Prospective Truck Driver Qualifications and Expectations

JLE was truly built from the ground up - one truck, one trailer, one driver. Over the years, we have grown our business exponentially, and we are always on the lookout for tough, dedicated drivers to join our team.

If you are ready to take on a new kind of flatbed driving job, continue reading to find out if you have what it takes to be “Proudly Driven” with JLE.

Driver Requirements & Qualifications

Given the involved nature of our freight and of the flatbed truck driving industry, JLE requires the following qualifications for drivers looking to send in an application:

  • At least 23 years of age
  • Valid medical certificate
  • Class A CDL
  • 2+ years of verifiable over-the-road (OTR) trucking experience
  • 1+ years of verifiable flatbed driving experience
  • At least 6 months of steel coil hauling experience

For those who do not have their Class A CDL or the required number of years for OTR or flatbed driving experience, we sincerely thank you for your initial interest in driving with JLE. We would be more than happy to receive or reconsider your driver application once each of the initial requirements above have been met.

Where We’re Hiring

JLE is currently looking for qualified applicants for our professional flatbed driver positions in the lower Northeast, Midwest and Southern United States - particularly in the following regions:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Eastern Texas
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Southeast Missouri
  • Southeast Oklahoma
  • Southern Michigan
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

New dedicated routes available, including a West COast route, contact a recruiter today!

Pay and Benefits

The average truck driver salary at JLE reaches $75,000 or more each year with our comprehensive pay and benefits package. If you run your clock efficiently and hit your on-time deliveries, the top 25% of our fleet is taking home $95,000 per year. In addition to our starting linehaul base rate of 27%, we offer additional transition and referral incentives, detention and accessorial pay, and individual performance and safety incentives. For a detailed breakdown of our trucker salary opportunities and company driver benefits, please visit our Pay and Benefits page using the button below.

Pay and Benefits

Don’t Have Your CDL?

If you do not currently have your CDL, we invite you to explore the following resources as you prepare to receive your licenses and certifications. Once you have earned your Class A CDL and meet the necessary requirements for flatbed and OTR trucking experience, we would encourage you to send in an application to join the JLE family.

“How do I get a Commercial Driver's License?”  (FMCSA)

“How to Get a CDL License”  (Roadmaster Drivers School)

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Proudly Driven?

For experienced and skilled flatbed truckers looking to take the next step in their career, we invite you to send in your driver application to our hiring team today. We look forward to getting the chance to welcome you into our proudly driven JLE fleet as a company driver.

For drivers interested in becoming independent contractors or flatbed owner-operators with JLE, visit our lease-purchase program page for more information.