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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

Is Your Private Fleet Hurting Your Bottom Line?

May 12, 2017 Comments Off on Is Your Private Fleet Hurting Your Bottom Line?
“Times are different now for companies operating a private fleet. Over the next decade their transportation operations will face big challenges with strict rules, hiring struggles, and competing capital requirements. In short, the risks and responsibilities are greater than ever before for the business owner, drivers, and everyone in-between.” —Brian Webb, SVP at J.B. Hunt. Read More

J.B. Hunt Launches Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360

April 20, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Launches Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced at its annual shareholders meeting today the launch of Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360™, the latest component of its next-generation supply chain solution that brings shippers and carriers together into a single e-commerce platform. Marketplace and Read More

15 Items That Could Require Hazmat Shipping

April 13, 2017 Comments Off on 15 Items That Could Require Hazmat Shipping
The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies hazardous materials (hazmat) by their ability to pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property during transportation through the supply chain. At press time, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) reported 2016 statistics with 5,578 in-transit hazmat incidents, causing $56,025,026 in damages. Each hazardous material belongs to one of the following classes: Class 1 Read More

Hazmat Compliance Basics for Shippers

April 6, 2017 Comments Off on Hazmat Compliance Basics for Shippers
The world of hazmat compliance is vast and complicated. There are many responsibilities placed on manufacturers, shippers and carriers – with some overlapping to ensure quality control. Hazmat safety is incredibly important; when a hazardous material is not packaged, marked and transported properly, everybody is at risk. The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Read More

Retail Fuel Deregulation in Mexico Leads to Early Stage Investment by BP

March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Retail Fuel Deregulation in Mexico Leads to Early Stage Investment by BP
On March 10, 2017, Mexico announced the opening of the first internationally branded retail fuel station in well over 50 years. Prior to 2017, retail fuel sales in Mexico were monopolized by state-owned PEMEX. British oil company BP’s pioneer fuel station is situated north of Mexico City in Satélite. The company plans to “invest in the growing Mexican retail fuel and convenience Read More

J.B. Hunt Expands into Canada with Enterprise Sales Branch in Toronto

March 30, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt Expands into Canada with Enterprise Sales Branch in Toronto
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced today it has opened a new enterprise sales branch in Toronto, the first such office in Canada for J.B. Hunt. “Providing supply chain solutions for Canada is essential to many of our customers,” said Eric McGee, senior vice president of transportation at J.B. Hunt. “This new location will help Read More

Compliance Dates Approaching for the FSMA Food Transportation Rule

March 29, 2017 Comments Off on Compliance Dates Approaching for the FSMA Food Transportation Rule
Food transportation in, or to, the United States, including shipments from Mexico or Canada, must soon comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) food transportation rule. Compliance Dates  Generally, the effective compliance date for this new FSMA rule is April 6, 2017. However, small businesses have until April 6, 2018, to comply. The rule Read More

J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas Create J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence To Advance Supply Chain Research

March 22, 2017 Comments Off on J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas Create J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence To Advance Supply Chain Research
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) is making a $2.75 million investment in the University of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will be a collaborative effort between the company, the College of Engineering and the Sam M. Walton College of Business to advance supply chain management efficiency Read More

How Shippers Could Help Offset the Impacts of the ELD Mandate

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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