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Navajo Express Company Profile

Navajo Express

Since 1981, Navajo Express has been transporting both dry goods and perishable commodities across the lower 48 United States. With their headquarters based out of Denver, CO., the company operates more than 1,100 trucks with over 2,000 trailers running OTR, regional, and dedicated operations. While Navajo Express is mostly an OTR carrier, there are also some regional and dedicated positions available. Navajo Express actively hires both experienced drivers as well as drivers with no experience who recently completed truck driving school.

Navajo Express Terminal Locations

In addition to the company headquarters in Denver, Colorado, Navajo Express also operates terminals in the following locations:

  • Kent, WA
  • Mira Loma, CA
  • Boise, ID
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Jackson, TN
  • Pottsville, AR
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Columbus, OH

Navajo Express Training & Freight

Company Training Duration

Minimum of 3 to 6 weeks team driving with a company appointed trainer.

Forced To Team After Training?

No, after training is complete drivers may move directly into the solo driver division.

Type Of Freight

While Navajo Express pulls some temperature controlled freight, the majority of their freight consists of dry goods.

Navajo Express Hiring & Operating Areas

Navajo Express hires from the following states:
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
Operating Area

Navajo Express operates throughout all of the lower 48 United States.

Navajo Express Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year recent over the road tractor trailer experience in the past 3 years or recent driving school graduate
  • Hazmat Endorsement preferred but not required
  • 21 years of age
  • Good MVR and driving history
  • Good work history
  • No DUI/DWI less than 5 years old
  • No controlled substance charges or convictions less than 10 years old
  • Criminal felonies and misdemeanors will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Navajo Express Driver Pay

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During company training drivers will earn a flat salary of $400 per week. After training drivers will receive a starting pay of $0.25 per mile with a $0.01 per mile raise each year up to a maximum of $0.40 per mile.

Navajo Express Company Policies

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is currently not being offered.

Hometime Policy

OTR drivers receive 1 day of hometime for each week spent on the road with a maximum of 3 days off at a time. Hometime on regional and dedicated accounts vary but weekly hometime opportunities exist in certain areas.

Rider And Pet Policy

Navajo Express does have a rider program for those over 12 years of age. In order to have a rider on board, a $25 insurance fee must be paid each month. Pets are not allowed on any company equipment.

Team Opportunities

Both team and solo operations are available. Approximately 5% of Navajo Express drivers are team drivers.

Canada Border Crossing Policy

No border crossing including into or out of Canada will be required.

New York City Dispatch

NYC freight is available but drivers are allowed to decline any freight picking up or delivering in NYC.

Navajo Express Company Policies

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Drop And Hook

Approximately 50% of all freight is drop and hook.

Hazardous Materials

Drivers may refuse freight containing placarded hazardous materials. A Hazmat endorsement is strongly encouraged but not required.

Forced Dispatch

No, Navajo Express normally send 3 load assignments which the driver is able to choose from. Drivers are allowed to accept or decline load assignments.

Navajo Express Company Policies

Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities

Various dedicated and regional positions are available for drivers with at least 6 months of OTR driving experience. Regional and dedicated positions depend entirely on position availability and geographical location.

Average Age Of Equipment

Trucks are on average 2.5 years old.

Transmission Type

Mostly 10 speed Eaton Fuller manual transmissions.

Speed Of Trucks

Truck speeds are limited to 63mph using the accelerator and 65mph using the cruise control.

APU / Idle Policy

Some trucks are equipped with APU's but the majority of trucks are not equipped. For trucks without an APU, automatic engine start / shut off features are used to maintain a comfortable temperature and charged batteries.

Electronic / Paper Logs

Navajo Express uses electronic logs.

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