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

Glaucoma: Impact on Your Health and Trucking Career

January 23, 2017 Comments Off on Glaucoma: Impact on Your Health and Trucking Career
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a serious disease which leads to irreversible vision loss. It is the world’s second leading cause of blindness. For commercial truck drivers, good vision is essential to job performance. Glaucoma can disqualify you from driving if you cannot obtain a vision exemption as part of your DOT Read More

The J.B. Hunt Load Board Map is Back – Start Searching

January 19, 2017 2
Nearly one year ago when J.B. Hunt re-designed its load board, we added new search tools and features designed to make finding a load easier. But we left off one important, and hugely popular, feature – the map. Since that time we’ve been working not just to bring back the map feature, but to make it better. Read More

Simplifying Less Than Truckload: Accessorial Charges

January 17, 2017 Comments Off on Simplifying Less Than Truckload: Accessorial Charges
Shipping freight using less than truckload (LTL) service can be difficult to navigate, especially for shippers new to the transportation and logistics industry. Shipping LTL involves many more factors than shipping truckload (TL) . One of the most important factors of LTL shipping is the accessorial. What is an accessorial? An accessorial is any additional service provided Read More

What You Need to Know About On-The-Road Telemedicine Consultations

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About On-The-Road Telemedicine Consultations
Adequate access to healthcare on the road is a big challenge for truckers trying to stay healthy. With a driving schedule that often requires being on the road several hours per day, six days a week, getting to the doctor can be a difficult task. Thanks to the expansion of high-speed internet, telemedicine is now more Read More

Ending Human Trafficking – How Can You Get Involved?

January 11, 2017 Comments Off on Ending Human Trafficking – How Can You Get Involved?
Since 2010, January 11 has been recognized as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Those in the transportation and logistics industry can have a huge impact on ending this abuse. Post your stories and questions with the tag #HumanTraffickingAwarnessDay. “As the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways, are in a unique position to make a difference and close Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips for Small and Mid-sized Trucking Companies

January 10, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Money-Saving Tips for Small and Mid-sized Trucking Companies
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