CHATTANOOGA, TN. - U.S. Xpress Inc., a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, has announced a partnership with FASTPORT through the Hiring Our Heroes Trucking Track program in an effort to provide Veterans with more employment opportunities in the trucking industry.
“At U.S. Xpress, qualified Veterans can start at an advanced rate of pay with Operation Jump Start,” said Eric Fuller, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. Chief Operating Officer. “We not only respect service members as American heroes, we also give them the same advanced rate and benefits as someone with two years experience on the job. We do this because no one’s given more than Veterans.”
U.S. Xpress’ Operation Jump Start Program is an exclusive program for Veterans. The program automatically credits drivers with two years of driving experience upon completion of their driver training program.
“Whether it’s a truck driving job, working in our corporate office, or as a diesel mechanic in over 20 locations nationwide, we want to provide the best career opportunities to those who serve our country,” said Fuller. “Those who served to protect our country are true American heroes, and we want to do our small part to celebrate these men and women. It is for this reason that we launched our Operation Jump Start program designed for Veterans, providing them with a fast track to success.”
“We are thrilled U.S. Xpress Enterprises has developed a military hiring strategy to target transitioning military Veterans by partnering with FASTPORT,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber and president of Hiring Our Heroes. “The trucking industry is a great fit for our Veterans, and we look forward to working together to help U.S. Xpress find and employ more talented Veterans and transitioning service men and women.”
“U.S. Xpress Inc is committed to providing real economic opportunities for Veterans, which is evident in their Operation Jump Start program,” said Brad Bentley, President of FASTPORT. “We are excited to work more closely with the U.S. Xpress team to help them find that great Veteran talent to continue growing their business.”
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
About Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with a vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. In March 2012, Hiring Our Heroes and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. This milestone was achieved in June 2015 when 500,000 veteran and military spouse hires were confirmed.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers’ selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT’s core product JobMaps™ revolutionizes traditional job posting, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable over 150,000 veterans, and transitioning military service men and women find great careers with great employers in the trucking industry. For more information visit http://fastport.com and http://truckingtrack.org/.