J&M TANK LINES, INC.:HIRING THE BEST DRIVERS FOR 70 YEARS

At J&M Tank Lines, Inc., our starting point is excellence. We recruit some of the most highly qualified truck drivers for our jobs, so our clients know that their job is handled effectively and efficiently.

Of course, because we uphold a standard of excellence for our drivers, we compensate them accordingly, with excellent opportunities for drivers seeking to flourish in the transportation industry. We encourage our drivers to focus on their professional and personal development, offering careers that are exciting, challenging and rewarding.

We are only as strong as our weakest link, so we continuously strive to provide opportunities for our J&M family to learn, experiment and grow, whether that’s in their job or as a person.

At J&M, we truly believe that the success of our business depends on our employees.

J&M’S STANDARD OF HIRING EXCELLENCE

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 108,400 truck driver jobs are expected to open over the next ten years (or about a growth of 6% from 2016-2026), on par with the national average. All that’s required to join the truck driving industry is a high school diploma and a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

If you meet the following minimum requirements, contact us to discuss if we are a fit for each other.

  • Minimum 25 years of age
  • 18 months of verifiable tractor-trailer experience

One of our goals is to create the safest environment for our customers, drivers and the general public. We are dedicated to creating an environment of excellence across all our channels — and we reward our drivers for their hard work.

Because we recruit the best truck drivers in the Southeast and across the nation, we’re able to build close-knit relationships with our customers, ensuring that their materials are received safely and efficiently.

We aim to make sure our employee family is the safest and most productive possible.

TRUCKING JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH J&M TANK LINES,INC.

Our drivers are reliable, self-dependent, courteous, honest and goal-oriented (just to name a few). If you’re looking for a stable career with room to grow professionally and personally, we’d love to hear from you.

At J&M, we make a point to treat our drivers like family. Unlike other competitors, we focus on regional jobs so our employees can return home to their families each night, and if your job requires you to be gone for a longer stretch of time, we make sure you have everything you need.

If you’re ready to make the switch to J&M, speak with one of our recruiters. They’ll walk you through the application and interview process and answer any questions you may have.

Give us a call at (800) 625-9138 today. We can’t wait to have you a part of our family.

DISCOVER HOW J&M TANK LINES LEADS THE PACK IN BIRMINGHAM, AL

J&M Tank Lines has been a leader in transportation for 70 years in the Southeast with terminals in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas. We provide high-caliber truck driving solutions locally and nationally and partner with SmartWay, American Trucking Association (ATA) and many more! Contact us or call us at 205-798-9988 to learn more today.

J&M’S FOCUS ON LOCAL JOBS

At J&M Tank Lines, Inc., nearly 85% of our jobs are local. We strive to provide an environment where our drivers are home each night with their families — no long, OTR trips that require you to be gone for weeks at a time. The other 15% of our jobs we consider OTR “lite,” where our drivers will be gone 3-4 days a week.

Of course, if situations or job responsibilities require you to be gone for long periods, we’re committed to providing you everything you need to succeed.

CHOOSING LOCAL OVER OTR

Choosing a locally-focused trucking or tanking company allows you to see your family each night and have a social life. Additionally, most local CDL drivers receive a myriad of benefits, including health and dental insurance, as well as a 401k (and sometimes more).

Work/Life Balance

Because local drivers are home after every shift, they’re able to see their families and partake in their hobbies. Drivers can enjoy sleeping in their own beds and enjoy home-cooked meals with the people they love. A local trucking opportunity affords a freedom that many OTR drivers would appreciate.

Better Health

One of the hidden perks of driving locally is the opportunity to maintain an active lifestyle. Local jobs typically require drivers to load and unload freight, which results in consistent physical activity. Over time, these jobs will provide more health benefits to drivers than jobs that require significant amounts of time behind the wheel.

Local drivers make stops throughout their workday and reap the benefits of physical exercise, which leads to a healthier lifestyle overall.

We all know that sitting for long periods can lead to poorer health.

Better Company Relations

At J&M, our drivers aren’t numbers, they’re real people with real stories. Because our drivers clock in and out each day, they build relationships with us through in-person, daily contact. This environment encourages a close-knit relationship, where we build trust in our drivers (and vice versa) and know their personal and professional development intimately.

We get to know our drivers. Unlike other competitors, we host interoffice events, including potlucks and luncheons, for our drivers to enjoy and connect with our culture and team members.

SUMMARIZATION OF LOCAL DRIVING BENEFITS

Ultimately, choosing between driving locally or OTR depends on your unique lifestyle, there are numerous benefits for choosing local.

With driving locally, you’re not negotiating your drive with your home/personal life. You return home each night — with seldom overnight job responsibilities.

Your health also benefits from the increased physical activity. As part of driving locally, you’re able to stretch your muscles more often (and won’t suffer from extensive periods of sitting).

Lastly, as a local driver, you’ll build more close-knit, intimate relationships with your employer. As a member of the J&M team, you’ll feel a part of the family and are welcomed and appreciated as a person — never just a number.

Learn How J&M Tank Lines Prioritizes Local over OTR in Birmingham, AL

J&M Tank Lines has been a leader in transportation for 70 years in the Southeast with terminals in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas. We provide high-caliber truck driving solutions locally and nationally and partner with SmartWay, American Trucking Association (ATA) and many more! Contact us or call us at 205-798-9988 to learn more today.

This holiday season, J&M Tank Lines, Inc. is giving back in a new way. Through a sponsorship with Wreaths Across America, J&M is donating transportation services to deliver a shipment of wreaths to nine cemeteries in Florida in anticipation of National Wreaths Across America Day.

On December 15, Wreaths Across America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, coordinates National Wreaths Across America Day, a day to honor fallen veterans through organized wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as 1,400 additional locations nationwide, at sea and abroad.

Wreaths Across America Beginnings

In 1992, Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine, found himself with a surplus of wreaths at the end of the holiday season. Worcester, who, as a boy, was deeply moved by the Arlington National Cemetery, saw an opportunity to honor America’s veterans. He, along with aid from Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in an older section that was experiencing dwindling foot traffic.

A number of other organizations also offered additional help. James Prout of trucking company Blue Bird Ranch, Inc., provided transportation to Virginia. American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)  Posts volunteers and members of the local community decorated each wreath with traditional red bows. Members of the Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. assisted with wreath-laying, including a special ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

From 1992 to 2005, the tradition was quietly celebrated. However, in 2005, a photo of the stones at Arlington adorned with wreaths and covered in snow went viral. Overnight, thousands of requests arrived from people nationwide looking to help with Arlington, share their stories, thank Worcester and even recreate the Arlington project at their National and State ceremonies.

In 2007, after years of significant interest and growth in this project nationwide, the Worcester family formed Wreaths Across America as a 501(c)(3)-designated nonprofit organization to continue and expand this initiative.

J&M’s Involvement and Timeline

Spearheaded by Andrew Petrofsky, Special Projects Manager for J&M Tank Lines, Inc., this will be the first year J&M has sponsored Wreaths Across America. “We’ve known about this cause for many years, and we’re excited to have the resources this year to volunteer,” says Petrofsky.

Petrofsky was initially skeptical about pitching the idea to sponsor Wreaths Across America. Petrofsky, whose grandfather is a veteran, felt a calling to join forces with Wreaths Across America and, during the holiday season, honor those who have fallen.

He received resounding approval from his organization to move forward with the sponsorship.

Timeline

On December 9, J&M will organize a wreath pickup in Richland, Mississippi. Petrofsky, along with the entire team of over 500 J&M employees, will celebrate the truck’s arrival in Birmingham, Alabama. Shortly after, the truck, decorated specifically for this occasion, will depart from Birmingham for Florida.

The truck will have a short window of five days to deliver the wreaths, provided through the generous support of private donations, to the nine cemeteries before National Wreaths Across America Day, scheduled for December 15th.

Mission

Aligning with Wreaths Across America’s mission of educating our country on the importance of honoring veterans who have fought for our country, J&M believes this opportunity is a great way to showcase America’s heroes — even within their company.

“Our purpose in volunteering is to honor our veterans, active duty military personnel and those who have provided for our country. We’re so thankful to have a team of veterans and active duty personnel at J&M that have given back to their country,” says Petrofsky.

Petrofsky is looking forward for this being an annual tradition for J&M, and with it, a continued opportunity to educate today’s youth about honoring America’s fallen veterans.

To learn more about Wreaths Across America and sponsor a wreath, visit their website or give them a call at (877) 385-9504 today.

J&M Tank Lines has been a leader in transportation for 70 years in the Southeast with terminals in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas. We provide high-caliber truck driving solutions locally and nationally and partner with SmartWay, American Trucking Association (ATA) and many more! Contact us or call us at 205-798-9988 to learn more today.

J&M: A LEADER IN DRY BULK TRANSPORTATION AND TRUCK DRIVING

For 70 years, J&M Tank Lines, Inc. has been the premier bulk trucking and commercial truck driving leader in the Southeast with terminals in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas.

We’re committed to leading the Southeast bulk transportation industry. As of 2018, J&M operates 550 pneumatic tanks, 50 food grade tanks and 25 flat beds — with that number growing each year.  We have partnerships with SmartWay, American Trucking Association (ATA), National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), NTTC Safety Council, Georgia Motor Trucking Association and the Alabama Trucking Association. These partnerships align with our mission to provide the highest-quality service and safety for our clients, employees and drivers.

We couldn’t be a leader in transportation without an exceptional team of staff and drivers behind us. We offer excellent opportunities for our drivers to flourish in the transportation industry through a distinct environment that is not only challenging but rewarding. Our team is pushed to learn, experiment and grow, both personally and professionally.

WHAT MAKES J&M UNIQUE

Unlike other companies, nearly 85% of our jobs are local, meaning our drivers are home more often — no long periods of time away from the house. We don’t want our drivers to choose between sacrificing a paycheck to see their families. Of course, if your trip does require you to be out for long stretches of time, we make sure you have everything you need.

We offer services in bulk commodities transport, food grade shipping and liquid bulk solutions. J&M offers a variety of programs and services to provide our partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy.

WORK WITH J&M: TRUCK DRIVER JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Because we offer unique growth opportunities for our drivers, we expect our drivers to uphold our standard of excellence. Our Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR) are a cut above industry standard to ensure our customers and drivers receive safe and high-quality service in a timely manner.

In addition, we require:

  • Minimum 25 years of age
  • 18 months of verifiable tractor-trailer experience

To see our full list of requirements, click here.

We challenge our team of drivers to be the best they can be — and we reward every mile and milestone they achieve.

J&M’S FAMILY-ORIENTED CULTURE

At J&M, you’re part of a family. We treat everyone, from our employees to our clients and drivers, like you’re part of our close-knit family. We work hard for our team to feel welcomed, acknowledged and confident about their personal and professional future.

We get to know our drivers personally. Unlike other competitors, we host interoffice events, including potlucks and luncheons, for our drivers to enjoy and connect with our culture and team members. You’re not a number at J&M: you’re part of a community.

THE ONLY COMPANY YOU’LL WANT TO DRIVE FOR

We strive to be the only company you’ll want to drive for. J&M Tank Lines, Inc. has 70 years of experience as a leader in the truck driving and transportation industry. Not only do we offer great benefits and more opportunities to be home with family, but we offer a culture of dedicated, safe and high-quality service for our customers and drivers.

With J&M, you’re a member of a family of excellence.

Discover How J&M Tank Lines Leads The Pack in Birmingham, AL

J&M Tank Lines has been a leader in transportation for 70 years in the Southeast with terminals in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas. We provide high-caliber truck driving solutions locally and nationally and partner with SmartWay, American Trucking Association (ATA) and many more! Contact us or call us at 205-798-9988 to learn more today.

And here’s a good statistic for starters – texting’s almost 2½ times more dangerous than drunk driving, according to statistics gleaned from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Dave Edmondson, J&M Tank Lines and incoming Tank Truck Safety & Security Council chairman, presented a plaque to Candi Coate, K-Limited Carrier Ltd, in appreciation for her service as Tank Truck Safety & Security Council chairwoman for the past year.

OUTGOING CHAIRMAN KEVIN BURCH RECEIVES RED JACKET

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations’ annual conference culminated on Oct. 24with the federation’s new chairman, Dave Manning, telling fellow members he will continueto push for greater investments in the country’s freight corridors to improve connectivity.

Promoting the industry’s contributions to safety and the economy also will top his priorities,Manning, president of Tennessee-based TCW Inc., said at the Management Conference &Exhibition. His peers and ATA members welcomed him with a standing ovation at the conference’s closing banquet.

J&M Tank lines recently placed First in the Tank Division of the Alabama Trucking Association’s Fleet Safety Awards for 2016. This award is based off of accident frequency for all miles traveled in the State of Alabama for the calendar year of 2016. We thank our drivers and the J&M Team that supports them to help keep Safety Number One at J&M Tank Lines. Receiving the award is Harold Sumerford, Jr., CEO.

These days there’s a lot of emphasis on hightech
safety systems such as collision mitigation, but Randy Watson is afirm believer that safety at any trucking company starts at the top.

“I’ve been doing this since 1987, and I’m a firm believer that regardless of how fancy the technology and how much money you spend, no safety program is any better or worse than the ownership allows it to be. Everyone talks the talk, but few walk the walk.”

The National Tank Truck Carriers Inc is an association composed of over 240 trucking companies in North America.

Sumerford expressed great respect for his predecessors, in accepting his position as chairman of the trucking association’s executive committee. Mr. Sumerford serves as CEO of J&M Tank Lines, Inc.,a family owned trucking company, that focuses on high quality liquid and dry bulk transportation through North America and the Southeast.