Drive for Empire Express | Empire Express offers an industry leading pay package and strong miles hauling high velocity, no touch freight.

Loyalty. Dedication. Commitment.

Join The Empire Family!


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.

Founded on Family


When Big Ed brought up joining Empire Express with his youngest son Tim, there was no hesitation. Tim Gatlin had grown up knowing that the family business was in his blood. Now, for over 35 years Empire Express has taken special pride in the Empire Family, where, just like your family, every person is known by their name, not called by a number. Empire is a place where you, and your family can feel at home.

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Founded on Family
Dedicated to Drivers


We exist because of you, the Great American Truck Driver. We understand the importance of the service you provide to our nation. We want you to be successful. Our employees enjoy premium equipment and the latest technology available. We’re dedicated to your safety and believe that safe drivers should earn top pay, regardless of experience.

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Committed to Your Success


We offer an industry leading pay package and strong miles to keep you loaded and moving while using our world-class customer base and only hauling high-velocity, no-touch freight. Our drivers serve all 48 continental states, and focus mainly on areas East of I-35 and South of I-80. We want you to be successful, so you and your family can be successful. We would love to have you join the Empire Family.

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Committed to Your Success
Want to Start at 65 CPM? Call a recruiter at 800-500-3089 to find out more!

General Pay Information

Our drivers enjoy advantages of industry leading pay package, in a small family atmosphere.

  • Average pay is 64 CPM, with an average of 2500 miles per week
  • Top Pay is 78 CPM
  • Mileage Pay – all loaded and empty, dispatched miles
  • Weekly Pay – directly deposited into your bank account
  • Vacation Pay
  • Seniority Pay
  • Trainer Bonus
  • Monthly Safety Bonus
  • Quarterly Fuel Bonus

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General Benefit Information

Empire Express offers a wide range of programs designed to help our employees improve their lives. Some of those benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance – 3 plans to choose from, ask us about our free medical plan
  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Vacation Pay
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Optional Dental
  • Optional Vision
  • Optional Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Optional Life Insurance

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