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We Hire Truck Drivers for Outwest Express




‪(931) 548-6610‬

 Accepted Experience Levels 
1 year of OTR in the last 3 years

All information is subject to change without notice but is valid to our knowledge at this time.


Minimum Age

  • 22

Minimum Experience (tractor Trailer/OTR)

  • 1 year OTR in the last 3 years

Verifiable experience is based on the following;

* 2,000 to 3,500 miles a week within 2 states “sleeper truck, no day cab” and pulled a 53 foot trailer.

* They will consider military experience with these 2 items; 

  1. DD-214

  2. If a soldier has a DD FORM 348 this will tell us what equipment they drove in the military but not a requirement.

* Trainees/Students – Hiring students and placing in a training program has been placed on hold. This means we are not hiring students coming out of school , however if a student out of school has worked for a company for 6 months with no violations we will take them and waive the 1 year experience providing they have no violations during that 6 months. 

Moving Violations (max in 3 year period)

  • 3 in the last 3 years

Policy on License suspensions

  • None for tickets in the last 3 years

DOT Recordable Accidents

  • All DOT Reportable's are reviewable

Incidents (max in 3 year period)

  • Reviewable

Ticket / Accident / Incident Combo

  • Reviewable

Maximum Major Moving Violation (in the last 3 years)

None of the following serious moving violations in a CMV in the last 3 years;

  • 15 over speeding

  • following to closely

  • speeding in construction zone

  • driving on suspended

  • Cell phone ticket

Max. Number of Jobs- in the last 3 years

  • No more than 4 in the last 3 years and it’s case by case 

Policy Against Unemployment- even if it is accounted for

  • Reviewable

Terminated Applicants

  • Reviewable

Felony Convictions - How old must they be?
Based off the conviction date? What are the "silver bullets"?

  • No drug trafficking charges

  • All others are reviewable

Misdemeanors- How old must they be?
Automatic DQ's?

  • No drug trafficking charges

  • All others are reviewable

DUI/DWI- What is the max number and what
time frames do they need to fall outside of?

  • No DUI's in the last 5 years

  • No more than 1 in the last 10 years

  • None in a CMV

  • Failed or refused drug test must be outside of 5 years from the SAP completion date

Is Haz-Mat Required? Is there a grace period for
driver to obtain it?

  • No 

Reimbursed for Haz-Mat?

  • No

Haz-Mat Pay Info

  • N/A

Drug Screening

  • Urine

Long Form Physical Required Up Front?

  • No, but is has to be a 1 or 2 year card



Sign-On Bonus

  • None at this time

Driver Types

  • Company Solo

  • Teams

Types of Runs

  • OTR

  • Regional

  • Dedicated lanes

Type of Freight

  • Dry Van

Type of Equipment

  • Mix of trucks including KW, Volvo's, International and Freightliners

Cameras: Front & Driver Facing Cameras - Event Only

Transmission Type

  • Mainly Auto, but some manuals (can guarantee a driver the type of transmission)

* Auto Restriction - They will accommodate providing they have an available automatic transmission

Average age of tractor

  • 2 years old, older trucks though are used for LP's

Is truck permanently assigned to the driver?

  • Yes

Truck Speed

  • 67 at the pedal

  • 65 at the cruise

Can truck be taken home for time off?

  • Yes

Is truck equipped with Invertors / APU's?

  • All have APU's, except a few T660's in the fleet

% of Drop and Hook

  • KC. MO - 75%   

  • McAllen, TX - 50%

% of No Touch  

  • KC, MO - 99%   

  • McAllen, TX - 95%

% are Haz-Mat Loads 

  • Very rare

  • Not forced

Pay Scale 


  • $0.47 cpm Solo

  • &0.64 split for teams

  • $0.05 cpm performance bonus

McAllen, TX

  • $0.45 cpm Solo

  • $0.64 split for teams

  • $0.07 cpm performance bonus

Type of Driver Pay  

  • Short miles (zip code to zip code)

When are drivers paid?  

  • Weekly on Mondays

How are drivers paid?  

  • Direct Deposit

Pay Increase

  • Reviewable but point to performance bonus

Hiring Areas

  • Within a 150 mile radius of Kansas City, MO

  • Within a 150 mile radius of McAllen, TX

Primary Running Areas

  • All 48 states

Average Miles per wk. 


  • OTR - 2500-3000/week  

McAllen, TX

  • OTR - 3000-3200/week

  • Regional - 2300-2600/week

Average Length of Haul  


  • OTR 550

 McAllen, TX

  • OTR 1100

  • Regional 800

Home Time / Days Out 


  • OTR 7-10 out with 2 days off

 McAllen, TX

  • OTR 10-14 days out with 2 days off

  • Regional - 7-10 days out with 2 days off

Driver Vacation Info  

  • 1 week after 1 year 

How is Driver Vacation Calculated?  

  • Avg of weekly pay

EZ Pass provided  

  • Yes

Pre-Pass Provided

  • Yes

Toll Cards Provided (Which toll cards?)

  • Yes

Type of Fuel Card

  • They fuel at Love's (not routed, so driver can choose which Love's to fuel at)

Layover Pay

  • KC, MO - $150 after 24 hrs

  • McAllen, TX - $100 after 24 hrs

Dock Detention Pay

  • After 2 hours they are paid $15/hr up to 7 hours

Multi-Stop Pay

  • KC, MO - $10/stop

  • McAllen, TX - $15/stop

New York City

  • Not forced

Rider Policy

  • Yes

  • Must be 12 years old

  • $9/month 

Pet Policy

  • Yes, 2 animals

  • Must be less than 50lbs

  • $300 deposit taken out in $50 increments for 6 weeks

Is there 24 hour dispatch?

  • Yes

Does driver have routing / fuel stop flexibility?

  • Yes

Samsara Provided

  • They use Samsara for communication (tablet they can take into a truck stop etc)

Is per diem optional?

  • No

  • $0.12 cpm 

Paid Orientation 

How long is Orientation

  • 2 days long

Orientation is held where?

  • Terminal

What day does orientation start / end?

  • Any day of the week M-F

Lodging Provided (Where will the driver be staying?)

  • KC, MO - American Inn (solo rooms)

  • McAllen, TX - Texas Inn (solo rooms)

Meals Provided (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Lunch from the company

  • Dinner is on the driver

Travel Provided (Bus / Plane /Car Rental)

  • Bus or rental, typically which ever is cheaper

Insurance Starts When?

  • Starts after 30 days

  • In network plans start as low as $10.48 - Employee Only

  • Out of Network starts at $29.21 - Employee only

401 (k) Retirement Plan

  • 401K available after 12 months 

    OWE matches 100% after first 3% employee contribution

    OWE matches 50% of the next 2% employee contribution