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.

J&R Schugel Drivers describe carrier’s personal touch, ESOP, equipment & more

Posted: February 11, 2021

J&R Schugel, a 100% employee-owned company, has long been known as a carrier with a heart for drivers, but nothing tops hearing straight from Class A truck drivers about their experience with the company.

John Meredith, a 40-year trucking veteran, has been with Schugel since 2004 and advises other drivers not to look for just one thing, but everything together to see if a carrier is right for the long term. “I’ve seen it all in 40 years on the road,” says John. “When I look around J&R, I see 25-30 drivers who have been here for 15 years or more. That says a lot about a company.”

John, who runs a five-state dedicated route, says the company’s personal touch is very meaningful to him. “We’re not really a small company, but it feels like it because Schugel is so accommodating,” he says. “That flexibility is a huge plus. My dispatcher knows who I am and what I’m about– that lets me know I’m valued.”

Another way John says he feels important to the company is in the equipment Schugel provides. “I’m in a 2020 LT International with a built-in fridge and inverter,” he says. “About every 18 months, I’m in a brand-new truck.”

In the first quarter of 2021, J&R Schugel is bringing on additional new trucks for incoming qualified drivers.

Earning power is one of J&R Schugel’s biggest draws for CDL-A truck drivers. First, qualified drivers with six months’ experience get a $15,000 sign-on incentive before going on to make potentially $90,000 in annual total compensation. This is possible in part through great starting pay and steady miles, but also largely due to the company’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan that provides eligible employees with an ownership interest in the company. J&R Schugel makes all the contributions to the ESOP account on the employee’s behalf meaning employees do not contribute any funds towards the plan.

“My ESOP account is so good, the numbers are really strong --- I stopped contributing extra to a 401(k),” John says. “Knowing that stability and security is there is just huge for me.”

If you’re interested in a driving career with a more personal touch, or to learn more about J&R Schugel’s ESOP program, connect with us today!

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