Contact: Ray Harlin
Chief Financial Officer


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 19, 2007) - U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:XPRSA) today announced operating revenue and earnings for the first quarter ended
March 31, 2007.

Financial Highlights
Revenue for the first quarter of 2007 increased 20% to $360.9 million compared with $299.7 million in the first quarter of 2006. The Company reported a net loss of $2.6 million for the first quarter, or $0.17 per share, compared with net income of $734,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

On February 28, 2006, the Company acquired additional equity in both Arnold Transportation and Total Transportation, increasing its ownership interest in each to 80% from 49%. Accordingly, the financial results of Arnold and Total from February 28, 2006, are included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Consolidated revenue for the first quarter of 2007 and 2006 includes $86.7 million and $33.0 million, respectively, in revenues of Arnold and Total.

Truckload Operations
During the first quarter, truckload revenue, excluding the effect of fuel surcharges, increased 22% to $295.1 million from $241.3 million a year ago while truckload operations reported an operating loss of $1.2 million, compared with operating income of $4.4 million in the first quarter of 2006.

Xpress Global Systems
Revenue of Xpress Global Systems increased 0.5% to $22.6 million in the quarter compared with $22.4 million for the prior-year quarter. Xpress Global Systems’ operating income for the first quarter was $1.5 million compared with $369,000 in the prior-year quarter.

Patrick Quinn, Co-Chairman, stated, “Consistent with the early first quarter trends we cited in our February conference call and our announcement last week, the truckload operating environment proved to be much more difficult than a year ago. Profitable operating results in both our truckload and Xpress Global Systems operating segments in March were not sufficient to overcome the operating losses of our truckload segment in January and February, as the quarter was adversely impacted by lower than expected freight demand, severe winter weather in key high-traffic markets that hampered tractor utilization, and rising fuel prices in the second half of the quarter. As we have demonstrated the last couple of years, the operating leverage in our business model is substantial. Unfortunately, the leverage did not work in our favor this quarter due in part to the difficult truckload environment, as well as the normal seasonality we experience in our business in the first quarter.

“On a positive note, Xpress Global achieved its fifth consecutive quarter of improved year-over-year quarterly operating income. Additionally, we have completed most of our pre-buy of new tractors with 2006 engines. Upon completion of the pre-buy, the average age of the Company’s over-the-road tractor fleet will be approximately 17 months. As a result, over the next twelve months we expect to reduce capital expenditures on revenue equipment and utilize our cash flow to reduce our outstanding debt.”

Conference Call and Webcast
U.S. Xpress Enterprises will host a conference call to discuss first quarter results on Friday, April 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The number to call for this interactive teleconference is (913) 981-4910. A replay of the conference call will be available through April 27, 2007, by dialing (719) 457-0820 and entering the passcode 4697350.

The following information was filed by Us Xpress Enterprises Inc (USX) on Friday, April 20, 2007 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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