U.S. Xpress is a leading time-definite truckload service provider. The Tennessee-based business operates a fleet of 6,000 tractors and more than 14,000 trailers, and employs 8,000 staff.

Challenges

  • Reduce gas costs and increase operating margins
  • Provide reliable data for accurate decision making
Our chief operating officer recently said to me, 'In my 20 years at U.S. Xpress, it's the first time I've seen data being used the way it should be. IT has done a great job'. And that's coming from someone who's not the greatest fan of IT.
—Tim Leonard
vice president for information technology
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.

Results

$6 million saved

annually in truck idle time using unified, reusable data quality environment

$1.2 million saved

using data profiling to enhance truck maintenance system data quality

Additionally:

  • Delivered return on investment in only three months
  • Deployed in four and a half months with team who had previously been unfamiliar with Informatica data quality solutions
  • Anticipates new enterprise data warehouse may save between $9 million and $20 million over two years
  • Reduced emissions and supported the organization's environmental commitments
  • Provided a comprehensive, accurate picture of the content, quality, and structure of its enterprise data
  • Solved business problems faster by empowering the business to participate in data quality processes
  • Enabled business analysts and data stewards to see, influence, and react to the impact of data quality on their applications and processes

Technologies Used

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