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  • Submitted: Fri, October 22, 2004
  • Updated: Sat, November 03, 2012

  • Reported By:Arlington Texas
USXpress Enterprises
USXpress.com Chattanooga, Tennessee U.S.A.

USXpress Enterprises USXpress is a disgrace to the trucking industry Chattanooga Tennessee

*UPDATE Employee: usx very fair

*UPDATE Employee: I know who you are talking about

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I am a 61 year old woman who was employed by usx for 3.5 yrs. I was in Charlotte, NC after delivering a load and dropping trailer. On Saturday, Sept. 7 I found out that my housemates had taken all of my belonging out of the house and hid them, including my '98 Mustang in a storage warehouse and would not tell me where they were. I called the police in Baton Rouge, La. and they could do nothing because I was not there to file charges.

Needless to say, I was frantic!!. They taunted me and told me I would find out where my things were when I got back to Arlington, TX since I no longer lived there.

I was extremely emotional and called safety and asked to put my PTA out until Monday morning so I could get myself calmed down so I could drive safely. Safety said that it was a good thing to shut down and I had done the right thing.

On Monday morning USX Safety called me and told me that I had been suspended for two weeks, (without pay) because I was not mentally capable of driving their equipment and to get my things off the truck immediately and ride a bus home. I could not do that because i have a little dog I love dearly and she could not ride on the bus. I had to rent a car. Cost me over $500 to get back to Arlington.

I spoke to DOT on three different occasions and they told me that what USX had done was illegal and that they had broken a Federal law by putting me off the truck for shutting down for safety reasons. According to DOT if a driver shuts down for safety, under no circumstances can a company come back and punish them. They told me that it was up to driver's discretion if he/she could drive and that David Jones in Safety was not qualified to make a medical decision as to my mental capability. They also said that I should have been sent to a doctor immediately for medical evalation and a doctor should have given USX a medical report before putting me off truck.

By not doing so, they broke the law.

USX has ended my career as a driver because of five so-called accidents. I have never had a moving violation, DOT reportable accident or even been late on a load. Three of these accidents are over three yrs old, but when I apply for a job and USX tells them I had five accidents while I was with them the companies automatically become disinterested in talking to me.

USX is the only company I have ever worked for, with the exception of 10 days with Eagle Motor Line and I had not driven a 10 speed since I got out of truck driving school and I was extreemly uncomfortable driving the truck. I can down-shift.

I can't even find a company who is willing to hire me and let me go out with a trainer for a month or so to get used to driving a standard shift.

I have since given up on driving a truck and am now working for a temp agency for $7.50 per hour. USX has completely distroyed my career as a truck driving, but I didn't help it either by going to work for a company who drove autoshifts. USX also tried to say I abandoned the truck and tried to charge me $500 but that has been straightened out.

They are a very unethical company and deserve anything they get. I tried to find an attorney but, I guess there just was enough money involved for them to want to help me. I was also turned down for unemployment by the state of Tennessee because I quit. Why would I want to stay with a company who would put me off a truck over 1200 miles away from my home. I know who was behind it and I had no choice but to quit because they were just going to make my life a living hell until I quit. This person is a driver liaison in Oklahoma City and now has my exroomate working at terminal and living with him. What does that say? He and I did not get along because he was always getting great runs for my roomate and I reported it to his boss.

He and my ex-roomate where also caught by upper management for his doing things for her such as three-way repowers so she did not loose here good runs.

At same time my miles dropped from 3,000 to 4,000 a week to $300 a day. That can be proved in USX payroll records.

The two of them where on my like white on rice.

Jeanine
Arlington, Texas
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

usx very fair

AUTHOR: Joker - (U.S.A.)

I've been with USX since 06 and found them to be very accomodating.i went on leave for surgery and upon returning my job was there.any time i've needed to be home they got me there,but i don't turn down low mileage lds because they always made it up to me.your job is what you make it and i don't believe half the stories people tell.with the shortage of drivers,companies don't want unseated trks so if you get fired theirs a reason.and it's not always the company's fault.no company is perfect,just like no driver is perfect,but if we as drivers focus on safety more and less on pointing blame we'd be much more productive,and have more money in our pockets.if i was a dispatcher i'd be giving the miles to the driver who's on-time and gets the load there safely.80% of my loads were not on time but ahead of time,because i take pride in knowing i accomplished that run without mishaps.Am i perfect?far from it but i stride to be the best driver i can be not only for the company but for myself.I may not own my truck but i treat it like i do,it's my home away from home.so if you take pride in your ride,appearance and self worth in the long run you will get rewarded..Tim    01938
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I know who you are talking about

AUTHOR: Floyd - (U.S.A.)

Jeanine

you said
"I know who was behind it and I had no choice but to quit because they were just going to make my life a living hell until I quit. This person is a driver liaison in Oklahoma City and now has my exroomate working at terminal and living with him. What does that say? He and I did not
get along because he was always getting great runs for my roomate and I reported it to his boss."

First let me say I know who you are talking about at OKC and he is no longer working for USX and
I must also say that the lady he is with is not a OTR driver so how could she be getting better
runs than you were.? I should also point out that the driver liaison is not the one giving out loads.

One thing I don't understand and maybe you can help me with is if you where in Charlotte, NC. when you found out about what was going on at home and you lived in Arlington, TX. then why do you call the police in Baton Rouge, La..?

You said
"At same time my miles dropped from 3,000 to 4,000 a week to $300 a day" now let me get this right
your miles went from 3,000 to 4,000 a week and just why would you be unhappy with getting 33%
more miles a week then went to $300 per day.? 65mph X 11hr = 715 miles per day and at $300 per day you were making $2.38 per mile I work for USX and I have never seen someone make that kind of money.what I think is you need to start by telling the truth.

you said
"USX has ended my career as a driver because of five so-called accidents. I have never had a
moving violation, DOT reportable accident or even been late on a load. Three of these accidents
are over three yrs old, but when I apply for a job and USX tells them I had five accidents while I was with them the companies automatically become disinterested in talking to me."
you make a point of saying "DOT reportable accident" but you did have 5 accidents and most
companies don't want an unsafe driver.

USX is not the only one that has the AUTO-SHIFT so you can look around you could also go back to the school you went to and pay them a little so you could drive a 10 speed and get your timming back.
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