Top Misconceptions about Outsourcing your Private Fleet

July 21, 2017 Comments Off on Top Misconceptions about Outsourcing your Private Fleet
In the current environment, private fleets require more time, energy, and money to manage, causing many businesses to question their distribution strategy. Outsourcing can be perceived as a negative term; however, it could be the best decision you ever make when you choose a provider that specializes in private fleets. To set the record straight, Read More

Scorching States for Summer Freight: Loads Available in the Lower 48

July 13, 2017 Comments Off on Scorching States for Summer Freight: Loads Available in the Lower 48
The summer temps may be mild in most parts of the country, but the mid-summer freight market is still red hot. Need to find your next load? Check out these states on the J.B. Hunt Load Board that are blazing with freight opportunities: Texas The biggest state in the lower 48 boasts bigger freight volumes, Read More

How to Become a Shipper of Choice

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on How to Become a Shipper of Choice
When it comes to on-time delivery and a positive shipper-carrier interaction, every player in the supply chain has a part. Manufacturers and shippers must ensure the product is ready to go for pickup, drivers require optimal and agile routing, and receivers must have the correct equipment to unload the product. As businesses know, the supply Read More

Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking

June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking
According to Trucking.org, the United States is expected to reach a truck driver shortage of 175,000 employees by 2024. Currently, the average age of a truck driver is 49, and unless new drivers are introduced to the industry the pool of drivers with experience will be increasingly smaller. Enter: the female truck driver. According to an analysis by Omnitracs Read More

Are you ready for the impact of ELDs on your private fleet?

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Are you ready for the impact of ELDs on your private fleet?
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will soon impact the shipping industry.* The rule requires drivers to shift from paper to electronic logs, eliminating the potential for drivers to complete a delivery after their daily hour limit has ended. With estimated millions of drivers currently using paper logs, this change will affect more than the transportation Read More

Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin

June 20, 2017 Comments Off on Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin
When the sun starts peeking through your side windows as you’re driving down the road, do you ever consider the dangers of that sunlight? It may seem strange – there’s a thick pane of glass between yourself and the sun…not to mention nearly 93 million miles between the Earth and the sun. Regardless, our skin is sensitive to the Read More

Utilizing Cash Advances for Power-Only Load Expenses

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Utilizing Cash Advances for Power-Only Load Expenses
Controlling expenses is a huge task for any size and type of business. For motor carriers, having cash available to cover load expenses is critical to maintaining the health of your business. With cash advances from J.B. Hunt, move the loads you’ve accepted with confidence that expenses are covered. Getting Started with Cash Advances Download Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips for Power-Only Carriers

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Money-Saving Tips for Power-Only Carriers
If you run a small to mid-sized  trucking company, you know tight margins and increasing expenses can put the health of your business at risk. While margins fluctuate with capacity, expenses can be controlled for the most part. Here are five ways you can save money and maximize your fleet’s earning potential. Eliminate the fax machine. Fax Read More

J.B. Hunt Named to Fortune 500 List for 5th Consecutive Year

June 9, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Named to Fortune 500 List for 5th Consecutive Year
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced on June 8, 2017, that it has been named to the Fortune 500 list for the fifth consecutive year, moving up nine positions to the #407 spot in the publication’s annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies by Read More