U.S. Xpress, Inc. Welcomes UTC Students

Friday, June 27, 2014

U.S. Xpress Inc. took part in The Summer Business Experience for UTC College of Business and hosted the 2014 participants. The UTC program is designed for academically-talented rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in business.

On the morning of June 18, U.S. Xpress welcomed the students with a tour of one of its trucks, explaining technologies focusing on safety and compliance, as well as its commitment to green initiatives. Students also had the chance to sit in the truck and see operations through the eyes of drivers. As the tour moved into the corporate offices, the students walked through and observed the day-to-day functions of the various departments and how their education choices could develop their long-term careers. 

The next stop was to the boardroom for a Management Roundtable where the students were introduced to many key members of the U.S. Xpress team including CAO Lisa Pate and COO Eric Fuller who explained the history of operations and an overview of the transportation industry. 

Presentations from the directors of Customer Service, director of Operations, the Talent Acquisition team, as well as a panel of interns and recent graduates, further detailed the functions of their individual departments and opened the floor for an extended question and answer period. 

Officials said, "We at U.S. Xpress, Inc. appreciate the opportunity The UTC College of Business provided in allowing our organization to take part in this event and we wish great success to all of the visiting students."



Public Works Employees Celebrated With Breakfast Hosted By Mayor Rowland And Other City Officials

In celebration of National Public Works Week, Mayor Tom Rowland, Councilman David May, City Manager Joe Fivas and Assistant City Manager Melinda Carroll recognized the "extraordinary endeavors" of the Public Works Department by hosting a breakfast for public works employees.  “This week we commend the men and women we rely on every day to celebrate their important contributions ... (click for more)

East Tennessee Purchasing Association Hosts 13th Annual Business Matching And Tradeshow Event

Small and midsized businesses interested in working with local governments can meet with about 20 municipalities plus many tradeshow vendors in one stop at the East Tennessee Purchasing Association’s 13th Annual Business Matching and Tradeshow event on Wednesday, June 6. The event will be held in Chattanooga at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., from 9 a.m.-noon. Attendees will ... (click for more)

State Seeking 1st-Degree Murder Conviction Against Donaldson For Killing Son-In-Law

The state is seeking a first-degree murder conviction against 57-year-old Glen Allen Donaldson for killed his son-in-law. Prosecutor Crystle Carrion told a jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole on Tuesday that there was no evidence that self-defense was involved in the slaying of Adam Levi, who was 39. However,attorney Jerry Summers said Donaldson said in a 911 call that ... (click for more)

City Budget Uses $36 Million From Various Reserve Funds

Daisy Madison, the city's chief financial officer, said the upcoming city budget uses $36 million from various reserve funds, including $11 million from the city's rainy day fund. The budget last year pulled $10 million from the rainy day fund. Ms. Madison told City Council members at a budget hearing she did not know exactly how much is remaining in the rainy day fund without ... (click for more)

Liberal Conspiracy Afoot

According to Roy Exum’s Sunday column, there are now upwards of six or seven Democrats in Hamilton County, and all of them have secretly maneuvered their way onto the boards of a couple of dozen local organizations. Unlike Republicans, some of them serve on multiple boards and some of them serve with one another on the same boards. This is outrageous. We all know that boards and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please Don’t Get Numb

Several weeks ago we woke up to learn there had been another shooting in Chattanooga and the next day there were two paragraphs on the fourth page of the newspaper.  It has become so common we as a society have grown numb to it and, when a teen-aged girl in Texas said she wasn’t surprised last week when eight students and two teachers were massacred in her school some 30 miles ... (click for more)