JLE requires all new drivers to attend a four to 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:
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 each day you 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.
Our four to five day orientation programs typically begin at 8:00 AM on Monday during the scheduled orientation week and run through Thursday. If drivers successfully complete the orientation program, they should be in their trucks and on the road by Friday.
In addition to JLE covering each driver’s transportation, lodging and meals, drivers can also earn up to $1400 in orientation pay. Each day you are in class, you will receive $180. And if you complete your pre-hire paperwork online before arriving at orientation on Monday morning, you will receive $500!
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.
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 you 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.