ELD Mandate, Driver Shortage, and Women in Trucking Top the List

December 26, 2017 Comments Off on ELD Mandate, Driver Shortage, and Women in Trucking Top the List

From electronic logging devices to autonomous trucks, 2017 has been a big year for logistics and transportation. Being up-to-date on industry news is important because of the impact it can have on your business. However, if you’re like most people, life can get busy and catching-up on your read list can be difficult. You might have missed some great blog posts that others found useful.

To recap this year’s best, read our most popular posts from the J.B. Hunt blog:

    1. ELDs putting pressure on your supply chain?
      The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect Dec. 18, 2017, and shed light on drivers’ operating hour limit. The mandate has been predicted to significantly increase market rates and decrease available capacity. We wrote several posts about the topic. Here’s the most recent. [Read more]
    2. Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking
      Most in the transportation and logistics industry know at least one female driver – they’ve been hauling cargo since freight shipping began. Still, although women make up 43% of the full-time workforce in the U.S., only 5.1% of truck drivers in 2016 were women. In this blog post, we take an in-depth look at women in trucking. [Read more]
    3. Driver Shortage: Why It Matters and How We Address It
      Like many other businesses, you may be experiencing the impact of the driver shortage in the transportation industry. Our SVP of Dedicated Contract Services Operations David Keefauver discusses the driver shortage and how a provider like J.B. Hunt is standing out in this tough market. [Read more]
    4. J.B. Hunt Launches Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360
      This year at our annual shareholders meeting, J.B. Hunt announced the launch of marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360, the latest component of our next-generation supply chain solution that brings shippers and carriers together into a single e-commerce platform. [Read more]
    5. Integrating Data Collection to Improve Your Supply Chain
      Technology has been used to gain insight and increase efficiencies in the supply chain for years. While companies who have built technological improvements into their supply chain benefit from data-driven decisions and more efficient operations, integrating new technology before the business is ready can cause problems. [Read more]


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