Hiring Freeze

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by KennyR, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. KennyR

    KennyR Bobtail Member

    37
    3
    Aug 27, 2008
    Melrose Park IL
    0
    Spoke with US Xpress about their Advance Driving Program, and I was told that as of November 11th, a hiring freeze was put on all Advanced and Student positions. They hope to have this re opened middle of December or the first of the year. Looks like slow time of the year.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2008
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. bigpapa7272

    bigpapa7272 Light Load Member

    224
    35
    Sep 9, 2007
    Baltimore
    0
    Well at the rate solo drivers are resigning, because usx is forcing them to team lease or leavethat hiring freeze shouldnt last tooo long
     
  4. Teaforone

    Teaforone Light Load Member

    200
    70
    Nov 16, 2008
    In the Sandhills, NC
    0
    When I called US Xpress recently, I was told by the recruiter that currently they are not looking to take any students until at least after January.

    I recently tried to get retrained by my old trainer (who just went back to USX and is looking to train again) and when I brought the issue up, the recruiter told me that they were not going to certify anymore trainers until after January. So, I guess my old trainer will have to wait.
     
  5. KennyR

    KennyR Bobtail Member

    37
    3
    Aug 27, 2008
    Melrose Park IL
    0
     
  6. Teaforone

    Teaforone Light Load Member

    200
    70
    Nov 16, 2008
    In the Sandhills, NC
    0
    I drove for US Xpress. I was OTR and on their Dedicated Dollar General Account out of Jonesville, SC. I trained on the Dollar General account, we went to Dollar Generals in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia and unloaded our trailers at the store. I am not sure, but they usually are always looking for people for this account. They share the terminal there with Swift. They have a Home Depot dedicated in North Carolina (and TN I think), but you need to establish a good delivery and pick-up record to even be considered. Walmart or Sams Club dedicated is also in North Carolina I believe. USX does a lot of Sam's Club.
     
  7. Hometime

    Hometime Light Load Member

    229
    244
    Aug 8, 2008
    Southeast
    0
    Your information shows you have been driving 0 - 1 year. How long did you have to drive for US Xpress before they considered you for that dedicated account?
     
  8. WiseOne

    WiseOne Inactive contact bullhaulerswife

    2,613
    1,204
    Feb 8, 2004
    Truckers Report, TN
    0
    Ok, I'll bite. Why would you need trained twice? I am assuming it is because you took a lot of time off? I am lost, LOL.
     
  9. Teaforone

    Teaforone Light Load Member

    200
    70
    Nov 16, 2008
    In the Sandhills, NC
    0

    I was put on Dollar General when I first started. I was trained on their account. When I went to US Xpress in July 2005 they were offering this account to anybody who lived in one of the states that the Jonesville DG terminal primarily delivered to. They were offering it to newbs and experienced drivers. I am sure this was because they had trainers on the account which was my case.

    I think all you would have to do is ask them to put you on the account. Sometimes though, I think they have enough drivers for the account, but they will take you when you first join.
     
    Hometime Thanks this.
  10. Teaforone

    Teaforone Light Load Member

    200
    70
    Nov 16, 2008
    In the Sandhills, NC
    0
    Yes, I have not driven a truck since May 2006. The companies I have called said that I would probably need to be retrained if I came back. Some would prefer me to get a refresher. I am currently in the process of doing this; in fact I am writing a story later in my blog about what I have been doing.
     
    WiseOne Thanks this.
  11. jimnfor

    jimnfor Light Load Member

    63
    7
    Dec 23, 2007
    sherman, tx
    0
    i left usx in june of this year. called them yesterday to see if i was eligible for rehire, have to call back today and see if im approved. i left on a good note, no tix or accidents, we'll see.........
     
    ScooterDawg Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted