At JLE, we believe that hard work should be rewarded. We recognize the time, effort and dedication our drivers put into their flatbed careers - which is why our competitive pay package enables JLE truck drivers to average about $75,000 annually. The top 25% of our drivers are earning upwards of $95,000. We want to ensure our drivers have the ability to take home an honest paycheck that reflects not only their skills, but their sacrifice.
How do we maintain one of the highest paying trucking jobs in the area? Continue reading to explore our drivers’ pay package breakdown.
As a company driver with JLE, you will earn a linehaul base rate percentage starting on day one and the opportunity to earn even more with additional accessorial and performance pay as you progress in your career.
Before accessorial payments and individual performance bonuses, each JLE flatbed trucker will earn a base linehaul rate of 27%. This rate increases 1% each year that a driver remains with JLE up to a maximum of 30%.
Setting our base rate percentages within this range firmly aligns our drivers, dispatchers, operations and sales teams together to ensure everyone wins.
We know how difficult it can be to start and adjust to a new trucking job. While our drivers are learning new lanes, meeting new customers and working with a new dispatch team, we want them to be confident that they’ll be earning a fair living during their first few weeks on the job. This is why new drivers who meet minimum performance requirements are guaranteed $1400 each week for their first 90 days.
JLE is also happy to offer up to $3000 in driver referral bonuses for every qualified driver you refer. You’ll earn $1500 once the driver is seated and another $1500 after your referral completes their 90th day. Whether you successfully recruit one driver or 10 drivers, there is no limit on how many drivers you can refer to a rewarding flatbed career with JLE!
JLE flatbed drivers can also earn additional accessorial and detention pay to cover any extra effort it takes to haul certain types of freight or on extra time spent waiting during the loading process. We currently offer:
If you are a safe driver who is committed to arriving at your destination on time, you could be eligible for an additional 10% bonus to your weekly pay. For example, if you are earning $1500 in weekly pay, your performance and safety bonus would be an additional $150 on top of your weekly pay.
Being “Proudly Driven” isn’t only made up of the millions of miles you’ll have under your belt as a flatbed driver. It also means that, with JLE, you’ll have the flexibility to be home for all of life’s important moments and the opportunity to receive high-quality and affordable medical care when you need it. We respect our drivers, and we respect their time. Our flexible, family-oriented culture and comprehensive benefits package reflects that.
Benefits begin after 60 days of continuous employment.
JLE considers our employees as family, and we strive to ensure that our family members’ needs are met to the best of our ability. While many drivers are on the road for weeks at a time, when you need to be at home with your own family, we can get it done.
Our driver managers work hard and communicate regularly with management staff so that driver requests are in our systems far in advance. We will always do our best to attempt to route you home under a load, but if we cannot, we will continue to work diligently to find a way to get you there.
98% of our flatbed drivers have their hometime requests met each and every week. Our operations team is measured by this goal every single day, and we are diligent in meeting the needs of every driver in our fleet.
In addition to our emphasis on home time, JLE offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package that includes:
For mobile and in-cab use, JLE provides satellite TV options with EpicVue to bring you channels like ESPN, HBO/Cinemax and Showtime.
Your four-legged friends are certainly welcome at JLE. Non-aggressive breeds under 30 lbs are eligible under our pet policy. A separate security deposit will be required for cleaning.
JLE allows passengers and family members over the age of 18 in your cab through our riders policy. Separate, low-cost, company-sponsored riders insurance must be purchased on their behalf. Additionally, please note that some customers will not allow passengers and/or pets on their property, and our Driver Managers will inform you if arrangements must be made to address this.
For flatbed truckers who are interested in partnering with JLE through our lease-purchase agreement, we invite you to visit our Lease-Purchase Program page for more information on how you can start earning $75k/year as an owner-operator using the best equipment in the industry.
It means more than just miles to be “Proudly Driven.” If you’re ready to drive for a company who truly cares about your time, your family and your needs, apply with JLE today. We’ll make sure you’ll get where you need to go.