A Week of Honoring Our Drivers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Navajo Express hosted a week of appreciation and celebration in recognizing our fleet of Drivers. It was an exciting week filled with free lunch and breakfast, activities and a lot of giveaways! Check out a few pictures that were captured during this week.

Water Balloon Dodgeball 5

Employees and Drivers teaming up in water balloon dodge ball on Friday, September 18th.

Lunch Time

Enjoying our BBQ lunch sponsored by KW.

Donny Dunk Tank

A group gathered around to watch President Don Digby, Jr. get dunked. Check out Vice President of Operations Steve Lusty in his swim cap and robe.

Congratulations to Driver Charlie Hamilton for winning 1st place in Clean Truck Contest, and Rick Helms for coming in 2nd!

Driver Nathan Jones dominated the Truck Rodeo having a final score of 86.00!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who sent donations and prizes, we greatly appreciated your contribution in celebrating our Drivers.


Navajo Express is a Happy Participant of the 2015 Transportation Exploration Event

Friday, September 18, 2015

Navajo Express will be on hand at the 2015 Transportation Exploration event on Saturday, September 19th at the University of Denver. Put on by the Fisher Early Learning Center, this provides children the opportunity to explore the many vehicles within the transportation industry. For more information, please click here.

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September, 2015 Navcast

Friday, September 11, 2015

Click here to listen to the September, 2015 Navcast. Stayed tuned monthly for more.

Navajo Express Celebrates Drivers for National Driver Appreciation Week

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Navajo Express has a series of events scheduled for all of their drivers during the 2015 National Driver Appreciation Week, September 14th – 18th.

Schedule of Events:

  • Monday, September 14th: Free driver lunch; Clean Truck Contest & Dog Dress-Up Contest
  • Tuesday, September 15th: Free driver breakfast
  • Wednesday, September 16th: Free driver lunch and potluck; Dunk Tank & Truck Rodeo
  • Thursday, September 17th: Free driver breakfast
  • Friday, September 18th: Free driver lunch & BBQ; Tug-of-War & Water Balloon Dodgeball

Give-aways and prizes to drivers throughout the week. For more information, please contact Gwyne Presser at 303.287.3800 x0677



Don Digby, Sr. Recognized by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Meet Don Digby, Chairman of the Board of Navajo Express. While most people know Don Digby as being the founder and one of the owners of Colorado’s largest trucking company, Navajo Shippers, few people know about Don’s other passion which is Craig Hospital. Don’s involvement with Craig began after he was involved in a serious accident in December, 2000.

Navajo Express Drivers Compete in the 2015 Colorado Truck Driving Championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Navajo Express had four drivers compete in the 2015 Colorado Truck Driving Championship. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the event, put on by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA), and was held at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

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Navajo Express to Introduce New Air King Pin Release Tractors to Fleet

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DENVER, Colorado – Starting in June, 2015, Navajo Express will begin to receive orders of Peterbilt and Kenworth tractors with the Air King Pin Releases installed. Driver injuries associated with connecting or disconnecting a trailer are listed as one of the most common occurrences in lost-work days within the trucking industry*. This new pin release system is designed to remove the need to manually release the fifth wheel when connecting a tractor to trailer, drastically lowering the risk of injury for our drivers.

Navajo Express Featured in the May 25th Edition of Transport Topics

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Navajo Express was featured in the May 25th edition of Transport Topics in an article relating to the carrier being honored for new safety policies and procedures. Navajo Express continues to make the safe operation of all of our vehicles the top priority for all of our drivers, keeping both them and the general public safe.

Navajo Express Featured in the Commercial Carrier Journal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Originally published by, article by Aaron Huff.

High-tech driver recruiting, part I: speed dating

Remember when drivers used to stream into your office or congest your 1-800 number to apply for jobs? Recruiting was never that easy, but it might seem so when compared to the present situation. The future doesn’t look any better.

The trucking industry could immediately fill 30,000 driving positions. Carriers also will need to fill 100,000 positions every year for the next decade to keep up with freight volumes and to replace drivers leaving the workforce, estimates the American Trucking Associations.

The severity of the driver shortage is compounded by the fact that only a small fraction of job applicants are qualified. To compete for this small pool, a growing number of fleets are using technology to streamline their recruiting and hiring process.

Navajo Express To Participate in the 2015 CVSA 72 Hour International Roadcheck Event

Monday, May 4, 2015

Starting June 2nd through the 4th, Navajo Express will be participating in the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual international roadcheck event. During this time, CVSA-certified officials and federal inspectors will be conducting inspections with added emphasis placed on the “Top 9 Areas” for compliance and safety. These areas include: brakes; coupling devices; fuel and exhaust systems; frame, fan and open-top trailers; lighting; steering; suspension; tires, wheels, rims, and hubs; and securement of cargo.

“This event ties into everything we are doing at Navajo to keep safety our priority. Using the tools and training that the CVSA has made available to our drivers, we will use this opportunity to reinforce safe loading techniques, and performing proper vehicle maintenance inspections,” said Allen Lowry, SVP of Safety at Navajo Express. “By doing so, we not only keep our drivers and the public safe, but it helps us to identify maintenance issues with our vehicles and keep our customers’ freight moving.”

According to the CVSA, the average cost before fines or repairs for failing an inspection is $861 for each truck put out of service.  Last year, 18.7 percent of vehicles were put out-of-service during the inspection, which saw more than 72,000 vehicles inspected.

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