Drivers | Drive for Empire Express

Join The Empire Family!


We offer one of the best OTR driving packages around. Starting with an industry leading pay, no-touch, high-velocity freight, and strong miles, we’re ready to see how far your trucking career can take you. Add to that premium equipment and the kind of small family atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Empire Express OTR offers company drivers full medical benefits, great pay and so much more.

Over the Road Pay


  • Starting rates from 55 CPM to 65 CPM
  • 78 CPM – Top pay
  • Fleet average 64 CPM
  • Average 2,500+ miles every week (paid loaded & empty)
  • $3,000 Sign-on bonus
  • $3,000 Referral bonus
  • $200 Orientation pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Monthly Safety Bonus
  • Quarterly Fuel Bonus
Founded on Family

Company Drivers – Regional

Regional CDL-A opportunities are available in multiple locations. Get started on the fast track to success today!


Regional Pay


  • Starting rates from 49 CPM to 55 CPM
  • Average 2,200 – 2,400 miles every week (paid loaded & empty)
  • $3,000 Sign-on bonus
  • $3,000 Referral bonus
  • $200 Orientation
  • Monthly Safety Bonus
  • Quarterly Fuel Bonus

Company Driver – Benefits

  • Full medical benefits; optional dental/vision
  • Premium, new equipment – Up to 69 MPH
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • AD&D, life & company paid STD
  • 401K match
  • Vacation pay
  • Riders welcome
  • Premium, new equipment
  • Latest technologies
  • Assigned trucks, no slip seating!
Want to Start at 65 CPM? Call a recruiter at 800-500-3089 to find out more!


Take your earning power to a higher level with owner operator truck driving opportunities at Empire Express.

For CDL-A business owners we offer:


  • Starting pay at $1.15 per mile
  • 100% fuel surcharge reimbursement
  • Average 2,500+ miles every week (paid loaded & empty)
  • The support of a family-oriented, driver-friendly company
  • Opportunities for owner operators are open in several locations!

Owner Operator Truck Requirements


  • Tractor must be conventional model no more than five years old
  • Must be no taller than 13’-6”
  • 5th wheel height may be no taller than 47 ½”
  • Must be able to legally pull a 53’ trailer & haul shipment of 46,000 lbs.
Owner Operator

Owner Operator – Driver Qualifications

  • Valid Class A CDL.
  • Driver must live within the company’s hiring area.
  • Driver must be able to pass DOT physical examination.
  • At least 6 months verifiable over-the-road experience within the past 3 years.
  • No more than three tickets for moving violations or more than six points on driver’s MVR within the past three years.
  • No more than two non-chargeable accidents or no more than one chargeable accident within the past three years.


At Empire Express, we are committed to delivering safely and on time. As part of that commitment, we provide a first-class, seamless on-boarding and orientation process. Want to get on the road quicker? Tired of stacks of pre-hire paperwork? Empire uses Tenstreet On-boarding, as well as Sentix E-learning to reduce downtime and get you on the road faster.

Tenstreet On-boarding enables you to click your way through pre-hire paperwork, saving you valuable time!

Sentix E-learning consists of High Definition video training that avoids dull presentations and those old VHS tapes. Both Tenstreet and Sentix platforms can be accessed anywhere there is Wi-Fi. You can complete the majority of our orientation anywhere there’s internet service and at any time.

Our orientation takes less than 2 days and you will be compensated for completion. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during our orientation. In fact, during lunch, you will sit down with the president of the company and other company leaders. We are proud of our Empire family and look forward to meeting you!

Equipment and Technology


  • We’re committed to our drivers, that’s why we want them to have the best driving experience possible. We furnish our drivers with great late-model, premium equipment. We only invest in top-of-the-line conventional tractors with large bunks, premium interiors and air-ride suspensions.
  • Our fleet consists of:
    • Peterbilt 579 Ultralofts
    • Freightliner Cascadia Evolutions
  • The average age of our OTR tractors is currently 24 months old. We also utilize a 3:1 trailer to tractor pool, so our drivers enjoy drop & hook, high-velocity freight. Our average trailer age is less than 10 years old. We take great pride in the fact that our average tractor and trailer fleet age is much less than the vast majority of our competitors.



At Empire, our drivers operate premium equipment with cutting-edge technology. The technologies we use are all centered around improving the lives of our drivers. Some of the technologies our fleet enjoys are:

  • Sirius/XM (no charge, upon request)
  • Samsara ELD
  • Samsara Trailer Trackers
  • Sentix Training Platform
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Smart TVs installed
  • Samsara Fleet Dash Cams
  • APUs, refrigerators and other amenities
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