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.

OTR driver, Marine veteran, Driver trainer: J&R SCHUGEL’S ANTWAIN GRAY HAS A STORY TO TELL

Posted: February 2, 2021

Antwain Gray has a voice that makes you want to lean in and listen – energetic, passionate and direct. Get him talking about his career at J&R Schugel and he’ll tell it like it is: Don’t wait to come here.

“Drivers out there know what I mean when I talk about being treated right – that’s what J&R does. They treat people right, they reach out to you to make sure everything is okay, they do the little and big things to let you know you’re valued,” says Antwain. 

As a Marine for 15 years, Antwain had plenty of driving experience during his service, using that to transition to his professional civilian career as a Class A truck driver. Now, he serves the country as an essential worker driving over the road for Schugel.

“I’m in the refrigerated division and go wherever the freight needs me,” he says. “As a driver-trainer and recruiter, I make sure CDL students know all about the perks and benefits here. But I also let them know no job is perfect. You still have to work hard. If you do that at J&R, you’ll see the payoff. I get about 10,000 miles per month driving reefer but take any freight they give me.”

Antwain is currently driving a brand-new International truck, which he says keeps him comfortable on those longer runs. In the first quarter of 2021, J&R Schugel is bringing on additional new trucks for incoming qualified drivers.

One of the biggest advantages Antwain shares is about 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.

“You don’t want to wait to get into something like this for retirement – even if retirement seems a long way off,” says Antwain. “Five years into the program, and I see that balance building – and I didn’t have to put that money in myself.”

As a driver-trainer, Antwain says he is committed to making sure trainees are road ready.  “We train as long as a new driver needs to be ready to operate and park safely,” he says.

Antwain, who makes his home in Kinston, N.C., has three daughters ages 24, 19, and 16 and a son, 15. “I’d do anything for my girls and my son,” he says. “That makes me glad that safety is so important to J&R so I can stay safe for my family.”

 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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