U.S. Xpress Enterprises

U.S. Xpress expands reefer service

Coast-to-coast, reefer service expanded recently, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises said. The fleet now operates 100 reefer trucks and expects to have 250 by the end of 2012. Primary service lanes are from California to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions and back to California, the carrier says. The fleet is also expanding volumes in a lane of service from California to the upper Midwest. For details, visit U.S. Express.

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LogBook

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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U.S. Xpress driver wins idling contest

Scot Hays gets a 2007 Freightliner truck after being named first grand prize winner of the company’s Idle Reduction Sweepstakes.

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U.S. Xpress teams on military project

During April and May, U.S. Xpress will donate five dollars for every experienced qualified driver who applies online to U.S. Xpress

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Fast Forward

FMCSA, after requiring onboard recorders for violation-prone carriers, now seeks a mandate for all OTR operations.

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Freightliner delivery to be celebrated

U.S. Xpress Enterprises will receive its 50,000th Freightliner, a Cascadia equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD15, in an Aug. 5 ceremony, the truck maker announced. The tractor with a 72-in. raised roof sleeper will be presented to U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO and Co-chairman Max Fuller in a commemoration at 3:30 p.m. EDT at 4080 Jenkins Road, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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