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Big G Express, Inc., headquartered in Shelbyville, Tennessee, is one of the nation's premier providers of transportation services offering the industry's best compensation packages, benefits, services and equipment. Experience the power of service as a driver in our premier fleet. Learn more about our compensation and benefits below.

100% Employee Owned Company

Big G Express, Inc. became 100% employee-owned on January 1, 2009 through an ESOP. An ESOP, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, is a retirement plan. Unlike a 401(k) plan, employees do not contribute to the ESOP; Big G Express, Inc makes all contributions to the ESOP account. An ESOP allows all employees to have ownership in the company, share in the risks and rewards of being an owner, influence future success of the company, own an interest in the company and to share in financial results. After just 3 years of being an ESOP, Big G's stock has more than doubled.


  • 21 Years of Age
  • Good MVR/Driving Record
  • 1 Year recent OTR experience

Pay Rates
1-3 Years' Experience: $0.36 CPM

3-5 Years' Experience: $0.38 CPM

5+ Years' Experience: $0.40 CPM

Top Out Pay: $0.46 CPM

Automatic 1/2 cent per mile Increase Every 6 Months

Progessive Pay Scale for Shorter Hauls: Big G will pay OTR drivers additional cents per mile for short runs based on the following scale:

1 to 49 Miles: Paid as Local

 50 to 200 Miles: $0.10

 201 to 250 Miles: $0.08

 251 to 300 Miles: $0.06

Per Diem Rates:
Solo: 10  cents per diem included in the base pay
Team: 5  cents per diem included in the base pay

Safety & Compliance Bonus

Big G Express, Inc. has a bonus program in place to reward drivers not for doing the job they were hired to do, but for doing it well. This bonus is for those who perform their duties in a safe, dutiful and error-free manner. All full-time drivers qualify for consideration by the Safety & Performance Committee after completion of 90 days of service.

Fuel & Performance Bonus paid Every 6 Months

Recruiting Bonus and Prizes

Additional Compensation

  • Vacation Pay:  One week after one year of service; two weeks after two years of service; three weeks after ten years of service.
  • Holiday Pay:  Seven paid holidays after completion of 90 days of service.
  • Stop-Off Pay
  • Loading/Unloading Pay
  • Layover Pay


The following benefits are available to all full-time drivers after completing 90 days of service

  • Low Cost BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD Health, Dental, Vision and RX Card:  Family coverage only $109.25 per week/Single $39.02
  • FREE $20,000 Life insurance policy
  • FREE ESOP Benefit -- Employee Owners share in the SUCCESS of the Company!  ESOP is a retirement benefit that requires no money from the employee.  Employee owners are awarded stock in the company based on their compensation and years of service at Big G.
  • Disability Insurance: Big G provides a FREE long-term disability insurance benefit for Big G drivers and offers additional disability benefits at group rates.
  • 401K retirement investment plan.
  • Credit Union through payroll deduction.
  • Direct Deposit
  • Guest Passenger Program 
  • Pet Friendly

Big G Equipment

  • Big G Express assigns drivers to tractors, “no slip seating”
  • Big G Express tractors are Kenworth and Volvos less than 3 years old
  • Big G Express specs all fleet tractors with our drivers in mind
  • 400 HP ISX Cummins - 1,650 ft/lb of torque
  • 8 speed manual shift and 10 speed auto-shift
  • 60“ high-rise, double bunk sleeper
  • Premium Stereo System
  • Power passenger window
  • Air-slide 5th wheel
  • Air-ride suspension
  • Qualcomm satellite communications
  • Built-in TV antenna
  • Big G tractor/trailer ratio enables our drivers to drop and hook at many of our customer locations
  • Trailers equipped with air assisted tandem slide

Additional Information

  • Big G Express utilizes the PrePass and EZPass transponders, which allow drivers to pass scales without stopping when properly cleared, as well as making toll booths more expedient.
  • All drivers are assigned a personal Driver Manager. 
  • Solo drivers average 2,500 miles per week.
  • Teams average 4,500 miles per week.
  • Drivers are home most weekends.

For more information, please contact our recruiting department.

Dial: 800-684-9140; option 2

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