Drive with JLE

What are the minimum requirements to be Proudly Driven?

  • 23 years of age.
  • 2 years of OTR experience.
  • 6 months of OTR Flatbed with steel coil experience.
  • Valid Class A CDL, with a clean driving record.

What benefits can I expect at JLE Industries?

JLE provides Company-sponsored Medical and Dental Insurance, as well as 100% Company-paid Vision and Life Insurance and a 401(k) with company match. We also have EpicVue (mobile in-cab) channel line-up that includes NFL Sunday, HBO/Cinemax and Showtime.

When do my benefits begin?

Benefits become available on the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment.

Does JLE Industries allow passengers?

Yes, JLE has a rider policy. The rider must be at least 18 years of age. Please note, some of our customers do not allow Riders on their property, your Driver Manager will inform you when you may need to make arrangements to compensate for this. A separate, low-cost, Company-sponsored, rider insurance policy must be purchased.

Does JLE have a pet policy?

Yes, at JLE we welcome your four-legged companions. Non-aggressive breeds, under 30 lbs are eligible. A separate security deposit is required for cleaning.

Are your trucks governed?

Yes, the speed is set to 65 MPH at the pedal and 67 MPH on the Cruise Control.

What type of equipment do you have?

At JLE we pride ourselves on providing our drivers with the best equipment. We currently offer our Company drivers:

  • 2017 & 2018 Kenworth T680s and T880s.
  • 2018 & 2019 Freightliner Cascadias.
  • Fontaine trailers are all less than one year old.
  • Great equipment to keep you safe, moving, and making money!

Where does orientation take place?

Dunbar, PA

How long is orientation?

3-4 days, Mon - Wed and you should be in your truck on the road on Thursday.

How do I get to orientation?

We will book a bus or flight for you, covered by JLE.

Is orientation paid?

Yes, orientation pay is $100 per day, plus we cover your lodging and meals while you are at orientation.

How does driver pay work?

JLE pays per mile, based on experience. Our base pay ranges from .50 - .55 per mile.

What other pay is there besides the base?

  • $1500 sign on bonus, paid in full within 90 days.
  • $.05 per mile monthly performance bonus based on mileage, mpg and idle time.
  • Tarp $35, Stop, Layover, Detention & Breakdown pay.
  • 401k with company match after 6 months of employment.

Do you offer referral pay?

Yes, we offer $1500 per referral, on the date they deliver their first load for JLE. No limit on referrals.

Am I eligible for the Lease Purchase program?

  • Drive for JLE for 90 days, learn our systems and set yourself up for success as both a driver and small business owner!

How much do you pay?

  • Starts at 75% of the linehaul.
  • 100% of the fuel surcharge.
  • 100% of Accessorial Fees (Tarp Pay, Multi-Stop, Detention) If the customer pays it, you get 100%.
  • Right now average take home is around $2,500 after expenses. We've seen it as high as $4,500 in a week. All depends on how much you like to run.

What type of trucks do you have for lease?

Due to the high demand of this program we are constantly rotating the truck models we have available, and always on the lookout for great, newer model trucks for the Professional Driver! Currently we have Kenworth, Freightliner and Peterbilt trucks in our lease purchase fleet, from 2015 models to 2019. For specific models and lease terms, please reach out to our team today.

How much are the weekly truck payments?

First off we take no money down, no credit check (except 2019 models), no upfront fees of any kind, and no balloon at the end!
Weekly payments vary by truck model and age. Newer trucks will cost more and older trucks will be a lower weekly payment. Currently our payments range from $495-890/week.

What other weekly payments/rental costs are there?

  • For an entire breakdown, please give our team a call and we will send you one of our current driver’s settlement sheets. You can view 5 weeks of his pay. We believe in transparency, and no one like surprises, especially when it comes to fees. So take a look at exactly what you can earn, and what are the associated costs.

Do you provide securement equipment?

  • Absolutely! JLE has complete securement equipment available for purchase (tarps, straps, chains, binders, etc)
  • No upfront costs! Total package is around $2,000.
  • Got your own equipment? You can bring what you got, and not need to purchase from us!

What are the upfront costs?

A whole lot of nothing! We do not require money down, no credit check (except 2019 models), no upfront fees of any kind, and there is no balloon payment at the end. Payoff the Lease and you get title in hand! As simple as that!

Is there orientation for lease purchase drivers?

Our lease purchase coordinator will reach out to you after your first 60 days with JLE and ask if you are still interested in moving into a lease purchase. At that time you will setup the plan to come in and get your contract and truck picked out before you reach your 90 day mark.

Am I eligible for the Owner-Operator program?

  • 2 years of OTR experience.
  • 1 year of OTR Flatbed with steel coil experience.
  • Valid Class A CDL, with a clean driving record.
  • Own your own tractor and ready to roll!

How much do you pay?

  • 77% of the linehaul.
  • 100% of the fuel surcharge.
  • 100% of Accessorial Fees (Tarp Pay, Multi-Stop, Detention) If the customer pays it, you get 100%.
  • Right now average take home is around $2,500 after expenses. We've seen it as high as $4,500 in a week. All depends on how much you like to run.

Do I need my own trailer?

No, we have trailers available for rent at $200 per week. As a bonus, your trailer rent is free the first 8 weeks.

Do I need my own physical damage insurance?

You will need to carry physical damage insurance, if you don't have it already, you can purchase it through JLE.

What other weekly payments/rental costs are there?

  • For an entire breakdown, please give our team a call and we will send you one of our current driver’s settlement sheets. You can view 5 weeks of his pay. We believe in transparency, and no one like surprises, especially when it comes to fees. So take a look at exactly what you can earn, and what are the associated costs.

Do you provide securement equipment?

  • Absolutely! JLE has complete securement equipment available for purchase (tarps, straps, chains, binders, etc)
  • No upfront costs! Total package is around $2,000.
  • Got your own equipment? You can bring what you got, and not need to purchase from us!

Do you offer any insurance/benefits?

JLE has secured an owner operator benefits program available through UTBA, which offers a great package of benefits at low costs for you and your family. Click here.

Why should I choose JLE?

JLE has the STRONGEST customer freight network in the Northeast ensuring minimal time between the highest paying loads! Our dispatch and technology is proprietary and state-of-art, keeping you moving and making money like never before. Contact our team today to get started.

How do I get started?

For new owner-operators, fill out an app (Apply Now), after Safety approves your background documents, we will arrange for a drug test nearby your preferred location, and then we will schedule for you to come to bring your truck in for inspection and to review your contract, and make sure you have everything you need to succeed.