U.S. Xpress

Trucking outlook set for GATS

Trucking analysts Noel Perry of FTR Associates and Peter Nesvold of Jefferies & Co. will deliver their insights and projections about trucking.

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Truck driver helps capture suspect

A U.S. Xpress driver chased and subdued a man police say tried to attack a woman.

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A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

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U.S Xpress celebrates 25th anniversary

U.S. Xpress executives are optimistic the trucking industry will gain momentum in the future despite hurdles.

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U.S. Xpress orders 1,000 SmartWay certified trucks

U.S. Xpress, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has ordered 1,000 new Peterbilt 587s, the truck maker announced. Peterbilt’s new Model 587s have been certified as fuel-efficient by the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. The 587 has an aerodynamic design made for long-haul operations, lowers greenhouse gas emissions and reduces NOx emissions, particulate matter and other air pollutants. The truck is available with two sleeper options or in a day cab configuration.

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U.S. Xpress moves wreaths

National carrier U.S. Xpress is helping a nonprofit outreach move wreaths to five grave sites across the nation. The outreach, Wreaths Across America, places wreaths at the grave sites of more than 100,000 veterans each year during the holidays. Driver Ted Wilson made the 1,400-mile wreath-hauling trip, beginning at the charity’s headquarters in Harrington, Maine, to the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn. Wilson made stops in Winchester, Va., Beaver, W.Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., to deliver wreaths. ...

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Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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Fleet execs discuss cost, productivity

The panelists agreed one of the biggest challenges they face is capacity, which is impacted by the ability to find and retain drivers.

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U.S. Xpress exec gets milestone Freightliner

CEO Max Fuller took delivery of his 50,000th truck of a single make – Freightliner.

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