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.


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.

Dayle Bahrs shares the one fact about J&R Schugel that could change your future

Posted: March 29, 2021

After more than 20 years behind the wheel of a truck, Dayle Bahrs knows that you take the job a day at a time with a commitment to safety but the future can look very different depending on which carrier you choose.

“Safety is constantly on the mind of a driver,” says Dayle, who has over a million safe driving miles. “You have to be very aware of your surroundings, watching what you’re doing as well as everyone else.”

Dayle says he’s thankful that J&R Schugel helps drivers stay safe by implementing new technologies in the truck. “I know some drivers talk about the downfalls [of the technology], but it is a huge advantage.”

With 17 years of driving with Schugel, Dayle still enjoys his career and what he likes best about it. “Being my own boss,” he says. “I am self-aware and I know what needs to be done. When I go to the customers, I consider them ‘my’ customers and want to take care of the business. I like that I am able to build relationships with people all across the U.S. or in my driving areas.”

Dayle says the bestselling points for a career with Schugel come down to the basics of flexible home time, steady miles, and good money. But the company’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) may be the one advantage that could change your future.

“I could go to any carrier at any time since I am a safe driver with 20+ years’ experience,” he says, “but the difference is with the ESOP, Schugel is saving for my retirement and there is no reason to go anywhere else.”

ESOP is a qualified retirement plan that provides eligible employees with an ownership interest in the company. That means, Schugel contributes to each employee’s retirement without an investment from the employee beyond their work. Loyal drivers can count on Schugel contributing to their nest egg for the life of their careers, leading to a more secure retirement.

“I consider Schugel home and plan on working here until I retire,” Dayle says. “No company is perfect but my advice for young or new drivers is to stay calm and don’t let the stress get to you. Wherever you go, give it a chance and have realistic expectations.”

If you’re interested in a driving career with a carrier that invests in your future, learn more about J&R Schugel’s ESOP program by connecting with us today!

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