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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.

J&R Schugel truck driver Dwight Pinckney

Posted: April 12, 2021

J&R Schugel truck driver Dwight Pinckney has a simple philosophy for safe driving: “Keep it between the ditches.”

After 24 years on the road and five with J&R Schugel, Dwight says he still enjoys his career behind the wheel.  “I don’t see driving as a challenge, I see it as everyday life,” Dwight says. “This is what I do.”

Among the facets of his job he likes the most is being on the open road. “I like that I am able to see different places and meet new people,” he says.

While on the road, Dwight makes sure to keep safety top-of-mind and encourages other drivers to do the same. “Patience is key,” he says. “Be careful, be patient and don’t panic. Remember to get enough rest -- if you’re tired pull over!”

For Dwight, J&R Schugel has been a good fit for a variety of reasons including steady freight, good home time and support from the staff and leadership. “J&R is a friendly company,” he says. “I really like it here and they treat me well.”

One of the most attractive advantages of the company is its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The 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 retirement savings for the life of their careers, leading to more secure golden years.

Total earning is another huge selling point with drivers able to earn up to $90,000 a year in total compensation when you add in the average ESOP account value, accessorial pay and bonuses.

If you’re interested in a driving career with high earning potential and a more secure future, learn more about J&R Schugel’s CDL-A driving career opportunities today!


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