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How Shippers Could Help Offset the Impacts of the ELD Mandate

March 8, 2017 1
There’s been a lot of talk about how carrier companies and drivers must adjust their practices once the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate goes into effect on December 18, 2017. Did you know shippers and receivers will be affected as well? As always, the trucking industry is a two-way street. As drivers adjust to Read More

J.B. Hunt Opens Enterprise Sales Branch in Oklahoma City

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Opens Enterprise Sales Branch in Oklahoma City
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced today the opening of a new J.B. Hunt enterprise sales branch in Oklahoma City. “Increasing our nationwide footprint is an exciting endeavor, and moving into the Oklahoma City area will provide the company with greater potential to meet customer needs,” said Eric McGee, senior vice president of transportation at Read More

J.B. Hunt Installs Tracking Solution on Intermodal and OTR Container Fleet

February 28, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Installs Tracking Solution on Intermodal and OTR Container Fleet
J.B. Hunt has chosen ORBCOMM Inc., a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things communication solutions, to equip its 90,000-plus intermodal and over-the-road (OTR) trailing fleets with end-to-end tracking and monitoring. ORBCOMM will provide J.B. Hunt a comprehensive telematics solution that gives visibility to the location and status for multiple classes of trailing Read More

Third-party Logistics: Your Solution for Small Business Freight Shipping

February 8, 2017 Comments Off on Third-party Logistics: Your Solution for Small Business Freight Shipping
As the small business economy grows exponentially, so too does the need for large-scale product distribution. Consumers are putting out the calls for unique, sustainable or small-batch products made by small to mid-size businesses. At some point, shipping with a small parcel carrier just isn’t cost-efficient anymore and you have to find ways to ship a higher volume freight. If Read More

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

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

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

The Impact of Mexico’s Energy Reforms on Shipping Costs

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on The Impact of Mexico’s Energy Reforms on Shipping Costs
For those who utilize Mexico cross-border shipping, a big change is coming this year that could introduce new elements of risk in the form of cost variability. Recent energy reform in Mexico is essentially ending state oil company Pemex’s 75-year monopoly over the entire supply chain – from crude oil to retail fuel sales. This Read More

7 Steps to Creating Driver-friendly Shipping and Receiving Locations

December 27, 2016 4
HOS (hours of service) regulations limit drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time each day. Most drivers try to spend as much of that time as possible on the road with a loaded trailer. However, a driver’s service hours include time spent at a shipper or receiver facility processing paperwork or waiting to be loaded or unloaded. Shippers and receivers can do Read More