Carrier 360 Tutorial: Booking and Dispatching Loads [Video]

May 22, 2018 Comments Off on Carrier 360 Tutorial: Booking and Dispatching Loads [Video]
In today’s market, trucking companies have a lot on their plates. Finding the right load for each driver, assigning work, and ensuring freight arrives safely and on time are just a few of the tasks dispatchers do every day. With Carrier 360 by J.B. Hunt, managing your workload is easier than ever. Connect with us! Read More

Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers

May 18, 2018 Comments Off on Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers
Authored by Nick Hobbs, EVP and President of DCS and Final Mile The last experience with a brand often defines the whole experience for consumers. This is especially true for final mile deliveries, which can involve assembly and installation. As a final mile service provider, we know this represents a meaningful instance when a client’s brand is Read More

Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions

May 15, 2018 Comments Off on Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions
Roadcheck is the annual event by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where tens of thousands of inspections are performed on commercial vehicles. This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 5th – 7th. Additionally, end of month and the Memorial Day holiday will increase pressure on our market. It’s important to recognize what’s coming and how Read More

Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

Carrier 360 Tutorial: Creating Favorite Lanes [Video]

April 13, 2018 Comments Off on Carrier 360 Tutorial: Creating Favorite Lanes [Video]
If you’re a carrier who likes to travel the same lanes frequently, the Favorite Lanes feature in Carrier 360 by J.B. Hunt is your go-to for securing preferred freight fast. It’s simple: Just set up your lanes and you’ll receive an alert when new opportunities are available in the lanes you like. Connect with us! Read More

Reducing Maintenance Costs with Power Only Freight

March 26, 2018 Comments Off on Reducing Maintenance Costs with Power Only Freight
How can trucking companies save money on expenses? If you’re the owner of a small carrier business, you’ve likely asked yourself that question more than once. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, average truck/trailer repair and maintenance costs totaled 16.6 cents per mile in 2016. While tactics such as regular inspections, teaching efficient driving Read More

Clock is Ticking on ELD Enforcement

March 23, 2018 Comments Off on Clock is Ticking on ELD Enforcement
Within the last couple of years, the transportation industry has adapted to changes like the Food Safety Modernization Act, hours of service regulations, and more recently, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Since the ELD Mandate went into effect on December 18, 2017, there has been a lot of stress in the shipping community adapting Read More

Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018
The year 2017 brought a lot of changes and challenges to the transportation industry and others that relied on distribution. Overall, the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation, driver shortage, and weather events affected multiple facets of transportation. Rates rose significantly and companies struggled to obtain the necessary capacity. Those challenges are still big players in Read More

Carrier 360 Tutorial: Load Board Features [Video]

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Carrier 360 Tutorial: Load Board Features [Video]
Today’s technology makes it easier than ever for carriers to reduce the time spent searching multiple load boards for available freight along preferred routes. At J.B. Hunt, carriers find more time to focus on driving and save money in the process with Carrier 360 by J.B. Hunt.  Connect with us! Read More

Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services

February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services
Retailers and manufacturers alike are redesigning supply chain methods to meet tighter shipping windows and heightened expectations. Speed to market is top-of-mind for retailers tasked with balancing a constant flow of inventory with consumers searching for the new “it” product. Connect with us! Read More