This year is off to a busy start for J&M, as more business opportunities arise and other industry challenges come to light. The pandemic has created challenges; however, the Trucking Industry is as essential as ever. Check out all things J&M and Industry related from Quarter 1.
The need for quality drivers is as high as ever, so J&M reached out to our top recruitment source to help fill our needs. On top of our existing Referral Bonus Program, which pays up to $2,000 per hired referral, J&M opened a contest over 90 days for one lucky driver to receive the normal referral bonus pay-out as well as a J&M Die Cast Truck and $1,500 toward a vacation of their choosing.
The contest opened in December 2020 and closed in February 2021 with the winner announced via Facebook on February 16.
During this 90-day period, any J&M driver who referred another driver, who is hired, had their name placed into a drawing for the J&M Die Cast Truck and $1,500 toward the vacation of their choice. There was no limit to the number of referrals, thus the more referrals a J&M driver provided, the more chances they had to win!
On February 16, two of our Driver Recruiters named the Referral Contest Winner, Taryl T. of our Americus terminal. Taryl received the sought-after J&M Die Cast Truck and $1,500 toward a family vacation he plans to take this summer.
Wreaths Across America – Mobile Education Exhibit
J&M Tank Lines is honored to participate in Wreaths Across America since 2018 with a custom 53-foot trailer specific to the cause. Each year a J&M Driver is selected out of a group of volunteers to make the wreath deliver on behalf of J&M.
Following Wreaths Across America Day in December 2020, J&M had the pleasure to host the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit in February 2021 at our Corporate Office in Birmingham, AL.
Each year Wreaths Across America Representatives Stefan and Jennifer, travel the country spreading word of their organization and its message to REMEMBER. HONOR. TEACH. They attend a variety of private, local, state and nationally held events year-round with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Their visit provided J&M employees with the opportunity to learn more about the Wreaths Across America organization and thank those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
To learn more about Wreaths Across America or have the Mobile Education Exhibit come to your event, click here.
Drive Safe Act – Truck Driver Shortage & The Next Generation
America’s Truck Driver shortage has made national media coverage over the last few years, and we are now seeing the economic impact of what this means to civilians. A group of bipartisan legislators have introduced the DRIVE Safe Act to the U.S. House and Senate, which would expand industry opportunities for younger industry professionals.
Previously, 49 states allowed for individuals under the age of 21 to operate a Commercial Vehicle with a Commercial Driver’s License, Federal law limited these drivers to operate within state lines of which their license was provided.
The DRIVE Safe Act would allow CDL holders who are permitted to drive intrastate, to participate in an apprenticeship program, created to help master interstate driving while promoting increased safety training for the upcoming workforce.
To learn more about the DRIVE Safe Act and other industry news, click here.