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Scorching States for Summer Freight: Loads Available in the Lower 48

July 13, 2017 Comments Off on Scorching States for Summer Freight: Loads Available in the Lower 48
The summer temps may be mild in most parts of the country, but the mid-summer freight market is still red hot. Need to find your next load? Check out these states on the J.B. Hunt Load Board that are blazing with freight opportunities: Texas The biggest state in the lower 48 boasts bigger freight volumes, Read More

Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking

June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Women in the Supply Chain: Trucking
According to Trucking.org, the United States is expected to reach a truck driver shortage of 175,000 employees by 2024. Currently, the average age of a truck driver is 49, and unless new drivers are introduced to the industry the pool of drivers with experience will be increasingly smaller. Enter: the female truck driver. According to an analysis by Omnitracs Read More

Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin

June 20, 2017 Comments Off on Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin
When the sun starts peeking through your side windows as you’re driving down the road, do you ever consider the dangers of that sunlight? It may seem strange – there’s a thick pane of glass between yourself and the sun…not to mention nearly 93 million miles between the Earth and the sun. Regardless, our skin is sensitive to the Read More

Utilizing Cash Advances for Power-Only Load Expenses

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Utilizing Cash Advances for Power-Only Load Expenses
Controlling expenses is a huge task for any size and type of business. For motor carriers, having cash available to cover load expenses is critical to maintaining the health of your business. With cash advances from J.B. Hunt, move the loads you’ve accepted with confidence that expenses are covered. Getting Started with Cash Advances Download Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips for Power-Only Carriers

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Money-Saving Tips for Power-Only Carriers
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

Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Summer Maintenance Tips: Prevention is Key
This year, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts unseasonably high summer temperatures throughout the United States. Extreme heat can put vehicles at risk of experiencing breakdowns, tire issues, and mechanical failures – especially if the vehicle is not properly maintained. In fact, AAA expects to assist 7 million American drivers this summer. In a recent survey, AAA found that 4 out of 10 Americans are Read More

Summer Freight Hot Spots – Find Your Next Load

June 2, 2017 Comments Off on Summer Freight Hot Spots – Find Your Next Load
Summer is just around the corner – the weather is heating up and so are freight markets! Here’s a list of J.B. Hunt’s hottest states based on current freight volumes. Check out the load board to find a brokered load in these states, or a location near you. Summer Freight Hot Spots Texas California Georgia Read More

Nation’s Roads Get a D- on 2017 American Infrastructure Report Card

May 31, 2017 Comments Off on Nation’s Roads Get a D- on 2017 American Infrastructure Report Card
Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its American Infrastructure Report Card which provides a comprehensive look into every aspect of our nation’s infrastructure; including its current condition, needed investment for upgrades, and its impact on citizens and commerce. In the 2013 report, the country’s infrastructure received a grade of D+ overall. Four years Read More

Focus on Load Securement During International Roadcheck

May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Focus on Load Securement During International Roadcheck
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration (CVSA) will be conducting the 2017 International Roadcheck during  June 6-8, 2017. The CVSA has announced that the special focus of the 2017 International Roadcheck will be cargo securement. Inspectors will be taking extra care to make sure that all cargo and equipment are properly secured according to the Federal Read More