Technology

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

Decoding Electronic Logging Device Terminology

February 7, 2017 5
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intented to help create a safer work environment for drivers. In addition, ELDs simplify and provide accuracy for managing, tracking and sharing records of duty status (RODS). According to government regulations, ELDs must be installed or utilized on all required commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that must maintain RODS. The ELD mandate goes into effect on 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

The J.B. Hunt Load Board Map is Back – Start Searching

January 19, 2017 2
Nearly one year ago when J.B. Hunt re-designed its load board, we added new search tools and features designed to make finding a load easier. But we left off one important, and hugely popular, feature – the map. Since that time we’ve been working not just to bring back the map feature, but to make it better. Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips for Small and Mid-sized Trucking Companies

January 10, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Money-Saving Tips for Small and Mid-sized Trucking Companies
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

Using J.B. Hunt Carrier Services to Reduce Expenses

January 2, 2017 Comments Off on Using J.B. Hunt Carrier Services to Reduce Expenses
Reducing expenses and managing cash flow are key components to maintaining a healthy financial outlook for small and mid-size businesses. This is especially important to the commercial trucking industry. Up-front expenses for things such as fuel, tolls, and maintenance costs are the norm. And while large companies can hire extra staff to take care of office operations, owner-operators Read More

Speak Up! Take the 2017 J.B. Hunt Carrier Technology Survey

December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Speak Up! Take the 2017 J.B. Hunt Carrier Technology Survey
Think back 10 years ago to 2007. Most of us had cell phones – and we used them to make phone calls. If we texted, we used an alphanumeric keypad (think 1=A). Mobile apps were just becoming a “thing.” Fast forward to 2017. If our phone rings, we probably won’t answer it unless we know who is 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

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

Dimensional Pricing in Less Than Truckload Shipping

December 21, 2016 Comments Off on Dimensional Pricing in Less Than Truckload Shipping
Technology continues to grow and change exponentially. There always seems to be a better phone or more impressive gadgets on the market. The shipping and logistics industry is no exception. Dimensional pricing is gaining traction in the less than truckload (LTL) sector. But what exactly is it? In short, dimensional pricing utilizes laser or photo technology to identify weight, Read More