ACCELERATING

CAREERS

Imagine launching your career and gaining leadership experience —in just two years! That’s the idea behind this innovative new program —Xpress Elite that we’re offering exclusively to a handful of the best and brightest minds from within US Xpress and top talent from across the nation. Click here to learn more about how you can accelerate your career.

PROGRAM
SUMMARY

The Xpress Elite Development Program is a corporate-wide, 2-year rotation program designed to develop high-potential talent by providing the leadership training and business challenges that will propel you into leadership roles within the company. Each class is composed of a blend of talent from existing U.S. Xpress employees along with top talent from across the nation.

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CAREER COACH

The long road to success is not without its trials; fortunately, in the Xpress Elite program you won’t be going it alone. During this program, you will be partnered with a Xpress Elite Career Coach to guide you along the way. By providing individual coaching sessions to help you succeed in applying the lessons to your specific environment, your Xpress Elite Career Coach will help give you the tools needed to lead a high performing team.

MENTOR

Translating classroom knowledge into practice isn’t without its own set of challenges, and quite often boils down to learning by trial and error. However, with a mentor even professionals can benefit from the experiences and expertise of someone who has made mistakes and can help you avoid the same errors. Similarly, those new to the industry will discover that having a mentor shortens the learning curve for acquiring the skills and knowledge most critical for a successful career. Your mentor will help create opportunities for learning, push you to excel, and will advise you on how to become an integral part of the leadership succession plan.

CORPORATE NETWORKING

Through Corporate Networking events, Xpress Elite provides those in the program with a unique level of vision and visibility at U.S. Xpress. These events serve as a face-to-face networking opportunity with other leaders within the organization and encourages Xpress Elite Employees to connect with colleagues in order to help build long lasting, positive relationships within our organization.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Leadership Xcellence: There are leaders out there that get that “perfect team” to help them shine. How do they get so lucky? What’s their secret? Part of the Xpress Elite program is designed to help you find those answers. Leadership Xcelllence is a 14 week leadership development program that will provide insight and tools to produce and maintain a high performing team.
4DX: Leading a team to focus on the right things at the right times–the wildly important goals and initiatives that ultimately matter most–remains an enormous challenge for organizations today. In the Xpress Elite program, you’ll learn to “crack the code” of prioritizing and executing the highest priority tasks using the Franklin Covey 4 Disciplines of Execution. The 4DX program comprises precise rules for translating strategy into action at all levels of an organization. When applied, the 4 Disciplines produce extraordinary results by tapping the desire to win that exists in every individual. The disciplines of focus, leverage, engagement and accountability will further your development and ability to produce and maintain a high performing team.
Continuous Improvement: “If you aren’t moving forward, you’re moving backward.” In the Xpress Elite program, you’ll learn to take those words to heart by embracing our culture of continuous improvement. Part of your training will involve participating in continuous improvement projects guided by Lean Six Sigma concepts; which will help you develop the skills needed to decrease cost, improve efficiency, develop effective employees, and ultimately increase revenue.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Leadership Xcellence: There are leaders out there that get that “perfect team” to help them shine. How do they get so lucky? What’s their secret? Part of the Xpress Elite program is designed to help you find those answers. Leadership Xcelllence is a 14 week leadership development program that will provide insight and tools to produce and maintain a high performing team.
4DX: Leading a team to focus on the right things at the right times–the wildly important goals and initiatives that ultimately matter most–remains an enormous challenge for organizations today. In the Xpress Elite program, you’ll learn to “crack the code” of prioritizing and executing the highest priority tasks using the Franklin Covey 4 Disciplines of Execution. The 4DX program comprises precise rules for translating strategy into action at all levels of an organization. When applied, the 4 Disciplines produce extraordinary results by tapping the desire to win that exists in every individual. The disciplines of focus, leverage, engagement and accountability will further your development and ability to produce and maintain a high performing team.
Continuous Improvement: “If you aren’t moving forward, you’re moving backward.” In the Xpress Elite program, you’ll learn to take those words to heart by embracing our culture of continuous improvement. Part of your training will involve participating in continuous improvement projects guided by Lean Six Sigma concepts; which will help you develop the skills needed to decrease cost, improve efficiency, develop effective employees, and ultimately increase revenue.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion of the program, graduates are successfully placed into roles across the organization that complement their skills, interests, and business needs. Those areas include, but are not limited to: Over the Road Operations, Dedicated Operations, Maintenance Operations, Safety and Recruiting.

JOB ROTATIONS

Job rotations are designed to provide you exposure to a variety of positions within U.S. Xpress. This rotational experience will provide a holistic view of U.S. Xpress and better prepare you to make strategic decisions. You will gain insight and exposure to the following job functions: Over the Road Operations, Dedicated Operations, Brokerage, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management, Maintenance, IT and Safety.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

JOB ROTATIONS

WHO IS
U.S. XPRESS?

As America’s 2nd largest privately owned truckload carrier, U.S. Xpress brings together an unbeatable team of experts who work together to keep America’s freight moving down our nation’s highways. We are honored to be one of America’s Best Big Companies, named by Forbes Magazine, and a five-time winner of Logistics Management’s Quest for Quality Award. At U.S. Xpress, we work each day to put our people and our customers in the best position to succeed.

WHY WORK IN TRANSPORTATION?

The transportation industry is the lifeblood of our economy. Every year, trucks deliver about ten billion tons of virtually every commodity consumed; Representing over 80% of all freight transported in the United States. That adds up to an incredible $700.4 billion worth of goods. But the success of the trucking industry depends on more than trucks. It depends on people…3.2 million drivers, plus the 7 million skilled professionals it takes to keep this critical industry humming. By joining the U.S. Xpress Elite Program, you’ll get the training you need to fuel a successful career, while helping to fuel the nation’s economy.

CULTURE OF
U.S. XPRESS

We’re proud to be a family-owned company that supports its employees. We believe it makes a difference in how we interact with each other; whether we’re working through a challenge in the office or just hanging out around Chattanooga, our scenic hometown. Full of breathtaking views and plenty of outdoor adventures, Chattanooga was recently named “The Best Town Ever” by Outside magazine. Plus, the New York Times named us one of the “Top 45 Places to Go in the World.” So you’ll not only love where you work, but also where you live.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for passionate and motivated individuals who are interested in making a positive impact at U.S. Xpress as a future leader. Qualifications are listed below:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Current U.S. Xpress employees require an undergraduate degree and one year of company experience
  • The program requires the ability to work in multiple domestic and international sites based on rotation assignments and final placement
  • Strong communication skills and common courtesy required; ability to exchange information effectively in a concise and logical way, and be sensitive to audience diversity
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated potential to exhibit the following attributes: hunger to win, accountable, learner, authentic, giver, agile, judgment, connector
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, project management skills, organization skills
  • Ability to understand business strategy and organizations
  • Willing to take initiative and be a change agent
  • Intermediate computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office, Internet and applicable company specific applications
APPLICATION PROCESS

Student application process:

  • Visit our career page and apply for Xpress Elite Development Program
  • In order to be considered for the program please provide the following: resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation
  • U.S. Xpress Human Resources will review resumes and invite candidates for interviews
  • First round interviews may be at select schools or at U.S. Xpress headquarters

Current U.S. Xpress employee application process:

  • The application periods for U.S. Xpress employees are only available in February and September
  • Visit our intranet career site on SharePoint and apply for Xpress Elite Development Program
  • In order to be considered for the program please provide the following items: internal sign-off form, resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation
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