CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX), the nation’s fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, today announced the Company has been named a finalist in the 2019 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, for its new Professional Driver Development program. U.S. Xpress is the only finalist from the trucking industry to be nominated in the “Workforce Development and Learning” category.
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognizes the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, HR-related products and suppliers who help create and sustain great work environments across a number of categories.
Over the last year, the Professional Driver Development program at U.S. Xpress has undergone a complete transformation, transitioning from a traditional classroom-style short-term program to an advanced multi-platform ongoing career development curriculum. The program utilizes best-in-class learning and development principles to provide U.S. Xpress drivers with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a lifetime (and millions of miles) of successful driving.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to our employees’ career-long learning,” commented Amanda Thompson, Chief People Officer, U.S. Xpress. “Our Professional Driver Development program offers our drivers long-term training which, ultimately, empowers them to provide a higher, more efficient level of service to our customers.”
More than 600 nominations from organizations in 24 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories, including Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, and Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year. Other finalists include IBM Corporation, DHL Express Mexico, Hormel Foods, Cisco and Dell Technologies Education Services.
All finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners at the gala ceremony in New York on September 20, 2019. Additional details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2019 Stevie finalists are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.
About U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.:
Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. is the nation's fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, providing services primarily throughout the United States. We offer customers a broad portfolio of services using our own truckload fleet and third-party carriers through our non-asset-based truck brokerage network. Our modern fleet of tractors is backed up by a team of committed professionals whose focus lies squarely on meeting the needs of our customers and our drivers.
About the Stevie Awards:
The Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.