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  • Minimum age of 21
  • Must have valid Class A commercial driver’s license
  • Recent OTR experience
  • Must pass DOT physical and drug screen
  • Approved driving record


J&R Schugel Trucking has a top pay of $0.45 / mile for Dry Van and Refrigerated.

Solo Drivers:

  • All incoming new drivers:  $0.40/mile Starting Pay

Short Haul Pay:

  • 0 - 200:  $0.45/mile
  • 201 - 350:  $0.42/mile
  • 351+:  Base Rate

Company Team Drivers:

Company Team Drivers: $0.50/mile (split).

  • Averaging 5,500 - 6,500 miles/week


  • Per diem which increases your net pay
  • Weekly payroll via direct deposit
  • Discounts with vendors such as T-Mobile, Verizon, CDW, Fitness Clubs, Weight Watchers  
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tobacco Cessation - Ready When You Are
  • Health insurance, dental, vision, prescription drug card, disability benefits, life insurance
    • Coverage begins the first of the month following two months of qualifying employment
    • Options offered two times per year
  • 100% Employee Owned- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(K) retirement plan with a two year enrollment period per year
  • Year-round Rider Program – 10 years or older
  • Paid Vacation:
    • 1 year: 5 days on anniversary 
    • 2 - 4 years: 10 days on anniversary
    • 5 - 14 years: 15 days on anniversary
    • 15+ years: 20 days on anniversary
  • Open door management policy
  • EZPass, PrePass and In-Cab Scanning
  • DirecTV available! 
  • Paid orientation program

Additional Advantages:

  • All trucks 2013 and newer equipped with APUs
  • 98% no touch freight
  • 100% paid lumpers
  • Detention pay
  • Layover pay
  • No forced dispatch to NYC
  • Stop pay (excluding first & last pick / drop)
  • Direct deposit
  • Orientation pay
  • We also pay for transportation, motel and meals while in orientation


Orientation is held weekly at J&R Schugel Trucking either at New Ulm, Minnesota or Columbus, Ohio terminals.

As a driver at J&R Schugel Trucking, you will be dispatched out after completion of the orientation program. Please be sure to bring items you’ll need in the truck as well as the following items:

  • Valid Class A CDL from your state of residence
  • Social Security Card
  • Blank voided check or bank-authorized document containing bank routing and account numbers (if enrolling in direct-deposit payroll)
  • Current DOT medical documentation i.e. Long Form Physical and Card (J&R Schugel will provide you with a new one)
  • Complete your paperwork prior to orientation by clicking on the link below:
    • You will need to click on the list on the left side of the screen. Click on the green “Fill out Form” button. Once the form is complete, you will need to electronically sign. Click the “Save” button, then “View Completed Form”. The form will load, you will then need to click the green, “Save Form.”
  • Proper footwear and attire for your road test
  • 7-10 changes of clothes to include winter work clothing
  • Personal hygiene materials (soap, deodorant, shaving materials, etc.)
  • Medications that you are currently taking
  • Bedding for a truck (sleeping bag, blankets, pillow)
  • Alarm clock, flashlight, sunglasses, plus any glasses you must use when driving
  • W-2 forms for unemployment (if applicable)
  • Child support court order (if applicable)
  • Health Insurance- Company Drivers Only:
    • Documents NEEDED for adding Dependents:
    • Spouse: Copy of marriage certificate and ANOTHER form of documentation, such as utility bill, bank statement, tax document, mortgage statement that has both your names on it, your address and dated within the last 30-60 days.
    • Children: Copy of birth certificate.
    • Birthdates and social security numbers for family members you want to add to your insurance
  • EIN numbers for lease operators

Frequently Asked Questions about Orientation:

Where do I eat during orientation?

New Ulm, MN:

When staying at the Microtel, there is a free continental breakfast each morning. There are also restaurants within walking distance. While attending orientation, you will receive meal tickets to eat at a variety or restaurants in town.

Columbus, OH:

When staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, there is a free continental breakfast each morning. We will cater lunch to the terminal and meal tickets will be provided to Culvers for dinner. 

How do I get to orientation from the hotel?

Starting Monday morning meet in the hotel lobby by 7:15am. All the drivers lodging at the hotel will shuttle together in a company vehicle to the terminal. Note: Drivers attending orientation in Columbus, OH will be picked up from the Hotel and be shuttled to the terminal.

How long is orientation?

Orientation begins at 7:30am on Monday morning and concludes by 4:00pm on Wednesday. These times may be subject to change depending on the class size of the orientation that week.

What can I expect during orientation?

During orientation you will be given a road test, pre-hire interview, drug test, and a physical if applicable.

  • Please note: If you do not have a DOT physical long form, you will need to get a physical scheduled by J&R Schugel and it will be deducted from your orientation pay.

Please have your online paperwork completed including your 10 year work history. You will also be learning about Company Policies, Smith System- safe driving techniques, and the Qualcomm.

After Orientation:

At J&R Schugel Trucking we work hard to be one of the safest carriers in the industry. After orientation, J&R Schugel offers:

  • Ongoing Training:
    • Safety classes the keep you current
    • CSA training to help keep your score low
    • Smith System- safe driving techniques
    • Qualcomm- navigational training
    • Trip Planning
  • Technology:
    • Qualcomm with Wi-Fi capability
    • Maptuit
    • E-logs
    • In-cab GPS, Rand McNally Truck Routing
    • In-Cab Scanner
    • APU
    • Anti-Rollover Devices
    • Roll-Stability Control

J&R Schugel Trucking makes every attempt to complete all employment verifications and background checks prior to you attending orientation.  By completing an application online at you are one step closer to joining the J&R Schugel family.

To inquire about driving for J&R Schugel, Inc:
Call 800.359.0101
Use our email webform