Monday, September 10, 2012

U.S. Xpress DCC Location Named Site of the Year by Dollar General Award

CHATTANOOGA, TN. – September 10, 2012 – The Marion, Ind. distribution center serviced by U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, has been honored as site of the year by Dollar General Corporation. This award - given to one of its 11 sites annually by the large discount retail chain - recognizes excellence in on-time performance, tractor utilization, customer service, productivity and overall efficiency.

U.S. Xpress provides dedicated carriage services to Dollar General locations throughout the country, leveraging its vast expertise in direct-store delivery & asset management, as well as scalable capacity, to meet the retailer’s transportation needs. Both companies attribute the award to their team-based effort.

“The Marion site exceeded company goals and targets in all areas,” said Kenneth Alder, senior manager, dedicated operations, Dollar General Corporation. “U.S. Xpress has always been great to work with and did an excellent job carrying the site. We are proud of what our joint team has accomplished there.”

U.S. Xpress offers each of its dedicated services customers an individualized approach based on joint planning, the establishment of mutually agreeable objectives, frequent communication and continuous improvement.

“Our dedicated services group prides itself on meeting deadlines, handling special requests and providing capacity while reducing transportation costs for our customers,” said Bill Farris, senior vice president of dedicated operations, U.S. Xpress, Inc. “This award validates our approach to doing business and the strength of our working partnership with top companies like Dollar General.”

About Dollar General

Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a leading discount retailer with 10,000 stores in 40 states. Dollar General Stores provide convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. To learn more about Dollar General, visit

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, Xpress Global Systems, and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit