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U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.

Primary Business: Over the road delivery services

Description: U.S. Xpress provides medium to long-haul transportation services throughout North America, as well as regional services in the Midwest, Southwest and Western U.S. The company also provides dedicated contract carriage, in which drivers and equipment are assigned long-term to provide expedited freight hauling for a single customer. The company’s fleet includes about 7,500 tractors and 22,000 trailers.

Sales: $ 1.5 billion (2007)

Employees: 10,885

Home Office: Chattanooga, TN

Billy Stewart Vice President of Tax

We brought them in for a federal review even though I think we do a pretty good job with things. The ideas that they had were thinking outside of the box and the type of things that hadn’t been brought up to us before. So many of the firms out there that I deal with have these “cookie cutter” ideas and they are out there trying to sell the same thing to all of their clients and I really thought the Ashland team was good at thinking of new things. We didn’t actually use their ideas because of internal issues, but it gave us a verification that we are doing things right.

I’d recommend Ashland highly! I’ve always told people that I’ve talked to about Ashland what a great job I thought they did.