DRIVER
ORIENTATION

We believe skilled drivers like you are the most important part of our company. And, as a family-owned company, we’re eager to do all we can to make you feel like you’re part of the family—starting with orientation.


Welcome to US Xpress!

Orientation gives us an opportunity to welcome you to a better trucking life at US Xpress. But, it’s about much more than that. Orientation is also about keeping you safe, along with everyone around you. That’s why we take a few days to ensure you’re confident and comfortable in the driver’s seat. And, we’re happy to pay you for your time!

What to Expect:

We hold orientation sessions twice a week in multiple locations across the country. The process consists of a road-driving test, DOT physical, physical standards test and a drug screen. You will also become familiar with our safety protocol and operation procedures, and complete on-boarding paperwork.

Orientation lasts three full days, and upon hire, you’ll be paid between $58 and $66 a day depending on your location with $50 automatically advanced on your fuel card. We’ll provide lodging and transportation to the orientation site. Please let us know if you need help getting to class. We’ll see you soon!

Orientation Locations

2900 W.166th St. Markham, IL. 60426

1435 S. Loop 12 Irving, Tx. 75060-6321

8120 W Sandidge Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654

1069 Seibert Ave. Shippensburg, PA 17257

825 W. Leffel Lane Springfield OH. 45506

1535 New Hope Church Road Tunnel Hill Ga. 30755

9523 E.Florida Mining Blvd E. Jacksonville, FL. 32257

What to Bring:

Identification: Class A CDL and Social Security card

Your name on your social security card must read the same as your driver’s license. No metal cards or copies of your social security card. If your SS card is laminated, you have to have a letter from the social security office showing you have a new card on order plus a certified copy of your birth certificate and/or passport. If you need glasses to drive, please make sure restrictions are specified on your license and please bring your corrective eye-wear. You are only allowed to have 1 valid license. All other license must be surrendered before you come to orientation, and cannot be suspended.

Employment Verifications

If you have any type of self-employment, military experience, or jobs that are out of business, you need to fax documents for those time frames to your recruiter before orientation. Bring the originals to orientation. We have to verify every job you have held for the last 3 years.Please be sure your recruiter has a working number to all of your jobs in the last 3 years. Please bring truck driving school transcripts and a certificate if you are a student driver.

Personal Items

1-2 weeks of clothing, bedding, personal hygiene items, bath towels, and alarm clock. Greyhound allows 1 carry-on (25 lb or less) and 1checked bag (50 lbs or less) free of charge. All other bags are at your expense.
The company provides a Greyhound bus ticket to orientation. If you elect to drive, US Xpress will reimburse fuel expense up to the price of the Greyhound bus ticket. Keep fuel receipts and turn them in at orientation.

Money for Personal Use

Money for breakfast and dinner for the 3 days of orientation and emergencies.

Direct Deposit

Void check needed for direct deposit.

Physical Standard Test:

About Our Physical Standard Test (PST)

Tips for Success: 

To ensure successful completion of your DOT & Physical Standards Test, we highly recommend that you limit your intake of the following prior to testing:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda or any highly caffeinated beverages
  • Energy drinks

More than 25 mg intake of caffeine may elevate both your heart rate and blood pressure which will have detrimental effects on your testing results.

D.O.T. Physical

  • Vision – must be corrected at least 20/40 or better in both eyes
  • Respiratory, cardiac, medical history and medications screening
  • Hearing test with or without hearing aid

 Physical Standards Test (PST)

All drivers will be required to pass the OTR PST, unless they have passed the Freight-Handling Dedicated PST below. A physical strength and agility test is given to ensure you can perform the essential duties of the job:

  • Walk with 48 lbs.
  • Lift 48 lbs. using proper squat and lift techniques
  • Climb 24 in.
  • Lift 48 lbs. 50 in. high
  • Push 50 lbs., Pull 120 lbs.
  • Squat under 44 in.

 PST—For Freight–Handling Dedicated Accounts

Freight-Handling Dedicated and all Student drivers will be required to take the Freight-Handling Dedicated PST. However, students who are not running on a FH dedicated account are not required to pass the Freight-Handling Dedicated PST:

  • Walk with 70 lbs. for 53 ft, 3 times back and forth (88% of age-adjusted maximum heart rate)
  • Lift 70 lbs. 50 in. high
  • Lift 70 lbs. using proper squat and lift techniques
  • Push 100 lbs., Pull 200 lbs.
  • Climb 24 in.
  • Squat under 44 in.

Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and road test.

U.S. Xpress’ key policies and procedures will be covered during orientation.

* Information is subject to change without notice.

Welcome to the Team!

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