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Are You Driven to Succeed? Join the JA Team

We are always looking for talented people who want long-term careers with a solid team. Our focus is to build a larger business, while retaining the small business values that made us who we are today:

  • Family-owned business that is customer focused and growing
  • Committed to an environment of safety, reliability, integrity and respect for all our employees
  • Dedicated to teamwork at all levels
  • Strong corporate citizen that gives back to the communities where we live and do business
  • An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Your Career Starts Here at JA Frate!

Why Work for JA?

JA is committed to providing stable and challenging jobs. We strive to be the employer of choice for people living in McHenry County.

With a proud history of over 50 years in business, we employ a diverse range of employees including business leaders, truck drivers, dock workers, customer service reps, logistics coordinators, warehouse workers, and mechanics.

JA Frate embraces four core values that guide our growth and success.

Customer Focused

Customer Focused

Customer Service isn’t a department; it’s an attitude.

Tim Gieseke, JA Nationwide Logistics Coordinator, was in the middle of giving blood one Saturday morning when a customer called needing drums shipped out that day. Tim came into the office and found a cost-effective partner carrier to  deliver their product direct to Maine. 



Do what is right, not what is easy.

Doug asked the staff to take a pay cut after the 9/11 tragedy and the loss of two big customers in 2001. Thankfully within a few months we were getting back on track, but it took a few years to start growing again. Later Doug presented everyone still with JA a check reimbursing them for the missed income during the annual Christmas party.


Team Before Self

Team Before Self

If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together.

Driver John Baumstark made a delivery to a customer on a hot summer day when he discovered that they had a policy of no shorts allowed. Rather than call dispatch, tell them he was unable to make the delivery, then send another driver out, John took it upon himself to solve the problem. He drove to the nearest gas station and offered the clerk $10 to borrow a pair of uniform pants. John then made the delivery and promptly returned the pants.



The best is yet to come.

Many years ago, the team would rotate who worked Friday night. On one particular Friday night, driver Jeff Jennings received a call from a customer around 10:00pm. They had a hot shipment that needed to be picked up and driven directly to the port in Charleston, South Carolina. He said no problem!

Jeff had the shipment picked up by midnight that evening and with the help of his co-driver they were able to get the shipment delivered on-time, straight to the cargo ship.

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Are you looking for a professional driving career with a dependable transportation company with no overnight travel?