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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  
    .
  • Dillon 23  
    .
  • NEMF 21  
    .
  • G & P 21  
    .
  • Beelman 21  
    .
  • Navajo 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Navajo Express, Inc.

Navajo Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Hunt  12  
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  12  
    .
  • Trimac  12  
    .
  • Navajo  12  
    .
  • Central Transport  3  
    .
  •  CTL
    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  
    .
  • Dart  40 cpm  
    .
  • Schaffer  37 cpm  
    .
  • Crete  35 cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  32 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  
    .
  • Super Service  43 cpm  
    .
  • Koch  42 cpm  
    .
  • Celadon  42 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  38 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
    .
  • Saia  $1.3B
    .
  • CRST  $1.27B
    .
  • Knight  $1.1B
    .
  • NFI  $1.09B
    .
  • Navajo  $170M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Navajo Yearly Miles

Navajo: 98,383,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Schneider  3.94B
    .
  • US Xpress  616.6M
    .
  • Stevens  229.46M
    .
  • Navajo  98.38M
    .
  • Decker  78.09M
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  70.55M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Navajo Driver Unload Percentage

Navajo: 50%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  30%
    .
  • K & B  5%
    .
  • US Xpress  2%
    .
  • Melton  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Navajo Drop And Hook Percentage

Navajo: 50%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • Dart  95%
    .
  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Prime  80%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • TMC  50%
    .
  • 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
    .
  • Gardner  1,862
    .
  • Navajo  900
    .
  • Beelman  707
    .
  • MTS  700
    .
  • Hunt  250
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Navajo Number Of Trailers

Navajo Number Of Trailers:
1,750 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Werner  24,000
    .
  • AAA Cooper  6,000
    .
  • TransAm  2,400
    .
  • Navajo  1,750
    .
  • MTS  1,700
    .
  • Hunt  600
    .

Navajo Governed Speed

Navajo Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • K & B  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • Navajo  65 mph
    .
  • May  61 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Navajo Tractor Brands

  • Navajo

  • Lone Star

  • MTS

  • Averitt

  • K & B

  • Ozark

  • Schaffer

  • Marten

  • Stevens

  • Melton

  • TransAm

  • Decker

Navajo Transmission Types

Navajo has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • Hunt
    • K & B
    • Crete
    • Covenant
    • J.B. Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • AAA Cooper
    • Maverick
    • Koch
    • Averitt
    • Dillon
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • Trimac
    • Ozark
    • Schneider
    • Millis
    • Melton

Navajo APU Policy

Navajo has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Paschall
    • Koch
    • Stevens
    • Lone Star
    • Trimac
    • Ozark
  • Without APU's
    • R + L
    • A. Duie Pyle
    • Roehl
    • United Road
    • Super Service
    • Schneider
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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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