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US Xpress to Join the Trucking Alliance

Washington, D.C.
U.S. Xpress, Inc.has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (The Trucking Alliance), beginning in 2017.

U.S. Xpress is the 2nd largest privately owned trucking company in the United States and is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“U.S. Xpress is one of the nation’s top freight carriers because its co-founders, Max Fuller and the late Pat Quinn, created a culture that a company can be efficient for customers without sacrificing drivers’ safety,” said Craig Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., and a member of the Alliance Board of Directors. “U.S. Xpress continues to exhibit these characteristics under Max’s leadership, and the Trucking Alliance will benefit from their membership.”

Eric Fuller, President and Chief Operating officer at U.S. Xpress, will join the Trucking Alliance Board of Directors. “U.S. Xpress was founded on the cornerstone belief that safety and service always work hand in hand,” Fuller said, “and the Trucking Alliance is advancing safety reforms that can improve highway safety and the quality of life for truck drivers. Training, education, and safety are core values at U.S. Xpress, and we look forward to working with these elite carriers that share the same principles.”

Fuller added that Lisa Pate, Chief Administrative Officer at U.S. Xpress and Quinn’s daughter, will serve on the Alliance Advisory Group, a committee that assists the board of directors with analysis and recommendations on safety regulations and proposals.

Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA and Trucking Alliance president, commented that Quinn was instrumental in helping organize the Trucking Alliance in 2011. “Pat was a close friend and an industry leader who helped create the framework for the Alliance, so it’s especially rewarding to have U.S. Xpress going forward in the group,” Williams said.

Williams explained that Trucking Alliance member companies support six operating principles when affiliating, all of which exceed current minimum federal regulations for motor carriers but can ensure greater highway safety. “Carriers in the Alliance are striving to make a difference by investing in new technologies and sound operating principles that can lower the number of truck accidents on our nation’s highways,” he said.

In addition to U.S. Xpress, other companies joining the Trucking Alliance in 2017 include North Carolina-based Cargo Transporters; Aon Transportation & Risk Solutions, a national truck insurance brokerage; and KLLM Transport Services, the second largest temperature controlled carrier in the U.S. Only a select number of additional carriers are invited to join.

About U.S. Xpress, Inc.

Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress, 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 that 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