U.S. Xpress lays off 20 from Chattanooga headquarters

U.S. Xpress lays off 20 from Chattanooga headquarters

December 20th, 2011 by Carey O'Neil in Local - Breaking News

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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