Blog.

Navajo Express Recognized at the 2015 CMCA Safety Awards

Friday, April 22, 2016

DENVER, Colorado – Navajo Express was among those honored for their outstanding safety efforts during the previous year at the 2015 Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA) Safety Awards Banquet. During the evening, Navajo was awarded 3rd Place – Truckload Division Over 3 Million Miles, which is given for overall fleet safety based on CSA metrics.

In addition to the 3rd place award, Allen Lowry, VP of Safety at Navajo Express also received the award for 2015 Safety Supervisor of the Year. This is awarded to the person who exemplifies professionalism and integrity in the workplace, while advancing their safety program throughout the company, drivers and other employees. This person has shown continued improvement in safety data such as crash rates, out of service rates, and workplace injury rates. In addition, the committee looks at the willingness to engage in new technologies or methods to further safety concerns in both vehicles and driver behavior.

“For the second year in a row we have been award for our commitment to building safety into everything we do at Navajo. On top of that, with an individual like Allen leading this charge for us, I can assure all of our business partners that unsafe driving will never be an issue for Navajo Express,” quoted Don Digby, Jr., President of Navajo Express.

Allen Lowry, Director of Safety added, “This recognition by the CMCA is proof that the policies and procedures that we have put in place at Navajo have made us a safe and reliable carrier. We continue to actively engage our drivers and support staff to understand the value of safety and the importance of doing everything we can to operate in a safe manner. I am also honored to be recognized, but have to thank everyone at Navajo for this great team effort and accomplishment.”

About the CMCA

Since 1939, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association has been the Voice of Trucking in Colorado. They are a driving force in promoting the interests of trucking, affecting change and improving the bottom line. The CMCA works closely with the State of Colorado and our members to ensure that the new technologies for bypassing ports, electronic credentialing and others offer true value from a cost and time standpoint.

About Navajo Express, Inc.

Navajo Express, Inc. is a national transportation provider with decades of experience in providing logistic solutions for our customers. Based out of Denver, CO, we move freight of all varieties – refrigerated, dry van, hazardous materials and much more, specializing in grocery store deliveries. Our fleet of over 1000 trucks provides continuous shipping coverage across the 48-states. For more information visit www.navajoexpress.com.

Don Digby, Allen Lowry, and Don Digby, Jr. at the 2015 CMCA awards.

Don Digby, Allen Lowry, and Don Digby, Jr. at the 2015 CMCA awards.

Navajo Express Remembers Joe McCubbins

Monday, April 4, 2016

Navajo Express is sad to announce the passing of our long-time driver and friend, Joe McCubbins. Joe has been a valuable member of the Navajo Express family since 1989, and embodies all of traits that every professional driver should strive to have. He will be dearly missed, and it was a great honor to have Joe as a part of our family. A memorial service will be this Saturday at the First Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY 40004 from 10am – 1pm .

I grew up in the trenches with Joe and will be forever grateful for the outstanding lessons I learned along the way. I miss you ‘Old Man’.” – Don Digby, Jr., Navajo Express President.

Joe McCubbins (center), friend and Navajo Express family member.

Joe McCubbins (center), friend and Navajo Express family member.

Flag at half mast

Flags at half-mast at Navajo Express offices.

Joe McCubbins' Memorial - courtesy of the Navajo Express Shop Team.

Joe McCubbins’ Memorial – courtesy of the Navajo Express Shop Team.

March 2016 Navcast Now Available!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Click here to listen to the March 2016 Navcast. Stay tuned for monthly updates.

February 2016 Navcast Now Available!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Click here to listen to the February 2016 Navcast. Stay tuned for monthly updates.

January 2016 Navcast Now Available!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Click here to listen to the January 2016 Navcast. Stay tuned for monthly updates.

Navajo Express Retail Store Now Open!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

We are happy to announce that the Navajo Express Retail Store is now open! We encourage all of our employees and drivers to come check out the great merchandise we have available for purchase at amazing prices.

Store_Now_Open_website

Store Details:

  • The store is located in the Denver office in the east wing near the cafeteria.
  • Open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.
  •  All items are also available to order online by visiting navajoexpress.com/store and can be shipped to our outside terminals.

 

Dec Featured Items

Navajo Express Named As A Top Green Fleet

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Navajo Express was named in the TruckingInfo.com’s (a Heavy Duty Trucking site) list of the Top 50 Green Fleets. This list was built from a collection of carriers that have every effort to achieve better fuel economy, lower emissions, and lessen environmental impact.

At Navajo Express, we have taken great strives to stay current with the latest fuel saving technologies in order to do our part to lead the industry to raise the bar for MPG expectations.  As a Class 8 fleet, we take a comprehensive approach to improving our fuel performance through a combination of purchasing newer, more fuel efficient equipment, and installing the Smart Truck UT6 Plus under tray system on all new trailers.

This system has proven to provide up to a 10% fuel savings at highway speeds (65 MPH), and in combination with Navajo’s new 2016 Kenworth T680’s  (10 speed automated transmissions; full aerodynamic package), we have achieved over 9.3 MPG on OTR trips.

For more information on this story, click here. 

Navajo Show truck

November, 2015 Navcast

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Click here to listen to the November, 2015 Navcast. Stay tuned monthly for more.

October, 2015 Navcast

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Click here to listen to the October, 2015 Navcast. Stay tuned monthly for more.

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.