Understanding the Basics of CMV Insurance for Carriers

February 14, 2017 0
Commercial trucking is an industry with inherent risks. For carriers, some of those risks can be mitigated by using best practices for things such as inspections, compliance, safety, and driver training. These things can help reduce risk, but can never eliminate risk completely.  While on the road, there are number of risk factors the driver is NOT Read More

5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories

February 9, 2017 0
We all know that its not easy to eat healthy when you’re on the road. As much as you try to make good food choices, sometimes the only option available is fast food. Some fast food chains have made efforts to offer menu items with better nutrition, fewer calories and less fat – every restaurant Read More

Third-party Logistics: Your Solution for Small Business Freight Shipping

February 8, 2017 Comments Off on Third-party Logistics: Your Solution for Small Business Freight Shipping
As the small business economy grows exponentially, so too does the need for large-scale product distribution. Consumers are putting out the calls for unique, sustainable or small-batch products made by small to mid-size businesses. At some point, shipping with a small parcel carrier just isn’t cost-efficient anymore and you have to find ways to ship a higher volume freight. If Read More

Decoding Electronic Logging Device Terminology

February 7, 2017 5
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intented to help create a safer work environment for drivers. In addition, ELDs simplify and provide accuracy for managing, tracking and sharing records of duty status (RODS). According to government regulations, ELDs must be installed or utilized on all required commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that must maintain RODS. The ELD mandate goes into effect on Read More

American Heart Month: Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

February 2, 2017 Comments Off on American Heart Month: Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
February is designated as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. For truck drivers, knowing the warning signs associated with heart attacks is especially important. Because drivers primarily work alone for long periods, recognizing the symptoms and responding quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some general guidelines about what Read More

Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea
According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart in a 2016 press conference, “Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. And even if diagnosed, it often goes unreported for fear of adverse consequences such as job loss. But sleep apnea is treatable. Employers with sleep apnea programs find that when people seek treatment they become safer drivers, their morale Read More

9 Tips for Shipping Less Than Truckload

January 31, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Tips for Shipping Less Than Truckload
Are you new to the shipping industry? Maybe you’re a small business who just expanded their distribution reach. Perhaps you’re looking to ship a small amount of freight to a new branch. No matter what your situation, if you’re new to less than truckload (LTL) shipping these tips will come in handy to help your company maximize Read More

How the Super Bowl Could Create Load Opportunities for Specialty Carriers

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on How the Super Bowl Could Create Load Opportunities for Specialty Carriers
For most Americans, Super Bowl Sunday is an event we only experience from our living rooms. But for the lucky 72,220 people who have a ticket to Super Bowl LI (aka “51”) at NRG Stadium in Houston, the event experience will be filled with food, merchandise, entertainment and, of course, football. Pulling off an event Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Power-Only Carrier for J.B. Hunt

January 25, 2017 10
If you work with a power-only trucking company, keeping your fleet moving is probably the biggest concern you have for your business. One week you may be turning away loads, and watching as trucks sit idle the next. If your goal is to develop long-term business relationships that generate revenue for your company, take a look at the Read More

Answers to Common Questions about J.B. Hunt Load Payments

January 24, 2017 1
The ability to quickly submit load paperwork and get paid is critical to the operation of small and mid-size carriers. Managing these processes for multiple loads can get a bit overwhelming. Here are answers to common questions regarding load payments, and info on where to find help if you have additional questions. 1. What are J.B. Read More