DUNBAR, PA…. Western Pennsylvania based JLE Industries, a flatbed carrier, has been steadily growing for 4 years. The company has hit a milestone of having a 300+ truck fleet. President Evan Pohaski attributes JLE Industries growth to the following, “Our driver retention is outstanding and has fueled fleet growth for JLE. Right now, we have 96-97% of our trucks seated with drivers and we plan to add additional trucks to the fleet this year.”
One of the biggest factors that has allowed JLE to continue to grow is their driver recruiting and retention. The company’s turnover rate has improved by more than 100% in the last 6 months. JLE’s recruiting is among the best in the country. JLE plans to grow the fleet to 377 trucks by year’s end. Vice President Jeremy Lamph states, “Our retention has come a long way. We strive to communicate with our drivers, especially during their first 90 days with JLE. We get their input and individualize their driving situation to best suit their particular needs. We have a fleet mentor program where our older drivers help the new driver joining JLE to assimilate into our system. We also do exit interviews with drivers who leave JLE to help us improve how we work with our drivers.”
JLE is a 100% flatbed carrier with their corporate offices in Homestead, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the city of Pittsburgh. The operations center is located in Dunbar, PA. JLE pulls both flatbed and stepdecks with late model (3 years or newer) Kenworths and Freightliners. JLE is a technology driven company utilizing state-of-the-art communications equipment and load planning software.
Drivers can choose between regional hauls to and from nearly all points East of the Mississippi or long haul in 11 of the Western States. JLE has 33 trucks on a dedicated regional run in Texas. Because JLE drivers can take their trucks home, they have a very widespread hiring area. Company drivers are dispatched from Homestead and lease purchase contractors are dispatched from Dunbar.
JLE has 79 lease purchase contractors. They offer a no money down lease/purchase with affordable payments. You can lease a new or used tractor. The company requires 2 years of OTR experience, 1-year steel coil experience, and a good driving record. JLE’s Logistics Division has been growing rapidly as well and provides brokerage services for both flatbeds and vans.
For additional information about the opportunities at JLE Industries, call 877-959-6915.