U.S. Xpress Kicks Off Military Recruitment Initiative with ESGR Signing Ceremony and Tractor Giveaway
U.S. Xpress, Inc. launches new military initiative and solidifies its commitment to veterans and employees through its demonstrated support for Employee Service in the National Guard and Reserve.
Source: Press Release
CHATTANOOGA, TN. –July 1, 2016—U.S. Xpress Inc., a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, held an event to highlight and celebrate its military hiring initiative for its drivers, technicians, and office employees.
The event, held at Chattanooga U.S. Xpress corporate headquarters, featured a signing ceremony of the Employer Support and Guard Reserve (ESGR) that launched U.S. Xpress’s initiative to offer employment opportunities to hundreds of highly skilled and deserving guardsmen and reservists. U.S. Xpress President and Chief Operating Office Eric Fuller signed the pledge, and expressed, “We are proud to celebrate the launch of our new, military recruiting initiative. U.S. Xpress recognizes the skills, values, commitment, safety and leadership exhibited by our servicemen and servicewomen. We want to do our part and support and honor these individuals and their families.”
Tom Bullock, ESGR Chief of Employer Engagement, joined Fuller, and stated “Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of our nation’s Guard and Reserve units.” Bullock continues, “U.S. Xpress is setting a high standard for all trucking companies to follow by providing above and beyond support of the nation’s veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve.”
In attendance amongst local and national government officials and U.S. Xpress employees, was Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Mayor Berke stated, “We are a patriotic community, with a strong connection to our Armed Forces. With today’s announcement, U.S. Xpress is not only recognizing our veterans and their selfless service but making a real investment in their futures.”
In addition to the signing of the ESGR, U.S Xpress unveiled six, military-themed tractors and awarded them to drivers with exemplary service records in the military and out on the road. The vehicles will feature the pioneering new Dometic-eNow solar-powered auxiliary conditioning solution. On each truck, Dometic’s Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioner will be powered by eNow’s solar-powered battery-charging solution—the first ever for Class 8 sleeper trucks. U.S. Xpress’s military-themed tractors were designed to pay homage to each branch of service, and one tractor paying tribute to our country’s independence. These special-edition tractors were awarded to the following veterans: Lincoln Brown 1SG, USA (Ret, Army), Tyrone McCloud (Marines), Peter Ingram Master Chief, United States (Ret, Navy), John Omaster (Air Force), Donald and Rebekah Davis SPC, USARNG (Coast Guard), Tom Sullivan (Navy, Tribute Tractor) and Louise Sullivan (Tribute Tractor).
About U.S. Xpress Inc.:
Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress, Inc. is the nation’s second largest privately owned truckload carrier, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America. We are committed to being at the forefront of safety compliance, using comprehensive training for our staff and drivers and ensuring our trucks feature the latest safety innovations. With a dedication to minimizing our impact on the environment, U.S. Xpress is a SmartWay Transport Partner. U.S. Xpress affiliates include Total Transportation of Mississippi, and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit www.usxpress.com