A Clear View of Healthy Eye Sight During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November 7, 2016 Comments Off on A Clear View of Healthy Eye Sight During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. And while diabetics are at substantially higher risk for eye disorders, maintaining eye health is extremely important for all truck drivers. After hours of driving in the dry conditions of a cab, eyesight can become strained, leaving drivers and others on the road in a potentially dangerous situation. However, Read More

Great States for Freight – Oct. 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Great States for Freight – Oct. 4, 2016
Looking for your next load? Here are today’s top states by volume on J.B. Hunt’s online load board: Texas California Pennsylvania Illinois Virginia Find your next load on the J.B. Hunt load board. Read More

Changes to FSMA Rule May Affect Food Transportation

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Changes to FSMA Rule May Affect Food Transportation
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on food transportation became effective in June 2016, as part of the FDA’s efforts to keep food safe from contamination during transport. The goal of this rule is to prevent food transportation practices that create safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and Read More

Differences in Federal and State Driving Records

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Differences in Federal and State Driving Records
As a driver, you know the importance of operating your truck safely. Understanding the data and reports that impact your safety records can be the biggest challenge to improving your driving. Use the table below to learn about the basics of each safety report and what each measures: *Traffic citations and convictions are public records in most states Read More

Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers

September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers
Truck drivers face numerous safety risks while on the road. Drivers behind the wheel of a cargo tanker truck are especially at risk for truck rollovers. Vehicle design, load effects, highway conditions and driver error can all cause a rollover. Watch this video from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to learn how to Read More

How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster
As a driver, you are trained to deal with emergencies on the road. What about a family emergency? Is your family equipped with the tools to navigate through the unexpected while you are away? Make sure your family prepares to deal with emergencies using these tips: Have an emergency fund. Money may not solve all your problems, but it makes Read More

Top 5 Ways to Create Value in Your Supply Chain

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on Top 5 Ways to Create Value in Your Supply Chain
It’s important to develop and maintain contact with organizations focused on adding efficiency and value to your business. This is especially true in the complicated world of transportation logistics. A reputable third-party logistics (3PL) provider (such as J.B. Hunt) can help businesses find supply chain gaps and inefficiencies. They then work to find solutions to these opportunities and Read More

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Commercial Trucking
Today is National Falls Prevention Day and slips, trips and falls have the highest occurrence rate of all workplace safety incidents. This can affect you as a driver. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of all injuries to commercial truck drivers result from slips, trips or falls and often from getting into or Read More

How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices
As a shipper, understanding the restrictions and costs of your commodity is important. Whether it’s golf balls or cooking oil, the freight class code (National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) number) determines part of the cost and shipping requirements of cargo in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) relates freight class codes Read More

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It makes sense that an entire month would be dedicated to education about cholesterol, because very few people understand what cholesterol is and how it affects health. Professional truck drivers are particularly at risk. According to the 2014 National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury conducted by the Read More