No experience, No problem! New CDL-A truck driver school graduates can get on the right path to a fulfilling career with student truck driver opportunities at J&R Schugel! We’re 100% employee-owned and offer competitive pay, full training and great rewards so you can have the best start to your driving career!

What we offer:

  • Paid 4-6 week training program
  • Trainer always on duty for assistance
  • On-going training & educational opportunities
  • Free retirement plan (ESOP)
  • No contract necessary!

CDL-A truck driver requirements:

  • Must have a Class-A CDL
  • Must be at least 21 years of age


CDL-A Truck Drivers – join our family! J&R Schugel offers a variety of driving opportunities that include OTR, home weekly, dedicated and regional. Looking to double your earning potential? J&R Schugel also offers team opportunities!

CDL-A Company Offerings:

  • Newly increased pay ­– all experienced drivers make 0.60 CPM and above!
  • $1,000 transition bonus/$2,000 teams *
  • New APU equipped trucks
  • Increased truck speed
  • Free retirement plan (ESOP)
  • Full benefits & 401K
  • Vacation pay — increased from $500 to $1,000!
  • Pet and rider policy
  • Driver referral program: $2,000 per hired driver
  • Online orientation with Web2Road — Get on the road to success sooner!

CDL-A Team Offerings:

  • Newly increased pay ­– teams make 0.75 CPM!
  • Average 5,000+ miles per week
  • Priority load assignments
  • Longer length of haul
  • More frequent drop and hook loads- we keep you rolling!


Grow your career with J&R Schugel! Help train recent CDL-A graduates to independently operate a tractor trailer safely and effectively. Provide a professional example and leadership throughout the training process.

How do I qualify as a Certified Trainer?

    •  2.5 years of OTR experience
    • Minimum of 6 months as a J&R Schugel driver
    • Must be a company driver
    • No major preventable accidents within the last 18 months
    • No preventable service failures within the last 18 months
    • Review drive cams and motorist complaints within the last year
    • No moving violations within the last year
    • Must be current on safety training
    • Complete train the trainer course

Trainer benefits:

    • $1,680 for 4 weeks of training ($60.00 per day)
    • Retention Bonus (once the student graduates the program):
      • $250.00 = 45 days
      • $250.00 = 90 days
      • $250.00 = 180 days
    • Make an extra $24,000+ per year when you train 10 students!

Become a Certified Trainer

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Who better to share the roads with than someone you think represents our company as well as you do?

For more information on our Referral Program contact our Recruiting Dept. at 800.359.0101


J&R Schugel is dedicated to helping independent contractors be successful. Our no-money-down lease program makes it easy for you to start your own business. Along with our no money down, you will also receive:

  • 1 year of over-the-road tractor trailer experience preferred
  • Percentage pay
  • Superior fuel surcharge matrix
  • Lease payment is 100% tax deductible
  • Fuel surcharge on loaded miles
  • Weekly settlements
  • 100% APU equipped trucks
  • 12 – 36 month equipment leases (2020 and newer equipment)

Own your own truck? No problem! Give us a call to find out more at 1.800.359.0101


o   2020-2023 Kenworth Lease Trucks available

o   Drivewize and PrePass available at no charge

o   License, permits & 2290’s charged weekly

Insurance Options

o   Physical Damage insurance  & Cargo/Liability ($3.05/$1,000 insured)

o   Bobtail Insurance $8.00/Week

o   Occupational Accident Coverage – $33.75

o   Security Escrow


o   Full Maintenance facilities at all terminal Locations

o   24/7 Breakdown Support

o   Access to parts and tire discount programs

o   Set service pricing for all standard preventive services

o   Maintenance Escrow

Fuel Program

o   Fuel  discount at all PFJ, Love’s, Kwik Trip and TA/Petro

o   Free Monthly IFTA calculations if using our fuel card

o   Fuel Surcharge on all loaded miles

Pay Package

o   75% of LH revenue – 0.50 per dispatched empty miles ~ NO TRAILER FEES


Business Management

o   American Truck Business Services

o    In-house Business Advisors to assist in the success of your business


We are committed to your success! We offer a variety of positions to grow your career in the transportation industry. J&R Schugel understands the importance of work and home life balance; we also understand that benefits are an important factor in overall employee satisfaction that is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Variety of Opportunities:

    • Fleet Management
    • Customer Service
    • Human Resources/Recruiting
    • Accounting/Billing
    • Tractor Trailer Technicians
    • IT Tech Support
    • Logistics & Sales
    • Safety

Office & Shop Benefits:

    • Health & Tiered Rx Program
    • Dental, Life & Vision Insurance
    • Additional Voluntary Benefits Available
    • Virtual Visits
    • 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • 401K
    • Paid Time Off (based on anniversary date) & Holiday Pay
    • Employee Assistance Program (financial & support counseling)

** All benefits are subject to applicable waiting periods.

J&R Schugel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products or any other status protected by law.



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