Trucking Carrier Highlight – US Xpress
If you’re looking for a new career, truck driver demand is high. In fact, truck drivers have always been essential workers. They transport the very essentials we need, now more than ever. From medical supplies to food and water – it’s a job that helps people meet their basic needs and more.
Graduating from truck driving schools like Roadmaster offers multiple career opportunities. Today we’re focusing on a core carrier – US Xpress. Learn more about what it takes to start a career in truck driving with a CDL school and what you can expect after graduation.
Choose Your Employer
Keep in mind that not all schools are created equal. We are a free choice school, meaning students are free to choose their carrier after graduation, and we encourage them to select the best fit for their career goals. While many schools limit this selection, Roadmaster students are neither contracted nor bound to any carrier. Instead, we focus on prepping students to be the best entry-level Professional Truck Drivers they can be.
Other schools sometimes offer “free” training. This isn’t free, actually. When you’re hired sight unseen, there is always a caveat. If the company that hires you changes its mind, you may owe them tuition. Sometimes, you get stuck with a contract you’re obligated to, and this might not be what you had in mind.
Trucking carriers that recruit from Roadmaster offer up to 100 percent tuition reimbursement while you work for them, and you are free to choose whom you work for after graduation.
Core Carrier Highlight – US Xpress
US Xpress is proud to be one of the country’s biggest asset-based truckload carriers. Their growth has been exponential. What started as 48 trucks have grown to 7,000 tractors and 15,500 trailers. US Xpress offers a diverse range of job opportunities.
What Makes US Xpress Different?
US Xpress has qualities that make them a prime carrier for those with a Class A CDL. They’re one of the nation’s largest carriers, and 80 percent of drivers are on the road in as little as three days.
Their orientation welcomes you with open arms. While it lasts three days, they pay you up to $104 a day* for your time. You get three meals a day, lodging, and transportation to the orientation site.
The state-of-the-art equipment is impressive too. The Next Generation Cascadia Series has a wealth of safety and comfort features. For example, the Bendix Wingman Fusion system. This high-tech system keeps you safe with following distance alerts and self-braking technology. Want to know how many seconds until you’re near an object? This system does that for you.
A one-button light test system saves you time on your pre-trip and post-trip light inspection. With the touch of this button, it cycles through your lights, letting you know if there is an issue.
The trucks come equipped with an external event recorder, so you always have a record of an accident or event.
DriverTech allows you to keep on the road while checking in to designated weigh stations, port-of-entry facilities, and agricultural interdiction facilities.
And self-shifting transmission means you don’t have to worry about using your clutch in traffic, on hills and mountains, and during severe road conditions.
And these are just a few of the things making US Xpress a highly desired carrier.
With over-the-road trucking, there are many opportunities. After you’re there a while, you can supplement your income by an additional $20K by becoming a driver trainer. And US Xpress offers sign-on bonuses.
For those who are team drivers, the benefits are outstanding. The payout is phenomenal, from huge sign-on bonuses (up to $30K) to monthly incentives. Over-the-road and dedicated drivers can make up to $175K, with double teams making up to $240K.
Dedicated drivers with US Xpress earn major bonuses within the very first year of employment. Not only that, but there is stop and unloading pay and routes with consistency that ensure you know where you’ll be driving each day.
While you may not be ready to be an owner-operator with commercial vehicles right out of truck driving school, it’s something to think about in the future. Owner-operators experience discounts on maintenance, tires, and fuel. And with 98 percent no-touch, you’ll spend more time on the road. The pay is consistent and lucrative.
There are other specialties with US Xpress, like leasing and military perks. If all of this is a bit overwhelming, we get it. The point of this is to show you what you can achieve with a carrier like this. It’s a major company with plenty of perks. Trucking companies like US Xpress that recruit from Roadmaster offer Up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement.
*According to https://www.usxjobs.com/driver-orientation/
Train With Us
Roadmaster students are not contracted or bound to any carrier. Instead, we focus on prepping students to be the most competent and confident Professional Truck Drivers they can be. We are a hands-on driving school that prepares you to obtain your Class A CDL. We’ve trained students for over 28 years, and we’ve seen over 100,000 graduates. We not only help you find a job after you graduate, we offer in-house financing to those who qualify to help cover the cost of tuition. Don’t let the cost of CDL training scare you. There’s plenty of financial aid available to those who qualify.
Are you ready to become a successful truck driver and earn an amazing living? You might even get to see the country (and sometimes Mexico and Canada, too) while getting paid for it. It costs nothing to learn more, and the results may be exactly what you’ve always wanted.