frequently incorrect, detention pay is rarely, if ever, paid, and your paychecks are almost always missing some form of pay your entitled to.
Running as a team or for some dedicated accounts, is the only way to make any kind of money. I drove teams for a good 5 months, we ran an average of 5,000 miles a week. Our paychecks were typically $1,000 a week, on a slow week we still made the same as running 2,500 miles solo. The majority of our loads were FedEx (Los Angeles to Memphis), and Amazon, great miles, great pay, Dispatch actually cares about you. However loads for Shaw and P&G, are often non-existent. They frequently sent 2-3 teams at the same time to Shaw, to pick up a load that doesn't exist. Sent teams to P&G without pick up numbers, and assured us that they would get us one, and wound up sittingmore... for 2-3 days until they got us a different load, which was also not real. The best pay you can make at US Xpress.
I also worked for two different Wal-Mart accounts, one out of DC#7030 near Pottsville, Pa the other out of DC#6055 in Gas City, IN. At Pottsville, pay was $960 a week ($160 per day before taxes) just to show up with hours and be available for a load (typically less than 300 mi. round trip), paid even if they don't have a load for you that day. Wal-Mart dispatched us, usually within an hour of showing up to the window, all we had to do was make the deliveries before 2200, send the stops to USX to create a load so we could send our macros. Wal-Mart's end of it was run lawlessly, USX always dropped the ball, I was left to my own devices when I joined the account, to figure out for myself what my job duties were, wasn't even told what macros to send. Typically we were always behind 3 or 4 loads, because the people running the account, were regular dispatchers on a rotation, it was impossible to get a hold of the right person to create the loads for us to process them. Worst part was Philly deliveries, otherwise it was easy. At Gas City, pay was supposed to be the same, but I worked temporarily for a week and was only paid 4 days, because they pay by the load, and if there isn't one, you get $50 layover. The difference? This DC has a USX office on site. Wal-Mart sent their loads to USX, for them to dispatch to us. We were supposed to call in, when we were available, also set availability before we shut down. Typically you sit between 3-6 hours for a load, that takes about 12 hours to run. usually 300 miles and 3-4 unload stops in the Chicago area, sometime backhaul. So in a week, including the time to run the load and sitting and waiting for one, I only was able to run four loads. Safety was not a concern, they're only concerned about not starting your 14 hr clock, anything else including repairs, was irrelevant. Worst experience with this company so far.
I also worked a Dollar General account for a week, it was basically slave labor. Avoid at all costs.less
Flat pay rate, Teams, Dedicated work
Poor communication, Constantly fighting for pay, Beat up trailers
The department I work in has undergone several changes in leadership. The current group of managers has a "us vs. them" mentality and the persons doing the job are rarely involved in decision making. We have been told repeatedly we will not be getting a raise, including cost of living. I currently report to managers who have shop and mechanical backgrounds, not college educated, which make communicating difficult, at times.
driver (Former Employee) – ohio – December 10, 2014
No money otr have to get on dedicated accounts otr wants to start at 23 cpm what a joke drove for over a year no one even knew my name even my dispatcher guy in Indianapolis came up exit ramp hit my truck no citations not at fault two months later got call from main terminal was on two week off with no pay while they reviewed accident so that was Two week notice If you go here do the dollar general account
Fleet Manager (Former Employee) – Tunnel Hill, GA – November 11, 2014
the company continuously keeps its employees in fear of losing their jobs and provide poor on the site training. they would prefer cut a employee then try to educate and help them in achieving the skills they need to perform their job.