CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first load of freight today.
To commemorate the milestone, Co-Chairmen and Co-Founders Max Fuller and Patrick Quinn hosted a celebration at the U.S. Xpress corporate headquarters. In attendance were drivers, employees, and local dignitaries, including Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger. During the event, Fuller and Quinn recalled the highs and lows of 25 years in the industry and what they see for the future of the company.
"The U.S. Xpress story is a classic example of how two hard-working, risk-taking, smart young men created a terrific company that has provided economic opportunity for thousands of employees – while also serving the needs of thousands of customers," said Bill Graves, President & CEO of the American Trucking Associations.
U.S. Xpress began operations in 1986 as a cross-country truckload provider with 48 trucks and has grown to a fleet of over 8,000 trucks and 22,000 trailers with international operations. U.S. Xpress' annual revenue in 2010 was in excess of $1.5 billion, and it has experienced a compounded annual growth of 16 percent since 1994. U.S. Xpress is now recognized as the second largest privately owned truckload carrier in the United States.
"From our customer base and range of solutions, to our drivers and employees, diversification has been a major part of our ongoing success," states Max Fuller, Co-Chairman and CEO. "None of this would have been possible without a corporate culture focused on flexibility and innovation, as well as employees dedicated to superior customer service, supported by advanced technology."
Today, U.S. Xpress offers a range of transportation solutions, including Solo Truckload, Team, Dedicated, Demand Critical, Intermodal, Logistics, Brokerage, Specialty LTL, and International.
"We realized early on that, in order to survive, we would have to adapt and evolve to the changing needs and demands of the industry," states Patrick Quinn, Co-Chairman and President. "Looking forward, we will continue to keep our ear to the ground to stay on top of changing regulations and industry trends, as well as continue to give back to the community."
About U.S. Xpress Enterprises:
Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress Enterprises is the nation's second largest privately owned truckload carrier, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America. We are committed to being at the forefront of safety compliance, using comprehensive training for our staff and drivers and ensuring our trucks feature the latest safety innovations. With a dedication to minimizing our impact on the environment, U.S. Xpress is a SmartWay Transport Partner and was honored with a 2009 SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Xpress Enterprises' affiliates include Arnold Transportation Services, Smith Transport, Total Transportation of Mississippi, and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit www.usxpress.com.
SOURCE U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.