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Navajo Express, Inc. Company Review

Navajo Express, Inc.

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Through its Navajo Express unit, Navajo Shippers provides temperature-controlled freight transportation, mainly in the western US.

Navajo Express operates a fleet of about 900 tractors and 1,750 trailers from terminals in Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Washington state, and it offers service elsewhere in the 48 contiguous states via partnerships with other carriers. The company, which has grown over the years through acquisitions, is owned and run by President Don Digby Sr. and his family.

Navajo Express, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Navajo corporate headquarters
1400 W 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 1-800-525-1969
Website: Navajo Express, Inc.

Getting Hired At Navajo Express, Inc.

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

Minimum Driver Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year OTR within the past 3 years, tractor-trailer experience, or recent driving school graduate
  • Hazmat endorsement preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Good MVR, driving history, and work history
  • No DUI/DWI within the past 5 years
  • No controlled substance charges or convictions within the past 10 years
  • Criminal felony/misdemeanor convictions evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No felonies in the last 10 years. Criminal felony/misdemeanor convictions evaluated on a case-by-case basis

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI/DWI less than 5 years old (No more than one in a lifetime).

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Navajo Hiring Area

Navajo hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Age For Navajo Express, Inc.

Navajo Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Waggoners 23  
    .
  • Dillon 23  
    .
  • Eagle 23  
    .
  • AAA Cooper 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Navajo 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Navajo Express, Inc.

Navajo Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Navajo  12  
    .
  • Jack Cooper  6  
    .
  • Paschall  6  
    .
  •  Roehl
    No Experience Required
  •  Crete
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Navajo Express, Inc. Driver Pay

Solo pay starts at $.36 for drivers with 2 years experience.

All solo and team OTR drivers can make up to an additional $.05/mile in bonuses during a month as well.

Navajo Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Navajo Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
34 cpm

Navajo requires 12 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Millis  36 cpm  
    .
  • May  35  cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  32  cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Navajo Starting Pay For Team Drivers

Navajo Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
44 cpm

Navajo requires 12 months experience

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   44 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  44 cpm  
    .
  • CalArk  43 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  41 cpm  
    .
  • Trimac  40 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Navajo Express, Inc. Driver Benefits

Benefits (After 90 days):

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • New Equipment with Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage
  • National Accounts with Plenty of Miles
  • Hometime: Navajo family drivers enjoy some of the best home time out there.

Navajo Express, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Navajo Express, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Refrigerated
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Navajo Operating Area

Navajo operates all 48 contiguous states

48-State Temperature-Controlled Transportation

The versatility and size of our temperature-controlled fleet allow us to deliver temperature-sensitive products nearly anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Whether you’re in the market for one-time loads or an ongoing partnership, we’re prepared to offer best-in-class delivery in keeping with the Navajo Family tradition.

Regional Dry Van Transportation

We specialize in flexible, high-capacity transport for dry van materials of all types. Service areas cover KS, CO, NM, AZ, UT, CA, OR, and WA.

Rocky Mountain Doubles

These combination vehicles can handle the maximum legal payloads for your dry and refrigerated materials. Service areas cover CO, UT, WY, ID, and MT.

Intermodal

Our rich relationships and innovative methods promise a smooth, hassle-free journey for your cargo. Service areas cover Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Northern/Southern CA, OR, WA, IL, TN, OH, and PA.

Dedicated

Our dedicated fleet services offer trustworthy, predictable routes for customers with regular needs. We take pride in our outstanding efficiency, expanded capacity, and peerless commitment to customer service.

Navajo Company Terminal Locations

Navajo Express, Inc. terminal locations
  • Denver, CO
  • Boise, ID
  • Pottsville, AR
  • Chino, CA
  • North Salt Lake, UT
  • Tolleson, AZ

Navajo Yearly Revenues

Navajo: $170,000,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • CR England  $1.5B
    .
  • Knight  $1.1B
    .
  • Cowan  $377.43M
    .
  • Lone Star  $171.67M
    .
  • Navajo  $170M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Navajo Yearly Miles

Navajo: 98,383,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Roehl  192M
    .
  • Cowan  150M
    .
  • Navajo  98.38M
    .
  • Koch  80.65M
    .
  • Salmon  62.49M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Navajo Driver Unload Percentage

Navajo: 50%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • Averitt  10%
    .
  • K & B  5%
    .
  • TMC  0%
    .
  • Carter  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Navajo Drop And Hook Percentage

Navajo: 50%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  20%
    .
  • Melton  15%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Navajo Company Policies

  • Navajo Home Time Options

    Navajo has the following home time options available:

    • Monthly

    Home time will be very dependent on the lanes that you are running, but we would like to be able to get our OTR drivers home every three weeks.

  • Navajo Rider Policy

    A rider can join you on the truck as long as they are over the age of 10.

  • Navajo Tuition Reimbursement

    Navajo does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Navajo Pet Policy

    Navajo allows your pets to ride with you, assuming that it doesn’t compromise your safety while operating the vehicle

Navajo Company Equipment

Navajo Number Of Trucks

Navajo Number Of Trucks:
900 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • KLLM  2,147
    .
  • NEMF  1,364
    .
  • Navajo  900
    .
  • A&R  843
    .
  • CTL  337
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Navajo Number Of Trailers

Navajo Number Of Trailers:
1,750 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Swift  70,802
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  1,900
    .
  • Navajo  1,750
    .
  • Dillon  850
    .
  • Hunt  600
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Navajo Governed Speed

Navajo Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  65 mph
    .
  • Navajo  65 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Navajo Tractor Brands

  • Navajo

  • Super Service

  • TransAm

  • Hunt

  • Hirschbach

  • SRT

  • Decker

  • Koch

  • Dart

  • CRST

  • Watkins Shepard

  • PGT

Navajo Transmission Types

Navajo has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • Prime
    • SRT
    • Covenant
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Crete
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • Averitt
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Dillon
    • AAA Cooper
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Jim Palmer
    • TMC
    • Millis
    • Melton
    • Schneider
    • Dart

Navajo APU Policy

Navajo has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Marten
    • Koch
    • Trimac
    • Melton
    • Jim Palmer
    • Wil-Trans
  • Without APU's
    • Dart
    • Saia
    • TransAm
    • May
    • Hunt
    • Hogan
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Navajo Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Navajo

    The training at Navajo will last approximately 6 weeks.

  • Navajo Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Navajo

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Navajo you will run solo after training.

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