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J&R Schugel Finishing School for CDL School Graduates
Start your career with our finishing school to receive the best training in the industry:

J&R Schugel’s finishing school program for CDL school graduates facilitates a transition from student to professional driver.  Our men and women instructors are trained by a professional educator and follow a specific curriculum focused on continuity; building safe driving habits and professional skills CDL students have already been developing in school. The four week training period is 100-percent focus on learning, with the trainer and student running solo freight over the road.

We make an extra effort with quality instruction because we feel that a well-organized finishing school experience provides us with safer, satisfied drivers able to meet the real-world challenges of their professional driving career.

No time is so critical as the first couple months as a professional driver. During the four weeks of one-on-one training, our student drivers are prepared with skills to manage their life and career effectively. After graduation, our drivers are assigned their own truck and launch their professional driving careers with an established, employee-owned and career-oriented company. J&R Schugel has known reputation for safety, excellent, late-model equipment and a driver-friendly atmosphere.


  • 4 weeks of hands on training with a certified instructor
  • During your training period you will receive $400/week
  • Upon graduation to a solo driver, you receive:
  • $.34 cents per mile after testing out + incentives
  • $.35 cents per mile after 3 months + incentives
  • $.36 cents per mile after 6 months + incentives
  • $.37 cents per mile after 9 months + incentives
  • $.38 cents per mile after 12 months + incentives

Tution reimbursement equates to about an additonal .03 cents per mile.  See details below.


Qualified CDL Training Schools for Tuition Payment Program:

Attend an approved CDL training school from the list below and join our team right after graduation...
J&R Schugel will help you pay for your school!  After only 1 month of solo driving you receive $300 per month for 12 months ($3600.00 total).

  • A.B. CDL Driver Training Center
  • Albany Technical College
  • Alexandria Technical College
  • All-State Career School
  • Allstate Commercial Driver Training School
  • Athens Technical College
  • Baker College
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Bradford-Union Tech Center
  • Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
  • Caldwell Community Center
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Career Tech
  • Carteret Community College
  • Cecil College
  • Central PA Institute of Science & Technology
  • Chesapeake College
  • Chippewa Valley
  • Coastal Pines Technical College
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Commerical Driver Training
  • Craven Community College
  • Delaware Tech
  • Delta Technical College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Diesel Driving Academy
  • Expert Driving School
  • Flagler Technical Institute
  • Florida Panhandle Technical College
  • Florida State College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Fox Valley Tech
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • Great Lakes Truck Driving School
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Hamrick School
  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Houston Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Johnston Community College
  • Kotra Driving School
  • Lone Star College
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center
  • Mid Florida Tech
  • Mid-City Truck Driving
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • National Tractor Trailer School (NTTS)
  • New Castle School of Trades
  • New England Tractor Trailer Training School (N.E.T.T.T.S.)
  • North American Trade School
  • Oak Ridge Truck Driving School
  • Pinellas Technical Center
  • Professional Driver's Academy
  • Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc.
  • Ridge Technical Center
  • Riverland Community College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Sampson Community College
  • Schuylkill Tech College
  • Scott Community College
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Sheridan Technical College
  • South Florida State University
  • Southeast Community College
  • Southeast Technical College
  • Star Truck Driving School
  • TDDS Technical Institute
  • Tide Water Community College
  • Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center
  • Viking Driving School
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • Wor-Wic Community College
  • Yuma Truck Driving School
  • After completing 30 days of solo driving, you will receive an additional $300 at the end of each month for your first 12 months of employment for tuition reimbursement. That is a total of $3,600!

Why Choose J&R Schugel Trucking:

  • We are safe:
    • Highest attainable DOT Rating of SATISFACTORY
    • Safety classes that keep you current
    • CSA training to help keep your score low
    • 100% paid Lumpers so you can rest
    • SmartWay Transport Partner dedicated to improving environmental performance
    • Unwavering commitment to our customers and our drivers to run safe & legal
  • We love 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
  • We are committed to driver success:
    • We study traffic congestion and analyze market & customer trends in order to keep you moving at your maximum capacity
  • Modern and Impressive Equipment:
    • J&R Schugel operates a growing fleet of air-ride equipment which is current and very well maintained
    • Average of our tractors is 1 year and our trailers are 2 years
    • APU equipped
    • Full 350,000 mile warranty
  • We focus on what matters to you:
    • Miles you want
    • Money you need
    • Great home time options
    • Well-maintained modern fleet
    • We treat you with respect
    • We know you by your name
  • We’ve got benefits:
    • BCBS Health and Rx Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • STD Benefits up to 13 weeks
    • Vision Insurance
    • 100% Employee Owned- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
    • 401k enrollment 2x per year
    • Additional pay for stops, detention, layover
    • Per Diem which increases your net pay
    • Weekly payroll via direct deposit
    • Discounts with vendors such as Verizon, CDW, Fitness Clubs, Weight Watchers
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Tobacco Cessation- Ready When You Are

By completing an application online at you are one step closer to joining the J&R Schugel family!

Driver Student list of what to bring to orientation & training:

Following four days of orientation, the students will be assigned to a trainer and a truck. The following is a list of the necessary items to bring along for both. It is recommended that on the day before the student leaves with his or her trainer that they get prepared for at least seven days on the road. This means getting laundry done at the hotel’s facility and acquiring any needed equipment from one of the stores in town. Most things a student will need on the road can be purchased in town during the week.

Do not over pack. Students are usually limited to the space on their bunk and one small closet area. Trucks are small spaces.


Orientation: Three daily meals are provided during your orientation at no charge.

On the road: Budget for your training. You will need to bring enough money to sustain yourself. Meals cost about $12.00-$15.00 per day. Ancillaries, like cigarettes are more. A skill you are to be demonstrating during your training is the ability and discipline required for managing resources. Your trainer is not funded for your spending or expenses.


Bring enough clothes for ten days sustained travel. This will allow an extra change of clothing if you stop to do laundry every week. You will need to utilize opportunities to use laundry facilities on the road to maintain your clothing.


(10 ) T-shirts, (2) large over shirts, (10) underclothes (10 pr) socks (3) long pants (1) shorts. (1) hat (1) work boots (1) tennis shoes.

Outdoor Clothing:

You will be in different regions of the nation and temperatures can fluctuate from very warm to below zero. You will be expected to carry out all of a driver’s duties including the work outdoors. Warm jacket (weatherproof if possible), (1pr) warm gloves (1pr) work gloves. You will need work gloves for fueling, maintenance and inspections. The gray rawhide/denim gloves, about $5.00 a pair, work really well.


You can bring sheets and blankets (twin size) or a sleeping bag. The trucks are temperature-controlled with an APU, so you won’t be subject to entirely unreasonable conditions.


Medications, toiletries, toothbrush & toothpaste. Shower supplies and a small bag to carry them in. (1) towel - showers do supply clean towels and soap. Glasses, sunglasses, motor carrier atlas, flashlight, tire pressure gauge. (You will eventually acquire more tools on your own).

Duffle Bag:

You will want to carry everything in a duffle bag and make an attempt to fit everything into as few bags as possible. Students generally have 1 bunk and 1 closet allocated to them for space. Duffle bags can be found at any general sporting goods/camping store.