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Has to be one of the worst places in the USA trucking industry to work for!!

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Former Employee - OTR Driver  in  Chattanooga, TN
Former Employee - OTR Driver in Chattanooga, TN

I worked at U.S. Xpress full-time for more than a year

Pros

The only pro I can think of is newer equipment.

Cons

The recruiter lied prehire. Very low pay, especially for someone with much experience. They give you an OTR job and then send you to the northeast and railroad yards for little bitty short runs. Talked with management about the problems and nothing ever done and dispatch does stupid things that costs the company money. Fortunate if you make 25K-30K. The communication stinks, many times my truck was done at shop and no one called me at motel to inform me truck was ready!! Many times a truck had to go to the shop and it takes an act of congress to get a motel room.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get the pay and miles for OTR drivers up where it ought to be, this is 2012 not 1980!! If you dont want the trucks idling, get APU's put on them!! Hire some shorthaul/regional people to run that low mile stuff. Pay a person decent for having to sit around with no loads!!!!! not have to sit for 24 hours and then pay them some little bitty layover pay!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for U.S. Xpress

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needless Stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at U.S. Xpress full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some people great to work with. Interesting building architecture. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Nepotism is the name of the game. Trucking mentality even in office setting. Seems that you need to use a curse word in every sentence. Owner-President seems like a good ole boy who started a company when he won the lottery and just can't seem to run it correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring inept family members. Ease up on stressing employees. Listen to the ideas of your underlings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learn and Go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at U.S. Xpress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company, benefits freightconsistent. Good equipment

    Cons

    Sliding pay scale bad, dispatch not driver friendly bad communication between weekend dispatch or night dispatch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat drivers with better respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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