Eric Fuller: September 10, 2018

TRUCKER SHORTAGE: HOW WILL IT AFFECT AMERICAN CONSUMERS? 

ADDRESSING CRITICAL NEED FOR NEW DRIVERS,   U.S. XPRESS WILL PAY FULL TUITION FOR DRIVERS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

Eric Fuller

President and CEO, U.S. Xpress, the 5th largest trucking company in the country

 

With record low unemployment, the US trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of drivers. This scarcity has created a capacity crunch for freight companies, driving up costs for shippers, which ultimately gets passed on to businesses and consumers.

While many companies are offering increased pay, signing bonuses, and enhanced benefits packages, one firm is going above and beyond in their efforts to attract and retain drivers by launching the first college scholarship program of its kind in the trucking industry.

On Monday, September 10th, President and CEO of U.S. Xpress, Eric Fuller, will be available to discuss the truck driver shortage and how it is affecting U.S. businesses and consumers. He will announce the U.S. Xpress “Full Ride” scholarship program, which will offer the company’s 9,000+ drivers and their dependents (aged 17 – 26) the opportunity to earn their college degree online, at Ashford University, at no cost to them.

 

MORE ABOUT ERIC FULLER:

Eric Fuller grew up in the trucking business, having spent nearly 20 years at U.S. Xpress (NYSE: USX). Prior to being named President and CEO in 2017, Eric served in a variety of roles across the business, including Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Customer Service and Planning. Eric is a seasoned spokesperson who has appeared in the following broadcast and print outlets, among others:

·         Bloomberg Newswires

·         Bloomberg Television

·         CNBC

·         Financial Times

·         Wall Street Journal

·         Washington Post

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