Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers

September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers
Truck drivers face numerous safety risks while on the road. Drivers behind the wheel of a cargo tanker truck are especially at risk for truck rollovers. Vehicle design, load effects, highway conditions and driver error can all cause a rollover. Watch this video from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to learn how to Read More

How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster
As a driver, you are trained to deal with emergencies on the road. What about a family emergency? Is your family equipped with the tools to navigate through the unexpected while you are away? Make sure your family prepares to deal with emergencies using these tips: Have an emergency fund. Money may not solve all your problems, but it makes Read More

Top 5 Ways to Create Value in Your Supply Chain

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on Top 5 Ways to Create Value in Your Supply Chain
It’s important to develop and maintain contact with organizations focused on adding efficiency and value to your business. This is especially true in the complicated world of transportation logistics. A reputable third-party logistics (3PL) provider (such as J.B. Hunt) can help businesses find supply chain gaps and inefficiencies. They then work to find solutions to these opportunities and Read More

6 Important CSA Facts for Carriers and Private Fleets

September 26, 2016 Comments Off on 6 Important CSA Facts for Carriers and Private Fleets
There are lots of myths surrounding CSA, and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Here are six important CSA facts carriers and private fleets should know: An employer does not inherit any violations of newly hired drivers. A carrier/private fleet is responsible only for inspections and accidents occurring while a driver is Read More

How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices
As a shipper, it’s important to understand the restrictions and costs of your commodity. Whether it’s golf balls or cooking oil, the class code (National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) number) determines part of the cost and shipping requirements of cargo in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) relates class codes to Read More

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking
Today is National Falls Prevention Day and slips, trips and falls have the highest occurrence rate of all workplace safety incidents. This can affect you as a driver. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of all injuries to commercial truck drivers result from slips, trips or falls and often from getting into or Read More

Hazmat Basics for Shippers

September 20, 2016 Comments Off on Hazmat Basics for Shippers
The world of hazmat (HM) compliance is vast and complicated. There are many responsibilities placed on manufacturers, shippers and carriers – with some overlapping to ensure quality control. HM safety is incredibly important; when a hazardous material is not packaged, marked and transported properly everybody is at risk. The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Read More

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It makes sense that an entire month would be dedicated to education about cholesterol, because very few people understand what cholesterol is and how it affects health. Professional truck drivers are particularly at risk. According to the 2014 National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury conducted by the Read More

Find Your Next Load With Online Load Board Basics

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Find Your Next Load With Online Load Board Basics
Have you ever wished you could find a truly free online load board? One that actually had loads available? Here’s one to try. The J.B. Hunt online load board allows carriers who are J.B. Hunt carriers to search for one-way and round-trip loads based on their origin and desired destination. Drivers and dispatchers can see Read More

Optimizing Shipping with Lean Operations

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Optimizing Shipping with Lean Operations
They say teamwork makes the dream work, and in implementing lean business practices for your organization this idea is integral. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a burgeoning small business, embracing collaboration and visibility will help transform your supply chain by reducing waste and increasing longevity. Lean operations require a mindset that’s open to collaboration, strategizing and recognizing inefficiencies. Business owners and managers Read More