Tag Archives: us xpress

Want to become a truck driver? It isn’t for everyone. Here is the truth. | #139

If you are thinking about becoming a truck driver I am here to help.  Trucking companies tell you all kinds of lies to get you in.  Trucking is real work requiring long and unpredictable hours and you may be away from your family for weeks at a time.  Are you ready for this?  I will tell you the worst-case-senario so you can be ready for what is ahead.



Latest trucking news | A Reason we are not on Mars | #129

In a wind driven spectacular I discuss some drivers who are on their side.  A Hummer EV is broken.  How can you make money lease purchase if you only get just over $1 a mile? US Xpress is about to leave Variant at the dock.  A Reason we are not on Mars.


Trucking Answers | Colonial Closes-USX has issues | A Reason we are not on Mars | #112

In this implanted episode I discuss the closing of Colonial Freight.  They opened in 1943 and will be closed in a week.  Wow.  Always be ready to move on to a new place!  This is a problem for lease purchase drivers as well.  US Xpress announces more layoffs and I put them on death watch.  We will see what happens.  When other large companies are announcing record profits US Xpress announces layoffs.  Curious.  People are implanting Tesla chips n their hands.  Good idea?  No.  Dealer markups are getting out of hand, or are they?  Also, a reason we are not on Mars ripped from todays headlines.


Trucking Answers | Variant Turnover rate | 396.11 discussion | STAA | A Reason we are not on Mars | #107

In this gastronomical delight I discuss the turnover rate at Variant Trucking who is part of US Xpress.  What the heck?  Also, some advice as we discuss 396.11.  What it means to you and the motor carrier.  The STAA Whistleblower act comes in to play here as well.  How can you get your equipment fixed?  Can you be forced to run over hours?  A Reason we are not on Mars.


Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #14

In an episode so hot it is ready to burst into flames the Trucking Answers Podcast hits the big road to talk about Afghanistan and what should have been done.  We then move on to the 18-20 year old interstate debate which is basically null.  Brake safety week and hot brakes are discussed with a tip to avoid getting pulled in to be inspected.  A truck leasing task force is formed with the new bill so be wary.  The CEO of US Xpress talks pay raises but doesn’t give one or get asked a follow up question.  Why not?  The Trucking Answers Seal of Excellence rolls out and I want your opinion on it.  Dodge recalls some RAM trucks 2015-2020 for faulty side airbags that can explode with no warning or accident.  Tesla gets investigated for its autopilot system and we move on to a reason we are not on Mars.  Diet water.