published Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

U.S. Xpress lays off 20 from Chattanooga headquarters

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    The U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. headquarters is located near the intersection of Bonny Oaks Drive and I-75 in East Brainerd.
    Photo by Andy McFee

Trucking giant U.S. Xpress announced about 20 layoffs in its Chattanooga headquarters this morning as part of a reorganization of the company’s night and weekend shipping operation.

“We still added more than we cut this year” at the Chattanooga headquarters, said company spokesman Greg Thompson.

Severance was offered to those leaving the company, but Thompson declined to discuss the specifics of the packages.

The nation’s second largest privately owned trucker employs about 1,000 workers in the Chattanooga area and about 10,000 employees across the country.

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Czech123 said...

“We still added more than we cut this year” at the Chattanooga headquarters, said company spokesman Greg Thompson.

I'm sure those were comforting words the 20 that were let go!!!

December 20, 2011 at 6:31 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Weird that Mr. Quinn, co-founder of US Xpress, just recently passed away. Maybe they had to pay out some life insurance. And last month the COO claimed that their business with Amazon increased by 300 percent this year.

Has anyone ever seen those incredible houses that those in charge of the company live in up on White Oak Mountain?

The layoff must be a bitter pill indeed!

December 20, 2011 at 9:45 p.m.
Winner said...

Hey, let's not forget this is a private company. If a few people have to lose their jobs so Mr. Fuller can afford another yacht or $500,000 luxury car, so be it. It's a small price to pay for, after all.

December 21, 2011 at 8:01 a.m.
shoe_chucker said...

i worked on the quinn residence when they built it. things may have changed since then, but they never intended to "live" there, it was a residence for them when they were in chattanooga , but they "lived" elsewhere.

December 21, 2011 at 8:11 a.m.

By far, the worst company I ever worked for.

December 23, 2011 at 8:21 a.m.
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