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Patrick Quinn, Co-Chairman, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.

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Photo - Patrick E. QuinnPatrick E. Quinn, Co-Chairman of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. has spent his entire professional career in the motor carrier industry. A native of Nebraska, Mr. Quinn received a B. A. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1968 and a J. D. degree from the University of Nebraska College Of Law in 1971.

Mr. Quinn practiced law in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1971 through 1977, and was a partner in the law firm of Nelson and Harding, where he specialized in transportation law. In 1977, he joined Southwest Equipment Rental, Inc. as Vice President and General Counsel and was named Executive Vice President and General Manager in 1984. Mr. Quinn and Max L. Fuller formed U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. in 1985. Through their leadership and experience, U.S. Xpress is recognized as a service, safety and technology leader in the trucking industry, earning an award for innovation from the Smithsonian Institute in 2000. U.S. Xpress is the fifth largest publicly-traded truckload carrier in the United States. In 2004, U.S. Xpress achieved $1 billion in annual revenue and the Company was named the For-Hire Fleet of the Year by Fleet Owner magazine.

Mr. Quinn is the past Chairman of the American Trucking Associations and is a past Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association. An initial member of the ATA's Image & Communications Committee, Mr. Quinn has been a frequent public speaker and leading advocate for the trucking industry, and received an appointment from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission in 2006. Mr. Quinn was a recipient of the 1997 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Mr. Quinn and his wife, Anna Marie, reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They have three children and six grandchildren.

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