J&R Schugel latest fleet to add EpicVue TV

Updated Jan 27, 2016
J&R Schugel Trucking, announced it plans to partner with EpicVue to provide DirecTV to over 25 percent of its fleet.
“Providing services like DirecTV to our drivers is about being able to give them all the same comforts that they have at home,” said Clay Merches, vice president of safety and human resources for the company. “We listen to our drivers and take their suggestions to heart. We try to provide everything they want for comfort and lifestyle and we’re excited to offer this additional benefit to our drivers.”
The EpicVue package will be available for company drivers, lease purchase drivers and owner operators as a pass along benefit for $60 per month. The service will be provided on a first come, first served volunteer basis to 150 of J&R Schugel’s drivers.
EpicVue offers a TV viewing package designed for commercial fleets with more than 100 channels of DirecTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket.
The company also recently announced a pay raise for drivers.
Based in New Ulm, Minn., with terminals in Columbus, Ohio and Tomah, Wis., J&R Schugel is a truckload carrier of general commodities.