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ONLINE DRIVER EDUCATION INFORMATION & PRECAUTIONS

J&R Schugel is now offering Web2Road e-learning platform for your on-boarding needs. Drivers have the ability to complete orientation or certification class from the comfort of their own homes. This is just one more effort J&R Schugel has implemented in hopes to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

It will still be necessary for drivers to come to a terminal location for road tests as well as physicals and drug screens, if they have not been completed beforehand. With this in mind, we wanted to remind you of the following protective procedures we have implemented at our facilities:

  • Installation of sanitizer stations
  • Increased disinfection of all facilities
  • Screening visitors and new hires for Coronavirus symptoms
  • Wearing rubber gloves when working on trucks
  • Wearing masks when entering trucks
  • Signage promoting good hygiene and social distancing
  • Monitoring of potential COVID-19 cases
  • Requiring self-quarantine as needed
  • Contaminated trucks will be placed out of service until disinfection is completed
  • Using fog machines with disinfectant chemicals for trucks, orientation rooms, break rooms and bathrooms

If attending class in Columbus, OH; New Ulm, MN; or Ellenwood, GA please wear a face covering before entering any indoor public spaces including but not limited to; our facilities, motel and restaurants. Face covering means a piece of cloth, fabric, or other material that fully covers the mouth and nose that is secured with ear straps or otherwise ties so as to prevent slipping. Face coverings may be factory-made or may be handmade and improvised from household materials. Not limited to bandanas, scarves, medical masks, N95 masks or cloth masks.

Be assured we are still running strong at J&R Schugel. We primarily haul general commodities and household goods which are in high demand during this unprecedented time. Now more than ever, we need drivers like you to keep up with freight demands and deliver essential goods to the consumers.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

By attending J&R Schugel’s orientation classes or entering our facilities, you acknowledge that your involvement and/or presence is voluntary, and you are acting under your own free will. J&R Schugel undertakes no direct legal or financial responsibility for your personal health or wellbeing while you are on our property including the risk of contracting any potential illnesses.

5 Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Posted: January 5, 2022

Safety is a priority at J&R Schugel all year long, but the coldest months can present extra hurdles for CDL-A truck drivers, such as icy or wet roads and low visibility. While the winter weather is often unpredictable, you can prepare for the worst with these tips to keep you and fellow drivers safe this time of year:

  1. Get prepared! At the beginning of the season, you can winterize your semi by making sure your tires and battery are up to the task and ensuring your antifreeze levels are correct. Once your truck is ready, make sure you know your routes and the hazards you may face along the way.
 
  1. Pack Winter Supplies! Make sure you are carrying with you warm clothes, food and water, ice scraper and/or shovel and jumper cables. Have the tools you need to get you through this winter season.  
 
  1. Slow down! Icy, wet, and slushy roads can be tricky to navigate even at a slow rate of speed, so take it down a notch this winter. Try to compensate for low traction by avoiding sudden or exaggerated movements.
 
  1. Give yourself some space! Create extra space to react to unpredictable situations while on the road. If you pay attention to the vehicles around you, you can tell if the road is frozen by checking if water is spraying off of tires. If the road looks wet but water isn’t spraying off of them, the road is likely icy, and you should give yourself even more time to brake and stop.
 
  1. Pull over if you need to! We know there’s added pressure this season to deliver, but don’t push it in severe weather. If you feel uncomfortable with the driving conditions, listen to your gut, and find a safe place to pull over and wait it out.
If you’re a CDL-A truck driver looking for a new job in the New Year, learn more about J&R Schugel’ s regional, dedicated, teams, student, and lease purchase opportunities today. Starting the New Year, we’ve increased CDL-A truck driver pay, doubled vacation pay and are adding 200 new 2023 Kenworth T-680 tractors!
 


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