Arka Express Driver Pay

Arka Express has been in business for more than a decade. Over the years, the company grew from a 35-unit operation to an elite fleet with more than 400 units. In addition to their headquarters in Markham, IL, Arka is also establishing headquarters in Atlanta, Indiana and New Jersey.

Service Area

Arka Express has routes that cover most of the U.S., with the exception of the West Coast.

Arka serves the:

  • East coast
  • Midwest
  • Southeast

The company covers a 400-mile radius in Atlanta and Chicago. Arka also has an OTR presence from New York to Florida to the Dakotas.

Arka Truck Driver Jobs

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Arka is always looking for experienced, safety-conscious drivers to add to their family of company drivers. They also work with owner operators.

The company’s services include:

  • Dedicated
  • Van/truckload
  • Cross-docking
  • Power only

Arka Company Drivers

To drive for Arka Express, you must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 23 years of age
  • Have a valid CDL A
  • At least 12 months of experience
  • No more than two moving violations in the last five years
  • Complete a physical and drug test prior to employment

Company drivers enjoy plenty of home time, and the merit based pay system rewards drivers for doing a good job.

Arka Owner-Operators

Arka Express also works with owner operators. Owner operators enjoy premium routes in regional areas as well as their Southeast and Midwest routes.

Benefits include:

  • 80% of gross revenue + permits ($5,000-$6,000/week)
  • Home time whenever you want or need it
  • Weekly settlements
  • Zero weekly trailer fees
  • Fuel program rebate
  • Fuel cards and EZ Pass
  • Access to their maintenance program

Arka Express Company Driver Pay and Benefits

Arka Express claims to offer industry-leading pay rates for their drivers. They also state that they offer a merit-based pay system.

Pay for Arka Express drivers depends on the driver’s route, but the company is transparent about their pay rates for each region.

  • Midwest Regional: $0.68/mile
  • Long-Haul Regional: $0.60/mile
  • Northeast Regional: $0.70/mile
  • Southeast Regional: $0.55/mile
  • Atlanta Regional: $20/hour

According to the company, drivers make $1,000-$1,500 on average per week. Our 3rd-party pay aggregators has the average salary at $65,693/year for drivers, which is in line with what the company advertises for their pay rates.

  • Arka Express Pay Rankings
3.5

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Of course, pay can vary depending on your experience level. The company says that it has a merit based pay system, although they don’t disclose exactly what that means. It’s unclear whether experience, safety record, performance or a combination of factors will play a role in the merit based system.

In addition to their base salary, drivers also receive a full benefits package, which includes:

Driver Benefits

  • Affordable health and dental insurance for drivers and their families
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • Vacation pay
  • I-Pass
  • Round-the-clock dispatch
  • Dedicated regions
  • 2018 or newer trucks
  • Referral bonuses of $1,000
  • Riders and pets welcome

Most drivers are guaranteed home time on the weekends, which allows them to enjoy a better work/life balance. There’s no information on how much vacation time is offered and how long you have to work with the company to receive it.

Arka Express Reviews – What are Drivers Saying?

Arka receives high marks from its employees. Drivers say the pay is great and that dispatch is relatively easy to work with. The biggest complaint from drivers is that dispatch is located overseas, so communication can be difficult if there is a language barrier. Arka also fails to offer company match on your 401(k), which is a turnoff for some drivers.

Some owner operators complain that they don’t receive many miles from the company. These are all common complaints from drivers in the trucking industry.

Overall, Arka Express is well-rated by employees and most drivers enjoy working for them.


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