DVL Express is a successful, dynamic and fast growing company. We are a team of talented and passionate professionals, working in a safe and productive environment based on trust and respect. Our goal is to be a leading freight services provider - something that we’re achieving every day through a combination of our own modern fleet, highly skilled & diverse staff, as well as strong work ethics.
We believe that the success of our business as a whole depends on the success of each and every one of our workers. That is why we do everything we can to make everybody feel like a true member of the team, paying close attention to each individual worker’s needs, skills and career goals.
Along with extensive benefits, our workers also have opportunities to grow, learn new skills and improve existing ones - helping them progress in their chosen careers. And, of course, we place the highest value in your professional future and our reputation as a business by adhering to the safest business practices, following all rules and regulations of our industry.
We look forward to hearing from you!
To create the most enjoyable environment for drivers, DVL Express has developed and implemented a progressive pay-structure where a driver’s pay depends entirely on him and builds on two elements:
- Minimum base pay
- Progressive incentives
The minimum base pay is the cost-per-mile set by the market. It is reviewed quarterly and is at one level for all drivers of the same trailer type.
The Progressive Incentives are evaluated by the number of months that a driver spends with our company, the average number of days spent on the road for the last three months, as well as safety, fleet, dispatch, and accounting performance.
When starting at DVL Express, all new drivers get the market CPM rate depending on what trailer they haul. Then, monthly, all departments analyze their performance and a score is given based on these assessments.
At the end of every quarter, a driver receives an email with his score and the CPM increase for the next quarter. The drivers will be able to increase their earnings by as much as 8 CPM by observing all the rules and regulations, and meeting the criteria mentioned above.
Even though market prices may change monthly, below are current rates offered at DVL Express to different types of drivers. These are minimum and maximum rates based on a driver’s experience.
Solo OTR Drivers
$0.62 – $0.80
Average Yearly Income
Up to $130,000
Team OTR Drivers
$0.67 – $0.72
Average Yearly Income
Up to $150,000
Average Yearly Income
Up to $120,000
86 – 88%
Average Yearly Income
Up to $360,000
$750 - $950
Average Yearly Income
Up to $320,000
Why choose DVL Express
- 9+ years of experience
- A family business that cares about people
- Terminals with secured parking in Illinois & New Jersey
- 350+ trucks on the road
- 100+ owner-operators
- A truck repair center with 16 bays in IL & NJ
- Newest Volvos & Freightliners
- Drop ’n’ hook loads
- Help with permits & escort
- Load confirmations sent directly to your email
- Truck purchase options with $0 down-payment
- Affordable truck & trailer rent
What You Get With DVL Express
- Direct deposits every week
- Cash advances
- Paid detention & layover
- $500 Referral Bonus
- Safe driving rewards
- Long miles rewards
- Fuel card & fuel discounts
- Full staff support 24/7
What sets DVL Express Apart?
- Lounge area with laundry, showers, Wi-Fi, TV, resting zone
- Gym with personal trainer & massage room
- Complimentary car for your needs
- Parties, sports events, trainings & more
- Discount program at multiple stores all over the USA
Before we can officially welcome a new driver or owner-operator to DVL Express, they must successfully complete our driver orientation program. Whether experienced or green, all candidates will spend their first two days going through this process. During this time, we evaluate the driver’s skillset, bring them up to speed on several trucking industry topics, and show them how things work at DVL Express.
To kick off the program, driver candidates first meet the personnel from our recruiting department.
During Fleet orientation, drivers have a chance to strut their stuff. Here they take a road test with an instructor who evaluates their skills behind the wheel.
The largest amount of time is spent in Safety orientation. Here they learn about things such as the application process, drug testing, industry regulations, logbook usage, and paperwork release.
In Accounting orientation, drivers learn the necessary steps for getting paid.
During Dispatch orientation, candidates see the communication process up close. Dispatchers and drivers must often work together to do things like confirm loads, satisfy job requirements, and handle any curveballs that a job may bring.
Finally, those candidates who successfully complete the orientation program are welcomed to the DVL Express team. They receive welcome packages with some useful items for their new job on the road, and we proudly show them off in new posts published across our social medias!
We make it easy for drivers to become Lease or Owner-Operators with DVL Express by offering them better prices for our trucks.
After the transition, Lease-Operators may expect up to $27,000 per month.
Owner-Operators can get up to $37,000 a month.
Whenever drivers feel like they are ready to grow, they meet with our Fleet department to discuss all the options. Depending on the truck that a driver wants to rent or purchase, our employees prepare the most beneficial offer specifically for our drivers.
We train all new lease and owner-operators on every aspects of their new status with detailed instructions on what to do in any situation. Our support team is also available 24/7 to resolve any issue.
Company drivers get to choose whether they want to work OTR or on local distances.
Our specially trained employees created a free training program for Dry Van drivers who want to switch to Flatbed or RGN trailer hauling.
On a monthly basis, we evaluate the performance of all our drivers by the following criteria:
- Moving violations
- Passed inspections
- Gross/miles ratio
- Dispatch, fleet, accounting performance
At the end of each month, we award the top 5 drivers who meet all the requirements.
Most Miles Bonus
Similar to the Best Drivers Bonus, we also award the top 5 drivers who drive the most miles for the month.
With our progressive pay-structure, our drivers can increase their rate up to 8 CPM by driving safely, meeting company policies, and expanding professional knowledge.
The first training that drivers and owner-operators receive at DVL Express is held during a 2-day orientation during which they learn about all aspects of our company and meet the people with whom they will be working.
Based on the monthly drivers’ evaluation, our employees analyze any weaknesses in a drivers’ performance and formulate personalized training programs to help them increase their score for the next month. The trainings are held in-person whenever a driver arrives to the DVL Express yard as well as online.
We run a quarterly training for drivers and owner-operators to keep everybody updated on industry news. The educational articles are sent via email and published on the DVL Express social medias, as well as our monthly newspaper Digest for Drivers. We encourage any questions or feedback about topics covered in these trainings.
Besides expanding industry knowledge, any DVL Express driver can grow professionally to become Flatbed or RGN driver. The training is conducted at DVL Express by our specially trained employees.
We are proud to say that nearly 10% of our drivers are female and this number is constantly growing! Become a part of a growing and revolutionary trucking family that is changing the industry.
Why do women choose to drive with DVL Express?
Whether ladies want to be solo drivers or work on a team with their spouses or friends, this is the place to kick-off your trucking career. With non-stop support and a variety of amazing options, find out why our drivers are the happiest people on earth!
The industry runs smoothly when truck drivers love what they do, and we guarantee that DVL Express will be the best job you have ever had.
How good is our fleet?
Do you drive Dry Van, Reefer, Flatbed, Stepdeck, or even RGN? We've got you covered! Over 200 of our trailers are at your disposal. Our truck fleet consists of the newest Volvo and Freightliners equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, comfortable mattresses, advanced safety systems, enhanced insulation to shut out cold, heat, and noise, in-cab power, and much more!
We renovate our fleet regularly to make sure our drivers are provided with the best options.
Do we guarantee economic freedom?
Even during a worldwide pandemic that has caused massive job loss, DVL Express drivers can be confident in the stable and equal pay opportunities for both men and women. Our solo drivers earn up to $130,000 a year which is almost double the average wage in the industry ($66,000).
The company team drivers can expect to make up to $150,000 a year.
Will you have some time left for the family?
Pick an option that works best for your lifestyle. If you enjoy traveling and being on the road, we have a lot of great options for OTR drivers. If you prefer to be home daily or every weekend, you can join our team of local or dedicated IL-NJ drivers and spend more time with your loved ones.