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

Commingled LTL: Your Less Than Truckload Solution

December 14, 2016 Comments Off on Commingled LTL: Your 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

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

21 Shipping Terms Every Business Should Know

December 7, 2016 2
“Your reefer tender may be subject to drayage, detention and lumper fees.” Say what? Ever found yourself needing a translation guide to understand the acronyms and industry jargon used in the commercial shipping industry? You are probably not alone. To cut through some of the confusion, browse the list below of common industry terms and definitions. 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

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Water for Commercial Truck Drivers

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Water for Commercial Truck Drivers
Anyone who spends several hours a day on the road knows the challenges of staying hydrated while driving. Dehydration leads to muscle cramps, mental fatigue, overheating and kidney stones. Yet many drivers limit how much they drink to avoid restroom breaks. So, how do you ensure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated – especially if you don’t like drinking Read More