Operations announced they will be running a contest in an effort to incentivize drivers to decrease idle time. The contest is spilt by terminal, as well as driver type. The driver in each category with the lowest idle time will receive a $50 prize. The contest runs from May 15th to May 28th 2022.
JRayl now offers prospects an opportunity to earn their CDL with no out-of-pocket costs. It is a four-week Apprenticehsip Program, followed by a six-week Training Program to ensure graduates are prepared for life on the road. This opportunity also guarantees employment with JRayl upon graduation.
JRayl announced that the pay package for current and future GP Dedicated Drivers has been increased to $1,400 a week or $0.70 per mile.
JRayl recently completed transitioning to a new ELD provider, Samsara. The installation team replaced old units in over 300 trucks, along with installing street facing cameras for safety purposes. The move positions JRayl to become a more efficient carrier for years to come.
JRayl hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their renovated HQ in Akron, OH. The completion of this project is a direct investment in growing as a company, along with providing job opportunities to the local community.
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Construction was recently completed on the J. Rayl Transport headquarters facility. The company is hosting a ribbon-cutting event at 10:00a.m. on June 16th to allow community partners and press an opportunity to see the improvements in person.
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JRayl Driver Alvin Garrard hauled The Wall that Heals, which is a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. This meant a lot to him because the names of some of his friends who he served with are inscribed on the wall.
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The driving community feel and see the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The Akron Beacon Journal interviewed JRayl's Rich Hayworth and Ryan Richards to learn more about how our business has adapted to the recent viral outbreak.
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The trucking industry is facing many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. JRayl’s COO, Ryan Richards, was interviewed by local ABC News. Ryan was asked to provide information on what the trucking industry, from JRayl’s perspective, is going through right now and how JRayl, a local business, is supporting their drivers.
Interview on ABC News
JRayl's own, Fred Price, was part of a TCA Town Hall discussion yesterday in response to the COVID-19 crisis, President Trump signed into law a $2T stimulus package. Fred was part of a Freightwave panel discussion that will help freight businesses navigate the CARES Act that was part of the stimulus program.
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Transport Topics Top 100 List displays Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America for 2019. JRayl made the list in 2019, coming in at #65. More information about this list can be found on Transport Topics Website.
Tara Rayl, driver experience team manager at JRayl Transport Inc., received the Patriot Award
from the Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve program.
Rayl was nominated by Matthew Gravius, JRayl’s lead driver trainer. Gravius currently is an active reservist with the U.S. Army.
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JRAYL TRANSPORT, INC. ------ Proud to announce, Driver Experience Team Manager, Tara Rayl, is
the honored recipient of the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the National Guard and
Reserve (ESGR). Tara Rayl was nominated by JRayl’s Lead Driver Trainer, Matthew Gravius. Matt is
currently an active reservist with the United States Army.
The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if required by the reservist. Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Retired) Chaker Fadel, Ohio ESGR Volunteer said, “Matthew, who like the citizen soldiers before him, have answered his nation’s call to serve. Supportive supervisors, like Tara, are critical partners to help in maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units. Nearly half of our nation’s defense is in the National Guard and Reserves today.”
JRayl has a long history of offering programs to support veterans and those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. “Tara is a great representation of our JRayl Family culture where we create a welcoming and supportive environment for service men and women and their families. We are proud of her efforts. We are especially appreciative of Matthew and his family and all those who have served and are serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.” said Kevin Dietrich, JRayl SVP of Operations.
JRayl Transport, Inc. is an Akron, Ohio based, family owned and operated logistics solution provider. JRayl has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade while maintaining a close family atmosphere. Currently employing over 400 employees in multiple strategic locations, JRayl builds family relationships that allows people to find loads, ship freight, and welcomes drivers home weekly!
ESGR seeks to foster a culture where all employers support and value the employment and military service of National Guard and Reserve members. ESGR promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve services by developing mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as employers’ principal advocate within the Department of Defense.
For more information about ESGR, its outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.