Partner of the Month: JLB TransportAug 29, 2017 / Posted in Partner of the Month
Our partner of the month for August is JLB Transport. We caught up with Jerry to chat with him about how the company got started and what keeps them trucking.
- Please tell us a little more about your business.
We started in 2002. I enjoy running our trucks and we focus on pulling for reputable brokers: 2 Peterbilts and a Freight liner.
- When did you get started?
- What is most challenging about what you do for a living?
Keeping good drivers that you can trust and rely on. Also, finding guys that will take care of the business at hand and are professional. It’s important to let the drivers know that they are the greatest asset that a trucking company has.
- What advice would you give to someone just starting out in this business?
Take your time and be smart with the loads that you take. Focus on the end of the week gross rate and learn from hands-on experience. In time you will learn that it’s not how many miles you run, it’s quality of freight you pull.
- How do you keep a work-life balance?
Think ahead to the next day. I’m a family oriented guy, and for my family, I try to run a productive trucking company. Family first, work second. I give it 100% on the job 7:30 – 5 for my family.
- Anything you would like to add?
I can’t say enough about Pay4Freight. Over the years with different businesses, I’ve had experiences with many other companies and Pay4Freight stands out as the best. I am 110% satisfied and can’t remember one issue I’ve had with getting funded with Pay4Freight.