Carrier 360 Tutorial: Creating Favorite Lanes [Video]

April 13, 2018 Comments Off on Carrier 360 Tutorial: Creating Favorite Lanes [Video]
If you’re a carrier who likes to travel the same lanes frequently, the Favorite Lanes feature in Carrier 360 by J.B. Hunt is your go-to for securing preferred freight fast. It’s simple: Just set up your lanes and you’ll receive an alert when new opportunities are available in the lanes you like. Read More

Reducing Maintenance Costs with Power Only Freight

March 26, 2018 Comments Off on Reducing Maintenance Costs with Power Only Freight
How can trucking companies save money on expenses? If you’re the owner of a small carrier business, you’ve likely asked yourself that question more than once. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, average truck/trailer repair and maintenance costs totaled 16.6 cents per mile in 2016. While tactics such as regular inspections, teaching efficient driving Read More

Clock is Ticking on ELD Enforcement

March 23, 2018 Comments Off on Clock is Ticking on ELD Enforcement
Within the last couple of years, the transportation industry has adapted to changes like the Food Safety Modernization Act, hours of service regulations, and more recently, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Since the ELD Mandate went into effect on December 18, 2017, there has been a lot of stress in the shipping community adapting Read More

Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018
The year 2017 brought a lot of changes and challenges to the transportation industry and others that relied on distribution. Overall, the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation, driver shortage, and weather events affected multiple facets of transportation. Rates rose significantly and companies struggled to obtain the necessary capacity. Those challenges are still big players in Read More

Carrier 360 Tutorial: Load Board Features [Video]

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Carrier 360 Tutorial: Load Board Features [Video]
Today’s technology makes it easier than ever for carriers to reduce the time spent searching multiple load boards for available freight along preferred routes. At J.B. Hunt, carriers find more time to focus on driving and save money in the process with Carrier 360 by J.B. Hunt.  Read More

Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services

February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services
Retailers and manufacturers alike are redesigning supply chain methods to meet tighter shipping windows and heightened expectations. Speed to market is top-of-mind for retailers tasked with balancing a constant flow of inventory with consumers searching for the new “it” product. Read More

RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018 – Addressing Retail’s Biggest Concerns

February 8, 2018 Comments Off on RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018 – Addressing Retail’s Biggest Concerns
In 2017, the U.S. economy experienced growth at a rate of over 3% in the second and third quarters, and corporate profits increased 5.3% year-over-year in Q3. As a result, retailers are struggling to find capacity and maintain a consistent supply chain. The 2018 Retail Industry Leadership Association (RILA) supply chain conference is sure to Read More

Predicting the Road Ahead with Visibility

February 6, 2018 Comments Off on Predicting the Road Ahead with Visibility
Visibility in the supply chain is evolving, increasing the need for delivery transparency and speed. In 2017, visibility ranked as the third-most strategic priority among companies with supply chain operations, compared to sixth in 2015, per a recent GEODIS survey. Yet, only 6% of those companies have reached their visibility target. Having an end-to-end view of Read More

4 Elements that Define a Quality Final Mile Delivery Provider

February 1, 2018 Comments Off on 4 Elements that Define a Quality Final Mile Delivery Provider
Final mile service refers to the planning and execution of the last delivery leg for big and bulky merchandise from a retailer or manufacturer into the home of a consumer. Big and bulky products include furniture, appliances, TVs, mattresses, and more – anything that won’t fit the size, weight, handling, or service requirements of parcel Read More

Secure Capacity by Converting to Flatbed

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Secure Capacity by Converting to Flatbed
Logistics markets started out tight in 2018 – and analysts don’t see that stopping anytime soon. To address capacity concerns in today’s supply chain, companies need to think outside the box. By converting dry van freight to flatbed, businesses can take advantage of additional capacity and, often, shorter loading times. Consider adding flatbed to your strategy Read More