JLE Driver Orientation Information

JLE Orientation Room
JLE Orientation Room

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:

  • 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 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.

The Orientation Process & Schedule

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.

Payment and Compensation

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!

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 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.

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
  • Begin truck assignments

Day 4

  • Vector training
  • Meet with driver managers
  • Complete remainder of truck assignments

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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