JLE Driver Orientation Information

JLE Orientation Room
JLE Orientation Room

JLE values your time and is committed to getting you on the road and earning as quickly as possible. To meet the demands of today's professional flatbed talent, and give you a true feeling of the JLE Culture, you will attend a five day company orientation program at our headquarters in Dunbar, PA before officially joining the JLE team as a flatbed driver. This process will give drivers a chance to:

  • Obtain important onboarding information
  • Complete safety and securement testing
  • Meet their dispatch team
  • Receive their first assignments
  • And much more

JLE will pay for a driver's transportation to Dunbar, their lodging and their meals while they are at orientation. We also offer additional monetary stipends for our Company driver candidates for each day they are in class.

Please continue reading below to learn more about the JLE orientation and onboarding process. At the end of this week, we truly hope each of our new drivers takes away all they might need to feel comfortable before hitting the road on their first assignment.

The Orientation Process & Schedule

Our five day orientation programs typically begin at 8:00am on Monday during the scheduled orientation week and run through Friday. If drivers successfully complete the orientation program, they should be in their trucks and on the road by Friday.

Payment and Compensation

In addition to covering each drivers' transportation, lodging and meals, Company drivers can also earn up to $1400 in orientation pay. Each day you are in class, Company drivers will receive $180, and when you complete the pre-hire paperwork before arriving at orientation on Monday morning, you will receive $500! Lease Purchase drivers do not receive orientation pay.

Before Arriving at Orientation

Transportation and Lodging

orientation lodging

Whether you are arriving by bus, rental car or plane, JLE will assist in organizing and paying for your transportation and lodging to and in the Dunbar, PA area. Our onboarding support staff will be in touch with you to finalize these arrangements as your orientation date approaches.

Complete Your Pre-Hire Paperwork

Once you receive your pre-hire paperwork, we invite you to fill these forms out online before arriving at orientation on Monday. This will ensure that Company drivers will be eligible to receive an additional $500 for completing this step. You will also be receiving additional information on any paperwork and materials you will need to bring during your program.

JLE Center of Excellence

The JLE Center of Excellence is a 7500 sq ft classroom and lounge, stocked with driver amenities and dedicated to making your time at Orientation as efficient and comfortable as possible.

orientation room
Orientation Room
driver lounge
JLE Driver Lounge
fitness center
Fitness Center
driver lockers
Driver Lockers
stacked washer and dryer
Complimentary industrial washer & dryer

During Orientation

Please note that the following orientation schedule is a brief overview of a few of the topics that will be covered during the flatbed driver orientation process. Orientation calendars will be subject to change. Please refer to your official documentation for the programs and sessions you will be participating in.

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Administration of preliminary exams & screenings
  • Load-securing session and examination
  • Overview session of JLE driver management tools

Day 2

  • Introduction of leadership team
  • Safety overview session
  • General operations information session (topics include: time management, home-time expectations, bill of ladings, detention, drop and hook, night ops and more)
  • Truck maintenance information session
  • Human resources and benefits information session

Day 3

  • Review of management software
  • Review of load securement
  • Finalization of payroll information and additional paperwork
  • Receive PPE

Day 4

  • Vector training
  • Meet with driver managers
  • ELD training
  • Start truck selections

Day 5

  • Finalize truck assignments and first load selections

After Completing Orientation

If drivers successfully meet the requirements of the JLE orientation program, they are eligible to be dispatched by their driver managers on their first assignments.

Drive with JLE

After completing our trucking orientation program, we hope our new drivers feel ready and prepared to embark on their first assignments with JLE. If you are a driver who is interested in making the most of your flatbed trucking career with a carrier that values your dedication and hard work, start our driver application process today.

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