Technology

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

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

Commingled LTL: Your New Less Than Truckload Solution

December 14, 2016 Comments Off on Commingled LTL: Your New Less Than Truckload Solution
For years, J.B. Hunt and other third-party logistics (3PL) providers have utilized a multimodal approach to shipping freight across the country and beyond. Recently, J.B. Hunt added the Commingled LTL service to its service offerings in the Southeast to Midwest regions. The new service provides bigger savings with pallet-based pricing and decreased handling to shippers by utilizing rail transport 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

What Shippers Should Expect from a Transportation Management System

November 30, 2016 Comments Off on What Shippers Should Expect from a Transportation Management System
In business, customer service is key. From being easily reachable to delivering quality work, almost every aspect of business revolves around serving the customer’s needs. As transportation and logistics companies modernize their practices, many are including technology as a service offering. As a shipper, utilizing a third-party logistics (3PL) provider with a transportation management system (TMS) Read More

Best Practices for Optimizing Email Communication with J.B. Hunt

November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Best Practices for Optimizing Email Communication with J.B. Hunt
In our technology-centric world, electronic communication is both a blessing and a curse. Most people need email, mobile apps and dozens of passwords to help manage their daily workload. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of communication leads to information overload and things can get lost in the shuffle. The following tips can help optimize email communication with J.B. Hunt: Read More