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February 16, 2021 11:15 AM, EST

U.S. Xpress Partners With Program to Link Veterans With Service Dogs

U.S. XpressWarrior Freedom Service Dogs

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. partnered with Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, which connects combat veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress to trained service dogs rescued from area animal shelters.

“From our drivers to shop teams to our office staff, military veterans make up a significant portion of our workforce,” said Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress, which is based in Chattanooga, Tenn., and ranks No. 24 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. “Warrior Freedom Service Dogs is doing amazing work in pairing veterans struggling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress with a canine specially trained to provide comfort and support.”

In addition to a monetary donation toward dog training, U.S. Xpress is providing a range of in-kind multimedia and communications services, including the development of virtual training content to reach more veterans. The goal is to help train and match more dogs and veterans, identify fundraising and awareness opportunities with company team members, and even help with raising puppies and weekend fostering.

U.S. Xpress is annually ranked as a military-­friendly company by organizations such as Viq­tory and Diversity­Comm, as well as the Military Times and U.S. Veterans ­magazines.

Approximately 11% of U.S. Xpress drivers and 5% of the company’s office workforce are veterans.

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