U.S. Xpress announced Monday the carrier has been designated as a Top Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouses magazines. This recognition comes after U.S. Xpress was named number seven on the 2018 Top 10 Ranking of Military Friendly Employers with revenues above $1 billion and acknowledges the company’s continued focus and overall commitment to hiring veterans and supporting them during their civilian careers, said officials.
“U.S. Xpress appreciates the tremendous contributions our veterans have made and continue to make to this country and our company,” said Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. “We place a very high value on the experience, commitment and work ethic of veterans. This is why our company pushed so hard to make our Apprenticeship Program a reality, and now, our Top 10 Military Employer honor is fueling our drive to find even more innovative ways to give these deserving men and women a jump start on a high-paying, rewarding career.”
Victory Media’s Military Friendly list, which has been published since 2003, helps connect veterans returning home with careers, schools and various support opportunities across the United States. The ranking is based on how companies and organizations perform across six categories: Career Opportunity and Advancement, Culture and Commitment, Hiring and Onboarding, Military Employee Policies and Compliance, Military Employee Support and Retention, Recruiting and Sourcing. Through its annual Top 10 list, Victory Media uses the Military Friendly designation to honor companies and organizations that are doing the most to promote sustainable success for veterans.
“Statistically and comparatively, we exceeded the standard in every surveyed category,” said Paul Thompson, military recruiting manager for U.S. Xpress. “In just the second year of our military program, we moved from a prestigious Silver rating last year to being designated as a Top 10 Employer this year as well as being the highest rated truckload carrier with revenues above $1 billion this year. As a veteran myself, I believe in the good work Military Friendly is doing on behalf of veterans, and I am honored to know that they believe in what we’re doing here at U.S. Xpress.”
One difference-maker that placed U.S. Xpress into the Top 10 list is how the company became one of a few trucking companies in the country to be accredited by the Veterans Administration as part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program. Through this initiative, veterans can now receive up to $25,700 in tax-free housing benefits checks from the V.A. in addition to earning pay from U.S. Xpress as a driving professional or diesel mechanic. For more information on this program, visit http://www.usxjobs.com/veteran-trucking-careers.
An overview of U.S. Xpress’ performance as a Top Military Friendly Employer is available to view at http://militaryfriendly.com/employers/u-s-xpress-inc. U.S. Xpress will also be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The full listing of Victory Media’s Military Friendly Employers is available at MilitaryFriendly.com.
For more information about become a truck driver for U.S. Xpress, please visit www.usxjobs.com or call 866-576-2979.