STARTED FOR DRIVERS.
Big Ed Gatlin, founded Empire Express, Inc. in 1985. He started Empire from a smaller private fleet that had been rejected by a big multi-national corporation. At the time, Big Ed was simply trying to help the drivers in the small fleet, who had always been loyal to him. When the time came for a decision on what to do with the fleet, Big Ed remembered the hard work and respect the drivers had given him. He did not let them down. He started Empire Express for that group of dedicated drivers. Empire Express has been focused on drivers ever since.