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."


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