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The Hidden Meaning Behind CSA’s “Driver Fitness”

December 26, 2016 Comments Off on The Hidden Meaning Behind CSA’s “Driver Fitness”
The misleading name of the Driver Fitness BASIC in the CSA safety initiative makes it the most misunderstood of the seven BASICs. Drivers may believe their physical fitness and wellness are the only topics being considered. Rather, the focus of this BASIC is ensuring drivers have the right paperwork to back up their training, experience Read More

Holidays on the Road: Staying Connected as a Truck Driver

December 22, 2016 Comments Off on Holidays on the Road: Staying Connected as a Truck Driver
The holidays are busy enough as it is, but add in collaborating with the schedule of a truck driver and you face quite a task. The majority of employees in the United States spend 8 – 10 hours at their job each day, but truckers spend upwards of 14 hours a day on duty. This makes staying in touch and organizing schedules Read More

Gift-giving Gone Good: Making Your Holiday Spending Worthwhile

December 20, 2016 Comments Off on Gift-giving Gone Good: Making Your Holiday Spending Worthwhile
If you drive a commercial vehicle for a living, your driving schedule may not allow time to navigate the shopping free-for-all at your local retailers. Not a bad thing if you watch the reports of shoppers being trampled in the frenzy for the year’s hottest gifts! But the holiday season is all about giving, right? Read More

Detention, Lumper Payment Processes for J.B. Hunt Contract Carriers

December 19, 2016 2
Have you ever needed to report a detention delay or request a lumper payment and weren’t sure about the process or procedures to follow? Carriers can be reimbursed for detention when delays are encountered at a shipper or receiver facility beyond the scheduled appointment time. Most companies have specific procedures for reporting detention times and getting paid for Read More

National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List
Every two years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) creates a list that represents its top ten priorities for the next two years. Designed to draw awareness and create support for the board’s most-needed changes to transportation safety, the Most Wanted List is a great starting point for understanding improvements that may be implemented in the Read More

Smart Saving: Four Steps to Building Your Emergency Fund

December 13, 2016 Comments Off on Smart Saving: Four Steps to Building Your Emergency Fund
Smart saving has its benefits. But for many, it’s not easy. Having an emergency fund is crucial for times when life throws you a curveball. It allows you to handle your emergency quickly. Its also a better alternative to using a high-interest credit card or borrowing from your retirement. Thinking about setting up your own emergency fund? Read More

Find Loads Online: Self-Guided Tour of the J.B. Hunt Load Board

December 12, 2016 7
Looking for a way to easily find loads with J.B. Hunt? Carriers can now search for loads online using the J.B. Hunt Load Board. Find The Next Load The J.B. Hunt Load Board features hundreds of daily loads for dry van, refrigerated, intermodal container and flatbed equipment. Load board visitors can search for one-way or round-trip Read More

Cross-border Freight: Understanding the Canadian eManifest for Carriers

December 8, 2016 Comments Off on Cross-border Freight: Understanding the Canadian eManifest for Carriers
Beginning January 11, 2016, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) enacted updated regulatory amendments supporting its eManifest requirements. This change impacts cross-border carriers in a big way, including possible monetary penalties for carriers who do not comply with the requirements. The amendment also requires freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data. What are the requirements Read More

Staying Safe in a Storm: How to React When You’re On the Road

December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Staying Safe in a Storm: How to React When You’re On the Road
Carriers experience all types of weather on the road, including dangerous storms. An important reminder: The driver is the most important cargo 100% of the time. If caught in a storm, park in a safe, legal location and wait it out until it’s safe to get back on the road. Never stop in traffic or Read More

Getting Tires in Top Shape for Winter Weather Trucking

December 5, 2016 Comments Off on Getting Tires in Top Shape for Winter Weather Trucking
As winter approaches, it’s essential to inspect truck and trailer tires to make sure they’re in good shape. Not only can properly maintained tires help keep drivers and other commuters safe on the road, but a blowout or flat in winter weather puts drivers at risk for extended delays and time outside in harsh, cold Read More