2015 Pay Increase



June 10, 2015 (New Ulm, Minn.) – J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. an employee-owned nationally recognized carrier, recently announced plans to release one of the most comprehensive pay packages in the trucking Industry. This pay increase is the company’s highest yet, raising driver compensation as much as 22 percent.

     “As an employee-owned company, we asked our drivers what was important to them; we analyzed and reviewed our total compensation package. We listened to what our drivers wanted and we’ve delivered it,” said Clay Merches, Vice President of Safety and Human Resources for J&R Schugel Trucking. “A first year driver can earn over $51,000 a year and our top veteran driver is expected to earn over $78,000 a year.”

     The new pay increase raises the base pay to 38 cents per mile with the potential to add an additional 6 cents per mile in incentives. The incentives, which are primarily performance-based, are calculated according to utilization, miles per gallon and safety. “J&R Schugel takes pride in its safety and wants to reward those who are safe and provide top-notch customer service.” A retention incentive is also available to new incoming drivers. As part of this pay package increase, J&R Schugel also announced an increase in per diem to 11 cents per mile and added $100 of holiday pay for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

     In addition to top industry pay, J&R Schugel drivers also enjoy state-of-the-art equipment furnished with APU’s and Qualcomm that has Wi-Fi capability and navigation; EzPass, Pre-Pass and In-Cab Scanning. They offer OTR, reefer and dry van opportunities; dedicated nationwide team freight and have no money down lease purchase program. The company drivers also enjoy the benefits of 401k plan and ESOP. The company currently has openings for company drivers, teams and lease purchase drivers. For more information about the job opportunities at J&R Schugel, call 800-359-0101 or visit www.jrschugel.com.

About J&R Schugel

     Based in New Ulm, Minn., and with terminals in Columbus, Ohio and Tomah, Wis., J&R Schugel is a truckload carrier of general commodities. The company services 48 continental U.S. states with regional and over-the-road operations in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and West Coast. J&R Schugel owns 600 power units and over 1000 trailers and takes pride in having one of the most modern and impressive fleets on the road today.