Hurricane Express Trucking Pay

Hurricane Express Inc. has been in the transportation industry since 1988. For more than three decades, the Oklahoma-based, family-owned company has grown to become a leader in lease purchase trucking companies. The company offers a variety of services and job opportunities for drivers – both lease-purchase and company driver positions.

Hurricane Express Trucking Services

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Hurricane Express has more than 200 trucks, and the company expects to keep growing. Drivers have the opportunity to travel the country coast to coast. They specialize in refrigerated freight, such as produce, poultry and seafood.

Route Area

Hurricane Express has routes across the country, including:

  • Oklahoma
  • California
  • Arizona
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Pennsylvania
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Texas

The company also boasts a 15,000 square foot shop with experienced mechanics to handle truck and trailer maintenance. Their accommodating office building caters to driver needs. It offers a large lounge area with a 50” flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, showers, washers and dryers. All of these amenities are available to drivers for free.

Hurricane Express Jobs

Hurricane Express is one of the most well-known trucking companies in Oklahoma to offer lease purchase opportunities, but they also have company driver positions.

Some of these positions have their own requirements.  We will go over those in just a moment.

Drivers who participate in the lease purchase program will pay:

  • $55 per day (36-month lease purchase)
  • $90 per day (72-months lease purchase)

Lease/Purchase Express Super Regional

The company advertises that their lease purchase drivers on the Express Super Regional route earn $1,800 weekly net.  This was very close to the numbers we were able to verifye out of 12 lease operators at $83,400 per year.

This route allows drivers to receive home time every 5-7 days.

Drivers must meet the following qualifications:

  • At least 34 years of age
  • Live within 100 miles of the company’s terminal or 50 miles from their main freight line
  • Average minimum tenure of 12 months
  • 72 months of verifiable over-the-road experience, with at least 6 months in the last 3 years
  • No CDL alcohol or drug violations
  • No DWI/DUI in the last 10 years; DWI/DUI in commercial vehicle is an immediate disqualification
  • No murder, robbery, drug or extortion felonies; other felonies subject to review by management
  • No speeding violations of 11 mph or greater over the posted speed limit

Express Super Regional

A company driver position in Hurrican Express trucking. Drivers will pick up and deliver freight as well as relay loads to and from other drivers. Drivers are typically home every 5-6 days for 34 hours.

The company advertises that Express Super Regional Drivers can expect to earn $400 per day.  We were not able to validate that claim.

In order to be hired for this position, drivers must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 34 years of age
  • Live within 100 miles of the company’s terminal or 50 miles from their main freight line
  • Average minimum tenure of 12 months
  • 72 months of verifiable over-the-road experience, with at least 6 months in the last 3 years
  • No CDL alcohol or drug violations
  • No DWI/DUI in the last 10 years; DWI/DUI in commercial vehicle is an immediate disqualification
  • No murder, robbery, drug or extortion felonies; other felonies subject to review by management
  • No speeding violations of 11 mph or greater over the posted speed limit

OTR Company Driver

Company OTR drivers complete round trips, which may include:

  • Western Routes: Oklahoma, Arizona, or Missouri to New Mexico, Texas, California or Arizona; and California or Arizona to Arkansas, Oklahoma or Missouri.
  • Eastern Routes: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri to New York, Connecticut or New Jersey; and New York, New Jersey or Connecticut to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri or Kansas.
  • Central Routes: Drivers located within 100 miles of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma will take outbound loads to points West and East, as mentioned above.

With central routes, trips will last 5-6 days and include 2 or more loads. Loads may have multiple pickups and deliveries, with some deliveries to federal and state prisons.

Out of 6,713 drivers reporting earnings, this position pays $112 per day for $29,120 per year.

As always, these are just estimations but with close to 7,000 drivers reporting earnings this is a large data set and raises some potential concerns.

OTR company drivers must meet the following requirements:

  • 30 months of OTR experience in the last 10 years
  • At least 30 years of age
  • No failed drug tests
  • No at-fault accidents
  • No DUI/DWI in the last 10 years

Super Regional

Another company driver position, which requires drivers to pick up and deliver freight as well as relay loads to and from drivers.

Drivers earn $0.54 cpm and receive home time every 5-7 days for 34 hours.

Super Regional drivers must meet the following requirements:

  • 30 months of OTR experience in the last 10 years
  • At least 30 years of age
  • No failed drug tests
  • No at-fault accidents
  • No DUI/DWI in the last 10 years

Local and Regional Company Drivers

Local and regional company driving positions are available to drivers within 100 miles of the West Siloam Springs terminal. Drivers will be required to take inbound and outbound loads within a 500-mile radius.

The position also requires drivers to:

  • Provide customer service when needed
  • Take the occasional long haul as agreed-upon by driver and the company

Loads may have multiple pickups and deliveries. Some deliveries may be made to federal and state prisons.

Drivers must meet the same requirements as Super Regional and OTR Company Drivers.

Driver Equipment and Incentives

Hurricane Express offers newer equipment and incentives for drivers.

Equipment

  • 2018-2019 model 579 Peterbilt Trucks
  • 2017-2017 model 579 Peterbilts
  • 2020 Ultralofts
  • 08 rear end
  • Espar bunk heater
  • Tri Pac APU
  • 80” sleeper
  • Potential fuel economy of 8+ MPG
  • Widebase drive tires

Hurricane Express Driver Benefits and Insurance

  • Occupational accident coverage of $4.55 per day, depending on the location
  • Aflac insurance paid by driver (available after 6 months of employment)
  • No trailer rental fees
  • By-mile pay
  • $600 buyout
  • No credit check or money down
  • Weekly settlements and direct deposit available
  • Fuel card
  • Qualcomm/cell phone dispatch
  • Potential for 3,000+ miles per week
  • Fuel rebate program
  • Omni Tracks IVG e-logs
  • $3,000 annual retention bonus
  • Up to $2,000 per year in referral bonuses

 

Overall, we have some concerns and reservations about this company.  Although, they have a wide variety of drivers jobs available, driver feedback on this company was some of the most concerning we have ever received.

With that said, we did get positive feedback from 2 owner operators so maybe they have turned the corner.